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US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit

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The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump's concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. will halt...
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Think Saudi Arabia Wants Women To Be Equals? They Don't | Opinion

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It's done nothing to stop women being denied the smallest of freedoms, yet Saudi Arabia has served on the UN Human Rights Council for over a decade.
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AP EXPLAINS: War games between South Korea and United States

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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - President Donald Trump promised to end “war games” with South Korea, calling them provocative, after meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week. His announcement appeared to catch both South Korea and the Pentagon by surprise. A brief explanation of the military exercises:
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THE DRILLS
The U.S. and South Korea hold major joint exercises every spring and summer in South Korea.
The spring one - actually two overlapping exercises called Key Resolve and Foal Eagle - includes live-fire drills with tanks, aircraft and warships. About 10,000 American...
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Trump says North Korea 'no longer' a threat

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Returning to Washington on Wednesday, President Donald Trump amped up claims of a highly successful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as Democrats ' and even some Republicans ' grew increasingly skeptical about what had been accomplished in Singapore.
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US seeks to assuage Asian allies after North Korea summit

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SEOUL, South Korea - The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump's concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump's top diplomat insisting the president hadn't backed down from his firm line on North Korea's nukes.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meeting with top South Korean and Japanese diplomats, put a more sober spin on several moves by Trump after his summit with Kim that had fueled unease from Washington to Tokyo and Seoul.
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Pat Buchanan: Behind Trump's exasperation

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At the G-7 summit in Canada, President Donald Trump described America as 'the piggy bank that everybody is robbing.'
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‘A Lot of People Have Done Bad Things.' President Trump Downplays North Korea's Human Rights Abuses

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Responding to concerns that his first face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong Un glossed over the North Korean leader's human rights record, President Donald Trump on Wednesday night downplayed allegations of the regime's brutality.
In an interview with Fox News' Brett Baier on Air Force One as he was leaving Singapore, Trump brushed aside Kim Jong Un's oppression of his people, according to transcriptions by The Hill. “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people have done some really bad things,” Trump said, adding, “I mean, I could go through a lot of nations where a lot of bad things were...
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