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Annual British monarch’s birthday celebrations sees latest royal Meghan Markle on parade

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II departs from Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday in London, Britain on June 9, 2018. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

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Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong meets DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un

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SINGAPORE, June 10 (Xinhua) — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), here on Sunday. Kim is here for the summit with U.S. President Donald Trump which is […]

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Trump arrives in Singapore for summit with Kim Jong Un

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SINGAPORE, June 10 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore Sunday evening for a summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on Tuesday. It will be the first meeting […]

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Trump casts North Korea summit as ‘one-time shot’ for Kim

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SINGAPORE: US President Donald Trump cast his Tuesday summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as a “one-time shot” for the autocratic leader to ditch his nuclear weapons and enter the community of nations, saying he would know within moments if Kim is serious about the talks. Trump said Saturday he was embarking on a […]

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Isolated Kim takes big gamble leaving home for Trump summit

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SINGAPORE: Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea’s leader as he leaves the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang and steps off a jet onto Singapore soil for his planned sit-down with President Donald Trump on Tuesday. There’s just no recent […]

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Putin says willing to meet Trump whenever US is ready

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QINGDAO, China: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he’s happy to meet with President Donald Trump once Washington is ready to hold the summit. Putin, speaking to reporters in Qingdao, China, where he attended a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, said he agreed with Trump’s expressions of concern about a renewed arms race. Putin […]

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Iran’s Rouhani criticizes US ‘unilateralism’ over nuclear deal

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QINGDAO, China: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized US “unliteralism” in withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and said he appreciated efforts by China and Russia to maintain the agreement. “The US efforts to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all,” Rouhani told the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation […]

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Jordan’s king, EU foreign policy chief review ailing economy

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AMMAN: King Abdullah II and visiting EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini have discussed Jordan’s economic challenges, meeting just days after protests against proposed tax increases brought down the Kingdom’s prime minister. The royal court said Saturday that the king and Mogherini reviewed reforms and economic programs meant to address the crisis. Incoming Prime Minister […]

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Russian, Ukrainian presidents discuss detainee swap

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MOSCOW  (Xinhua) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed the exchange of detainees in a phone call on Saturday. “They highlighted humanitarian issues, including the exchange of detainees. Vladimir Putin pointed out the importance of releasing the Russian journalists arrested in Ukraine without delay,” the Kremlin said in a press […]

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Erdogan slams Austria for shutting mosques

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ISTANBUL: Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday criticized Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz for its government’s decision to shut down seven mosques and expel 40 imams. “I am afraid that the steps taken by the Austrian prime minister would bring the world closer to a crusader-crescent war,” said Erdogan during an iftar dinner organized in […]

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