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Trump eyes China sanctions while seeking its help on North Korea

August 14, 2017
Peter Baker, Jane Perlez | The New York Times
In a diplomatic gamble, President Trump is seeking to enlist China as a peacemaker in the bristling nuclear-edged dispute with North Korea at the very moment he plans to ratchet up conflict with Beijing over trade issues that have animated his political rise.
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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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Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but makes clear he’s not happy about it

August 3, 2017
Abby Phillip, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
President Trump signed into law Wednesday legislation that will impose new sanctions on Russia, but he immediately expressed doubts about its constitutionality and criticized Congress for giving itself greater powers to prevent him from rolling back penalties aimed at Moscow.
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U.S. test-launches ICBM amid North Korea tensions

August 3, 2017
Ken Dilanian, Courtney Kube | NBC News
The U.S. military successfully test-launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from California early Wednesday, according to an Air Force spokesman — just days after North Korea's second test of an ICBM.
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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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WH: Trump to sign Russia sanctions bill

July 31, 2017
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
President Donald Trump has reviewed the final version of the Russia sanctions bill and intends to sign it, according to a White House statement.
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As relations worsen, Iran says U.S. sanctions may violate nuclear deal

July 19, 2017
David Sanger, Rick Gladstone | The New York Times
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, charged that the Trump administration’s attempt to reimpose sanctions on his country was a violation of the nuclear accord signed two years ago.
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