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China to U.S.: It's your fault we are in the South China Sea

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BEIJING - Beijing has a message for the Trump administration: the more ships you send to the contested waters of the South China Sea, the more we will bolster our presence there. The warning, delivered in a People’s Daily commentary published Monday, came days after...


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S. Koreans burn Kim's photo as N. Korean band leader passes

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Conservative South Korean activists burned a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North’s extremely popular girl band passed them Monday during a visit to Seoul amid a flurry of cooperation agreements between the rivals ahead of next month’s...


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Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced to return, Bangladesh said Monday. There was no immediate confirmation from...


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Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

Turkey Syria

HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area, the militia and a war monitoring group said. The Turkish offensive on...


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Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

Pakistan Ally in Chains

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader. Americans might wonder how Pakistan could...


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Ahead of Davos, even the 1 percent worry about inequality

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Billionaires heading to Davos, Switzerland, this week for the annual retreat at a luxurious ski resort in the Alps have every reason to be jubilant. Stock markets are at record highs, corporate taxes in the United States and United Kingdom are falling, and every major...


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In a first, only women will lead Davos - an elite meeting of mostly men

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Nearly every year for the past three decades, heads of state, chief executives, top economists and other celebrities have swarmed Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, which kicks off again Monday. The Alpine gathering is billed...


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Saudi graft settlements may top $100 billion as Ritz empties

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Saudi Arabia is winding down an unprecedented and controversial anti-corruption drive that led to dozens of princes and billionaires being detained at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh. Talks with suspects are expected to end by the end of the month and authorities will likely...


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Liberia to swear in new leader ex-soccer star George Weah

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Former international soccer star George Weah will be sworn into office Monday as Liberia’s new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa’s first female president. The 51-year-old, who was FIFA’s 1995 player of the year,...


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Jordan's king delivers pointed remarks to Pence on Jerusalem

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. AMMAN, Jordan - In pointed public remarks, Jordan’s King Abdullah II told Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday that he had repeatedly warned Washington about the risks of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that he hoped the United States would now “reach...


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