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US to remain most powerful military, Carter warns China

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has warned China that the United States will remain the most powerful military and the main guarantor of regional security, while offering closer cooperation with Beijing to establish a “principled security network” across the Asia Pacific. In a speech to an international security forum in Singapore, ...

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Clinton: Trump ‘temperamentally unfit’ to be president

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has criticized her Republican rival Donald Trump as an unstable person who is too “dangerous” and “unfit” to be president. In a fiery foreign policy speech on Thursday in San Diego, California, Clinton unleashed a blistering criticism of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, saying ...

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India police clash with squatters kills 23

At least 23 people have been killed in clashes that erupted after Indian police tried to evict members of a revolutionary sect that has occupied public land for the last two years. Two police officers were among those died during clashes that broke out late Thursday in the northern city ...

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Chinese president stresses friendly ties with N Korea

China’s President Xi Jinping has stressed the significance of “friendly” ties with North Korea during a recent visit by a high-ranking Pyongyang official, a report says. According to North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), President Xi told top North Korean official Ri Su-Yong – a former foreign minister – ...

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US drone attack targets Somali militant commander

A US military airstrike in Somalia has targeted a senior commander of the al-Shabab militant group, says the Pentagon. The Pentagon on Wednesday added, however, that it could not yet confirm if Abdullahi Haji Daud, the former head of the group’s intelligence and a key figure in al-Shabab’s regional attacks, ...

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US after cutting North Korea’s intl. banking

The United States moves to dissuade foreign banks from working with North Korea by threatening action against international financial transaction with Pyongyang. The US administration issued a warning Wednesday, with the Treasury Department designating North Korea as a “primary money laundering concern.” Treasury officials said they are moving to ban ...

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Turkey should apologize for downing jet: Russia

Moscow says Turkey should apologize and compensate for downing a Russian aircraft last year if it wants to mend bilateral ties. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed regret that Ankara has taken “no steps” yet toward redressing its “aggressive and treacherous acts.” Bilateral relations have gone into a tailspin since Turkey ...

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UK can’t refuse entry to terror suspects over EU laws: Gove

Britain’s Justice Secretary Michael Gove says his department has been emasculated by EU rules which bar him from putting a stop to terror suspects’ entry into the United Kingdom. Gove, who backs a ‘Leave’ vote in Britain’s upcoming referendum on the UK’s future in the European bloc, said he “experienced frustration” at the British government’s “inability to refuse entry ...

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