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26/04/2017 02:01

US misunderstands NAFTA, North American business body says

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The US government doesn't have a clear idea of what NAFTA covers, a business body representing several big North American multinationals said on Tuesday after Washington picked a trade fight with Canada.

25/04/2017 23:21

US missile defence equipment reaches South Korea site

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US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea, amid heightened tensions over the North's...

25/04/2017 21:31

Trump, Australia's Turnbull to bury the hatchet in New York meeting

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Donald Trump will meet Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York next week, rebooting a relationship that got off to a rocky start shortly after the US president's inauguration.

25/04/2017 18:01

Ex-Trump aide Flynn did not report Russia payments: lawmakers

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Former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn never reported receiving payments from Russian entities on his top-level security clearance form, a senior US lawmaker said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 11:51

Japan's Abe to visit Russia for Putin meet

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.

25/04/2017 09:35

North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

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Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

25/04/2017 08:57

Iran nuclear deal under review as uncertainty grows

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Iran and major powers met Tuesday in Vienna to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear deal as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord's future under US President Donald Trump.

24/04/2017 19:16

Trump: UN should consider «stronger sanctions» on North Korea

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The UN Security Council must be ready to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, US President Donald Trump said Monday, calling the status quo «unacceptable.»

24/04/2017 12:16

American's detention an act of «flailing» North Korea leader: Haley

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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called the detention of a US citizen by North Korea a display of muscle-flexing by the country's «flailing» leader.

24/04/2017 09:11

Xi urges «restraint» over North Korea as US carrier approaches

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Chinese President Xi Jinping urged «restraint» over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American supercarrier heading to the Korean peninsula.

23/04/2017 21:21

US counting on French anti-terror ops in Africa: Mattis

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday urged France to continue its African anti-terror operations under its new presidency, as he visited strategic Djibouti on the day of France's first-round election.

23/04/2017 17:41

Trump to insist on border wall funds as budget deadline looms

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Donald Trump pressed for the funding of a Mexico border wall Sunday as a looming spending showdown in Congress threatens to shut down the US government on...

23/04/2017 08:01

Australia, New Zealand hit back at North Korea threat

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Australia and New Zealand stiffened their rhetoric against North Korea Sunday after the isolated state threatened Canberra with a nuclear strike, urging it...

22/04/2017 12:56

US supercarrier due in Sea of Japan «in days»: Pence

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The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, after days of mixed messages from Washington over the warship's whereabouts.

22/04/2017 07:49

Iran FM mocks US claims it is violating nuclear deal

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Iran's foreign minister mocked US President Donald Trump's claim Tehran was «not living up to the spirit» of the nuclear deal on Friday, saying Washington was flouting the accord.

22/04/2017 07:12

Trump: Iran not «living up to spirit» of nuclear deal

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Iran is «not living up to the spirit» of the nuclear deal struck with world powers, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, warning America would set out its position on that soon.

22/04/2017 06:51

New actor Trump heightens North Korea drama: analysts

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Geopolitical tensions flare every spring on the Korean peninsula, but analysts say the anxiety of recent weeks has been magnified by the unpredictable new player in the annual drama: Donald Trump.

22/04/2017 04:51

US to honour «dumb» refugee deal with Australia: Pence

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The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday -- a deal Donald Trump had previously branded «dumb».

22/04/2017 02:31

Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced «regret» in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

21/04/2017 21:25

Pence in Australia to make Trump phone blow-up «ancient history»

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US Vice President Mike Pence will try make a disastrous first telephone call between Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull ancient history when he meets the Australian prime minister on Saturday.

21/04/2017 16:33

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

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Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

21/04/2017 12:21

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on North Korea

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The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its «highly destabilizing behavior.»

21/04/2017 06:23

Next South Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts

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When South Korea fills a presidential vacuum next month, analysts say the first order of business for its new leader will be to tame Donald Trump's aggressive approach towards the nuclear-armed North.

21/04/2017 02:17

US urges UN to focus on «chief culprit» Iran

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The United States on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to make Iran's «incredibly destructive» activities its Middle East priority and devote less attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

21/04/2017 01:45

Pentagon chief pledges support for Egypt's Sisi

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US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and top brass in Cairo on Thursday, pledging support for the American ally on his first regional tour.

21/04/2017 01:39

Iran FM slams «worn-out» US nuclear accusations

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday criticised «worn-out» US accusations that it was seeking a nuclear weapon to threaten the region and the world.

20/04/2017 12:51

Russia blocks UN condemnation of North Korea missile test

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Russia on Wednesday blocked UN Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile test even though China had backed the strongly-worded statement put forward by the United States, diplomats said.

20/04/2017 12:46

US tries to clear waters after North Korea «armada» confusion

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The Trump administration on Wednesday tried to clear the waters after it gave confusing messages concerning the whereabouts of a US supercarrier that supposedly was steaming toward North Korea last week.

20/04/2017 11:12

US wants «strong» Saudi Arabia: Mattis

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The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating the Riyadh-Washington alliance.

20/04/2017 11:00

US reviews «failed» Iran nuclear deal

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson branded the Iran nuclear deal a failure Wednesday as President Donald Trump ordered a review of how Washington is countering the threat from Tehran.

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