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Analysis: Donald Trump’s clash with Australia strains alliance

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For decades, Australia and the U.S. have enjoyed the coziest of relationships, collaborating on everything from military and intelligence to diplomacy and trade. Yet an irritable tweet President Donald Trump fired off about Australia and a dramatic report of an angry phone call between the nations’ leaders proves that the new U.S. commander-in-chief has changed the playing field for even America’s staunchest allies. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was left scrambling to defend his country’s allegiance to the U.S. after The…

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