A 2014 photo shows shanty houses on a river bank in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Indonesian President Joko Widodo once pledged to close a fast-growing wealth gap.
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Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson suggested at his confirmation hearing that a Trump administration would be willing to wage a showdown over China's recent island building in the South China Sea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, shown during a joint news conference with his Moldovan counterpart following their meeting Tuesday in Moscow, said President-elect Donald Trump won a "convincing victory."
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China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland. The global elite have begun a week of earnest debate and Alpine partying in the Swiss ski resort, in a week bookended by two presidential speeches of historic import — Xi's remarks and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inaugural address.
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A waiter walks past a mural of Flight MH370 in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2016. The flight disappeared nearly three years ago with 239 people on board, and the search for the plane has now been suspended.