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The US president said expanded NATO operations could replace the US military presence in Iraq.

Trade deals and climate change are on the G20 agenda, but eyes are on the sidelines as Saudi Arabia's MbS meets Western leaders for the first time since Khashoggi's killing.

Explainer: Saudi-Canada relations before Riyadh's diplomatic spat

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Explainer: Saudi-Canada relations before Riyadh's diplomatic spat

It's unclear what Riyadh hopes to gain by its forceful diplomatic moves against Ottawa for criticising the arrest of women's rights activist Samar Badawi.

From Iran to UNESCO: Trump's Withdrawal Doctrine

Andrew Leber

From Iran to UNESCO: Trump's Withdrawal Doctrine

Comment: Trump's withdrawal of the US from landmark international agreements is little more than a fast-track to easy praise from Fox News and ...

It is, and always has been, 'the economy, stupid'

Marcus Montgomery

It is, and always has been, 'the economy, stupid'

Comment: Unless Trump finds a strategy for translating flashy statistics into tangible economic relief for low-income and middle class ...

Hadani Ditmars

Blame Canada: No blood for milk or lumber

Blog: Trade deals are tricky things, and the only thing worse than being an enemy of the US is being a former ally, writes Hadani Ditmars.

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Trump walks back on NAFTA campaign promise

Trump had promised to put American workers first by ending trade agreements but a phone call with the leaders of Mexico and Canada changed his ...

James Snell

Trump washes his hands of Syria

Comment: In his recent Times interview, Trump displayed a callous attitude to Syria, and reiterated his deeply flawed plan of a grand US-Russia ...

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