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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 to lawmakers were his most direct warning that the deal could fall apart and risked ratcheting up tensions with the United States. President Donald Trump has repeatedly said he wants to scuttle the...
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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...
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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...
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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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Both Korean leaders, US signal turn to diplomacy amid crisis

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North Korea on Tuesday presented leader Kim Jong Un with plans to launch missiles into waters near Guam and "wring the windpipes of the Yankees," even as both Koreas and the United States signaled their willingness to avert a deepening crisis, with each suggesting a path toward negotiations.
The...
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