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AP News Guide: Potential for escalation in Syria abounds
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AP News Guide: Potential for escalation in Syria abounds

BEIRUT (AP) — With the Middle East on edge and many fearing inadvertent triggering of a regional war, it's easy to forget that not so long ago President Donald Trump shocked advisers by declaring his intention to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and "let others take care of it now." Now, Trump is threatening imminent…

Xi vs Trump: Who has the better hand in potential trade war?
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Xi vs Trump: Who has the better hand in potential trade war?

BEIJING (AP) — The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas. But while President Donald Trump faces continuing churn in his administration and a tough challenge in midterm congressional elections, China's Xi Jinping leads an outwardly stable authoritarian…

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U.S. looking at potential new sanctions against Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering new sanctions against Russia in response to election meddling and a devastating cyber attack last year, senior U.S. officials said on Wednesday, pushing back against criticism that it has been slow to act. Both Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress, which nearly unanimously passed a new…