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Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in his 1st visit to Vietnam
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Obama lifts decades-old arms ban in his 1st visit to Vietnam

By FOSTER KLUG U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner…

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Obama administration punches new holes in embargo on Cuba
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Obama administration punches new holes in embargo on Cuba

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN The Obama administration punched a new series of holes in the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba on Tuesday, turning a ban on U.S. tourism to Cuba into…

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UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years
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UN approves toughest sanctions on North Korea in 20 years

The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the toughest sanctions on North Korea in two decades, reflecting growing anger at Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test and rocket launch in defiance…

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