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China should be neutral if North Korea fires first on U.S.: Global Times

BEIJING/BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – China should remain neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday, sounding a warning for Pyongyang over its plans to fire missiles near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.


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Tokyo does not own the Sea of Japan, China's air force chief says

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s air force chief defended military maneuvers in the Sea of Japan, saying the waters did not belong to Tokyo, after a Japanese defense review warned of increasing Chinese military activity there.


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Cambodian PM accuses Laos of border violation, mobilizing troops

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen accused neighboring Laos on Friday of sending troops into Cambodian land in April and said they must leave by an Aug. 17 deadline and that he was mobilizing soldiers to the border area.


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Trump administration defends travel ban in Supreme Court brief

NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration reiterated arguments defending its temporary travel ban in a filing with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, repeatedly citing the executive’s broad powers to exclude foreigners from the United States.


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Trump thanks Putin for slashing U.S. diplomatic staff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for ordering the United States to slash its diplomatic staff in Russia, remarks likely to rekindle criticism of Trump’s kid-gloves handling of Putin.


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UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU: Sunday Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is ready to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported late on Saturday, citing three unnamed government sources.


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Venezuela pro-government assembly fires dissident prosecutor

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s chief prosecutor was fired on Saturday and ordered to stand trial, less than 24 hours after a newly elected legislative superbody was installed with sweeping powers to strengthen President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power.


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United Nations bans key North Korea exports over missile tests

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash by a third the Asian state’s $3 billion annual export revenue over Pyongyang’s two July intercontinental ballistic missile tests.


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After sanctions, Tillerson may find Russia talks an uphill climb

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has the unenviable task of exploring U.S.-Russian cooperation following Washington’s latest sanctions on Russia and Moscow’s expulsion of U.S. diplomats.


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Berkshire profit falls as underwriting loss offsets railroad gains

(Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday reported a 15 percent drop in second-quarter profit, as lower investment gains and a loss from insurance underwriting offset improvement in its BNSF railroad business.


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