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U.S. asks South Korea to arrest former U.N. chief Ban's brother

NEW YORK/SEOUL The U.S. government has asked South Korea to arrest a brother of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday.

Far-right leaders meet to discuss 'free Europe' vision

KOBLENZ, Germany Far-right populist leaders from Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands meet in the German city of Koblenz on Saturday to present their vision for "a free Europe" that would dismantle the European Union.

Mexico seeks stronger U.S. ties despite Trump campaign barbs

MEXICO CITY Mexico's president said on Friday he wanted to strengthen relations with his new U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, whose threats and barbs against the country raised fears of a major economic crisis, and battered its currency.

Gambia's longtime leader Jammeh says he will step down

BANJUL Gambia's longtime leader Yahya Jammeh said on Saturday he would step down from power in a statement made in the face of pressure from West African armies that invaded his country to remove him after he refused to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow.

China sees 'grim' situation in relations with Taiwan this year

BEIJING Relations between China and Taiwan this year will be "even more complex and grim" and Beijing will resolutely oppose any form of separatist activity, a senior Chinese official said, but added China would also maintain peace and stability.

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