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China Makes Bid for Influence at Munich Security Conference

There was much anticipation over the expected rivalry between the United States and China at a global security conference in Munich over the weekend, given a sense among global elites that the U.S. is withdrawing from the world, and China is growing in stature.

Yang Jiechi, member of China's political bureau, speaks at the 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 16, 2019. - The 2019 edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) takes place from February 15 to 17, 2019. THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Joe Biden Trashes America on World Stage

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is mulling a 2020 presidential run, trashed Trump administration policies on an international stage in Munich during the weekend.

Former US Vice President Joe Biden gives a speech at the 55th Munich Security Conference in Munich, southern Germany, on February 16, 2019. - The 2019 edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) takes place from February 15 to 17, 2019. (Photo by Sven Hoppe / DPA / AFP) / …

Netanyahu: ‘No Restriction’ on Defending Ourselves Against Syria Threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said Israel will not accept any limitation on its activities in Syria and will continue to defend its citizens, ahead of a visit to the Munich Security Conference, which he called “the most important security convention in the world.”

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Saudis, Israel Present United Front Against Iran Threat

Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi’ite Muslim power.

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Munich Conference Cancels Joint Session with Israeli, Iranian Ministers

Organizers of the Munich Security Conference hurriedly rearranged the agenda for their Sunday morning sessions, after Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he was relishing the original itinerary, on which he was scheduled to share a platform, unprecedentedly, with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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Trump’s First Win: Germany Hints at Compromises on Trade, Military

As President Trump finished his first 24 hours in office by attending an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to seek compromises with the new President on trade and military spending issues.

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EU Refugee Crisis Almost ‘Existential Threat’: John Kerry

The mass influx of refugees and other migrants into Europe spells a “near existential threat” to Europe, US secretary of state John Kerry said on Saturday. “The United States understands the near existential nature of this threat to the politics

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