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Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words "radical Islamic terrorism." He accused the foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton of corruption for accepting charitable contributions from Saudi Arabia and chastised first lady Michelle Obama for not covering her head during a visit to the Kingdom.
Now that he's president, Trump has changed his tune.
The president now finds himself adjusting to the nuances of Middle East...
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Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out ‘Islamic extremism’

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Riyadh, May 22 (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday implored Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries to extinguish "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region, describing a "battle between good and evil" rather than a clash between the West and Islam.
In a pointed departure from his...
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Rouhani, a man of the Islamic Revolution, opens Iran to West

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As Iran's chief nuclear envoy, Hassan Rouhani earned the nickname "diplomat sheikh" when negotiators in 2004 reached a deal that saw the Islamic Republic halt all its enrichment of uranium.
Over 10 years later, it would be Rouhani as president who would strike a bargain with world powers to again...
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Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

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Riyadh, May 21 (AP) - President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia's lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a...
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Brazil's leader mounts defense to save his presidency

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Rio De Janeiro, May 21 (AP) - Fighting to save his job amid a mushrooming corruption scandal, Brazilian President Michel Temer told the nation Saturday that an incriminating audio recording of him had been doc-tored.
"That clandestine recording was manipulated and doctored with (bad) intentions,"...
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