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S Korean Finance Minister Warns Against Protectionism

Kim Dong-yeon.

WASHINGTON -- South Korea's chief economic policymaker warned that rising trade protectionism by major countries poses risks to global economic growth, calling for concerted efforts to promote free trade, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.

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‘Very Good News & Big Progress!’ Trump Welcomes Kim’s Nuke Test Freeze Announcement

US President Donald Trump has reacted with optimism to North Korea’s announcement of its change of course and its immediate and indefinite nuclear test freeze, stating that he was “looking forward” to meeting with Kim Jong-un.

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‘Mission Complete’: Kim Jong-Un Says No Need For Further Nuclear & Missile Tests

North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs have allowed the country to secure strategic stability and peace, so there is no need for additional missile and nuke tests anymore, Kim Jong-un has proclaimed.

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Romania Govt Supports Moving Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem, President Concerned

Pic: ReutersBUCHAREST: Romania’s government has backed moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, drawing a warning from the president - who has the final say - that the move could break international law.

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International Vehicle Seen Near Syria Suspected Gas Attack Site

Filepic: ReutersBEIRUT: A vehicle that appeared to have a licence plate of the kind used by international organisations was in the area close to the site of the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma on Friday under Russian escort, a Reuters witness said.

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Swedish Academy Admits Names Of Nobel Prizewinners Were Leaked

Pic: ReutersSTOCKHOLM: The Swedish Academy, which picks the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, acknowledged on Friday that names of some previous prize winners had been leaked in advance and it pledged to redraw the ancient rules governing how it functions.

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German Police Defuse WW2 Bomb After Evacuating Central Berlin

Pic: ReutersBERLIN: Bomb disposal experts defused a World War Two bomb in Berlin on Friday after evacuating an area in the heart of Berlin including the central train station, a hospital and the Economy Ministry.

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Britain Confident In Brexit Talks, Sees No Return To Hard Irish Border

Pic: ReutersLONDON: Britain expressed confidence on Friday that there would no return of a hard border with EU member Ireland after Brexit, saying it did not recognise reports that the bloc had rubbished its proposals.

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Students To Walk Out Across United States In Call For Gun Reform

Pic: ReutersLITTLETON, COLO.: Thousands of students across the United States will mark the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School on Friday by walking out of classes, in a show of unity intended to put pressure on politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.

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Israeli Troops Kill Two Palestinians In Fourth Week Of Protests

Pic: ReutersGAZA: Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians and wounded 12 in renewed unrest on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday as a series of protests in the enclave reached its half-way mark.

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