Japan Training To Seize Contested Islands From China

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A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Type 10 armoured tank fires during an annual training session near Mount Fuji August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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China Thinks Launching A Website Makes Its South China Sea Claim Legit

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Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

‘We have a pressing need to show the rest of the world that China has sovereignty’

'From Hamas with love' - AP

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Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement has politicians sweeping streets to show community spirit, activists distributing chocolates and cards signed ‘from Hamas with love’

SKorea starts naval firing drills amid tension - AP

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South Korean troops pushed ahead with naval firing drills Monday, a day after North Korea warned such exercises would aggravate already high tensions

South Korea says sound of artillery heard on island - AP

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Though it was not immediately clear where the round landed, earlier residents of the island were ordered to take shelter

War games - AP

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United States, South Korea press ahead with weekend military exercise plans amid North Korean taunts, threats

Deputy PM: Israel officials doubt peace reachable - AP

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Netanyahu on Monday offered to renew the moratorium if the Palestinians would recognize Israel as the Jewish homeland

Palestinians wait on decision to quit peace talks - AP

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The Palestinian president said Monday he would wait at least a week before deciding whether to quit Mideast peace talks

Israeli settlement slowdown to end at midnight - AP

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The midnight end of the building restrictions could mark the end of the Mideast peace talks launched at the White House less than a month ago

Chinese-Japanese diplomatic situation heating up - AP

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China premier threatens Japan over boat dispute

European Jewish Congress outraged by EU trade chief's anti-Semitic claims - AP

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The EU trade chief retracts his comments faulting Jews in Washington for preventing Mideast peace

Hamas among intractable issues in Mideast talks - AP

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To relaunch Middle East peace talks on Thursday, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders and their American mediators quietly agreed to push aside the question of Hamas

Obama, Netanyahu condemn killings as talks open - AP

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Standing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Obama condemned the killings on Tuesday of four Israelis who were shot

Palestinians learn about the Holocaust in Israel - AP

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Arab sentiment toward the Holocaust ranges from ignorance about its details to outright denial

Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance - AP

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U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China — an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D

British PM embroiled in diplomatic rows - AP

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In just a few days, new Prime Minister David Cameron has openly declared Britain is no more than the “junior partner” of the U.S., irritated Israelis by calling Gaza a prison camp and enraged Pakistanis by suggesting their country exports terrorism

Cameron calls for Turkey to join EU - AP

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The British PM also called Israel’s attack in May on a flotilla heading from Turkey to Gaza ‘completely unacceptable’

Israel eases Gaza blockade, will allow most goods - AP

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Israel dropped its long-standing restrictions on allowing consumer goods into the Gaza Strip on Monday

Mexico's drug war heats up near Arizona border - AP

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21 people were killed on Friday during a shootout just miles from the Arizona border

Israel to ease Gaza blockade - AP

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Israeli officials respond to intense pressure after international outcry over blockade of Gaza