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Trump says North Korean team to deliver letter from Kim

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WASHINGTON – A delegation of North Korean officials will hand deliver President Donald Trump a letter from Kim Jong-un, Trump said Thursday. The delegation, which held formal talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York Thursday, will deliver the letter on Friday in Washington, according to the American president. Trump said the talks in New […]

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DPRK’s Kim Yong-Chol arrives in U.S. to talk with Mike Pompeo

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Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), leaves a hotel in New York, the United States, May 30, 2018. Kim Yong Chol arrived in New York to talk with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

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Trump meets with U.S. celebrity Kim Kardashian to discuss prison reform

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WASHINGTON (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday met with reality TV star Kim Kardashian at the White House to discuss prison reform, attracting a lot of attention from U.S. media. Kardashian tweeted that the meeting was for Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old woman who was sentenced to life in prison in 1996 on cocaine […]

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S.Korea confirms ongoing preparatory talks for DPRK-U.S. summit

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SEOUL, May 31 (Xinhua) — South Korea’s foreign ministry on Thursday confirmed the ongoing preparatory talks for a summit between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, raising a possibility for the first-ever DPRK-U.S. summit to be held as scheduled. Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk told a press briefing that negotiations […]

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Palestinian envoy calls U.S. move in Security Council on attacks on Israel hypocritical

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UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) — Palestinian Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, on Wednesday called the U.S. attempt to obtain a Security Council reaction to the latest escalation between Israel and Gaza “hypocrisy,” given that previous clashes resulting in severe Gazan casualties had not been addressed. On Tuesday, the United States called for an […]

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French FinMin warns U.S. against “dangerous”, “unjustified” metal tariffs

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PARIS, May 31 (Xinhua) — French Finance Minister Bruno le Maire on Thursday warned Washington that European countries will take all necessary and firm measures if it imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe. “It will be the responsibility of the United States alone if they will increase steel tariffs without any justification, any […]

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Turkey, U.S. expected to agree on roadmap for Syria’s Manbij

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ANKARA (Xinhua) — Turkey and the United States are expected to agree on a roadmap for Syria’s Manbij when they meet in Washington next week. Militants of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) will leave Manbij within 30 days should the final deal be reached, state-run Anadolu Agency cited sources familiar to the bilateral meeting […]

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China tries to ease concerns over New Silk Road project

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BERLIN: China sought to ease Germany’s concerns over New Silk Road project and related initiatives, stressing that they are not intended to undermine the European Union. Speaking at a joint news conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China’s “16+1 initiative” with Central and Eastern European countries was […]

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Man admits “British Prince George attack” charges

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LONDON, May 31 (Xinhua) — An Islamic State supporter has admitted a string of terror charges after calling for attacks against British Prince George. Husnain Rashid, 32, hailing from Lancashire, on Thursday brought his trial at Woolwich Crown Court to a halt with a dramatic change of plea. Nearly two weeks into his trial, Rashid […]

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Mideast civil aviation demand in April lags behind global growth

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Middle East region, the International Air Transport AssociationDUBAI, May 31 (Xinhua) — Global passenger traffic data for April showed that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 3.9 percent year on year in the Middle East region, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. IATA said in a statement that […]

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