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Russia's top diplomat accused the United States of carrying out an unlawful attack against Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces. It was not the first meeting for Putin and Tillerson, a former oil executive who led Exxon Mobil's operations in Russian Federation and received the Order of Friendship from Putin, as NPR's Colin Dwyer has reported for the Two-Way .
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    Mr Xi indicated that the Chinese were willing to work with the U.S. to end the rogue state's nuclear weapons program but wanted to avoid doing so via military action. On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned that "military force can not resolve the issue", adding: "Whoever provokes the situation, whoever continues to make trouble in this place, they will have to assume historical responsibility".
  • Republicans Take First Congressional Election of Trump Era

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    The article quoted a House GOP strategist who said, "At the end of the day, the national environment has to get better for us not to lose the House". - Only one Democratic-held district gave Trump more of its vote - (Minnesota Rep. Collin C. Peterson's district, which gave Trump 62 percent). Very few voters turn out for these special contests compared to regular November elections, making it hard to read too much into the results without risking inaccurate interpretations.
  • Xi Jinping stresses China's DPRK concerns in talk with Donald Trump

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    Mr Trump made his comments as a United States naval strike group headed towards the Korean peninsula. The Global Times , a nationalist newspaper affiliated with the Communist Party, warned that a nuclear test now would represent a "slap in the face" to the US government and could prompt China to restrict oil sales to North Korea .
  • No doubt Syria used chemical weapons

    No doubt Syria used chemical weapons

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    The U.S.is "not getting along with Russian Federation at all" and the relations between the two countries "may be at an all-time low", U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday. "That's a butcher. That's a butcher", Trump said of Assad. Russia's General Staff says the Syrian government is willing to let worldwide experts to examine its military base for signs of chemical weapons.
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    President Trump says he warned Chinese President Xi Jinping about the danger North Korea poses during their Wednesday phone call. The CCTV report was issued shortly after the conversation. "We have two very different countries, two very different peoples". Tack predicted that China would "definitely react to and try to prevent" a USA strike on North Korea , as the U.S.
  • Trump's intelligence doubts parroted by Russian Federation

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    In reality, however, one is still expected, with the Russian business outlet, RBC, quoting government sources' saying it will take place. Here's the background to Tillerson's crucial trip to Moscow. Putin says militants are preparing more "provocations" to blame Damascus. Last week, a senior State Department official briefing reporters ahead of Tillerson's visit said the administration is still hopeful it can expand cooperation with Moscow on issues such as counter-terrorism, but officials ...
  • China Opens Access for US Beef

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    During the two-day summit, which focused on bilateral trade issues and military cooperation, Trump commented on the " tremendous progress " the USA had made with China. But, not before calling his first face-to-face encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump a "success". He said he told Xi last week: "The way you're going to make a good trade deal is to help us with North Korea, otherwise we're just going to go it alone".
  • Paul Manafort to register with government as foreign agent

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    It won't be the first time that it is done less than eagerly. Manafort's lobbying for a foreign client ended before he began working on Trump's presidential campaign "and was not conducted on behalf of the Russian government", spokesman Jason Maloni said in a statement.
  • Global Geo-political Series US sends powerful armada to Korean waters

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    The White House has not released any details. Xi also said China and the U.S. should promote economic cooperation, expand exchanges in military, law enforcement, cyber and people-to-people areas, enhance communication and coordination in major global and regional issues, through the newly established four-pronged dialogue mechanism.
  • PM to meet EU's Tusk for Brexit discussions

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    Spain contests the UK's claim to Gibraltar and draft EU Brexit negotiating guidelines have sparked a row over the British overseas territory. Members of the European Parliament call "for both sides to act in good faith and full transparency so as to ensure an orderly exit".