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Mattis, China leaders strike positive tone despite tensions

Mattis, China leaders strike positive tone despite tensionsBEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chinese leaders struck a largely positive public tone Wednesday, talking up increased military cooperation and open dialogue between the two powers despite security tensions and an impending trade war.



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Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensions

Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat amid tensionsCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro expelled the top U.S. diplomat in Venezuela and his deputy Tuesday for allegedly conspiring against the socialist government and trying to sabotage the weekend presidential election.



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Saudi troops arrive on Yemen's Socotra after UAE tensions

Saudi troops arrive on Yemen's Socotra after UAE tensionsSaudi troops have been deployed to the Yemeni island of Socotra following tensions over the United Arab Emirates’ presence there, the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen said Sunday. “Saudi forces have arrived on the island of Socotra… to train and support Yemeni forces,” the coalition announced through Saudi’s state-owned Al-Ekhbariya channel. The deployment was said to have been coordinated with the Yemeni government.



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Tensions simmer in Mexico as asylum seekers wait at border

Tensions simmer in Mexico as asylum seekers wait at borderTIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Tension between the Mexican government and Central American asylum seekers simmered Wednesday as men, women and children camped in a large plaza for a fourth straight day waiting for U.S. inspectors to process their claims.



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Russian envoy plays down tensions with Israel over Syria strikes

Russian envoy plays down tensions with Israel over Syria strikesRussia’s ambassador to Israel on Wednesday played down tensions between the countries over Israeli attacks in Syria, saying they were not the reason for Moscow’s proposed supply of an advanced air defense system to Damascus. Since intervening in Syria’s civil war on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad in 2015, Russia has generally turned a blind eye to Israeli air strikes there against suspected arms transfers and deployments by his Iranian and Hezbollah allies.



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Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensions

Israeli PM issues veiled warning to Iran over Syria tensionsJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday issued a veiled warning to Iran, saying in a Memorial Day speech that his country will defend itself against anyone that tries to harm it.



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Russia-US tensions: Cabinet gives May the go-ahead for Syria strike 'to deter further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime'

Russia-US tensions: Cabinet gives May the go-ahead for Syria strike 'to deter further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime'Theresa May’s cabinet has agreed on the need to “take action” to deter use of chemical weapons following an emergency meeting at Downing Street. President Donald Trump had warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria, declaring missiles “will be coming” and denouncing Moscow for standing by Syria’s president, but on Thursday night the White House said that “no final decision” had been made about what Washington will do. Mr Trump, Ms May and French President Emmanuel Macron have been in regular contact as they plot a course of action, with Mr Macron saying France has “proof” the Syrian government carried out the chemical attack which killed potentially doxens.



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Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mount

Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mountPalestinians in Gaza pitched tents near the volatile border with Israel on Thursday ahead of a six-week protest camp under the gaze of wary Israeli soldiers. The protest is dubbed “The Great March of Return” and has the backing of the Gaza Strip’s Islamist rulers Hamas. It comes amid rising tensions as the United States prepares to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem.



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Political tensions cloud tribute to slain Holocaust survivor

Political tensions cloud tribute to slain Holocaust survivorPARIS (AP) — The silent decorum of a march to honor an 85-year-old woman who survived Nazi horrors only to be stabbed to death last week in an alleged anti-Semitic attack was shattered Wednesday, with crowds shouting "Nazi! Nazi!" and other insults at France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen.



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Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mount

Taiwan holds live-fire drills as tensions with China mountTaiwanese troops Tuesday staged live-fire exercises simulating a response to an invasion, as China steppeds up pressure on the island’s President Tsai Ing-wen and a row over airline routes escalated. The ministry did not specify that the annual drill simulated an invasion by China but said it was intended to “show determination to safeguard peace in the Taiwan Strait and national security”. Tsai last month warned against what she called Beijing’s “military expansion” — the increase in Chinese air and naval drills around the island since she came to power in May 2016.



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