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US 'hopeful' for Kim-Trump summit as North threatens to cancel

US 'hopeful' for Kim-Trump summit as North threatens to cancel

The White House on Wednesday voiced hope the upcoming summit between North Korea's Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump will proceed as planned, as Pyongyang threatened to pull out...

New Armenia PM tells Putin Moscow ties will remain close

New Armenia PM tells Putin Moscow ties will remain close

New Armenian premier Nikol Pashinyan on Monday assured Russia's Vladimir Putin that Yerevan's ties with Moscow will remain close following his rise to power on the back of mass anti-government protests.

US vows to make North Korea rich if it gives up nukes

US vows to make North Korea rich if it gives up nukes

The United States promised Friday that it would work to rebuild North Korea's sanctions-crippled economy if Kim Jong Un's regime agrees to surrender its nuclear arsenal.

Iran minister to meet Europeans in Brussels on Tuesday: EU

Iran minister to meet Europeans in Brussels on Tuesday: EU

Iran's foreign minister will meet his British, French and German counterparts in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran, the EU said.

India's Modi visits Nepal to restore neighbourly ties

India's Modi visits Nepal to restore neighbourly ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal Friday for a two-day visit aiming to reset strained relations between India and its small northern neighbour.

Trump welcomes US prisoners released by N Korea, thanks Kim

Trump welcomes US prisoners released by N Korea, thanks Kim

US President Donald Trump welcomed three former US prisoners who landed at a military base near Washington on Thursday after being released by North Korea, thanking leader Kim Jong Un and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two.

China's Xi, North Korea's Kim meet ahead of Trump summit

China's Xi, North Korea's Kim meet ahead of Trump summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un met in China for the second time in six weeks on Tuesday, signalling their warming ties ahead of the North Korean leader's expected summit with US President Donald Trump.

China's foreign minister to visit N Korea this week

China's foreign minister to visit N Korea this week

China's foreign minister will visit North Korea this week, his office said Monday, becoming the highest-ranking Chinese official to travel there in years as Beijing moves to further improve ties with Pyongyang ...

Nigerian president's US visit to focus on security, economy

Nigerian president's US visit to focus on security, economy

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is to meet President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, the first African leader to be received by Trump's White House administration.

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Russia, Turkey, Iran hold Syria talks

Russia, Turkey, Iran hold Syria talks

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday hosted his Iranian and Turkey counterparts for talks on Syria in the wake of an alleged chemical attack that has exposed differences between the three powers.

SE Asia faces threats from IS, cyberattacks, summit hears

SE Asia faces threats from IS, cyberattacks, summit hears

Southeast Asia faces ‘very real’ threats from the Islamic State (IS) group despite their defeat in the Middle East, as well as cyberattacks, Singapore's prime minister warned Saturday at a regional summit.