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Koreas to shut down some guard posts on DMZ

North and South Korea have agreed to close some guard posts along their border on a trial basis, Seoul’s defense minister told parliament Tuesday amid a rapid diplomatic thaw. The Demilitarized Zone that has divided the peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953 is, despite its name, one of the most fortified places on earth, with the ...

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Malaysian PM says China-financed projects canceled

BEIJING (AP) – Multibillion-dollar China-financed projects in Malaysia have been canceled because they aren’t needed and will saddle the country with an unsustainable amount of debt, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad told reporters on the final day of a visit to Beijing on Tuesday. Mahathir told Malaysian reporters that both Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li…

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North Korean leader Kim condemns own country’s health sector

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has denounced his own country’s health services, state media reported Tuesday, criticising officials for being “very idle and irresponsible”. Impoverished and isolated North Korea, which is subject to multiple sets of UN Security Council sanctions over its pursuit of nuclear weapons, suffers from chronic food shortages and inadequate health services according to international ...

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Trump fears a Mueller interview could bring perjury charge

Donald Trump has expressed concern that anything he says under oath to the investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election could be used to charge him with perjury. The US president repeatedly has said he wants to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller because “there is no collusion”. But in an interview on Monday with the ...

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