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Kim Jong Un Rejects Invitation to S. Korea Summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has rejected an invitation by South Korean President Moon Jae-in to a regional summit next week, Pyongyang's state media said Thursday, in a stark illustration of the dire relations between the neighbours.

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US-China Trade War Could Spark Real War, Says Kissinger

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger warned Thursday that an armed conflict could break out between the United States and China if they fail to resolve their trade war.

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Asia Markets Sink on Trade Fears as Congress Passes HK Rights Bill

Hong Kong led losses as Asian markets tanked on Thursday after US lawmakers passed a bill supporting the city's civil rights, sparking fears it could derail delicate China-US trade talks.

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Pro-Haftar Forces in Libya 'Shoot Down Italian Drone'

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said they shot down an Italian drone in western Libya, flying in a zone under their control.

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U.S. Authorizes 'Several' Firms to Sell to Huawei amid Sanctions

U.S. officials said Wednesday they have agreed to grant licenses to "several" firms to provide components to Chinese tech giant Huawei, which faces sanctions imposed over national security concerns.

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A Third of Africa's Tropical Flora Threatened with Extinction

A third of the species of tropical plants in Africa are potentially threatened with extinction, according to a preliminary estimate published Wednesday by the journal Science Advances.

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French Hotels Protest 'Outrageous' Airbnb-Olympics Deal

French hotel owners assailed Airbnb on Wednesday over its new partnership with the International Olympic Committee, warning they would stop working on the planning for the Paris 2024 summer Games to protest against what they call an unfair competitor.

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Morales Calls for International Help to Stop Bolivia 'Genocide'

Ex-president Evo Morales urged the international community Wednesday to intervene to stop what he called a "genocide" in Bolivia, where 32 people have died in violence that erupted after his disputed re-election.

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Israel Closes Palestinian Organizations in Jerusalem

Israeli authorities closed several Palestinian organizations in Jerusalem Wednesday, including a television channel, an Israeli minister and officials from the organizations said.

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Bolivia's President Asks Congress to Approve Law for New Elections

Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez asked Congress Wednesday to approve a law that would allow for new elections, after deadly unrest following the disputed October 20 vote. 

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