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U.S., Russia Divided over Chinese Role in Nuclear Talks

Crucial negotiations to replace a nuclear disarmament treaty between the U.S. and Russia were overshadowed on Tuesday by a divide between Washington and Moscow over whether China should be brought to the table.

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U.S. Wants Security Council to Extend Iran Arms Embargo

The US has proposed a UN Security Council resolution condemning a devastating 2019 attack on Saudi oil facilities it blames on Iran and proposing an extension of an arms embargo against the Islamic republic, sources said.

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Taliban Kill at Least 8 Afghan Forces in Raids on Checkposts

Dozens of Taliban fighters stormed three checkposts in pre-dawn raids in northern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing at least eight security personnel, in the latest attack on government forces ahead of expected peace talks.

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China Threatens Retaliation for U.S. Curbs on 'Propaganda' Outlets

China threatened Tuesday to retaliate against new US restrictions on Chinese state media, escalating tensions between the two superpowers as they crack down on each other's news outlets.

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Trump to Extend US Work Visa Freeze to Year-End, Says White House

US President Donald Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits to year-end and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely in the tech industry, the White House said Monday.

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Protestors Try to Topple Statue outside White House

A crowd of protestors tried to topple the statue of a former US president near the White House Monday evening as police responded with pepper spray to break up new demonstrations that erupted in Washington.

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Pompeo Compares Ex-security Advisor John Bolton to Edward Snowden

John Bolton's explosive tell-all account of his time as National Security Advisor is comparable to Edward Snowden's disclosure of state-backed mass surveillance of US citizens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.  

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Trump Says Would Consider Meeting Venezuela's Maduro

U.S. President Donald Trump has said he would consider meeting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and indicated that he is not entirely confident in the country's opposition leader.

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Ex-Trump Aide Bolton Says N. Korea's Kim Laughing at U.S. President

Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton has said he thinks North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "gets a huge laugh" over U.S. counterpart Donald Trump's perception of their relationship.

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Shock in Germany as Hundreds Run Riot in Stuttgart

German authorities expressed shock Sunday over a rampage of an "unprecedented scale" overnight in the city center of Stuttgart, where hundreds of party-goers ran riot, attacking police and plundering stores after smashing shop windows.

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