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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Protesters, police clash after Washington criticizes Bahrain arrest

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Protesters clash with police near Bahrain's capitol one day after the nation's main ally, Washington, criticizes the government's detention of a leading opposition figure.

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Japan PM wants more defence ties with US, Australia

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday he wanted deeper defence ties with the United States and Australia to ensure peace throughout the Asia-Pacific region, in remarks likely to irk Beijing.

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Pakistan wins China investment worth US$42b

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Pakistan wins China investment worth US$42b

China promised neighbouring Pakistan investment worth US$42 billion, an official said, as Islamabad promised to help Beijing fight what it calls a terrorist threat in its far-west.

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Courting liberals, Clinton takes tougher line on big business

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Courting liberals, Clinton takes tougher line on big business

Long viewed as an ally by Wall Street, likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton has increasingly been taking banks and big business to task while on the campaign trail for Democrats across the country.

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Russia loses oil ally in De Margerie after Moscow crash

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Russia loses oil ally in De Margerie after Moscow crash

Christophe de Margerie’s last act as chief executive officer of Total SA (FP) left no room for doubt about his feelings toward Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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US military airdrops weapons, ammunition to Kurds near Kobane

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The American military for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in the battleground city of Kobane, US Central Command said on Sunday, in a move likely to anger key ally Turkey.

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Serbia salutes Putin but sees future with Europe

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Serbia salutes Putin but sees future with Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin is guest of honour at a military parade in Belgrade on Thursday to mark 70 years since the city's liberation by the Red Army, a visit loaded with symbolism as Serbia walks a tightrope between the Europe it wants to join and a big-power ally it cannot leave behind.

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Putin takes centre stage at Asia-Europe summit

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Putin takes centre stage at Asia-Europe summit

As the leaders of Asia and Europe meet in Milan, the spotlight will fall on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko who are due to hold face-to-face talks at the ASEM summit.

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