China warns U.S. taking world to brink of ‘new Cold War’ over coronavirus

The United States is pushing China to the brink of a “new Cold War,” China’s foreign minister said as officials in the world’s two largest economies continue trading barbs over each other’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump to withdraw from Open Skies Treaty

President Trump plans to withdraw from another major arms control agreement, the Open Skies Treaty, citing Russia’s violations of the pact.

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US increases military pressure on China as tensions rise over pandemic

The US is upping military pressure on China amid increased tensions over the South China Sea and accusing Beijing of seeking to leverage the coronavirus pandemic to extend its sphere of influence in the region.

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Iran’s Rouhani pledges “crushing response” if U.S. extends arms embargo

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened a “crushing response” on Wednesday if the United States goes ahead with plans to extend an embargo on Iranian trade of conventional arms, which the United Nations is set to lift later this year.

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US Navy sails warship into Barents Sea for the first time in three decades

The US Navy sailed three destroyers into the Barents Sea off Russia’s Arctic coast Monday, the first time Navy ships have operated in the area since the mid-1980s, the height of the Cold War.

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Amid health worries, Kim Jong Un’s role looms large

New rumors about Kim Jong Un pour in daily. The North Korean leader is dead. Or he’s very ill. Or maybe he’s just recuperating in his luxury compound.

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