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    Putin brings own mug to G20 summit

    Agence-France-Presse . Osaka | Updated at 12:00am on June 30, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin brought and drank from his own mug during an official dinner at the G20 summit in Japan, prompting social media jokes...

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    China, US agree to restart trade talks

    Reuters. Osaka | Updated at 01:27pm on June 29, 2019

    The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks and Washington will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, China’s foreign ministry...

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    Trump offers Kim weekend meeting in DMZ

    Reuters . Osaka | Updated at 11:41am on June 29, 2019

    US president Donald Trump proposed a weekend meeting with Kim Jong Un at the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea on Saturday, an encounter...

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    Trump plays nice at divisive G20

    Agence France-Presse . Osaka | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    US president Donald Trump Friday struck a conciliatory tone with fellow world leaders at one of the most high-stakes G20 meetings in years, despite deep...

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    Duterte threatens to jail critics

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 12:00am on June 29, 2019

    Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail critics if they try to impeach him, as he faces accusations of defending Beijing after a boat...

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    China Muslims urge G20 pressure to end ‘genocide’

    Agence France-Presse . Osaka | Updated at 08:41pm on June 28, 2019

    An exiled advocate for China’s ethnic Uighur minority Friday urged world leaders gathered in Japan for the G20 summit to confront Chinese president Xi Jinping...

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    Translator jailed over filming ‘fake documentary’

    Reuters .Phnom Penh | Updated at 12:02pm on June 28, 2019

    A Cambodian court jailed a fixer and translator for two years on Wednesday for his role in making a documentary about sex trafficking in the...

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    Rajapaksa faces new lawsuits in US court

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:24am on June 28, 2019

    Sri Lankan torture victims have filed 10 new claims for damages in a US court against wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, lawyers for the plaintiffs...

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    G20 members at odds over climate change

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2019

    G20 negotiators are wrangling over the wording of a summit communique on combating climate change, with the United States pushing to downgrade the language against...

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    North Korea slams South for ‘meddling’ in US talks

    Agence-France-Presse . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2019

    North Korea on Thursday warned the South to stop ‘meddling’ in nuclear talks between Pyongyang and Washington, denying president Moon Jae-in’s assertion that dialogue was...

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