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Washington Hails Renegotiation of Trade Deal with S. Korea

The White House late Tuesday hailed the successful renegotiation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, which they said expanded U.S. access to the South Korean auto market while limiting US imports of Korean steel and aluminum.

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China Threatens U.S. with Tariffs, Says 'Not Afraid of Trade War'

China warned the United States on Friday that it was "not afraid of a trade war" as it threatened tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. goods in retaliation over President Donald Trump's moves against Chinese imports.

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U.S. Pushes Russia on Syria as U.N. Warns of 'Dangerous Moment'

The United States has urged Russia to use its leverage over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to end the war as the U.N. envoy warned of a "worrying and dangerous" moment in the nearly seven-year conflict.

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U.S. Expels 15 Cuban Diplomats following Mysterious Attacks

The United States ordered the expulsion of 15 Cuban diplomats on Tuesday, accusing Havana of failing to protect their U.S. counterparts from harm in a series of mystery "attacks" on their health.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, however, that Washington would maintain diplomatic relations even though the size of the U.S. mission in Havana would be reduced to a minimum.

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Divided U.S. Embraces Floods as Chance to Pull Together

After a polarizing election and a swirl of controversies that further highlighted their deep divides, Americans have embraced the Texas floods as a rare opportunity to pull together as one.

Since unleashing on Friday night, monster storm Harvey has managed to not only halt normal life in Texas but also silence much of the rancor that has pervaded public discourse since Donald Trump came to power.

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Egypt Criticizes U.S. Decision to Cut Aid

Egypt on Wednesday criticized a U.S. decision to reduce financial aid and withhold some military assistance as a "misjudgment" of strategic ties between the two allies.

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Afghanistan Welcomes Trump Vow to Stay 'without Time Limit'

Afghanistan Tuesday welcomed President Donald Trump's speech clearing the way for thousands more U.S. troops to be deployed in the country, backtracking on his election promise rapidly to quit America's longest war. 

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Xi Calls for Calm after Trump Says US is 'Locked and Loaded'

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a plea for cool-headedness over escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea in a phone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, urging both sides to avoid words or actions that could worsen the situation.

The call came after Trump unleashed a slew of fresh threats against North Korea on Friday, declaring the U.S. military "locked and loaded" and warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he "will regret it fast" if he takes any action against U.S. territories or allies.

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Iran Cancer Researcher Says was Denied Entry to U.S.

An Iranian cancer researcher with alleged links to a hardline militia in the Islamic republic says he was denied entry to the United States and deported with his family.

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Trump to Announce Curbs on Business with Cuban Military

President Donald Trump will announce curbs on US firms doing business with the Cuban military and tighter rules on travel to the island on Friday during a visit to the spiritual home of the Cuban-American exile community.

Trump will appear in Miami's Little Havana at a theater named after an anti-communist veteran of the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion to launch a move that will begin to roll back his predecessor Barack Obama's outreach to Havana.  

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