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Trump Calls for Naval Blockade of Venezuela


WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has repeatedly called upon his national security officials and senior military commanders to draw up plans for a US naval blockade of Venezuela to stop all goods from either entering or leaving the country, WSWS reported Tuesday. Such an illegal military intervention would come …

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China Seeks to Mediate in Japan-South Korea Trade Spat


SEOUL/TOKYO – In a move likely to be welcomed in Seoul but rebuffed by Tokyo, China is seeking to use its regional influence to act as a mediator in the escalating trade dispute between South Korea and Japan, Asian Review said Monday. The spat over export controls will be a …

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Trump Wants the US to Buy Greenland


WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether his government can purchase the giant, ice-smothered island of Greenland, two people with direct knowledge of the directive said, Brisbane Times reported Friday. The presidential request has bewildered aides, some of whom continue to believe it isn’t …

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UNSC to Discuss Kashmir on Friday


UNITED NATIONS – Pakistan has achieved a major international diplomatic breakthrough against India as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has granted its request to discuss India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The UNSC will discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir in …

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Trump Suggests ‘Personal Meeting’ with Chinese President


WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has suggested a “personal meeting” with China’s President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis engulfing Hong Kong, BBC said. In a tweet Trump said he had “ZERO doubt” that Mr Xi could “humanely solve the Hong Kong problem”. He also tied the protests …

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18 Dead and 1 Million Evacuated After Typhoon Landslide in China


BEIJING – Eighteen people were killed and 14 others missing in eastern China during a landslide triggered by a major typhoon, which caused widespread disruption in transportation and the evacuation of more than million people, the CCTV reported. Typhoon Lekima landed early Saturday in eastern Zhejiang Province with a maximum …

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Hong Kong Protesters Stage Airport Rally to Win Visitor Support

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HONG KONG – Hundreds of pro-democracy activists, some wearing face masks and helmets, staged a sit-in at Hong Kong’s airport on Friday hoping to win support from international visitors for their movement, AFP reported Friday. “No rioters, only tyranny,” the demonstrators chanted as they began a three-day action — the …

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China Opposes US Interference in Venezuela


BEIJING – A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that China opposes US interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs and called on the US to end its intimidating behaviour of blindly repressing another country, Xinhua news reported Thursday. “We must make it clear that the political party which governs a …

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