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Trump Calls for Naval Blockade of Venezuela

US

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

Tokyo

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

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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Trump Suggests ‘Personal Meeting’ with Chinese President

Trump

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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North Korea Must Denuclearize Before Economic Concessions: Bolton

Bolton

WASHINGTON – In an interview with VOA, Trump’s top advisor John Bolton said that “substantive” talks with DPRK remain on hold Six weeks after the U.S. President and the North Korean leader agreed to resume working-level talks. US National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday signaled that a phased approach …

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Russian Bombers Intercepted By US and Canadian Fighters

Russian

WASHINGTON – US and Canadian fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska, the North American Aerospace Defence Command announced. Two Raptor poachers and two Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighter jets identified and intercepted long-range Tu-95 Bear Russian bombers in northern Alaska over the Beaufort …

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Pompeo Talks About Maritime Safety and Iran with MBS

Pompeo

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed maritime security between Iran and Yemen with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on Wednesday, AFP reported Thursday. “The secretary discussed the growing tensions in the region and the need to strengthen maritime security to promote freedom of navigation,” US …

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