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White House summoned Chinese ambassador to condemn provocations
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White House summoned Chinese ambassador to condemn provocations

(CNN)The White House summoned Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang on Thursday to condemn China’s “irresponsible” military activities near…
US officials frustrated at Moscow’s lack of substantive response to proposed prisoner swap
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US officials frustrated at Moscow’s lack of substantive response to proposed prisoner swap

US President Joe Biden’s administration officials are frustrated that Moscow has yet to respond in a meaningful way to their “substantial…
Russia planning to follow its Crimea playbook with annexation attempts in Ukraine, White House says
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Russia planning to follow its Crimea playbook with annexation attempts in Ukraine, White House says

Russia is forming plans to annex more parts of Ukraine, repeating a playbook it used in the 2014 annexation of Crimea to seize…
Putin to make rare international trip as he visits Iran
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Putin to make rare international trip as he visits Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Tuesday make just his second international trip since his invasion of Ukraine in February…
US cancels planned missile test to avoid misunderstanding during “heightened tensions” in Ukraine
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US cancels planned missile test to avoid misunderstanding during “heightened tensions” in Ukraine

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin canceled a planned test of the Minute Man III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile that was…
Pentagon: Russian push toward Kyiv, including large military convoy, “remains stalled”
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Pentagon: Russian push toward Kyiv, including large military convoy, “remains stalled”

Russian forces moving toward Kyiv in the northern part of Ukraine, including a large Russian military convoy, “remain stalled,” Pentagon…
US concerned over Israel’s settlement activity: State Department
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US concerned over Israel’s settlement activity: State Department

The United States is deeply concerned about Israel's reported plans to build an additional 323 units in settlements in East…
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