Australia latest US ally to join China-backed infrastructure bank

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Australia latest US ally to join China-backed infrastructure bank

Australia said Wednesday it will join the new Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member, contributing Aus$930 million (US$719 million) in paid-in capital over five years.

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Japan unveils $110 bln plan to fund Asia infrastructure, eye on AIIB

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Japan unveiled a plan on Thursday to provide $110 billion in aid for Asian infrastructure projects, as China prepares to launch a new institutional lender that is seen as encroaching on the regional financial clout of Tokyo and its ally Washington.

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Cameron builds cabinet with Europe in focus

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David Cameron has put his closest political ally, George Osborne, in charge of the project that matters most to his political legacy: renegotiating Britain’s European Union membership. Control Risks Senior Europe Analyst David Lea shares his thoughts with Mark Barton and Manus Cranny on “Countdown.”

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Former Christie ally pleads guilty in bridge scandal

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David Wildstein, a former senior appointee to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleads guilty to criminal charges relating to the ''Bridgegate'' scandal.

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United bans researcher from flight after 'joke tweet'

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United Airlines banned a security researcher from a flight after he tweeted that he might be able to hack the aircraft's systems.

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U.S. rebalance to Asia begins with major military drill in Philippines

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Philippine and U.S. soldiers began their biggest combined military exercise in 15 years on Monday, in a demonstration of Washington's commitment to its long-time ally as it rebalances to Asia in the face of China's expansion in the South China Sea.

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Car bomb kills three outside US consulate in Iraq

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Car bomb kills three outside US consulate in Iraq

A car bomb killed three people on April 17 outside the US consulate in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, a ally of Washington in the war against Islamic State, which claimed the attack.

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Obama says a weakened Israel would be 'failure' of his presidency

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Obama says a weakened Israel would be 'failure' of his presidency

US President Barack Obama has said that a weakened Israel would be a "fundamental failure of my presidency," affirming solidarity with its long-time ally despite recent differences over the Iran nuclear deal.

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Why arming U.S. allies can be like sending weapons straight to the enemy

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The United States has a long tradition of arming its allies to advance Washington’s foreign policy. In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the United States the “arsenal of democracy” as he pledged thousands of ships, tanks and warplanes to countries battling Nazi Germany.

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Australia said to allow negotiations to join China-led bank

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Australia said to allow negotiations to join China-led bank

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s cabinet approved negotiations to join China’s development bank, a government official said, as Australia becomes the latest U.S. ally to support the Asian nation’s effort to boost its influence in the region.

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Syria's Assad says wants actions, not words from Kerry

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Syria's Assad says wants actions, not words from Kerry

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed on Monday remarks made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Assad should be included in negotiations to reach a political transition, saying "declarations from outside do not concern us".

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Interview: Netanyahu era "coming to an end," says former ally Lapid

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The era of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is ending, with Israeli voters clearly more concerned about economic and social issues than about security or fears over Iran, a leading election candidate said on Monday.

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As China circles, US-Thai military friendship stumbles

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As China circles, US-Thai military friendship stumbles

Perturbed by Thailand's coup, the United States has scaled back a showpiece joint military exercise with its Southeast Asian ally, but analysts say that with China circling for influence, Washington will not push the kingdom's generals too far.

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Greek leftists ally with right against bailout after huge election win

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Greek leftists ally with right against bailout after huge election win

Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday agreed to team up with a right-wing party to form a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures.

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Charlie Hebdo gunmen and ally killed in dramatic siege climax

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Charlie Hebdo gunmen and ally killed in dramatic siege climax

French elite forces killed the brothers behind the Charlie Hebdo massacre and an extremist ally in a dramatic finale to three blood-soaked days that left 17 people dead and shook the nation to its core.

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