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In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events
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In geopolitical struggle over Myanmar, China has an edge over US, other nations seeking to shape events

The Chinese government, according to experts, sees the coup as “a moment of opportunity” to undercut the inroads the United States and other Asian nations made during Myanmar’s halting democratic opening

Conflicting reports arise after Donald Trump releases rough transcript of call with Ukraine; document does not reflect White House description of communication
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Conflicting reports arise after Donald Trump releases rough transcript of call with Ukraine; document does not reflect White House description of communication

President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong

Former US president Jimmy Carter calls on Donald Trump to cooperate with impeachment inquiry, advises him to tell the truth 'for a change'
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Former US president Jimmy Carter calls on Donald Trump to cooperate with impeachment inquiry, advises him to tell the truth 'for a change'

Former Democratic US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to cooperate with Congress’ impeachment inquiry

Donald Trump's troubles compound as Democrats find more ammo in whistleblower's plaint; politics behind impeachment enquiry explained
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Donald Trump's troubles compound as Democrats find more ammo in whistleblower's plaint; politics behind impeachment enquiry explained

In the call, Trump seemingly equates Barr with Giuliani, the former being the head of Justice Department, while the latter a staunch supporter of Trump, making appearances onTV debates

Donald Trump impeachment: Transcript of call between US president, Ukrainian counterpart unlikely to be verbatim
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Donald Trump impeachment: Transcript of call between US president, Ukrainian counterpart unlikely to be verbatim

Details from a phone call made by Donald Trump that has led the US House of Representatives to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against the president isn’t likely to come from a recording or be verbatim, former White House and national security officials say

Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, suspended police chief detained over Easter Sunday bombings which claimed more than 250 lives
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Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, suspended police chief detained over Easter Sunday bombings which claimed more than 250 lives

Suspended police chief, former defence secretary of Sri Lanka detained over Easter Sunday bombings. Colombo chief magistrate Lanka Jayaratna ordered the two held until 9 July. The Easter Sunday bombings killed more than 250 people at churches and hotels.

Donald Trump administration suspends security assistance to Pakistan for failing to act on militant safe havens
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Donald Trump administration suspends security assistance to Pakistan for failing to act on militant safe havens

"The (Trump) Administration has been clear to Pakistani leaders that it expects them to constructively address the problem of militant safe havens in Pakistan," an official from the National Security Council, the White House, told PTI. "Because Pakistan failed to address the problem, the Administration suspended security assistance," the official said, requesting anonymity.

Ajit Doval to head panel to assist National Security Council, NITI Aayog vice-chairman, cabinet secy to be among members
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Ajit Doval to head panel to assist National Security Council, NITI Aayog vice-chairman, cabinet secy to be among members

The Strategic Policy Group (SPG) will assist the National Security Council and undertake among other tasks, a long-term strategic review of country's security affairs.

Pakistan foreign minister claims he had 'informal meeting' with Donald Trump, White House says it was only a handshake
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Pakistan foreign minister claims he had 'informal meeting' with Donald Trump, White House says it was only a handshake

US President Donald Trump had a handshake with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a luncheon in New York, the White House said, but Qureshi described it as an "informal meeting" when they discussed bilateral ties.

China waging 'cold war' against US, using resources to replace America as leading power, says CIA expert
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China waging 'cold war' against US, using resources to replace America as leading power, says CIA expert

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert said.

Pakistan's NSA Nasser Janjua's sudden resignation breeds conspiracy theories, unfounded reports of rift with caretaker PM
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Pakistan's NSA Nasser Janjua's sudden resignation breeds conspiracy theories, unfounded reports of rift with caretaker PM

Nasser Janjua's resignation has created much speculation in Pakistan at a time when media, and almost everyone else, is knee-deep in conspiracy theories.

Donald Trump regime plans limits on Chinese investment in US technology firms, says report
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Donald Trump regime plans limits on Chinese investment in US technology firms, says report

The US Treasury Department is drafting curbs that would block firms with at least 25% Chinese ownership from buying US companies with “industrially significant technology,”

South Korea urges North to implement agreements signed by Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, resume dialogue
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South Korea urges North to implement agreements signed by Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, resume dialogue

South Korea on Thursday urged North Korea to fulfill the agreements reached during the inter-Korean summit and to resume talks a day after Pyongyang cancelled a high-level meeting with Seoul and said it was reconsidering its participation in the upcoming summit with the US.

Donald Trump pulls out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal in huge blow to US allies; Israel braces for backlash
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Donald Trump pulls out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal in huge blow to US allies; Israel braces for backlash

The decision came after a burst of last-minute diplomacy, punctuated by a visit by Britain's top diplomat and after the deal's European members gave in to many of Trump's demands, according to officials, diplomats and others briefed on the negotiations.

US National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton to leave Donald Trump's administration, announces White House
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US National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton to leave Donald Trump's administration, announces White House

National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Michael Anton is planning to depart US President Donald Trump's administration, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has announced.

Sri Lanka declares 10-day Emergency: President Sirisena says stern action against those spreading violence; Kandy remains tense
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Sri Lanka declares 10-day Emergency: President Sirisena says stern action against those spreading violence; Kandy remains tense

Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a state of Emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the country's scenic Kandy district that left two persons dead and damaged several mosques and homes.

Turning tweets into policy: Donald Trump's surprise tweet on Pakistan blindsided US officials, sent them into 'a mad scramble'
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Turning tweets into policy: Donald Trump's surprise tweet on Pakistan blindsided US officials, sent them into 'a mad scramble'

A surprise New Year’s Day tweet by Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to US aid for Pakistan, sent US officials scrambling to suspend security assistance

Pakistan expresses 'deep disappointment' over Donald Trump's remarks, says statements were 'incomprehensible'
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Pakistan expresses 'deep disappointment' over Donald Trump's remarks, says statements were 'incomprehensible'

Pakistan on Tuesday expressed "deep disappointment" over US President Donald Trump's scathing remarks against it.

Iran presidential election 2017: Meet Hassan Rouhani, a moderate cleric open to the world
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Iran presidential election 2017: Meet Hassan Rouhani, a moderate cleric open to the world

President Hassan Rouhani has spent three decades at the heart of Iran's revolutionary establishment but is strongly opposed by hardliners for trying to rebuild ties with the West.

Steve Bannon: 'The Great Manipulator' has been the brains behind Donald Trump, but is his time up?
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Steve Bannon: 'The Great Manipulator' has been the brains behind Donald Trump, but is his time up?

Steve Bannon has been described as "The Great Manipulator" and the "second most powerful man in the United States". He wrote Trump's inauguration speech and was said to be the brains behind the travel ban. But who is he really?