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Government shutdown breaks record, with no end in sight

15 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight.

Government shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history

12 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest shuttering of federal agencies in U.S. history, with no end in sight.

Trump expects second Kim meeting in 'not-too-distant future'

03 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had received a "great" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and would probably meet him again in the not-too-distant future as part of efforts to persuade him to give up his nuclear weapons. | Video

Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya

04 Dec 2018

WASHINGTON A human rights law group contracted by the U.S. State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar called on Monday for the urgent establishment of a criminal tribunal to bring those responsible to justice.

Law group that helped U.S. probe says Rohingyas victims of genocide

30 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that genocide was committed - even though the U.S. government stopped short of saying so.

Explainer: What underlies U.S.-China tensions ahead of crucial G20 meeting?

28 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina this week for what some see as the most important meeting in years between the leaders of the world's two largest economies.

Exclusive: China envoy warns of dire consequences if U.S. hardliners hold sway

28 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON China is going to this week's G-20 summit hoping for a deal to ease a damaging trade war with the United States, Beijing's ambassador to Washington said on Tuesday, while warning of dire consequences if U.S. hardliners try to separate the world's two largest economies. | Video

EXCLUSIVE-China envoy warns of dire consequences if U.S. hardliners hold sway

27 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 China is going to this week's G-20 summit hoping for a deal to ease a damaging trade war with the United States, Beijing's ambassador to Washington said on Tuesday while warning of dire consequences if U.S. hardliners try to separate the world's two largest economies.

North Korea tests new 'tactical' weapon, releases U.S. prisoner

16 Nov 2018

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea's leader witnessed the test of a newly developed high-tech weapon, the country's state media reported on Friday, while Pyongyang also released a U.S. prisoner, sending conflicting signals at a time of sensitive negotiations. | Video

China appears to relax North Korea sanctions: report to U.S. Congress

14 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON A U.S. congressional commission said on Wednesday that China appears to have relaxed enforcement of sanctions on North Korea and called on the Treasury Department to provide a report on Chinese compliance within 180 days.

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