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Top U.S, China diplomats meet in Hawaii amid frayed ties

Reuters World News - Thu, 06/18/2020 - 00:19
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday amid a deep deterioration of ties between the strategic rivals, their first face-to-face meeting since last year.
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Top U.S, China diplomats hold 'constructive' meeting amid strains

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:49
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China's top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday in what Beijing described as a "constructive dialogue," amid a deep deterioration of ties between strategic rivals that are the world's two top economies.
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China tells U.S. to stop interfering in its affairs, work to repair relations

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:48
China's top diplomat told his U.S. counterpart that Washington needed to respect Beijing's positions on key issues, halt its interference in issues such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Xinjiang and work to repair bilateral relations.
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South Korea's nuclear envoy visits U.S. as tensions flare with North Korea

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:39
South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator will hold talks with officials in Washington on Thursday amid flaring tensions with North Korea after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office and threatened military action.
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U.S., China discuss need for full transparency to fight coronavirus

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:27
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met China's top diplomat Yang Jiechi on Wednesday and discussed the need for full transparency and information sharing between the two nations to combat the coronavirus pandemic and prevent future outbreaks.
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China says it must improve hygiene in markets after Beijing outbreak

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:25
Low standards of hygiene in China's wholesale food markets and vulnerabilities in its food supply chain need to be urgently addressed after a new coronavirus outbreak in Beijing, a leading body of the ruling Communist Party said.
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China says top diplomat Yang held constructive talks with Pompeo

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 23:09
China said on Thursday its top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held constructive discussions during their meeting in Hawaii and that the two sides agreed to continue engagement and communication.
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Defectors prepare packages to send to North Korea despite growing tensions

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 22:37
A North Korean defector-led group on Thursday prepared hundreds of plastic bottles stuffed with rice which they plan to float into North Korea, despite a legal challenge from South Korean authorities and threats from Pyongyang.
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China warns of countermeasures in response to U.S. Uighurs law

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 22:27
China on Thursday warned of countermeasures in response to U.S. President Donald Trump signing legislation calling for sanctions over the repression of China's Uighur Muslims, demanding that Washington stop interfering in its affairs.
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Former Mexican state governor pleads guilty in U.S. to money laundering

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 21:57
A former governor of the Mexican state of Coahuila has pleaded guilty to charges that he laundered money to conceal bribes paid to him in return for road-building contracts, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.
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South Korea's nuclear envoy visits U.S. amid flaring tension with North

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 21:18
South Korea's chief nuclear negotiator will visit officials in Washington on Thursday amid flaring tensions with North Korea after Pyongyang blew up an inter-Korean liaison office and threatened military action.
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China reports 28 new coronavirus cases in mainland

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 20:39
China reported 28 new coronavirus cases in the mainland as of end-June 17, 21 of which were in the capital of Beijing, the country's health commission said on Thursday.
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Beijing reports 21 new COVID-19 cases in city as of June 17

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 20:37
Beijing confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases as of June 17, China's health authority said on Thursday, down from 31 a day earlier.
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Mexico reports 4,930 new coronavirus cases, 770 more deaths

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 20:11
Mexico's health ministry reported on Wednesday 4,930 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 770 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 159,793 cases and 19,080 deaths.
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Many Jordanians struggling as country emerges from COVID-19 lockdown, U.N. agency says

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 20:10
Many people in Jordan are struggling to meet basic needs after a more than two-month lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study said on Wednesday.
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Panama reports 635 new coronavirus cases, 13 more deaths

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 19:44
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Panama reached 22,597 on Wednesday, up 635 from the previous day, and deaths climbed by 13 to 470, the health ministry said.
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Peru overtakes Italy in total cases of coronavirus

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 19:41
Peru topped 240,000 total cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, surpassing hard-hit Italy, government data showed, even as the pace of infections has begun to moderate in the South American nation.
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U.S. warns of pirates in southern Gulf of Mexico

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 19:41
The U.S. government on Wednesday issued a warning about the threat posed by pirates to boats and oil installations in the southern Gulf of Mexico, in the latest sign of concern about ongoing security challenges facing Mexico.
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Canadian province Alberta to study forming own pension plan, police force

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 19:30
The Canadian province of Alberta will study replacing the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) with a provincial plan and establishing a provincial police force, Premier Jason Kenney said on Wednesday after a panel recommended the ideas.
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Eiffel Tower to re-open - but you will have to take the stairs

Reuters World News - Wed, 06/17/2020 - 19:05
The Eiffel Tower is preparing to welcome back visitors after the COVID-19 lockdown, but they will need to be fit: because of lingering concerns about infection, the elevators will initially be off-limits.
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