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Tillerson's trip has been dominated by US criticism of Russia's unwavering support for Syrian President Bashar Assad following a gruesome poison-gas attack in northern Syria last week blamed on Assad's forces. The less-than-positive assessments of relations by both Trump and Tillerson reflected the former Cold War foes' inability to forge greater cooperation, as Trump until recently has advocated.
  • Venezuela Supreme Court Backtracks on Parliament Takeover

    Venezuela Supreme Court Backtracks on Parliament Takeover

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    Maduro made the announcement in a brief televised address just after midnight Saturday, hours ahead of planned mass anti-government protests and after his own attorney general broke ranks to condemn the court rulings. The rulings, she said, are a "rupture of constitutional order". "The only Supreme Court I'm focused on right now is ours", Spicer said, referring to the fight in the US Senate to confirm a new Supreme Court justice.
  • United States vows to do more in Syria 'if needed'

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    The comments from the Trump administration signal a new course in the foreign policy regarding Syria. "Regime change is something that we think is going to happen because all of the parties are going to see that Assad is not the leader that needs to be taking place for Syria", Haley told CNN's 'State of the Union ".
  • USA ties worse under Trump, says Putin

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    Mr Trump said Mr Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Mr Putin, where "things went pretty well". The agenda for the meeting wasn't announced. Earlier this week, forensic experts in Turkey said the banned nerve agent sarin was used. "Are we going to get involved with Syria?" A Politico/Morning Consult poll announced Wednesday found that revealed that voters support the initial US airstrikes in Syria ordered last week by President Donald Trump - but there is less backing for ...
  • USA says Syria's Assad must go after chemical attack

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    McCain said the USA should take out Syria's air force as part of stopping Syrian President Bashar Assad from repeating such attacks in the future. But she said that there couldn't be a resolution to the conflict where Assad remains in power.
  • Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution on Syrian investigation

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    For evidence, look no further than how Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was received when he landed in Moscow Wednesday. The agenda for the meeting wasn't announced. On Wednesday, US envoy Nikki Haley told the Security Council that Washington wants a diplomatic solution to end the war in Syria. In a move that slightly softened the atmosphere, Lavrov said Putin had agreed to restore a U.S.
  • Russia responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: UK minister

    Russia responsible 'by proxy' for suspected Syrian chemical attack: UK minister

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    Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday. "In no way do we see peace in that area with Assad as the head of the Syrian government", Nikki Haley told NBC's " Meet the Press ". McMaster continued, insinuating that he believed Russian Federation had to be knowledgeable of Syria's plan to launch a chemical attack. "We've seen what that looks like, when you undertake a violent regime change in Libya, and the situation in Libya continues to be very chaotic", he said.
  • 'North Korea is looking for trouble,' U.S

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    Abe conveyed to his USA counterpart Japan's support for "the US resolve to fulfill its responsibility to prevent the proliferation and use of chemical weapons", according to a Japanese official. Trump landed about an hour later and greeted Xi at Mar-a-Lago. Mrs. Trump said it was "great" when one student said she wanted to be "a senator, and perhaps then president".
  • Freeland pushes Russian Federation to cut loose Assad

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    Over the weekend, state news agency Xinhua called the strikes the act of a weakened politician who needed to flex his muscles and "overcome accusations that he was 'pro-Russia, '" according to The New York Times. However, numerous former Obama admin officials have been quick to support President Trump's actions in Syria, which goes on to show that they knew the deal our former president took so much credit for was nothing but a sham.
  • Ahmadinejad defiantly registers for upcoming Iranian presidential election

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    In Sept. 2016, local media quoted Iran's Supreme Leader as saying that "I do not find it advisable that you (Ahmadinejad) participate" in the next presidential elections. Ahmadinejad's popularity faded further as his combative persona and support for the nuclear program alienated the West and led to the harshest sanctions ever imposed on a country.
  • Chinese Leader Advocates Peaceful Solution to North Korea Tensions

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    South Korean acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn warned, "It is possible the North may wage greater provocations such as a nuclear test timed with various anniversaries". Japan plans to send several warships to the Korean Peninsula to join the US warship Carl Vinson , which was redeployed to the region Monday according to reports.