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Taiwan steps up probe into surveillance by pro-China media on island

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 01:16
Taiwan will step up its investigation of pro-Beijing newspapers accused by politicians on the self-ruled island of spreading fake news and surveillance activities that infringe national security, a security official said on Friday.
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U.S., North Korea to hold talks on second Trump-Kim summit

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 01:12
North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear diplomacy with the United States is expected to hold talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and could also meet President Donald Trump on Friday during a visit aimed at clearing the way for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.
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Chinese police must guard against 'color revolutions', says top official

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:27
China's police must focus on withstanding "color revolutions", or popular uprisings, and treat the defense of China's political system as central to their work, the top law-enforcement official said.
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Germany, China pledge to deepen pragmatic financial cooperation

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:22
Germany and China on Friday signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets, and pledged to further open market access and deepen their pragmatic cooperation to broaden economic ties.
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Australian police arrest man after killing of Israeli woman studying in Melbourne

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 00:13
A 20-year-old man was arrested over the killing of an Israeli university student who was walking home after a night out with friends in Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, police said on Friday.
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U.S. Navy chief does not rule out sending aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:52
The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a greater threat to U.S. warships than ever before, the chief of U.S. naval operations said on Friday.
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Former Singapore presidential candidate plans new opposition party

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:38
A former member of Singapore's ruling party and presidential candidate said on Friday he had applied to set up a new party, making a return to politics ahead of an election expected as soon as this year.
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U.S. likely to cut number of Iran oil sanctions waivers in May analysts

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 23:22
The United States is likely to extend waivers from sanctions on Iranian oil imports in May but will reduce the number of countries receiving them to placate top buyers China and India and to decrease the chance of higher oil prices, analysts said.
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Nearly 1,000 Central American migrants in new caravans enter Mexico

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:46
Almost 1,000 Central American migrants entered southern Mexico on Thursday in a test of the new government's pledge to manage an ongoing exodus fueled by violence and poverty that has strained relations with the Trump administration.
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Avalanche kills one skier, injures another in New Mexico

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:25
One skier died and another was in critical condition on Thursday after they were caught in an avalanche at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico, hospital employees said.
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U.S. Navy chief urges China to follow international naval encounter rules

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:05
The chief of U.S. naval operations, Admiral John Richardson, on Friday said he had urged Chinese counterparts to follow international rules during naval encounters at sea to ensure safety.
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Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:46
A former mistress of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told jurors in his U.S. trial on Thursday she was "traumatized" after a harrowing 2014 escape from one of his safehouses with Mexican marines in hot pursuit.
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Sudan protesters, police clash as anti-Bashir unrest spreads

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:45
Stone-throwing Sudanese demonstrators battled security forces in Khartoum on Thursday, witnesses said, and a child and a doctor were reported killed at the start of a fifth week of protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year rule.
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Brazil's Bolsonaro pledges action to 'restore democracy' in Venezuela

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:43
Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he would do all he could to "to re-establish order and democracy" in Venezuela, while his foreign minister met with Venezuelan opposition leaders.
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North Korea envoy in U.S. for talks with Pompeo, possibly Trump

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:26
A North Korean envoy arrived in Washington on Thursday for expected talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a possible encounter with President Donald Trump aimed a laying the groundwork for a second U.S.-North Korea summit.
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Venezuela to receive 2,000 Cuban doctors pulled from Brazil: Maduro

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:08
Venezuela will receive 2,000 Cuban doctors who left Brazil following a dispute between the Communist-run island and the government of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who ordered an end to their stay after taking office this year.
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North Korea's top envoy arrives in Washington: South Korea's Yonhap

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:01
North Korea's top envoy, Kim Yong Chol, arrived at Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport to discuss a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Friday.
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Yemen's warring parties hopeful on prisoner swap as Hodeidah stalls

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:40
Yemen's warring parties hope to deliver final lists of prisoners to the United Nations after talks in Amman on Thursday under an exchange agreement, a government delegate said.
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African Union cites 'serious doubts', urges delay to final Congo election result

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:30
The African Union on Thursday called on Democratic Republic of Congo to suspend the release of the final results of its disputed presidential election due to its doubts over the provisional results.
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At Bolsonaro son's request, Brazil top court suspends probe of his ex-driver

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:29
Brazil's supreme court on Thursday ordered Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors to temporarily suspend a probe into suspicious payments made by the former driver of President Jair Bolsonaro's son, whose lawyers requested the injunction.
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