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USA POLITICS: Trump Prepares to Make it Easier for American Gun Makers to Sell Small Arms

USA POLITICS: Trump Prepares to Make it Easier for American Gun Makers to Sell Small Arms

“There will be more leeway to do arms sales,” one senior administration official said. “You could really turn the spigot on if you do it the right way.”

The push fits both Trump’s support for the gun lobby espoused on the campaign trail and his “Buy American” agenda.

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IRAN POLITICS: Iran’s Missile Boat Warns Off US Warship in Sea of Oman

IRAN POLITICS: Iran’s Missile Boat Warns Off US Warship in Sea of Oman

“The American warship left the area with a warning and the announcement of the Falakhan missile boat’s timely presence in the region,” the statement said.

Iran’s naval patrols and US warships have been engaged in a series of face-offs in the Persian Gulf in recent months, where Washington has accused Iranian vessels of “harassing” American warships.

“The Persian Gulf belongs to the Islamic Republic and regional Muslim countries and the presence of US forces, as a foreign country in this region, is defensive and out of fear,” said IRGC Navy chief Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi.

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CAMBODIA POLITICS: 103-Year-Old Hong Inh Cambodian Becomes US Citizen

CAMBODIA POLITICS: 103-Year-Old Hong Inh Cambodian Becomes US Citizen

Hong Inh was the oldest of more than 10,000 people who took the oath of allegiance in a cavernous room at the downtown Convention Center in Los Angeles.

“She says she’s so excited and happy,” said her granddaughter, Siv Taing, 40, of Orange.

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CAMBODIA POLITICS: Hun Sen Attacks American’s Interests

CAMBODIA POLITICS: Hun Sen Attacks American’s Interests

Hun Sen, a former Khmer Rouge guerrilla who is now one of China’s closest allies, has ratched up steps against the United States this year from ending joint military exercises to demanding forgiveness of war-era debt from the 1970s.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Will Accept Dozen Central American Refugees Within Next Few Months: Sources

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia Will Accept Dozen Central American Refugees Within Next Few Months: Sources

Canberra pledged to take an unspecified number of Central American refugees under a deal struck with US president Barack Obama late last year.

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USA POLITICS: Global Leadership Part of US Foreign Policy DNA, While Russia ‘Defender & Advocate’: Henry Kissinger

USA POLITICS: Global Leadership Part of US Foreign Policy DNA, While Russia ‘Defender & Advocate’: Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger, born in Germany, served as secretary of state and national security adviser under the presidential Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin to Oliver Stone: Nobody Would Survive ‘Hot War’ Between Russia and US

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin to Oliver Stone: Nobody Would Survive ‘Hot War’ Between Russia and US

“I don’t think anyone would survive such a conflict,” Putin replied in a short Showtime teaser, a precursor to a documentary titled ‘The Putin Interviews’ that will be aired next week.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Threatened to Use Nukes? US CSCE Produces Wildest Claims in Push for Military Buildup

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia Threatened to Use Nukes? US CSCE Produces Wildest Claims in Push for Military Buildup

Some claimed Russia bears full responsibility for the death of an American OSCE monitor, Joseph Stone, who was killed on April 23 after the vehicle he was in struck a landmine in eastern Ukraine.

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MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal

MEXICO POLITICS: Mexico Presses Trump to Uphold NAFTA Trade Deal

U.S.-Mexican trade relations have been strained by Trump’s repeated vow to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement if he cannot secure better terms for U.S. workers and industry.

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USA POLITICS: US Allows al-Qaeda, Daesh Proliferation: Here’s Why

USA POLITICS: US Allows al-Qaeda, Daesh Proliferation: Here’s Why

“In Afghanistan US doesn’t want to defeat al-Qaeda, Daesh. They want them to serve as rationale for the occupation of Afghanistan,” Professor Dennis Etler.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: ‘Daesh US Product’: Hamid Karzai Says

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: ‘Daesh US Product’: Hamid Karzai Says

“First, Daesh comes to drive people away and then the US comes and drops that big bomb,” Karzai added, saying he was convinced that the use of the massive bomb “was a joint US-ISIS (Daesh) operation.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Blames US For Cyber Attack Against Him

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Blames US For Cyber Attack Against Him

Emmanuel Macron leading in pre-election polls with 62%, 38% for Le Pen. “A massive and coordinated piracy action” was launched, Macron’s camp announced.

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IRAQ POLITICS: US Firm in Iraq Ignores Theft, Alcohol Smuggling for F-16 Fighter Jets

IRAQ POLITICS: US Firm in Iraq Ignores Theft, Alcohol Smuggling for F-16 Fighter Jets

The fired investigators, Robert Cole and Kristie King, said they uncovered evidence Sallyport employees were involved in human trafficking for prostitution.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Negotiating With Russia to Buy Russian Missile Defense Systems to Help Defend Against Israeli, American Aggression

SYRIA POLITICS: Assad Negotiating With Russia to Buy Russian Missile Defense Systems to Help Defend Against Israeli, American Aggression

“It’s natural we should have such systems,” said Assad. “Israel has been committing aggressions on the Arab states surrounding it since its creation in 1948.”

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USA POLITICS: US to Test Missile With Ability to Shoot Down Missiles From North Korea

USA POLITICS: US to Test Missile With Ability to Shoot Down Missiles From North Korea

“Those who would challenge our resolve or readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and beat any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American response,” Pence told 2,500 sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier at the US Yokosuka naval base in Tokyo Bay.

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USA POLITICS: Mother of All Bombs: ‘Right Time’ to Use Huge Bomb in Afghanistan: US General

USA POLITICS: Mother of All Bombs: ‘Right Time’ to Use Huge Bomb in Afghanistan: US General

“Using this massive bomb cannot be justified and will leave a material and psychological impact on our people,” the Taliban, who compete with Islamic State in Afghanistan, said in a statement.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Military to ‘Ruthlessly Ravage’ US If American Aircraft Carrier Takes Aggressive Action

“Our toughest counteraction against the US and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive,” a statement from the military said.

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BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

Didier Reynders: “I can understand the reaction of American president following a chemical attack, and it’s not the first one. Decisions must go through the United Nations.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: 59% Germans Reject US Strike On Syrian Airbase: Poll

GERMANY POLITICS: 59% Germans Reject US Strike On Syrian Airbase: Poll

Moscow pointed out Syria eliminated its stockpiles of chemical weapons, which was confirmed by Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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USA POLITICS: New Emails Release: Clinton Still Haunted By #Emailgate

USA POLITICS: New Emails Release: Clinton Still Haunted By #Emailgate

“This further appears to contradict statements by [Hillary] Clinton that, ‘as far as she knew,’ all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department,” the watchdog said.

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