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China, U.S. ‘Appropriately Handling’ Seizure of Drone, China says

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Dec 17  – China and the United States are using military channels to “appropriately handle” the seizure by the Chinese navy of a U.S. underwater drone in the South China Sea, China said on Saturday, and a Chinese state-run newspaper said it expected a smooth resolution. The drone was taken on

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Obama says China would not take Change in US Policy on Taiwan Lightly

By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Dec 16 – President Barack Obama said on Friday it was fine for President-elect Donald Trump to review Washington’s “one-China” policy toward Taiwan, but he cautioned that a shift could lead to significant consequences in the U.S. relationship with Beijing. “For China, the issue of Taiwan is as

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Trump Promises Syria ‘Safe Zones’, Obama says no Easy fix

By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton ORLANDO/WASHINGTON, Dec 16 – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday his administration would build “safe zones” to try to help civilians trapped in Syria’s bloody conflict, an idea that President Barack Obama said would be too hard to enforce. Trump and Obama spoke separately of the conflict after

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Ex-CIA Chief Says Trump Risks Blame for an Attack if He Skips Briefings

By Noah Browning DUBAI, Dec 14 – Former CIA director Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump risked being blamed after any potential attack on the United States if he refused to receive more regular intelligence briefings. U.S. officials told Reuters that Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a

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Kanye West Meets with Trump to Discuss ‘Multicultural Issues’

By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK, Dec 14 – Kanye West met Republican President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss what he said were “multicultural issues” including bullying, education and violence. West’s meeting at Manhattan’s Trump Tower sent social media into a frenzy and fueled speculation about a possible performance at Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration or

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Too Big to Fail: China Maps Out its Trump Strategy

By Ben Blanchard and Christian Shepherd BEIJING, Dec 14 – When Donald Trump becomes U.S. president next month, one issue above all others could force his new administration to work closely with China and underscore why he and Beijing need each other – North Korea. A nuclear armed North Korea, developing missiles that could hit

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Google Extends Conservative Outreach as Trump Calls Tech Meeting

By Julia Love and Ginger Gibson SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Dec 14  – Alphabet’s Google is racing to hire more conservatives for its lobbying and policy arm, trying to get a foothold in President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington after enjoying a uniquely close relationship with the administration of President Barack Obama. In the weeks since the Nov. 8

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Iran Says Gulf Worried About War Risks With Trump

DUBAI, Dec 12 – Donald Trump’s election has led to unease over threats to peace in the region, Iran’s defence minister said on Sunday, warning that a war would destroy Israel and the small Gulf Arab states. Trump’s election victory has raised the prospect the United States will pull out of a nuclear pact it

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Looking Ahead to Trump Presidency, Netanyahu Refocuses on Iran

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 12 – Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has resumed his attacks on a nuclear deal with Iran, seeking Donald Trump’s help to smash a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s foreign policy legacy. Following up on remarks he made this month to a Washington think tank, the conservative Israeli prime minister said on

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