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    China, Trump at Odds Over Venezuela Solution

    They’re choosing sides. With at least 125 people dead after months of protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, President Donald Trump took aim at the ruling government, promising more sanctions and “further action” during an inflammatory U.N. speech that also threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. Venezuelan officials dismissed Trump before the speech as having “white supremacist ideas.” Meanwhile, China’s foreign minister said at a sideline meeting that his country, long an ally of Venezuela, believes the issues can be resolved peacefully, and promised to continue China’s strategic partnership with Maduro.

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