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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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U.S. to Press Cuba on Human Rights

President Donald Trump's administration will press Cuba on human rights progress, a top U.S. official said Tuesday.

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Erdogan Sees 'New Page' in Turkey-U.S. Ties under Trump

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced confidence Friday that he and Donald Trump can open a "new page" in troubled Turkey-.US. ties when they meet next month, after discord over Syria and last year's failed coup.

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Japan Calls for 'Peaceable' Resolution on North Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called for a peaceful resolution to tensions surrounding North Korea as he began talks with visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

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Trump, Xi Look to Navigate Minefield in First Summit

Donald Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping at his sun-kissed Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Thursday, a high-stakes first summit replete with pitfalls for both leaders.

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One Killed, 15 Wounded in Ohio Nightclub Shooting

One person was killed and at least 15 others injured early Sunday in a shooting at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, local media reported.

"We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims," assistant police chief Paul Neudigate said, WLWT5 News reported.

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Iran Says to Sanction 15 U.S. Companies for Israel Ties

Iran will impose sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for their support for Israel and its "terrorist actions," state news agency IRNA said Sunday.

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Trump Repeats Charge that Obama Ordered Wiretaps against Him

US President Donald Trump on Friday repeated his charge that predecessor Barack Obama had ordered a wiretap against him, rejecting rising calls from Republicans and Democrats to withdraw the charge and apologize.

Speaking at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump answered a question on the wiretap allegation by referring to the US National Security Agency's reported tapping of Merkel's phone several years ago.

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