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Trump, Kim Jong Un meet, shake hands in Panmunjom

US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), met and shook hands on Sunday in the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom, a live broadcast showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 15:01:17

S. Korean president says Trump, Kim Jong Un to meet, shake hands in Panmunjom

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), will meet in the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 12:33:35

Russian, US diplomats to negotiate on New START extension: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump had asked their foreign ministries to begin talks on the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/30 8:55:53

Stakes run high as Xi, Trump move to ease trade tensions

When President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump meet Saturday on the sidelines of the ongoing G20 summit in Japan, the world will be watching closely.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/28 21:48:40

Fossil of extinct giant wombat discovered in Australia

The fossilized jaw of a diprotodon, a member of Australia's now extinct megafauna, has been uncovered in a remote location in southern New South Wales State, the Australian Museum said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/28 12:46:27

Source of inter-galactic radio wave discovered in "big breakthrough"

Researchers from Australia's peak scientific agency have determined the location of a one-off burst of powerful cosmic radio waves in a world-first.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/28 11:30:30

Xi agrees to pay state visit after meeting with Abe

It's a rainy and gloomy day in Osaka - where the G20 Summit will be held - on Thursday, but China's relations with Japan are warming up, marked by the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 23:41:36

Trump criticizes Japan defense pact again

US President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the US-Japan security alliance, saying "if we're attacked, Japan doesn't have to help us at all," which analysts believe is Trump's way of trying to squeeze Japan to pay more for the cost of US military presence in Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/27 21:33:41

Malaysia busts attempt to smuggle thousands of terrapins

Malaysian customs officers arrested two Indian men attempting to smuggle over 5,000 terrapins through the country to be sold as pets, officials said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/27 20:18:41

Venezuela says it thwarted 'violent plots' against govt

Venezuelan officials have derailed "violent plots" to overthrow the government, which included one to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro, Communications and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua-AFP | 2019/6/27 19:18:40

Tokyo Olympics organizers planning to allow plastic bottles in venues

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are planning to allow spectators to take drinks in plastic bottles into venues as part of anti-heat measures, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/27 17:08:07

Xi sends congratulatory letter to first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a congratulatory letter to the first China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, which opened Thursday in Changsha, capital city of central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/27 15:29:23

Trump rules out possibility of meeting DPRK's Kim during Asia trip

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will not meet with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un during his Asia trip this weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/27 10:31:34

Putin, Trump to hold talks at G20 summit: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will hold a meeting on Friday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) summit, during which they will discuss a number of bilateral and regional issues, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/27 10:18:13

Moon denies 'stalemate' in US-North Korea nuclear talks, stresses patience

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday dismissed the idea that nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington had stalemated but stressed patience was needed to bridge a 70-year "sea of mistrust."
Source: Agencies | 2019/6/26 22:18:43

Medical technique

A doctor (center) from Turkey demonstrates the technique of needle insertions in the spine during a spine surgery workshop at the University of the Philippines in Manila on Wednesday, as part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques Congress.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/26 22:18:41

Canada's attempt to pressure China at the G20 will be futile: Chinese analysts

Chinese experts warned on Wednesday that if Canadian officials attempt to seek help from the US in exerting pressure on China at the upcoming G20 summit, it will be futile. And bilateral ties could further worsen, unless Canadian officials stop their wrongful and provocative words and deeds, they said.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/26 22:18:41

Safe landing

The Soyuz MS-11 capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency lands in a remote area outside Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/25 23:28:40