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North Korea Removes Major Obstacle to U.S. Negotiations, South Says

Mr. Trump later said “a good relationship was formed” with the North Koreans. He plans to meet with Mr. Kim in May or early June, although he warned on Wednesday that he would scrap those plans if it “is not going to be fruitful.” But [...]
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Cuba’s New President: Loyal Servant of a Revolution He Didn’t Fight

Born one year after Fidel Castro’s forces took control of the island, Mr. Díaz-Canel is the first person outside the Castro dynasty to lead Cuba in decades. He took the helm of government on Thursday morning to a standing ovation from [...]
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Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say

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The reef is home to thousands of species, including sharks, turtles and whales. Australia relies on it for about 70,000 jobs and billions of dollars annually in tourism revenue, all now threatened by years of accumulated damage. The study’s [...]
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Memo From Jerusalem: Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli Style: With Rancor and Bickering

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JERUSALEM — Foreign leaders were invited, then uninvited. A plan for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to lead the ceremony drew threats of a boycott. And the organizers waited so late to invite an American television star to represent [...]
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Erdogan Calls Early Turkish Elections in Bid to Solidify Power

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Those changes were all approved in a referendum last year that Mr. Erdogan had campaigned for strenuously, with the obvious intention that he would be the first president to hold the enhanced office. Mr. Erdogan has since been urging [...]
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Japan Fears Being Sidelined by Trump on Trade and North Korea

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Mr. Abe hoped to secure Mr. Trump’s commitment on two issues: curtailing the North’s nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, and facilitating the return of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea in the 1970s and ’80s. On Wednesday [...]
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Treaty to Formally End Korean War Is Being Discussed, South Confirms

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China said on Wednesday that it wanted to play a positive role in formally ending the war, in which an estimated three million Chinese soldiers fought. But it stopped short of endorsing the idea of a treaty, which is likely to involve [...]
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Raúl Castro Prepares to Resign as Cuba’s President, Closing a Dynasty

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Beyond that, Cuba’s next president will be hemmed in from multiple sides: Raúl Castro is expected to remain the head of the Communist Party, and the diplomatic opening with the United States has closed abruptly under President Trump. “There [...]
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China Conducts War Games, and Taiwan Is the Target

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Those exercises, which included 48 ships, 76 aircraft and more than 10,000 personnel, were the largest ever carried out by the People’s Liberation Army Navy, the state news media said. “The task of building a powerful navy has never [...]
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Mike Pompeo, C.I.A. Director, Is Said to Meet With Kim Jong-un in North Korea

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On Tuesday, Mr. Trump also said he would give his blessing to North and South Korea to “discuss the end of the war” when the leaders of those countries meet this month, opening the door to a peace treaty that would replace the armistice [...]