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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed a willingness to hold a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said in talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in that Washington would leave sanctions in place on Pyongyang. Trump and Moon, in the Oval Office, discussed the possibility...
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - An offensive by eastern forces on the Libyan capital Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the southern outskirts on Thursday and the internationally recognised government said it had taken almost 200 prisoners. The fighting between Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) and troops under the internationally-backed...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Thursday he has called on his Group of 20 counterparts to strengthen global coordination to address potential risks to the world economy. Aso also said he has told G20 members that Japan plans to proceed with a scheduled sales tax hike in October and...
HONG KONG/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG is exploring purchasing a big stake in its Chinese electric vehicle joint venture partner JAC Motors and has tapped Goldman Sachs as an adviser on the plan, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The move by VW, the largest foreign automaker in China, to buy...
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Shanti Ramchand learned quickly what was expected when she began campaigning in Jakarta for Indonesia’s national parliament – distribute envelopes of cash at a small campaign event, and gift a motorcycle or an airconditioning unit to the community leader. Ramchand, an aspiring politician from the National Democrat Party, part of...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday hoping to help put denuclearization talks with North Korea back on track after a failed summit between the United States and North Korean leaders in February. Moon arrived in Washington late on Wednesday and is due to...
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz claimed victory in Israel’s election but early results indicated on Wednesday the veteran right-wing leader was on course for a record fifth term. Partial results with 95 percent of votes counted showed Netanyahu’s Likud party tied with Gantz’s...
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will hold a plenary session of its ruling party’s central committee on Wednesday, a day after leader Kim Jong Un chaired a politburo meeting to discuss ways to make progress under the “prevailing tense situation”, state media reported. The plenary session, which occurs regularly, comes in the wake of...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Search and rescue teams found wreckage belonging to a Japanese Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter that disappeared on Tuesday over the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, a military spokesman said on Wednesday. “We recovered the wreckage and determined it was from the F-35,” a spokesman for the Air Self...
HONG KONG (Reuters) - News outlet Caixin Media Company Ltd, founded by one of China’s most respected journalists, Hu Shuli, is seeking to raise up to $200 million in its latest funding round to finance growth, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter. The Beijing-based firm is looking to raise $100 million...

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