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PHILIPPINE: Rodrigo Duterte Says Allies Interests Will Be Considered During Talks With China

PHILIPPINE: Rodrigo Duterte Says Allies Interests Will Be Considered During Talks With China

Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his earlier pronouncement that “war is not an option.”

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ARGENTINA: Dante Caputo Back Suspending Sovereignty Claim Over Falkland/Malvinas Islands Until 2033

ARGENTINA: Dante Caputo Back Suspending Sovereignty Claim Over Falkland/Malvinas Islands Until 2033

And then in 2033 Dante Caputo said, “I would propose to the British prime minister of that time a review of the situation to see where we stand.”

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BOLIVIA: Chile Accused Of Racism By Bolivia

BOLIVIA: Chile Accused Of Racism By Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is also Aymara, blasted Chile on his Twitter account Tuesday.

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PAKISTAN: Islamabad Approaches UN Veto Members On Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK)

PAKISTAN: Islamabad Approaches UN Veto Members On Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK)

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry briefed ambassadors of the permanent members of the UN Security Council.

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IRAN: After Nuclear Deal, Iran Sticks To Wary Tactics In Key Gulf Waterway

IRAN: After Nuclear Deal, Iran Sticks To Wary Tactics In Key Gulf Waterway

“That (the nuclear deal) certainly has addressed one very important threat … but their other activity out here has not changed,” Votel said.

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BRAZIL: Brazil Dismisses Venezuela’s Presidency Of Mercosur Bloc

BRAZIL: Brazil Dismisses Venezuela’s Presidency Of Mercosur Bloc

Brazilian Foreign Minister, José Serra, has also criticized the government Nicolas Maduro, stating that there is no democracy in the country.

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CHINA: Court Issues Beijing Devastating Legal Blow Over South China Sea

CHINA: Court Issues Beijing Devastating Legal Blow Over South China Sea

The ruling also said China had caused permanent harm to the coral reef ecosystem in the Spratlys, charges China has always rejected.

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PALESTINE: Riyad Al-Maliki Asks France To Coordinate Successful Peace Conference

PALESTINE: Riyad Al-Maliki Asks France To Coordinate Successful Peace Conference

Oreikat called on the need to implement the already signed agreements and urged on stopping Israel’s illegal settlement policies in the Palestinian State.

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RUSSIA: NATO Escalating Cold War With Russia – Mikhail Gorbachev

RUSSIA: NATO Escalating Cold War With Russia – Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev: “They only talk about defence, but actually they are preparing for offensive operations.”

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ZAMBIA: Republic Of Zambia Withdraws Its Recognition Of SADR

ZAMBIA: Republic Of Zambia Withdraws Its Recognition Of SADR

Nasser Bourita, Kalaba said “the Government of the Republic of Zambia decided to withdraw its recognition of the self-proclaimed RASD and cut its diplomatic relations with this entity.”

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SOUTH SUDAN: Deng Alor Kuol Assures Diplomats Of Calm

SOUTH SUDAN: Deng Alor Kuol Assures Diplomats Of Calm

“On behalf of the President, the Foreign Minister urged the diplomatic community to remain in Juba and support the TGNU and the restoration of peace and security”, partly reads the statement.

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RUSSIA: Moscow Expels US Diplomats

RUSSIA: Moscow Expels US Diplomats

“We hope that they in Washington will realize all the viciousness of the aggressive anti-Russia line,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov warned.

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INDIA: France, US Back India Membership For Nuclear Suppliers Group

INDIA: France, US Back India Membership For Nuclear Suppliers Group

“France considers that India’s entry into the four multilateral export control regimes will bolster international efforts for combating proliferation.

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RUSSIA: Putin Says Russia Ready To Battle ‘Aggressive’ NATO

RUSSIA: Putin Says Russia Ready To Battle ‘Aggressive’ NATO

President Vladimir Putin sees NATO’s deterrence plans as hostile.

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INDIA: Cameron Assures Modi Of UK’s ‘Firm Support’ To India’s NSG Bid

INDIA: Cameron Assures Modi Of UK’s ‘Firm Support’ To India’s NSG Bid

India has been reaching out to NSG member countries seeking support for its entry.

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TURKEY: Jens Stoltenberg Of Nato Says Russia Violation Of Turkish Airspace ‘No Accident’ And ‘Unacceptable’

TURKEY: Jens Stoltenberg Of Nato Says Russia Violation Of Turkish Airspace ‘No Accident’ And ‘Unacceptable’

Nato says a plane also entered Turkish airspace on Sunday, an assertion Russia says it is looking into.

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TURKEY: Moscow Says ‘Navigation Error’ Caused Violation Of Turkish Airspace Near Syrian Border

TURKEY: Moscow Says ‘Navigation Error’ Caused Violation Of Turkish Airspace Near Syrian Border

“The Russian aircraft exited Turkish airspace into Syria after it was intercepted by two F-16s from the Turkish Air Force.”

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INDIA: Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel Sign Deal To Fast-Track Business Approvals

INDIA: Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel Sign Deal To Fast-Track Business Approvals

“I am glad that India will fast-track Indo-German business deals,” Angela Merkel added.

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NORTH KOREA: South Korea, North Korea Reached Agreement To Settle Dispute

NORTH KOREA: South Korea, North Korea Reached Agreement To Settle Dispute

John Delury of Yonsei University in Seoul said: “They both made compromises.” Read more.

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PAKISTAN: U.S. Warns Islamabad It Will Withhold $300 Million In Military Assistance

PAKISTAN: U.S. Warns Islamabad It Will Withhold $300 Million In Military Assistance

Since 2002 Pakistan has received $1 billion a year under U.S. program meant to reimburse it for costs fighting militants near the Afghan border. Read more.

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