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Soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) take part in a combat training in the Gobi desert in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China May 18. Picture taken May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s armed forces must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle, President Xi Jinping
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QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) – Syrian Kurdish leaders aim to secure a Russian-mediated political deal with President Bashar al-Assad’s government regardless of U.S. plans to withdraw from their region, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) fire rifles at a drone operated by Islamic State militants in
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BEIRUT (Reuters) – The future of Kurdish-led areas of northern and eastern Syria has been thrown into doubt by President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops who have helped to secure the region. FILE PHOTO: Kurdish-led militiamen ride atop military vehicles as they celebrate victory over Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria, October 17, 2017.
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RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – New Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued an executive order on Wednesday making the Agriculture Ministry responsible for deciding on lands claimed by indigenous peoples, in a victory for agribusiness that will likely enrage environmentalists. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro gestures after receiving the presidential sash from outgoing President
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro, who has vowed to crack down on political corruption, violent crime and ignite a moribund economy with deregulation and fiscal discipline, will be sworn in as Brazil’s president on Tuesday. Supporters of Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro carry a banner with his portrait as they gather outside the
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