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International relations

US pushes for transatlantic coalition against China

Pompeo and Johnson signal united front after Britain's Huawei ban

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street in London on July 21.    © Reuters

WASHINGTON/LONDON -- As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson greeted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday outside 10 Downing Street, he cracked a topical joke.

"Social distance does not imply diplomatic or political distance," he said.

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