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Xi Tells Duterte China Will Work to Safeguard South China Sea Peace

[ad_1] DANANG, VIETNAM —  China will work with Southeast Asian countries to safeguard peace in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping said on Saturday in a meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who pledged to handle issues with Beijing in those waters bilaterally. China claims almost the entire strategic …

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Spain Rescues 251 Migrants in Mediterranean

[ad_1] BARCELONA, SPAIN —  Spanish authorities said they rescued 251 migrants, including children, on Saturday who were making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe. The people were saved “from five improvised vessels, all in the Alboran Sea,” Spain’s maritime safety authorities said on Twitter, referring to the westernmost portion of …

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US Honors 20 Million Former Service Members on Veterans Day

[ad_1] U.S. President Donald Trump honored the nation’s veterans Saturday, saying in a video message they are “this country’s greatest national treasure.” “On this wonderful Veterans Day, I want to express the incredible gratitude of the entire American nation to the millions and millions of veterans that bravely defended our …

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US Soccer Star Accuses Former FIFA President of Sex Assault

[ad_1] Hope Solo, the U.S. women’s soccer (football) team’s standout goalkeeper, says that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her in 2013 at an awards event. Blatter denied allegations Saturday that he had grabbed her backside, calling them “absurd.” Speaking with Portuguese newspaper Expresso on Friday, the 36-year-old Solo …

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