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Trump to make 2-day visit to S. Korea from June 29: Blue House access_timeJune 25

SEOUL–U.S. President Donald Trump will make a two-day visit to South Korea this weekend, the South Korean presidential Blue House said Monday. Blue House spokesperson Ko Min-jung told a press briefing that Trump will officially visit South Kor...

mp to make 2-day visit to S. Korea from June 29: Blue House access_timeJune 24

SEOUL–U.S. President Donald Trump will make a two-day visit to South Korea this weekend, the South Korean presidential Blue House said Monday. Blue House spokesperson Ko Min-jung told a press briefing that Trump will officially visit South Kor...

Nigeria confirms 42 Boko Haram fighters killed in multilateral operation access_timeJune 23

ABUJA–Nigerian defense authorities on Saturday confirmed at least 42 Boko Haram fighters had been killed in a clearance operation against the terror group along the Lake Chad fringes. The operation on Friday was carried out by the Multinationa...

DRPK leader Kim Jong Un receives letter from Trump access_timeJune 23

PYONGYANG–Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has received a personal letter from U.S. President Donald Trump, the country's official Korean Central News Agency reported on Sunday. After reading t...

19 injured in Sichuan 5.4-magnitude quake access_timeJune 23

CHENGDU– At least 19 people were confirmed injured after a 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Gongxian County in southwest China's Sichuan Province Saturday, local authorities said Sunday. The injured have been rushed to hospitals for treatme...

Iraqi, French FMs hold phone call over ties, regional tensions access_timeJune 23

BAGHDAD–Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim on Saturday held a phone call with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian over bilateral ties and regional tensions amid rising U.S.-Iran tensions. A statement by the Foreign Ministry said al...

President Xi Jinping departed here Friday for home access_timeJune 21

PYONGYANG–General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chinese President Xi Jinping departed here Friday for home after concluding a two-day state visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

South African president vows to reduce crime by half in decade access_timeJune 21

CAPE TOWN –South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called for concerted efforts nationwide to reduce the violent crime in the country at least by half in the next decade. "Let us therefore work together to ensure that violent ...

Mexican airline offers migrants one-dollar fares to return home access_timeJune 21

MEXICO CITY– Mexican airline Volaris on Thursday launched a promotion that offers Central American migrants one-dollar fares, plus tax, to return home. The program, called "Reuniting Families," is for those who "want to voluntar...

Xi arrives in DPRK for state visit access_timeJune 20

YONGYANG– General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Thursday for a state visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). The DPRK visit, Xi'...

Four charged over MH17, Russia slams 'unfounded allegations' access_timeJune 20

NIEUWEGEIN– International investigators on Wednesday charged three Russians and a Ukrainian with murder over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the first people to face justice over the tragedy five years ago in which 298 people ...

Senior police commander, 3 militants killed in clash in E. Afghanistan access_timeJune 19

SHARANA,Afghanistan– A senior police officer and three militants have been confirmed dead as clash erupted in Yahya Khil district of Afghanistan's eastern Paktika province on Wednesday, provincial police spokesman Shah Mohammad Aryan sai...

S.Korea to provide 50,000 tons of rice to DPRK access_timeJune 19

SEOUL–South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, the country's top policymaker in charge of inter-Korean affairs, told a televised press briefing Wednesday that his country will provide 50,000 tons of rice to the Democratic People's...

Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN access_timeJune 19

GENEVA–More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN said Wednesday. In its annual global trends report, the United Nations...

Japan quake causes minor tsunami, 16 hurt access_timeJune 19

TOKYO– A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, sparking a tsunami advisory that was later lifted with no reports Wednesday of major damage and only a handful of light injuries. The nation's meteorological agency had warned Tuesday ...

Xi calls for new development of China-DPRK relations in new era access_timeJune 19

BEIJING– Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, on Wednesday called for new development of relations between China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...

5 killed, 7 injured in hospital firing in eastern Pakistan access_timeJune 18

ISLAMABAD– At least five people were killed and several others injured after two groups clashed inside a hospital in Nankana Sahib district of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, local media reported Tuesday. According to the reports, the ...

Egypt's former president Morsi buried in Cairo access_timeJune 18

CAIRO–Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried in Cairo on Tuesday, his lawyer said, a day after he collapsed in court and died.Rights groups called for an independent probe into the detention conditions and dea...

11 killed in China earthquake access_timeJune 18

CHINA–At least 11 people were killed and 122 others sustained injuries after an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday night. According to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CEN...

17 killed, 1 missing after passenger boat capsizes in waters off central Indonesia access_timeJune 18

JAKARTA–The number of death toll of a sinking boat in water off western Indonesia's East Java province on Monday climbed to 17 with another still missing, a senior rescuer said on Tuesday. The boat heading to Kalianget sub-district overtur...