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US rules out military pact with Arab Gulf states

The US has ruled out a military pact with the Arab Gulf states citing the complexities of forming a treaty in the Middle East.<p>Ben Rhodes, the US deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, told Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane on Wednesday the US was committed to the defence of Gulf …

China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols in South China Sea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The U.S. is considering deploying aircraft and ships to contest Chinese claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Wednesday.<p>Options are on the table to fly surveillance aircraft and sail Navy ships nearby in a move that puts the U.S. directly into a …

The new cold war is here: Russians fear a U.S. invasion

<b>(RT/YouTube screenshot)</b><p>A new survey by the Levada Center think tank finds 59 percent of the population sees America as a “threat”<p>Dan Peleschuk<p>May 14, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>KYIV, Ukraine — US Secretary of State John Kerry had to work his diplomatic best in a …

Russia

L.A. sues Wells Fargo, alleging 'unlawful and fraudulent conduct'

Rigid sales quotas at<p>Wells FargoBank have driven employees to open unauthorized accounts for customers, sticking them with bogus fees and damaging their credit, according to a city of Los Angeles lawsuit that echoes a Times investigation.<p>The civil complaint, filed Monday in state court in Los …

Corruption

China says Philippines breaking code of conduct by building in South China Sea

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea by building on disputed islets, a move that comes after repeated criticism of China’s construction work.<p>China and the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed an …

Threats, tension and a history lesson: Rare look inside North Korea's DMZ

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> A barren road takes us to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea.<p>Most visitors see it from the South Korean side, however we're on the North Korean side looking south.<p>Our guide, Junior Lt. Colonel Nam Dong Ho, calls it "the most tense place on the …