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  • Associated Press

    North Korean side of DMZ sounds quieter now, even peaceful

    PANMUNJOM, North Korea (June 20, 2018) — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it’s gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, in perhaps the last place on Earth where the Cold War still burns hot.

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    Cuba slightly loosens controls on state media

    HAVANA (June 20, 2018) — Minutes after a plane carrying 113 people crashed on takeoff from Havana airport, Cuban state media filled with minute-by-minute updates, cellphone video from the accident and an interview from the scene with newly named President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

  • Associated Press

    Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalization delayed

    TORONTO (June 20, 2018) — Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

  • Associated Press

    China hopes for implementation of NKorea-U.S. summit outcome

    BEIJING (June 19, 2018) — Chinese President Xi Jinping told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday he hopes Pyongyang and Washington can fully implement the outcome of last week’s nuclear summit at which Kim pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for U.S. security guarantees.

  • Associated Press

    S. Korea: Joint U.S. drills suspended to aid talks with North

    SEOUL, South Korea (June 19, 2018) — South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the U.S. on a decision to call off major joint military drills, one week after President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally.

  • Associated Press

    China blasts new US tariff threat as 'blackmail'

    BEIJING (June 18, 2018) — China’s government has denounced President Donald Trump’s threat of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods as blackmail and warned it would respond with “strong countermeasures.”

  • Associated Press

    Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

    TOKYO (June 18, 2018) — Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires.

  • Associated Press

    Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

    BERLIN (June 18, 2018) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migration with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany’s border.

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