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Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia....

Senate panel narrowly backs Trump's choice for top diplomat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key Cabinet post....

White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government....

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight....

The Latest: Trump willing to work with Russia against IS
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):...

Icy, brief face-to-face meeting of Syria government, rebels
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Their seats remained empty for a few tense minutes after the Russia-Turkey-sponsored talks were officially inaugurated. Then, the Syrian rebel delegation finally walked into the room, marking what was supposed to be an ice-breaking first encounter....

Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns
BEIJING (AP) -- People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence....

China's birthrate rises after one-child policy loosened
BEIJING (AP) -- The number of births in China has risen nearly 8 percent in the year after the government loosened its unpopular one-child policy....

US lawmakers propose sanctions for Venezuela food corruption
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country....

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