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Former top U.S. diplomats urge support for START

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former secretaries of state for five Republican presidents urged Senate Republicans to back the New START nuclear treaty with Russia, suggesting failure to do so could affect Moscow’s role on Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. Read more

Top U.S. military officer presses China over North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s push for new talks with North Korea is no substitute for action after Pyongyang’s deadly attack on a South Korean island, and Beijing should use its influence to calm the situation, the top U.S. military officer said on Wednesday. Read more