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FILE PHOTO: China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea in this undated photo taken December, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

Wary of Trump, China ramps up navy

With President Trump promising a shipbuilding spree and unnerving Beijing with his unpredictable approach on issues including Taiwan and the South China Sea, China is pushing to narrow the gap with the U.S. Navy.

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Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

ATLANTA U.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump.

Iraqi forces push deeper into western Mosul as civilians flee

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, advancing in several populated southern districts after punching through the defenses of Islamic State's last major urban stronghold in Iraq a day earlier.

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