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At summit, South Korea's Moon seeks to play 'chief negotiator' between Kim, Trump

Next week’s inter-Korean summit will test whether South Korean President Moon Jae-in can pull off his role of mediator and salvage stalled nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington.

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China's foreign minister, head of state planner met with Venezuela's Maduro

China’s foreign minister and the head of the National Development and Reform Commission held a meeting on Friday with visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

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Britain says Russia interview is 'an insult', 'deeply offensive':  PM May's spokesman

Britain criticized on Thursday an interview with two Russians resembling men which it accuses of murdering a former spy, saying it was “an insult to the public’s intelligence” and “deeply offensive”.

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Turkey works with Russia on Idlib amid lull in air strikes

Turkey has said it is working with Russia and Iran to stabilize Syria’s rebel-held Idlib region, indicating continued efforts to avoid a Syrian government offensive in the area, where Ankara failed to secure a ceasefire last week.

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Russians in UK spy case say they wanted to see cathedral; Britain calls it 'lies'

Two Russians resembling men Britain accuses of jetting to England to murder a former spy said on Thursday that they were innocent tourists who had flown to London for fun and visited the city of Salisbury to see its cathedral.

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Serbian President says he wants EU membership guarantee as part of Kosovo deal

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he would seek a guarantee that his country would join the European Union in 2025 as part of any deal with neighboring Kosovo which would pave the way for both states to enter the bloc.

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Chinese official says China is educating, not mistreating, Muslims

China is not mistreating Muslims in Xinjiang province but is putting some people through training courses to avoid extremism spreading, unlike Europe, which had failed to deal with the problem, a Chinese official told reporters on Thursday.

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U.S. 'looking at situation' on China's Muslim crackdown: U.S. official

The United States is “looking at the situation” in China’s Xinjiang region where U.S. officials say there has been a crackdown on minority Muslims, a senior U.S. economic official said on Thursday.

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Hungary's Orban bets on growing anti-immigrant tide in latest EU standoff

The European Parliament’s vote to punish Hungary for flouting democratic standards works in Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s favor by letting him pose as a champion of national sovereignty against a remote Brussels elite as EU elections loom next year.

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