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China tells US, North Korea to ‘hit the brakes’ on threats

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China is telling the U.S. and North Korea to "hit the brakes" on threatening words and actions and work toward a peaceful resolution of their dispute, in a sign of growing concern over the standoff on the part of Pyongyang's only major ally.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, that the two countries should work together to contain tensions and permit no one to "stir up an incident on their doorstep," according to a statement...

Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program

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Tehran, Aug 16 (AP) - Iran's president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. continues "threats and sanctions" against his country, which signed a landmark nuclear accord with world powers in 2015.
Hassan Rouhani's remarks...

Business leaders quit Trump panel

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel - the latest sign that corporate America's romance with Trump is faltering - after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"They're not taking...

Korea fight is latest conflict for indigenous people of Guam

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Hagatna, Aug 16 (AP) - The threatened missile attack by North Korea on Guam has prompted calls for peace from the island's indigenous people, who are weary of yet another conflict after enduring centuries of hostilities.
About one-third of the U.S. territory's 160,000 people identify as Chamorro...

Japanese siblings accept WWII soldier's flag from US veteran

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Higashishirakawa, Aug 15 (AP) - The former U.S. Marine knew the calligraphy-covered flag he took from a fallen Japanese soldier 73 years ago was more than a keepsake of World War II. When Marvin Strombo finally handed the flag back to Sadao Yasue's younger brother and sisters Tuesday, he...

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