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Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China
BEIJING (AP) -- In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy toward Asia....
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Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole....
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Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say....
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What US presidents said about ties with China and Taiwan
President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, a highly unusual and probably unprecedented move since the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in 1979 and shifted to diplomatic recognition of China under a so-called "one-China" policy....
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Duterte says Trump wished his drug crackdown 'success'
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties with America - a departure from Duterte's hostility toward the Obama administration....
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Colombia repatriates dead as airline's licensing questioned
RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) -- Victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes were flown home Friday as Bolivia's president called for "drastic measures" against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline's executives said should never have been attempted because of a possible fuel shortage....
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IS attack breaches militiamen's defenses in northern Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An official from Iraq's state-sanctioned Shiite militias says Islamic State militants have breached their defenses at a village west of the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar....
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Intense Syrian bombing of besieged Aleppo, troops advance
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds have pounded areas in the eastern rebel-held Aleppo enclave, killing at least three, according to opposition activists....
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Small Brazilian city prepares to bury remains of soccer club
CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) -- A small Brazilian city that was captivated by the rise of its modest soccer club planned on Saturday to bury the dead from a plane crash that claimed most of the team's players and staff....
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Iran condemns US senate vote to extend sanctions
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister condemned the U.S. Senate's extension of a piece of anti-Iran legislation, state TV reported Saturday....
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