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AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pactKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.



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NATO chief to meet Russia's Lavrov on missile pact crisis

NATO chief to meet Russia's Lavrov on missile pact crisisNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Wednesday that he will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this week, as part of efforts to save a key arms control treaty that is on the point of collapse. The pair will meet at the Munich Security Conference, which starts on Friday, as NATO tries to persuade Moscow to abandon a new missile system the alliance says breaches the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The US began the process of exiting the treaty earlier this month in response to Moscow’s deployment of the 9M729 missile, prompting Russia to announce its own withdrawal.



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Russia Says It Welcomes Trump Offer of New Nuclear Pact, Awaits Details

Russia Says It Welcomes Trump Offer of New Nuclear Pact, Awaits Details“We saw President Trump’s statement about the possibility of a new treaty, which should include other countries,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow on Thursday. Trump said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that the U.S. may be open to negotiating another agreement to replace the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, one that could include China as well as Russia. The U.S. gave Russia written notice on Monday of its decision to withdraw from the Cold War-era accord, which bans deployment of short and medium-range missiles.



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Latvia seeks international treaty after ill-fated missile pact

Latvia seeks international treaty after ill-fated missile pactLatvia’s foreign minister called Tuesday for long-term diplomacy to reach a new international agreement on intermediate-range missiles after the collapse of a landmark treaty between Russia and the United States. The NATO ally has supported the US decision to leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, agreeing with Washington that a new Russian missile system violated the 1987 pact, but called for a new accord in its place. “I would advocate — even if it is going to take a very long period of time, even if it may be a very, sometimes, complex and disappointing, from time to time, process — it would be good to try to find a way forward on a multilateral arms control agreement in this area,” Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics told AFP.



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Trump vows to outspend Russia without new missile pact

Trump vows to outspend Russia without new missile pactPresident Donald Trump vowed Tuesday that the United States would outspend Russia on missiles without a fresh international accord after he ditched a landmark Cold War treaty. Trump’s warning during his annual State of the Union address cemented fears of an emerging arms race, with Russia hours earlier pledging to design new missiles over the next two years. The United States last week started the process of exiting the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, saying that Russia has been violating the pact through a new missile system and ignored repeated complaints.



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China Seeks Talks With India to Push Asia Trade Pact, Sources Say

China Seeks Talks With India to Push Asia Trade Pact, Sources SayThe 16-country Regional Comprehensive Economic Agreement has been in the works for a while and China is keen to conclude it by end of 2019, the people said, asking not to be identified as the matter is not public. India’s wariness about a possible flood of Chinese goods, and its demand for looser immigration rules for its tech professionals remain sticking points. China’s inability to close the trade deal highlights the continuing suspicion among its Asian trading partners over Beijing’s effort to increase its influence in the region.



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UN General Assembly ratifies migrant pact

UN General Assembly ratifies migrant pactThe UN General Assembly on Wednesday formally ratified a UN deal on migration by a large majority — but without the support of the United States and a string of other countries. Twelve countries abstained while five nations voted against it — the United States, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Israel.



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U.N. formally approves global migration pact opposed by U.S., others

U.N. formally approves global migration pact opposed by U.S., othersThe United Nations General Assembly formally approved a deal on Wednesday aimed at boosting global cooperation to tackle rising migration, but the United States, Israel, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland voted against the voluntary pact. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has said the global approach to the issue was not compatible with U.S. sovereignty and Washington did not take part in negotiations on the migration pact. A U.N. General Assembly resolution enshrining the deal was adopted on Wednesday with 152 votes in favor and 12 abstentions, while 24 countries did not vote.



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Putin: Nothing to stop new states joining nuclear pact with U.S. and Russia

Putin: Nothing to stop new states joining nuclear pact with U.S. and RussiaPresident Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that there was nothing to stop Russia and the United States holding talks with other countries about the possibility of them joining a landmark arms control treaty that is at risk of unraveling. The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum earlier this month to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty between Moscow and Washington.



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Trump's Planned Nuclear Pact Withdrawal 'Not The Work Of A Great Mind,' Says Gorbachev

Trump's Planned Nuclear Pact Withdrawal 'Not The Work Of A Great Mind,' Says GorbachevFormer Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev slammed U.S. President Donald



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