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DPRK leader hopes to hold 2nd summit with Trump rapidly: S.Korean president

​South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un had expressed his hope to rapidly hold his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump during the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang.

Former Malaysian PM Najib faces more than 20 fresh charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Thursday with more than 20 counts of corruption and money laundering in connection to the case of state investment fund 1MDB.
 

Massive 2013 oil spill in North Dakota finally cleaned up

5 years and almost $100 million later, cleanup is complete on a massive oil pipeline leak in North Dakota that has been called one of the biggest onshore spills in U.S. history, industry and state officials said Wednesday.

S.Korean president's approval rating rebounds after summit with DPRK leader

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's approval rating rebounded this week thanks to a summit with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un, a weekly survey showed Thursday.

Japan's Abe wins 3rd consecutive term as ruling party president

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a third consecutive term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in an election on Thursday.

Trump's former national security adviser to be sentenced on Dec. 18

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, is set to be sentenced on Dec. 18, one year after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

Death toll rises to 37 from storm Florence in U.S. East Coast

The death toll from storm Florence has risen to at least 37 in the U.S. East Coast, including two mental health patients drowned in a van overtaken by floodwaters, local media reported Wednesday.

Pompeo says ready to transform U.S.-DPRK ties immediately

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the United States is ready to transform its relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) immediately.

At least four injured in court shooting in Pennsylvania

At least four people were injured following the shooting at a judge's office on Wednesday afternoon in U.S. state of Pennsylvania, the authorities said.

Former Malaysian PM Najib detained, to face fresh charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was detained by the anti-corruption body on Wednesday, to face fresh corruption charges related to state investment fund 1MDB.

India approves ban on instant divorce among minority Muslims

In a landmark move, the Indian government Wednesday approved a ban on triple talaq, a prevalent practice of instant divorce common among the country's minority Muslims, by passing an executive order.

Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick seeks FBI probe

Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who has accused U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is asking for an FBI investigation before a Senate hearing.

8 rushed to hospital, 24 treated at scene after Sydney hotel chemical leak

A chemical leak at a luxury Sydney hotel on Wednesday has seen eight people taken to nearby hospital and 24 others treated at the scene, a New South Wales State Ambulance spokesperson said.

South Korean first lady visits Pyongyang hospital, music university

Kim Jung-sook, wife of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, visited the Okryu Children's Hospital and Kim Won Gyun University of Music in Pyongyang on Tuesday afternoon on the sidelines of the third inter-Korean summit this year.

Leaders of two Koreas agree to denuclearize peninsula at Pyongyang summit

Leaders of the two Koreas agreed Wednesday to end military tensions and try to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Defense chiefs of S.Korea, DPRK sign agreement on military affairs at Pyongyang summit

​Defense chiefs of South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) signed an agreement on military affairs Wednesday at the Baekhwawon State Guest House in Pyongyang.

Leaders of two Koreas sign document after second face-to-face talks in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday signed a document after their second face-to-face dialogue in Pyongyang.

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military base in Poland

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States is weighing the idea of establishing a permanent military base in Poland, a proposal raised by visiting Poland leader.

UN envoy asks for implementation of deal on demilitarized zone in Idlib

UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday asked for the quick implementation of a Russia-Turkey agreement to set up a demilitarized buffer zone in Syria's Idlib province.

Most Trump voters believe Republicans will win midterm elections: poll

Most U.S. voters backing President Donald Trump "don't believe there is anything at stake" for the Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, according to a private survey released by media on Tuesday.

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