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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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Turkey Calls on UN to Play a More Active Role in Kashmir


ISLAMABAD – Turkey on Sunday urged the United Nations to play a more active role in resolving the persistent dispute over Kashmir as part of its resolutions. In a statement issued in Ankara, the Turkish Foreign Ministry welcomed the consultations held Friday by the UN Security Council on recent developments …

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Putin, Macron to Meet for French-Russian Talks Before G-7


PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting in southern France to discuss the world’s major crises, including Ukraine, Iran and Syria, and try to improve Moscow’s relations with the European Union, AP reported Monday. Macron has invited Putin on Monday afternoon to his summer …

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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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India Fire Kills Pakistan Soldier in Kashmir


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s military said that Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region, killing another soldier and bringing the death toll to six in less than 24 hours, AP reported Friday. Pakistani Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor in a tweet on …

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