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US reps, Dalai Lama take aim at China sore spot Tibet

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As President Donald Trump appears to be warming to China, a bipartisan group from the U.S. House of Representatives took aim Wednesday at one of Beijing's sore spots: Tibet.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi accused China of using economic leverage to crush Tibetan calls for autonomy. During a meeting with Tibetans and the Dalai Lama at his main temple in the Indian hill town of Dharmsala, she urged the community not to give up.
"You will not be silenced," said Pelosi, a California Democrat. "The brutal...
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Korea’s new president willing to visit rival North

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New South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday he was open to visiting rival North Korea under the right conditions to talk about Pyongyang's aggressive pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles.
Moon's softer stance on North Korea could create friction with Washington, which has swung from...
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Syrian troops shift focus to IS-held east

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Beirut, May 10 (AP)- Syria's military launched a new assault Tuesday aimed at reasserting its authority in the east of the country, battling U.S.-backed opposition fighters in the remote desert near the borders with Iraq and Jordan. The government forces' ultimate goal is to insert itself in the...
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S Korea's newly elected liberal president starts duties

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Seoul, May 10 (AP)- Hours after celebrating his election win with thousands of supporters in wet Seoul streets, new South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday was quickly thrown into the job of leading a nation deeply split over its future and faced with growing threats from North Korea and...
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