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US to impose limits on some Chinese visas

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Washington, May 30 (AP) - The Trump administration plans to shorten the length of validity for some visas issued to Chinese citizens, the State Department said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump works to counter alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property by Beijing.
The changes begin June 11. The State Department said that under the new policy, U.S. consular officers may limit how long visas are valid, rather than the usual practice of issuing them for the maximum possible length.
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UN urges Syria to allow aid to 2 million in desperate need

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United Nations, May 30 (AP) - The U.N. humanitarian chief on Tuesday urged the Syrian government pri-marily but also some rebel groups to allow the delivery of aid to more than 2 million desperate people in hard-to-reach areas.
Mark Lowcock told the U.N. Security Council the situation in Idlib...
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Diplomacy heats up before summit, with trips by US, NKorea

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Seoul, May 29 (AP) - Diplomacy accelerated Tuesday ahead of a potential summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a team of American diplomats involved in preparatory dis-cussions left a Seoul hotel, possibly to continue talks with their North Korean...
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After the floods, locals ask ‘should I stay or should I go?’

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Ellicott City, May 29 (AP) - After yet another devastating flash flood ripped apart their historic Maryland mill town, hundreds of residents and business owners are again asking themselves: Should I stay or should I go?
Some business owners in picturesque Ellicott City - established in 1772 as a...
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EU wants new Venezuela election, prepares more sanctions

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Brussels, May 29 (AP)- European leaders on Monday called for a new presidential election in Venezuela, say-ing they will "swiftly" levy a new round of sanctions targeting those close to President Nicolas Maduro.
Despite widespread calls for a return to democratic rule, Venezuela's election showed...
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