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MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine‘s parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country’s new anti-corruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid. The measure adopted Thursday by parliament would extend the jurisdiction of the court, which was established in June, to handle all corruption cases, including those opened before … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Ukraine’s leader backs Trump on German gas deal

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV that the pipeline “is an absolutely … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Ukraine’s leader backs Trump on German gas deal

BRUSSELS | US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

BRUSSELS — U.S. first lady Melania Trump returned to the international stage Wednesday as she mingled with the spouses of America’s closest allies over classical music, fashion and chocolate. As President Donald Trump harangued Germany and other allies at a NATO summit in Brussels, his wife chatted amiably with some of their spouses at a … Continue reading BRUSSELS | US first lady welcomed in Belgium with music and fashion

BEIJING  | China winner from summit but wary of closer US-N. Korea ties

BEIJING — The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China. China won big at the summit after Trump made surprising pledges to suspend war games with South Korea and eventually pull U.S. troops from there. Beijing … Continue reading BEIJING  | China winner from summit but wary of closer US-N. Korea ties

SINGAPORE  | The Latest: Trump: I talked to Kim personally before summit

SINGAPORE — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local): 4:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is finally revealing that he spoke directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of their Singapore summit. Trump said in an interview Tuesday with ABC’s … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | The Latest: Trump: I talked to Kim personally before summit

SINGAPORE | Kim lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Donald Trump

SINGAPORE  — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down Tuesday with President Donald Trump meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear bomb arsenal. The jet carrying Kim landed at the airport Sunday afternoon amid … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Kim lands in Singapore ahead of summit with Donald Trump

WASHINGTON  | Trump, NKorea’s Kim back on for summit

WASHINGTON  —After a week of hard-nosed negotiation, diplomatic gamesmanship and no shortage of theatrics, President Donald Trump has announced that the historic nuclear-weapons summit he had canceled with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is back on. The June 12 meeting in Singapore, the first between heads of the technically still-warring nations, is meant to begin … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump, NKorea’s Kim back on for summit

SEOUL, South Korea  | Diplomacy heats up before summit, with trips by US, NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea  —Diplomacy accelerated Tuesday ahead of a potential summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a team of American diplomats involved in preparatory discussions left a Seoul hotel, possibly to continue talks with their North Korean counterparts. Meanwhile, in Beijing, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea  | Diplomacy heats up before summit, with trips by US, NKorea