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Cuba in mourning after worst plane crash in nearly 30 years

HAVANA (Reuters) – Flags flew at half-mast in Cuba on Saturday marking the start of two days of national mourning while authorities worked to identify the corpses of more than 100 people who died in the crash of a Boeing 737 shortly after takeoff from Havana. Distressed relatives of victims of Friday’s crash, most of whom are Cuban, cried and ...

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Chinese land bomber in South China Sea, potentially escalating tensions over disputed zone

Chinese state media released a video showing a long-range nuclear-capable bomber landing on an island in the South China Sea for the first time, a move the Pentagon said raises tensions in the region years after China’s president pledged not to militarize the disputed area. A Washington think tank, CSIS,  says the bomber landed on Woody Island in the Paracel ...

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China Lands Nuclear Bombers on Disputed South China Sea Islands In Warning to American Rivals

China has flown nuclear bombers to several of its artificial islands in the South China Sea for the first time in an apparent warning to regional rivals—and the U.S. in particular—that its control over the area is non-negotiable. A Chinese air force press release said H-6K nuclear-capable bombers had landed on several islands and reefs as part of a training ...

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As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

BERLIN — Since Jan. 20, 2017, European leaders have managed U.S. relations with one eye on the clock, anxiously counting down the hours until President Trump’s term is up and hoping the core of the Western alliance isn’t too badly damaged in the meantime.  But as Trump’s aggressive rhetoric toward America’s closest allies has evolved into hostile action this spring, ...

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NYT: Donald Trump Jr. met with Gulf emissary at Trump Tower ahead of 2016 election

The Times identified the emissary as George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, and reported that he informed Trump Jr., President Donald Trump’s son, “that the crown princes who led Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were eager to help his father win election as president.” The newspaper reported that the social media expert, Joel Zamel, talked about how his company ...

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Israel and Evangelicals: New US Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance

Israel and Evangelicals: New U.S. Embassy Signals a Growing Alliance ImagePrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and David M. Friedman, the American ambassador to Israel, at the dedication of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem. “You’re running a country, you need friends,” Mr. Friedman said.CreditRonen Zvulun/Reuters By David D. Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Dias and David M. Halbfinger May 19, 2018 A ...

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