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In Afghanistan, U.S. senators call for coherent policy from Trump

(This story corrects the number of U.S. and other foreign troops in Afghanistan, paragraphs 15, 16.) A bipartisan delegation of U.S. senators visiting Afghanistan on Tuesday called for a new strategy from the Trump administration to turn the tide against an increasingly strong Taliban insurgency and end the longest war …

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North Korea says its ICBM can carry nuclear warhead; U.S. calls for global action

North Korea said on Wednesday its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) can carry a large nuclear warhead, triggering a call by Washington for global action to hold it accountable for pursuing nuclear weapons. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Defense Department said it had concluded that North Korea test-launched an …

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South Korea does not aim to change U.S. missile defense deal: security adviser

South Korea does not aim to change its agreement on the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system to protect against North Korea, in spite of a decision to delay its full installation, Seoul’s top national security adviser said on Friday. Chung Eui-yong called the decision to delay installation of remaining …

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Trump fires FBI Director Comey, setting off U.S. political storm

U.S. President Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm on Tuesday by firing FBI Director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia to influence the election outcome. The Republican president said he fired Comey, the top U.S. law enforcement official, …

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South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; Trump calls Asia allies

South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1 billion battery designed to defend against North Korea. In a telephone call on Sunday, Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. …

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U.S. submarine makes South Korea port call, North remains defiant

A nuclear-powered U.S. submarine made a port call in South Korea on Tuesday in a show of force amid concerns that North Korea may mark the foundation of its military with a missile launch or a nuclear test, defying U.S. and Chinese pressure. The port call by the USS Michigan, …

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Germany’s Merkel encouraged U.S. will consider EU free trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel fueled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was “very encouraged” talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington. Merkel, speaking at the opening of the 70th annual Hannover Messe trade fair, said Germany was opposed to protectionism and …

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U.S. states realign in legal battle over Trump’s travel ban

President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens of six Muslim-majority nations faces its second challenge at a U.S. appeals court next month, and this time more Republican states are backing the measure, while one Democratic state attorney general dropped out of the legal fight this week. Some legal experts say …

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U.S. will not give Exxon permission to drill in Russia

The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday. The unusually direct statement served to clarify that the United States would maintain a tough …

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