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U.S. Pacific Command renamed U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

U.S. Pacific Command renamed U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

Move is widely seen as a public expression of the U.S.’s keenness to count India as a key partner in its strategic planning. The United States on Wednesday renamed its strategically important Pacific Command (PACOM) the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in a move widely seen as a public expression of Washington’s …

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High-level U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks get underway in New York

High-level U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks get underway in New York

Trump-Kim summit expected to go ahead June 12; No details on whether gap is closed on issue of nuclear weapons High-ranking officials of the United States and North Korea met in New York late on Wednesday in the first of two days of talks about the future of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program …

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Trump campaigns in Tennessee to help GOP keep Senate control

Trump campaigns in Tennessee to help GOP keep Senate control

President Donald Trump on Tuesday resumed his efforts to build a stable of Republicans who will promote his agenda and serve as a check on Democrats aiming to regain control of the House or Senate if not both. Mr. Trump traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to raise campaign cash for Republican …

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MH370 search may resume if new evidence found: Malaysian PM

MH370 search may resume if new evidence found: Malaysian PM

Malaysia has come to a stage “where we cannot keep on searching for something we really cannot find”, says the Malaysian Prime Minister Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says Malaysia regrets having to end the search for Flight 370 and will consider resuming the hunt if any new information emerges. The final search …

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Gaza’s Hamas rulers say ceasefire reached with Israel

Gaza's Hamas rulers say ceasefire reached with Israel

The Israeli military struck dozens of militant sites in Gaza overnight as rocket fire continued. Gaza’s Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a ceasefire with Israelto end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators intervened …

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Showdown looms in Italy as caretaker PM assembles team

Showdown looms in Italy as caretaker PM assembles team

Mr. Cottarelli (64), was director of the International Monetary Fund’s fiscal affairs department from 2008 to 2013 and became known as “Mr Scissors” for his public spending cuts in Italy. Italy’s caretaker prime minister was on Tuesday assembling a cabinet lineup despite almost certain rejection by the populists whose bid …

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Top North Korean general on way to U.S. ahead of summit: report

Top North Korean general on way to U.S. ahead of summit: report

The general has long been a right hand man to North Korea’s leader, playing a front-seat role during recent rounds of diplomacy aimed at ending the nuclear stalemate on the Korean peninsula. A top North Korean general is headed for the United States in what would be the highest-profile visit …

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Ukraine paid Trump lawyer Cohen to arrange White House talks: BBC

Ukraine paid Trump lawyer Cohen to arrange White House talks: BBC

This story is completely false, Mr. Cohen said in a text message to Reuters. The White House did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 to arrange talks between Mr. Trump and …

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China, Germany stand by Iran nuclear deal, says Angela Merkel

China, Germany stand by Iran nuclear deal, says Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that China and Germany are standing by the existing nuclear deal with Iran after the United States left the 2015 accord earlier this month. Ms. Merkel made the comment during a joint news briefing with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Beijing’s Great Hall of the …

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