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South Korea, U.S. agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, agreed to apply maximum pressure and sanctions on North Korea in a telephone call on Monday, while China expressed hope that North and South Korea could resume contact soon. The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday aimed at

Tense exchanges in China between US, Chinese officials at G20 summit

The G20 summit got off to a contentious start Saturday with Chinese officials reportedly confronting National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other U.S. officials in at least three incidents, as President Obama arrived in China for the two-day international economic talks. Within minutes of Obama arriving on Air Force One, a member of the Chinese

North Korea restarts plutonium production for nuclear bombs

North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international sanctions. The U.S. assessment came a day after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had “indications” that Pyongyang has reactivated a plant to recover

Wary China keeps close watch as Tiananmen anniversary arrives

 Twenty-five years ago, Wang Nan took his camera and headed out to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, where tens of thousands of people had gathered calling for democratic reforms. The 19-year-old told a friend he wanted to record history. Before he left his home late on June 3, 1989, he asked his mother:”Do you think the troops