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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-we, center, leaves after participating in the U.S. Taiwan Business Summit, Friday July 12, 2019, in New York.
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To calm China, the US government usually keeps Taiwan presidents low-profile when they visit. Not this time
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July 17, 2019
FILE - General Min Aung Hlaing talks to journalists at a meeting of ASEAN defense chiefs in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, March 5, 2014.
The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing's deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders and their families, are the strongest the United States has taken in response to massacres of minority Rohingyas
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By Reuters
July 16, 2019
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, front center, poses with members of the new Thai cabinet at Government House in Bangkok on July 16, 2019.
'Without amending the Constitution, there will be no full restoration to democracy in this country,' said Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit
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July 16, 2019
A logo is pictured outside the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters next to a stop sign, in Geneva, Switzerland.
WTO appellate ruling exposes the US to potential Chinese sanctions if it does not remove specific tariffs that violate WTO rules
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July 16, 2019
 man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019.
Threat comes after billionaire Trump supporter said US should investigate tech giant
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By VOANews
July 16, 2019
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Philippine activists have welcomed a new law against a range of acts of sexual harassment that the president signed but they say puts him in its crosshairs given his open history of crude sexual remarks and actions
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July 16, 2019
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha leads his 36 cabinet members to take their oaths in Bangkok, in front of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, July 16, 2019.
Prayuth Chan-ocha, who as army commander seized power in a 2014 coup and then served as junta leader and prime minister, returns to serve again as prime minister
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July 16, 2019