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Trump, Macron discuss Iran, DPRK over phone

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday discussed over phone issues concerning Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the White House said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/2 12:02:31

China welcomes DPRK, US, South Korea leaders' meeting at DMZ

China on Monday said it welcomed the recent trilateral meeting among leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the United States and the Republic of Korea in Panmunjom truce village.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/2 11:53:12

China praises historic Trump-Kim meeting; N.Korea says it's an 'amazing' event

China said Monday it welcomes the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Koran leader Kim Jong-un, after Trump took a historic step into North Korea and met Kim on Sunday, saying the meeting is constructive for solving the Korean Peninsula issue.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/1 20:38:41

Japan limits exports to S.Korea

Japan on Monday imposed restrictions on exports used by South Korea's chip and smartphone companies, ramping up long-simmering tensions between the US allies over the use of forced labor during World War Two.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/1 20:03:40

S. Korea to file suit with WTO against Japan's export restrictions

South Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung Yun-mo said Monday that his country will file a suit with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against Japan's export restrictions on materials key to South Korea's tech industry.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 18:06:55

Over 1 mln people advised to evacuate amid heavy rainfall in Japan

Japanese meteorological authorities issued evacuation orders and advisories to around 1.2 million people in southwestern Kyushu region on Monday, warning that heavy rain could cause landslides and flooding in low-lying areas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 14:20:48

DPRK's state media says breakthrough achieved in Kim-Trump meeting

The historic meeting between Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and US President Donald Trump at the truce village of Panmunjom made a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, DPRK state media reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 14:05:44

First China-Africa Economic, Trade Expo closes in central China

The first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo closed Saturday in Changsha, the capital city of central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 12:18:59

President Widodo officially declared winner of Indonesia's poll

Indonesia's general election commission or KPU on Sunday officially declared the pair of incumbent President Joko Widodo and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin as the winner of the April 17 presidential poll.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 11:04:59

UN chief welcomes announcement to resume DPRK-US working-level dialogue

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday welcomed the announcement that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States will resume working-level dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 9:45:06

Japan to resume commercial whale hunting amid criticism

Japan will resume commercial whaling Monday amid criticism from anti-whaling states and environmental groups after the country withdrew from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 9:34:33

China's mediation 'encourages' Kim, Trump to rebuild friendly atmosphere

The third meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un took place on Sunday in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of Panmunjom, which divides North and South Korea, with experts saying the historic event shows China's mediation has successfully encouraged the two sides to build an amicable relationship.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/30 23:23:40

New Zealand's single-use plastic shopping bags ban kicks in

The ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, which takes effect on Monday, is "a step towards healthier oceans and giving nature a hand," Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 20:23:43

Historic Panmunjom handshake aside, peace remains elusive but within reach

US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), made a historic handshake on Sunday in the truce village of Panmunjom.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 20:20:46

Sri Lanka faces legal challenges in bid to resume hangings

Sri Lanka's president is facing fresh legal challenges in his attempt to end a 43-year moratorium on capital punishment and start executing drug convicts, officials said Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/30 18:13:41

Thousands flee eruptions in PNG island

Volcanic eruptions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have forced 15,000 villagers in the country's northeast to flee their homes, aid agencies said Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/6/30 18:13:40

Japan to resume commercial whaling

Japanese fishermen will set sail on Monday to hunt whales commercially for the first time in more than three decades after Tokyo's controversial withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) triggered outrage from environmental groups.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/30 18:13:40

Trump crosses inter-Korean border as 1st sitting US president

US President Donald Trump crossed the inter-Korean border on Sunday to become the first sitting US president to step in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 17:08:56