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US, North Korean neighbors step up campaign of isolation

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Manila, Aug 6 (AP) - Bolstered by new U.N. sanctions, the United States and North Korea's neighbors are joining in a fresh attempt to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs, in a global pressure campaign being cheered on by President Donald Trump.
After weeks of U.S. frustration over China's reluctance to take action, Trump's strategy of relying on Beijing's help showed early signs of paying off. The White House praised China's move to join a unanimous U.N. Security Council...
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Trump takes break from White House with 'working vacation'

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Bridgewater, Aug 6 (AP) - President Donald Trump is taking a break from the capital after a rocky first six months in office, but he insists he is not on vacation.
Burdened with West Wing conflict, a stalled legislative agenda and a pile of investigations, Trump departed Washington on Friday...
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Rwanda leader wins 3rd term in vote he called ‘a formality’

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Kigali, Aug 5 (AP) - Rwanda's longtime President Paul Kagame has easily won a third term in office in what he had called "a formality." He faces another seven years leading the small East African nation praised for its economic performance but criticized for its silencing of opponents.
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Myanmar troops arrest Rohingya suspects; 6 Buddhists killed

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Yangon, Aug 5 (AP)- Security forces in Myanmar fired warning shots to disperse Muslim villagers while they were arresting four suspected insurgents in a western region where government troops have been accused of human rights violations against Rohingya minority, officials said Saturday.
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Justice Department promises to go after govt leaks

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Washington, Aug 5 (AP)- Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged on Friday to rein in government leaks that he said undermine American security, taking an aggressive public stand after being called weak on the matter by President Donald Trump.
The nation's top law enforcement official cited no...
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