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Beijing warned Hanoi that it would attack Vietnamese bases in the Spratly Islands if drilling continued, the BBC says.
Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon are pushing back against Scaramucci as White House communications chief, NBC reports.
Trump's lawyers are looking for ways to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, the Washington Post and New York Times reported.
Shell firms linked to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort owed as much as $17 million to pro-Russian interests, the New York Times reported.
The lack of progress at Wednesday's U.S.-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue may be indicative of further tensions on trade.
Indonesia is defending its maritime rights within the South China Sea in a perceived move against Chinese encroachment.
One year after a military coup attempted to oust him, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's position appears iron-clad.
Last week's talks between Trans-Pacific Partnership states demonstrated members' commitment to a deal despite the many challenges ahead.
Manila's relationship with Beijing may be tested if Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte resumes energy exploration in the South China Sea.
As the 11 remaining TPP states discuss how to ink a trade deal without Washington, certain member states still need convincing to stay on board.