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Kim Jong-un welcomes South Korean leader in Pyongyang for historic summit (VIDEO)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has landed in Pyongyang for the historic summit with Kim Jong-un as part of the ongoing reconciliation process and talks on denuclearization of the peninsula. President Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook were welcomed by the North Korean leader, and Kim’s sister, Yo-jong, as well as hundreds of locals for a three-day trip to Pyongyang ...

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New home in Russia: White South African farmer seeks safety as land seizure looms (VIDEO)

As South Africa mulls a constitutional amendment that would allow the expropriation of land from white farmers, one such man is seeking Russian citizenship and a new start far from his African birthplace. RT caught up with Johannes Du Toit and his father Leon Francois during their visit to Russia’s Kaluga region, located around three hours by car from Moscow. ...

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Elephants & giraffes caught in snow as South African spring takes unusual turn (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Winter had apparently come and gone for South Africa’s Western Cape and residents were looking forward to enjoying the warmer spring weather. Mother nature had different ideas this past weekend, however. Thanks to an intense cold snap which gripped much of South Africa’s Cape region, some substantial snowfalls were recorded to mark the onset of spring in a somewhat unorthodox ...

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Train derailment in South Dallas, at least 3 cars left tracks – police

Published time: 10 Sep, 2018 11:09 Edited time: 10 Sep, 2018 11:44 A train has derailed in South Dallas, Texas, with at least three cars going off the tracks, according to local media reports. There are no reported injuries, but a roadway will be closed for several hours while response teams work to clear the scene, a CBS affiliate reported, ...

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China joins Australia’s largest maritime drills for 1st time amid South China Sea row

Chinese troops are taking part in Australia’s largest maritime exercise for the first time, despite recent tensions between the nations. They are among 3,000 personnel from 27 countries taking part in the drills. The biennial naval operation, ‘Exercise Kakadu,’ is hosting 23 ships and submarines from across the Indo-Pacific region off the strategic northern port of Darwin with the aim ...

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China escorts British assault ship on ‘freedom of navigation’ voyage through South China Sea

Beijing has reportedly dispatched a frigate and two helicopters to escort Royal Navy’s HMS Albion through the South China Sea, after the assault ship performed a “freedom of navigation” stunt on its patrol of the Asia Pacific. After departing Japan in August, the 176-meter amphibious transport dock of the Royal Navy headed towards Vietnam for a four-day goodwill visit this ...

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Japan’s largest warship trains with US naval strike group in contested South China Sea

Japan’s newest helicopter carrier, Kaga, has trained with the USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group, showcasing its military might during a tour in the contested South China Sea, amid tensions between Beijing and US-backed Tokyo. The two navies practiced sailing in formation and joint maneuvering on Friday. The ships also trained in replenishment-at-sea procedures. The drill demonstrated how “seamlessly” the allied ...

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US military blocks proposed railway linking North & South Korea

US military officials have put the brakes on a proposed rail project that would connect the Korean Peninsula, underscoring growing differences between Washington and Seoul on engagement with the Hermit Kingdom. The governments of the two estranged nations were set to begin preliminary plans for the rail link last week, but their application to send a train from Seoul across ...

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Trump says ‘no reason’ for costly war games with South Korea, blames China for stalemate with North

US President Donald Trump has blamed Beijing for the lack of progress on North Korea’s denuclearization, saying China has put North Korea “under tremendous pressure” in response to a trade war Trump had started in the first place. The White House statement, posted by Trump in a string of tweets, says that the US President “feels strongly” that Pyongyang has ...

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Colombia announces withdrawal from South American bloc conceived to counter US

The Colombian president has said a letter has been sent to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) announcing his country’s withdrawal, meaning Bogota will officially cut loose from the bloc in six months. Newly sworn-in Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Monday that his country has started a formal withdrawal process stipulated by the organization’s constituent treaty, that begins ...

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