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Pentagon backtracks on Syria border force

The Pentagon backpedaled Tuesday on the purpose of some funding under its 2019 fiscal year budget, saying it would be spent on securing the border between Jordan and Lebanon instead of the Iraq-Syria border, Anadolu reports.

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Britain to sail warship through disputed South China Sea

A British warship will sail from Australia through the disputed South China Seanext month to assert freedom of navigation rights, the UK’s defence secretary said on Tuesday in a move likely to irk Beijing.

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Total Works On Iran Gas Project Despite Uncertainty Over U.S. Sanctions

France’s supermajor Total SA continues to work on the South Pars gas project in Iran despite the uncertainty over potential new U.S. sanctions on Iran, Total’s chief executive Patrick Pouyanne told French newspaper Le Monde in an interview published on Tuesday.

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Russian fleets control ports of Lebanon

Russian media sources revealed that on Tuesday Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, instructed the Russian Defence Ministry to begin talks with its Lebanese counterpart to sign a military cooperation agreement between Russia and Lebanon.

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Macron to visit Corsica as demands for greater autonomy gain weight

Macron is to make his first visit Corsica on Tuesday as French president amid demands for greater autonomy for the Mediterranean island by nationalists who are in an unprecedented position of political strength.

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Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar brought to court

Two Reuters journalists accused of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act appeared in court on Tuesday, with prosecutors due to present more witnesses to determine whether they should be charged under the colonial-era law.

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Thai rights news conference called off after police warning

A news conference by a Thai rights group was called off on Tuesday following a police warning not to hold the event or risk violating a junta ban on public gatherings.

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ASEAN foreign ministers discuss smart cities at retreat

Southeast Asian foreign ministers opened informal talks Tuesday in Singapore to discuss plans to build a network of smart cities across the region and bolster cooperation to fight terrorism and transnational crime.

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In confronting North Korea, Trump risks disaster

Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was heavy on misleading claims and nationalist vitriol, yet rather light on foreign-policy chat. What Trump did discuss about global affairs, though, has already raised alarms.

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Trump tells GOP lawmaker at State of the Union that he’s ‘۱۰۰ percent’ for releasing classified memo on Russia probe

President Donald Trump was overheard Tuesday telling a Republican lawmaker he is “۱۰۰ percent” in favor of releasing a classified memo on the Russia investigation that has sparked a political fight pitting Republicans against the FBI and the Justice Department.

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Armed opponents’ boycott undermines Syrian peace conference

Syrian peace talks got off to a rocky start on Tuesday, with key opposition figures refusing to take part and the main Kurdish party absent, but the conference agreed to move ahead with plans to draft constitutional reforms.

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Vietnam lists U.S.-based Vietnamese group as ‘terrorist’ organisation

Vietnam listed a U.S.-based group still loyal to the now defunct state of South Vietnam as a terrorist organisation on Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) said.

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Melania Trump appears in public for first time since Stormy Daniels claims

Melania Trump faced the public and the media for the first time since reports emerged of her husband’s alleged affair with a porn actor, when she attended the State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

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۶ takeaways from Donald Trump’s first State of the Union speech

Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, a (very) lengthy speech in which he largely revisited his accomplishments over his first year in office and offered a handful of proposals he’d like to see considered in the coming year.

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Syria congress begins in Russia but key players absent

Russia’s showpiece congress aimed at bringing Syria’s seven-year war closer to an end will go ahead on Tuesday, despite the country’s main opposition group and Kurdish minority saying they would boycott the event.

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South Korea says still pushing forward on other projects with North Korea

South Korea will go ahead with other Winter Olympics projects with North Korea despite Pyongyang calling off a joint cultural performance that was less than a week away, a South Korean government official said on Tuesday.

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