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Trump tells Baltic leaders that US is ‘very tough on Russia’

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Washington, Apr 4 (AP) - President Donald Trump made the case to the leaders of the Baltic nations Tuesday that the U.S. was "very tough on Russia," pointing to U.S. support for increased defense spending by NATO countries as a check on Moscow's aggression.
Trump, joined by the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, spoke a day after the White House dangled the prospect of extending a White House welcome to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The three former Soviet states border Russia...
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Saudis, UAE draw praise for pledging aid to Yemen

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Geneva, Apr 4 (AP) - Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates drew praise Tuesday at a U.N. conference for offering $1 billion in aid for Yemen, where their air campaign against Houthi rebels has killed thousands of ci-vilians and their crippling blockade has hindered aid delivery.
The one-day...
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China’s defense chief calls his Moscow trip a signal to US

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Moscow, Apr 4 (AP) - China's new defense minister says his visit to Russia is a signal to the United States about the increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing.
The unusually bold statement Tuesday by Gen. Wei Fenghe at the start of his talks with Russian Defense Minis-ter...
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US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports

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The Trump administration on Tuesday escalated its aggressive actions on trade by proposing 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports to protest Beijing's policies that require foreign companies to hand over their technology.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative issued a list...
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Malaysia intercepts boat carrying Rohingya refugees

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Kuala Lumpur, Apr 3 (AP) - Malaysian authorities on Tuesday intercepted a boat carrying 56 people believed to be Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar, and brought the vessel and its passengers to shore.
The navy chief, Adm. Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin, said the boat was...
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