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Kim Jong Un meets high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang

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Pyongyang, Apr 15 (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with a high-ranking Chinese diplomat in Pyongyang, amid a flurry of diplomacy following Kim's recent surprise visit to Beijing.
Song Tao, who heads the ruling Communist Party's International Department, led an art troupe to Pyongyang to attend an arts festival, according to China's Foreign Ministry.
Kim made an unannounced trip to Beijing last month ahead of potentially breakthrough meetings with South Korean President Moon...
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Iran deal’s fate may rest on late European interventions

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Washington, Apr 15 (AP) - The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are to visit...
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Air China flight diverted after man holds attendant hostage

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Beijing, Apr 15 (AP) - An Air China flight bound for Beijing was diverted to central China on Sunday after a passenger tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, the country's civil aviation authority said.
All passengers and crew on Flight 1350 made it safely off...
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Zuckerberg faces congressional inquisition

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Washington, Apr 10 (AP) - After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day congressional inquisition that will be very public - and possibly pivotal for the massive social networking company he created.
Zuckerberg visited with...
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Quake hits temblor-prone central Italy

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Milan, Apr 10 (AP) - A 4.7-magnitude quake shook residents and structures early Tuesday in a region of cen-tral Italy that had been struck by a series of powerful quakes in 2016. No deaths or injuries were reported.
Mayors in towns affected did, however, report some damage from the temblor, which...
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