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Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mount

Iran, Lebanon reject Arab League criticism as tensions mountTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday rejected a harsh statement by Arab League foreign ministers condemning the Islamic Republic and its proxy Hezbollah, saying the tirade was "full of lies" and the product of Saudi "pressure and propaganda."



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David Petraeus: White House Is Wrong, Generals Are 'Fair Game' For Criticism

David Petraeus: White House Is Wrong, Generals Are 'Fair Game' For CriticismPetraeus on WH's claim that it's "inappropriate" to debate a general: "We in uniform protect the rights of others to criticize us frankly."



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White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widow

White House slams lawmaker's 'disgusting' criticism of Trump's call to soldier's widowThe back-and-forth dispute between the president and a Florida congressman over what Trump said to a soldier’s widow continued Wednesday afternoon. While not denying a remark that Rep. Frederica Wilson attributed to Trump, the White House criticized her for politicizing the issue.



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Trump tweets about 'destroyed' Puerto Rico after criticism

Trump tweets about 'destroyed' Puerto Rico after criticismPresident Donald Trump acknowledged late Monday that Puerto Rico was “in deep trouble,” after facing blistering criticism for focusing much of his attention on a bitter feud with NFL players instead of the devastated US territory. Hurricanes Maria and Irma killed 13 people on the island — with Maria almost completely destroying telecommunication networks last week. “Texas & Florida are doing great but Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,” Trump tweeted.



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Trump Doubles Down On Criticism of Kim Jong Un During Alabama Rally

Trump Doubles Down On Criticism of Kim Jong Un During Alabama RallyPresident Donald Trump went after Kim Jong Un during a campaign rally for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Alabama on Friday night, the latest barb in the ongoing exchange of threats and insults between the two leaders.



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White House blasts Republican senator's 'outrageous' criticism of Trump

White House blasts Republican senator's 'outrageous' criticism of TrumpSen. Bob Corker told reporters last week that Trump “has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, he needs to … be successful.”



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China defends ally Pakistan after Trump criticism

China defends ally Pakistan after Trump criticismChina defended its ally Pakistan on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States could no longer be silent about Pakistan’s “safe havens” for militants and warned it had much to lose by continuing to “harbor terrorists”. Trump on Monday committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signaling he would dispatch more troops to America’s longest war and vowing “a fight to win”.



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Criticism grows over Netanyahu's response to US neo-Nazism

Criticism grows over Netanyahu's response to US neo-NazismCriticism grew Thursday over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s limited response to a US white supremacist rally and President Donald Trump’s controversial remarks about it, with calls for him to speak out against anti-Semitism. The issue highlighted Netanyahu’s reluctance to be seen as criticising Trump, who has expressed strong support for Israel and whose rise to the presidency was welcomed by the Israeli premier, some analysts said. Netanyahu regularly speaks out against anti-Semitism in other countries, but the United States is Israel’s most important ally, providing it with more than $ 3 billion per year in defence aid and important diplomatic backing.



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'He's toxic!': Trump goes after 2 GOP senators for Charlottesville criticism

'He's toxic!': Trump goes after 2 GOP senators for Charlottesville criticismTrump attacked Sens. Jeff Flake, an outspoken critic, and Lindsey Graham, one of few Republicans to call out the president by name over Charlottesville.



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White House pushes back against criticism of Trump’s Charlottesville response

White House pushes back against criticism of Trump’s Charlottesville responseAfter the president’s initial remarks about Saturday’s violence were criticized as too vague, the White House issued a follow-up Sunday.



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