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  • US returns looted royal seals to South Korea

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in returns from an official visit to Washington with two ancient royal seals looted during the Korean War, reports say.

  • US settles Russian money laundering case

    A Russian-owned group of companies agrees to pay nearly $6 million to settle US civil allegations that the firms laundered proceeds of a $230 million tax fraud, ending a politically charged case days before it was set to go to trial.

  • North Korea says will have dialogue with US

    A senior North Korean diplomat who handles relations with the United States says Pyongyang would have dialogue with the US administration if conditions were right, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.

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    US Commerce chief says Canadian trade threats 'inappropriate'

    US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says that threats of retaliatory trade actions from Canadian officials "are inappropriate" and will not influence final US import duty determinations on Canadian softwood lumber.

  • N Korea tension has to be stopped: China

    China says tension over North Korea had to be stopped from reaching an "irreversible and unmanageable stage" as a US aircraft carrier group steamed towards the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.

  • US drops 'mother of all bombs' on IS in Afghanistan

    The United States dropps a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan today against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military say.

  • Nunes steps aside from Russia probe

    The chairman of the House intelligence committee announces that he is temporarily stepping aside from the panel's probe into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election.

  • Missing Miami title defence was refreshing

    Sitting out last week's Miami Open was rejuvenating for Novak Djokovic although it meant missing the chance to win a record seventh title in the tournament, Serbia's world number two said on Tuesday.

  • UN holds crisis meeting after Syria 'chemical attack'

    The United Nations is holding an emergency meeting as the world expresses horror at the suspected chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that killed dozens of people and left others gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals.

  • Wozniacki, Pliskova book Miami Open semi-final showdown

    Czech second-seed Karolina Pliskova will face Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals of the Miami Open after the pair triumphed on Tuesday at Key Biscayne.

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