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Kerry seeks to calm South China Sea tensions

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(Naypyitaw)- Already scrambling to confront multiple simultaneous international crises, the Obama administration stepped up efforts Saturday to avert another, as US Secretary of State John Kerry called on China and its smaller neighbours…

US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

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(Washington) - The United States has blocked Iran's pick for envoy to the United Nations, a rare diplomatic rebuke that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw in relations. The Obama administration…