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What you need to know about Guam, the tiny American territory North Korea is threatening

August 10, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Amber Jamieson | BuzzFeed News
The tiny island of Guam, a US territory, was threatened as a target by North Korea on Tuesday after reports that the regime had created miniaturized nuclear warheads that fit onto long-range missiles.
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Trump’s threat to North Korea was improvised

August 10, 2017
Peter Baker, Glenn Thrush | The New York Times
President Trump’s aides knew he planned to deliver a tough message to North Korea on Tuesday, but they did not expect a threat that rivaled the apocalyptic taunts often used by his target, Kim Jong-un.
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North Korea calls Trump’s warning ‘nonsense’

August 10, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
Eamon Javers reports the latest on the escalating war of words between the U.S. and North Korea as well as President Trump's tweets about Mitch McConnell.
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Cuba says investigating 'incidents' concerning U.S. diplomats in Havana

August 10, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, Sarah Marsh | Reuters
Cuba said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations by the United States that unspecified "incidents" caused physical symptoms in Americans serving at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, after two Washington-based Cuban diplomats were expelled.
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Obama Weighs In on Kenyan Election, Urging Calm

August 8, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
Former President Barack Obama, emerging from partial seclusion more than six months after leaving office, weighed in on Monday about the tense political situation — not in the United States, but in his father’s home country, Kenya.
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Transcripts show how contentious Trump’s calls were with Mexican and Australian leaders

August 4, 2017
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Trump engaged in contentious telephone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia in his early days in office, pressing them to make concessions to satisfy his own domestic political needs in exchanges so sharp that he said talking to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was more pleasant.
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Tillerson tightens the reins at U.S. State Department

August 2, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month tightened his control over the State Department by taking back powers previously held by the top career foreign service officer, an action critics said would delay major decisions and marginalize career diplomats.
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Putin says U.S. must cut 755 diplomatic staff, more measures possible

July 31, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, Polina Devitt | Reuters
President Vladimir Putin said the United States would have to cut its diplomatic staff in Russia by 755 people and that Moscow could consider additional measures against Washington as a response to new U.S. sanctions approved by Congress.
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Pence travels to Baltic states to reassure allies and send message to Russia

July 31, 2017
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
Vice President Pence touched down in Estonia on Sunday on the eve of President Trump’s expected signing of legislation to impose broad sanctions against Russia, and said he came bearing a message from the president: “Russia’s destabilizing activities, its support for rogue regimes, its activities in Ukraine, are unacceptable.”
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