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Pres. Trump alienates America’s allies at G-7

Pres. Trump alienates America’s allies at G-7The President first battled Canada over tariffs and trade, and then stunned the world leaders by initially agreeing to sign a joint statement and then abruptly pulling his support.



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John McCain Tells Allies: Americans Stand With You Even If Trump Doesn't

John McCain Tells Allies: Americans Stand With You Even If Trump Doesn'tSen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) used a Twitter post to reassure other members of



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Trump Threatens To End Trade With United States' Closest Allies

Trump Threatens To End Trade With United States' Closest AlliesPresident Donald Trump said Saturday at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec,



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Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote, underscoring Iran sway

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote, underscoring Iran swayBy Tom Perry, Laila Bassam and Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) – Hezbollah and its political allies won just over half the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary election, unofficial results showed, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran’s growing regional clout. Hezbollah’s leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, called it a “political and moral victory” for the “resistance”, as the group refers to itself and allies. Branded a terrorist group by the United States, the heavily armed Shi’ite Hezbollah has grown in strength since joining the war in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad in 2012.



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Hezbollah, allies eye gains in Lebanon vote

Hezbollah, allies eye gains in Lebanon voteBy Tom Perry and Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah and its allies expect to emerge stronger from a parliamentary election on Sunday, a result that would affirm Iran’s regional ascendancy from Tehran to Beirut. The Western-backed Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, Lebanon’s leading Sunni, is meanwhile battling to limit losses he is expected to suffer in the first parliamentary election in nine years. A majority for the Iran-backed Hezbollah and its allies would underline a balance of power already tilted in favor of the heavily armed Shi’ite group, and the diminished role of Saudi Arabia in a country where it once held big sway.



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The Latest: Israeli claims on Iran divide US, allies

The Latest: Israeli claims on Iran divide US, alliesJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israel's allegations that Iran concealed a nuclear weapons program before signing a deal with world powers in 2015 (all times local):



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The Latest: Pompeo says US stands with allies against Iran

The Latest: Pompeo says US stands with allies against IranTEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo's trip to the Middle East (all times local):



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Analysis: Putin sits back as US, allies strike Syria

Analysis: Putin sits back as US, allies strike SyriaMOSCOW (AP) — Facing a stark choice between engaging the United States, Britain and France in combat or passively watching them strike his ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin has opted for the peaceful route.



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Analysis: Putin sits back as US, allies strike Syria

Analysis: Putin sits back as US, allies strike SyriaMOSCOW (AP) — Facing a stark choice between engaging the United States, Britain and France in combat or passively watching them strike his ally, President Vladimir Putin has opted for the peaceful route. That cautious response may dent the Russian leader's tough-man image but it won't undermine his gains in Syria or erode his authority at home.



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U.S., allies responsible for regional fallout of Syria raids: Iran

U.S., allies responsible for regional fallout of Syria raids: IranIran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned the U.S.-led attacks on Syria and said Washington and its allies would bear responsibility for the consequences in the region and beyond, state media said. “Undoubtedly, the United States and its allies, which took military action against Syria despite the absence of any proven evidence … will assume the responsibility for the regional and trans-regional consequences of this adventurism,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by state media. “Iran is opposed to the use of chemical weapons on the basis of religious, legal and ethical standards, while at the same time it … strongly condemns (using this) as an excuse to commit aggression against a sovereign state,” it added.



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