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Instead of attending, Trump elected to hold a rally in Pennsylvania commemorating his first 100 days in office. While the annual gathering of journalists took place, Trump was "over 100 miles away" at rally in Pennsylvania to where he addressed the crowd saying, "There is no other place I would rather be".
  • Assertive China flexes its muscles — ASEAN Summit Recap

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    Asean members the Philippines, Vietnam, #Malaysia and #Brunei claim parts of the waterway, but #China insists it has sovereign rights over almost all of it. President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would temporarily set aside the tribunal's decision but also vowed to raise it before China within his term. The ASEAN thus maintained its old position against directly contradicting China which has reclaimed several islands in the disputed sea, building runways and other installations.
  • South Korea's new leader willing to visit North to cool tensions

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    I am willing to go anywhere for the peace of the Korean Peninsula - if needed, I will fly immediately to Washington. "I will go to Beijing and Tokyo too, and I will go to Pyongyang if conditions allow it", he told the public. Un more chance: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's reclusive country issued a photograph of him touring "Rangnang Disabled Soldiers" Essential Goods Factory' in Pyongyang .
  • Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

    Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

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    Yes, the Democrats succeeded in mandating that individuals buy insurance and employers provide affordable options to full-time employees, which expanded coverage and mandated benefits, but it also caused insurers in many states to opt out of the market and made premiums rise faster for many people who were already covered.
  • Syrian Kurds welcome US arms, Turkey objects

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    The Kurdish-Arab SDF has been the main faction fighting IS on the ground in Syria, but Turkey dismisses it as a front for the YPG. The Turkish president's remarks on Wednesday came a day after the US announced it would arm Syrian Kurdish fighters as a necessary step to recapture the Islamic State group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
  • South Korea's Moon takes oath of office as president

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    Mr Moon is a child of refugees who fled North Korea during the Korean War - however his softer touch could put him at odds with South Korea's biggest ally, the US. Moon has played down policy differences with Washington. The new President has so far proved hard to pin down on issues like the controversial USA -made THAAD missile defense system deployment in South Korea , and has said he would like like to sign a peace treaty with the North.
  • To Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican

    To Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican

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    Trump's decision to make Saudi Arabia his first destination will reinforce a relationship with a top ally in the Middle East, where the United States is leading a coalition against Islamic State and seeking to counter Iranian influence. Trump can leverage both into pushing for enough concessions to get talks restarted, while also giving Netanyahu assurances that his administration will have Israel's back more than the previous one.
  • Sacked AAP Minister attacked

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    The allegation by Mishra, who was sacked from the AAP dispensation on Saturday night, came amid growing rumblings in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Ruckus ensued at the protest site after the man, identified as Ankit Bhardwaj, allegedly attacked Mishra.