• Perdue Weigh in on NAFTA Renegotiations

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    Good idea! And it so happens that a convenient template for most of those changes already exists in the abandoned Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the USA stupidly failed to close previous year. "The world has changed, we've learned a lot and we can make it better", he said. "We should build on what has worked in NAFTA but change and improve what has not", Lighthizer said.
  • Netanyahu says all government ministers must attend Trump's arrival

    Netanyahu says all government ministers must attend Trump's arrival

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    But he is also contending with a raft of problems back home, including a special counsel investigating whether his associates colluded with Russian Federation. Among the main bones of contention between Israelis and Palestinians are Netanyahu's insistence that the Palestinians recognise Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people and the Palestinians calling for a halt to Israeli settlement building in the West Bank.
  • Turkey wants USA envoy removed in growing spat over Syrian Kurds

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    Ankara regards the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which is a USA ally in the fight against Islamic State, as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group fighting a decades-old insurgency in southeastern Turkey. Erdogan was in Washington, DC to meet with President Donald Trump (pictured together on Tuesday), who praised him as a loyal ally in the battle against Islamic extremism.
  • No time for Brexit delays, says UK's May as poll lead slips

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    However, Corbyn said: "Despite Theresa May's warm words, she leads a party that has created a rigged economy that only works for the super-rich". DUP leader Arlene Foster will attack Jeremy Corbyn as beyond the "political pale" in a speech on Monday because of his past support for Irish republican groups.
  • GOP congressman: Comey may break his silence as early as next week

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    Two days later, he announced he will resign June 30 - saying he wanted to leave behind countless nights of fast food burgers and sleeping on his office cot in Washington to be reunited with his family in an upscale Salt Lake City suburb. Chaffetz said he expects to speak with Comey on Monday. On Wednesday his committee subpoenaed Federal Bureau of Investigation records, sparking speculation of a showdown with the White House.
  • Iran election: Hardliner Qalibaf withdraws candidacy

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    Referring to the nuclear deal , the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by its Persian acronym, BARJAM, Rouhani said, "We established a bridge between Iran and the world with BARJAM". Raisi, a cleric and former attorney general, serves as the head of the Imam Reza charity foundation, which manages a vast conglomerate of businesses and endowments in Iran.
  • China, ASEAN agree on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

    China, ASEAN agree on framework for South China Sea code of conduct

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    This was likely a compromise reached by ASEAN, which wants a legally binding code, and China , which opposes the idea. For China , the code of conduct is a means to achieving its goal of keeping the USA and its allies from intervening in the matter in the name of freedom of navigation or maintaining regional stability, said Huang Jing, an expert on the region at National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
  • White House: Western Wall comments 'unauthorized,' do not represent Trump's stance

    White House: Western Wall comments 'unauthorized,' do not represent Trump's stance

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    It maintained that while "the comment that the Western Wall is part of the West Bank was received with astonishment", the Israeli government "is certain that the comment contradicts President Trump's policy as expressed in his fierce opposition to the latest UN Security Council resolution", which criticized the Israeli presence in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank.
  • Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

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    As Reuters delicately puts it, there is "regional skepticism whether Beijing will commit to rules likely to restrain its maritime ambitions". Based on the DOC adopted in 2012, the parties reaffirm their respect for and commitment to the freedom of navigation in and overflight above the South China Sea as provided for by the universally recognized principles of global law, including the 1982 UNCLOS.
  • Trump scandals no issue for Saudis, minister says

    Trump scandals no issue for Saudis, minister says

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    President Obama had at times raised human rights issues in his trips to Saudi Arabia and meetings with Saudi officials, though not always . "Instead, we are here to offer partnership - based on shared interests and values - to pursue a better future for all of us".