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Turkey Ready to Join U.S. in Capturing Syrian City from Daesh

By Daren Butler and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Sept 7 – Turkey would be ready to join any initiative proposed by the United States to capture an Daesh stronghold in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks published on Wednesday, as Turkish-backed forces took more Syrian land from jihadists. Obama floated the idea of joint action with

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Philippines Scrambles to Soothe Tensions After Insult to Obama

By Roberta Rampton and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE, Sept 6  – The Philippines scrambled to defuse a row with the United States on Tuesday and its new president, Rodrigo Duterte, voiced regret for calling President Barack Obama a “son of a b****”, comments that prompted Washington to call off a bilateral meeting. The tiff between the two

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China Blames United States, Journalists for Obama Airport Fiasco

BEIJING, Sept 5 – China on Monday leveled responsibility at the United States and journalists for a fracas at a Chinese airport, in which officials of both countries exchanged heated remarks as President Barack Obama disembarked from his aircraft. The comments by a foreign ministry spokeswoman were in response to questions whether China, which is

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Syria Ceasefire Deal With Russia Close, but Obama Says ‘Not There Yet’

By Roberta Rampton HANGZHOU, China, Sept 4 – President Barack Obama said the United States and Russia were working on Sunday to try to finalise a ceasefire in Syria that would allow more deliveries of humanitarian aid in the war-torn country. “We’re not there yet,” Obama told reporters after a meeting with UK Prime Minister

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