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FILE - In this June 30, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea. North Korea on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, says it wants…
Envoy 'cautiously optimistic' talks will continue
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Wed, 10/23/2019 - 04:33
In this photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right,…
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte agreed to strengthen defense cooperation
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Wed, 10/23/2019 - 04:17
Various types of fruit are on display at a Vietnamese supermarket. Many consumers are switching to ready-to-eat, processed foods instead of relying on their traditional, plant-heavy diets. (H. Nguyen/VOA)
Trend comes even as health-conscious Vietnamese try to seek out wholesome foods but end up with products that are anything but that
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Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:14
Emperor Naruhito delivers his speech during the enthronement ceremony
Naruhito read out a proclamation at the Imperial Palace, promising to fulfill his responsibility as the symbol of the state and of the unity of the people
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Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:41
(FILES) In this file undated handout from Thailand's Royal Office received on August 26, 2019, royal noble consort Sineenat…
Sineenat Bilaskalayani, 34, was stripped of all her titles and military ranks for trying to 'elevate herself to the same state as the queen'
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Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:41
Congressional Commission Sees China Falling Short on WTO Obligations
China is asking the World Trade Organization for the right to impose $2.4 billion in annual penalties on the United States in a case over Chinese subsidies dating back several years
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Mon, 10/21/2019 - 14:45
Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn and General Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, the royal noble consort are pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 27, 2019. Royal Household Bureau/Handout via REUTERS  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.  NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.
The royal command came just three months after he granted 34-year-old Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi the consort title, reviving an old palace tradition of taking a junior wife
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Mon, 10/21/2019 - 11:48

Child Marriage