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Taiwan says Beijing saber rattles "as China begins military exercises

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan's Department of Defense said on Wednesday that Beijing used "cheap verbal scare and saber treasure" to threaten Taiwan when China's military began living firebores in the sensitive Taiwan Strait under increasing tension. Exercises take place outside of the southeastern Chinese city of Quanzhou, between two groups of islands near China's coast, but Taiwan has been in …

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Senators worried about the Trump policy in Syria

"I'm very uncomfortable of what I hear and see," said Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina republic, who said the briefing about the strikes made him more worried, no less. The administration "goes down a dangerous road" with regard to Syria, he said, without offering details. Washington, along with London and Paris, launched airstrikes during the difficult hours of Syria's Saturday …

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Taiwan's leaders say the island is safe before China drills

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen assured residents that the island was safe Tuesday, one day before China will stay in live fire songs in the narrow waters separating the two. Tsai talked with reporters as she left Swaziland, one of Taiwan's few remaining international allies, which has not been cast away by a rising Beijing as relations between relations worse. Chinese …

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Trumps CIA chief in secret meeting with North Korean leaders: US officials

WASHINGTON / PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – US Secretary of State nominee and CIA director Mike Pompeo made a secret visit to North Korea during Easter weekend and met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to discuss a planned summit with the United States: s president Donald Trump, US officials said on Tuesday. Pompeo's trip made him the leading American …

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Russian spy: Scripture poison case focus for watchdog meeting

captions Yulia and Sergei Skripal were critically ill for several weeks The poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal will be discussed at a meeting of the global chemical weapon watchdog later. A report from the Chemical Weapons Organization Organization on the toxic substance used in Salisbury confirmed Britain's analysis The United Kingdom says Russia was behind the attack, but Moscow denies …

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Mike Pompeo, C.I.A. Director, met Kim Jong-un during Easter

Mr. Trump's statements, which came as he welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to his oceanfront estate, was a fresh evidence of a diplomatic thief on the way to the peninsula of Korea, making a likelihood of an unthinkable meeting between him and Kim more likely. 19659002] The president did not specify who in his government spoke with North …

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Some legislators say that Syria beats was illegal, but there is not much they can do about it

They have called President Donald Trump's recent decision to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime without congress approval "illegal" and "reckless". But legislators from both parties acknowledge that without strict support in Congress to strictly establish their warming powers, their hands are tied to being able to push back against the president. "It's beyond illegal, it's unconstitutional," said the republican …

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Russia is "Laughing" at Trump, former ambassador to ex-Soviet Union says

President Donald Trump's policy against Russia has puzzled world-leading and amused civil servants in Moscow, according to the former ambassador to the states that succeeded the Soviet Union in the 1990s. Stephen Sestanovich, a member of the Foreign Affairs Relations and the former ambassador to the ex-USSR states, told the New York Times on Tuesday that "Trump seems to accept …

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