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World shares rise on optimism around Trump-Xi meetingWorld stock markets advance on optimism around Trump-Xi meeting
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UN agency demands justice for killed Pakistani activistUNESCO condemns killing of Pakistani blogger and social media activist, demands the perpetrators be brought to trial
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Australia probes reports of citizen detained in North KoreaThe Australian government says it is "urgently seeking clarification" on reports that an Australian had been detained in North Korea
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Afghan leader in Pakistan to talk ties, peace with TalibanAfghan president is visiting Pakistan to improve ties, get Islamabad's help for peace talks with Taliban
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Hong Kong protesters push ahead as territory's leader unseenA small group of protesters opposed to legislation they fear would reduce Hong Kong's judicial independence have rallied outside the Justice Department
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In this Wednesday, June 26, 2019, photo, South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, top center, speaks during a group interview at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea. The U.S. and North Korea both feel the need to resume diplomacy and are trying to narrow their differences for new summit talks, Kim said as he contrasted their efforts with the tensions surrounding Iran's collapsing nuclear accord. The sign at top reads: "Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul's group interview with news agencies." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Seoul sees US, NKorea diplomacy as contrast to Iran tensionsSouth Korea says the US and North Korea are trying to narrow their differences for new summit talks and draws a contrast to the rising tensions over Iran's nuclear deal
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Protesters perform during a rally demanding the peace on the Korean peninsula and to stop sanctions on North Korea, ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's scheduled visit near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, June 27, 2019. North Korea said Thursday South Korea must stop trying to mediate between Pyongyang and Washington. The North's Foreign Ministry also repeated its demand that the United States must work out mutually acceptable proposals to salvage a deadlocked nuclear negotiations by the end of December. Balloons read: "Lift sanctions on North Korea and Unification." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
NKorea urges South to stop mediating between North, USNorth Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and Washington
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Australian army whistleblower David William McBride talks to reporters Thursday, June 27, 2019, outside the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court in Canberra, Australia, where free speech demonstrators protested against his prosecution. McBride is charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan and has welcomed state-owned ABC taking part in his case. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
Whistleblower returns to Australian court over Afghan leakAn Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan has welcomed ABC taking part in his case
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North Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and WashingtonNorth Korea says South Korea must stop trying to work as a mediator in talks between Pyongyang and Washington
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Thai court lets pro-army lawmakers keep seats during probeA Thai court says it will allow 32 pro-military lawmakers to keep their seats while it decides whether they violated election rules, a decision criticized as unfair because it earlier suspended an opposition leader over a similar allegation
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In this June 18, 2019, photo, Kyoei Industry Co., President Eiichi Furusawa speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tokyo. At his plastic recycling company, about 35 tons of PET bottles are processed daily. They come in hundreds of bales, each wrapped in plastic, and are then unraveled, sorted, pulverized, heated and minced. Next they’re turned into fine pellets and reborn as egg cartons, school uniforms, soccer jerseys and other sports equipment, as well as PET bottles, returning to store shelves, said Furusawa. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summitJapan hopes to lead world in reducing plastic waste, but the goal will be hard to achieve in a country where even a single-banana is sold plastic-wrapped
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Attorney Wang Zhidong, surrounded by family members of slain University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, addresses the media after a jury found Brendt Christensen guilty of her murder Monday, June 24, 2019 outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Illinois. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)
Defense: Chinese scholar's killer offered to locate bodyLawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China says he offered after his arrest to divulge where her remains are in exchange for a life sentence
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The Latest: Zhang family says no promise body would be foundThe family of a scholar from China killed by a former University of Illinois doctoral student says they're aware he offered to divulge where her remains were but weren't convinced the body would actually be found
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi, Vietnam. South Korea's president Moon Jae-in on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, said North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to set up a third summit between the countries' leaders. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summitSeoul: US and North Korean officials holding "behind-the-scenes" talks to set up a third Trump-Kim summit
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Leaders of Japan, France share Middle East concernsFrench President Emmanuel Macron says he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to bolster naval defense ties in the Indo-Pacific region, as the two leaders also raised concerns about tensions in the Middle East
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