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White House team to leave for Singapore for possible Trump-Kim summit

​A White House team will leave as scheduled for Singapore this weekend to prepare for a possible summit between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un.
 

World Health Assembly agrees to reduce snake-bite victims

​The World Health Assembly (WHA), just closed Saturday, has agreed to a resolution that aims to reduce the number of people around the world who are either killed or are physically or mentally disabled by snakebites.
 

Moon, Kim discuss inter-Korea ties, DPRK-U.S. summit in Panmunjom

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un held their second summit in Panmunjom on Saturday.

Trump administration reaches deal to keep ZTE in business

​The Trump administration has briefed US lawmakers about the outlines of a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE back in business, Reuters reported on Friday citing a senior congressional aide.

Trump says U.S.-DPRK summit likely remains as scheduled

U.S. President Donald Trump said here on Friday that the United States will possibly reinstate the meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un.

Trump says U.S. now talking to DPRK, meeting could still happen

​U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States is talking to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and his planned meeting with the country's top leader Kim Jong Un could still happen after he canceled it on Thursday.

Russia says missile that downed MH17 likely belonged to Ukraine

The missile that downed Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) in 2014 over Ukraine "more than probably" belonged to the Ukrainian armed forces, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

Chinese businesses in Europe able to abide by GDPR: experts

The General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, has taken effect across the European Union, requiring businesses to take extra measures to protect the personal data of consumers.

Police seize 28 mln USD cash from apartments linked to Najib

​Malaysian police said on Friday that cash in various currencies seized from apartments linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak reached 114 million ringgit (28.6 million U.S. dollars), as the probe over the state fund 1MDB continued to expand.

2 suspects detonate bomb in Ontario restaurant injuring at least 15

Two unidentified men bombed an Indian restaurant in the Canadian city of Mississauga on Thursday, leaving at least 15 people injured, authorities said.

U.S. sanctions 9 individuals, entities related to Iranian airlines

The United States on Thursday sanctioned nine individuals and entities for allegedly "procuring export-controlled, U.S.-origin goods for sanctioned Iranian airlines," and designated them as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs).

DPRK says ready for talks with U.S. anytime after Trump cancels meeting

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday voiced surprise and regret over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to cancel his meeting with top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.

S. Korean president expresses deep regret over cancelled DPRK-U.S. summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his deep regret over the cancelled summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, Moon's office said early on Friday.

China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba.
 

EU says U.S. car import threat "difficult to understand"

The U.S. investigation into vehicle imports under Section 232 is very hard to understand, European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday. 

DPRK officially dismantles Punggye-ri nuclear test site

The DPRK on Thursday blew up the tunnels of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site located in the northeast of the country, and officially announced its dismantlement.

Recap of nuclear tests under Kim Jong Un

North Korea conducted a total of six confirmed nuclear tests at its site since 2006, including 4 during the tenure of Kim Jong Un as the DPRK's top leader since 2013.

DPRK dismantles its nuclear test site

After six underground nuclear tests conducted at Punggye-ri site, the DPRK dismantled the nuclear test site on May 24, 2018. Read further to understand more about the Punggye-ri nuclear test site and the six nuclear tests.
 

U.S. says to expel 2 Venezuelan diplomats in retaliation

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced a decision to expel two senior Venezuelan diplomats in the United States in retaliation of Venezuela's earlier expulsion of two U.S. diplomats.

Trump asks to consider national security investigation into automobile imports

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he has instructed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to consider initiating a national security investigation into automobile imports.

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