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Trump, South Korean leader commiserate over upcoming summit

President Trump spoke late Saturday to South Korean President Moon Jae-in amid increasing concerns in the White House that North Korea is not serious about striking a deal on denuclearization, which has complicated planning for the upcoming Singapore summit. On the call, which lasted less than 30 minutes, Trump sought Moon’s interpretation of Pyongyang’s shift to a harder-line position last ...

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Reports: Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

JERUSALEM — President Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized with fever Sunday just days after undergoing surgery on his ear, an official said. The 83-year-old Abbas has endured a series of recent health scares which have revived anxiety over who will succeed him. There were conflicting reports about his condition. A senior Abbas aide, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with ...

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After US Embassy Move, What Actually Changes For Israelis And Palestinians?

Enlarge this image Palestinians set tires on fire, as Israeli soldiers attempt to prevent protesters from breaking through the Gaza-Israel border. The demonstration marked the 70th anniversary of Nakba, or catastrophe, a commemoration of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the war surrounding Israel’s creation. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anadolu Agency/Getty Images It has ...

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Palestinian President Abbas hospitalized: officials

RAMALLAH (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said on Sunday, giving conflicting accounts on the leader’s condition. FILE PHOTO – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman/File Photo It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been hospitalized in a week. ...

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US Suspending New Tariffs While Negotiating Trade With China, Mnuchin Says

U.S. Suspending New Tariffs While Negotiating Trade With China, Mnuchin Says Image“We’re putting the trade war on hold,” Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said of China.CreditAlex Brandon/Associated Press By Alan Rappeport and Noah Weiland May 20, 2018 WASHINGTON — The United States has put on hold its plan to impose sweeping tariffs on Chinese products as it presses forward with ...

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Crisis-weary Venezuelans are voting in election decried as a Maduro power grab

CARACAS — Venezuelans went to the polls Sunday in an internationally condemned election that critics call a power grab by President Nicolás Maduro, who is seeking a new six-year term. Traditional opposition parties in this crisis-plagued nation of 31 million have been largely prevented from fielding candidates. They have called for a boycott of Sunday’s vote, claiming that Maduro is ...

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China Shoots Down Trump's $200 Billion Trade Target

Chinese officials have refused to yield to the Trump administration’s demands for a $200 billion cut in the U.S. bilateral trade deficit after two days of tense negotiations, The Wall Street Journal reports. Beijing had begun the negotiations already agreeing to boost its purchases of U.S. goods to cut down on Washington’s $375 billion trade deficit with the country, but ...

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US and China halt imposing import tariffs

China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war “on hold”. The agreement came after days of talks in Washington DC aimed at persuading China to buy more US goods and services, therefore reducing the trade imbalance between the two countries. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said China would lower tariffs “on ...

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US, China agree to cut American trade deficit

WASHINGTON — The United States and China have agreed to take measures to “substantially reduce” America’s massive trade deficit with China, but the Trump administration failed to get the Chinese to commit to a specific numerical goal. Still, the talks, which began Thursday and ended Saturday with the issuance of a joint statement, may have helped to ease tensions at ...

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Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

FILE – In this Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, in the West Bank town of Ramallah. A Palestinian official said Sunday, May 20, 2018, that the 83-year-old Abbas has been hospitalized with fever. Abbas, a heavy smoker, has a long history of health issues. He has not designated a ...

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