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Trump Willing to Talk to N Korea’s Kim

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try and stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program, proposing a major shift in US’s policy toward the isolated nation.

Major Powers Fail to Agree on New Date for Syria Peace Talks

Foreign ministers of various major powers failed to agree on a new date to resume Syrian peace talks, and the opposition says it will not come back to Geneva negotiations unless conditions improve on ground.


Australian Minister Warns Against “Illiterate, Innumerate” Refugees

Australia’s immigration minister brings border security and immigration to the centre of the 2016 election campaign warning that resettling “illiterate and innumerate” refugees would strain the social safety network and take Australian jobs.


Attacks Force Bangladesh’s Gay Community Into Hiding

Weeks after suspected Islamist militants hacked Bangladesh’s most prominent gay rights activist to death in his apartment along with an associate, another friend received a chilling message that he is next in line.


Pakistan Tells US it Qualifies For Nuclear Suppliers Club

Pakistan’s foreign secretary told a US envoy his country has the “credentials” to join a club of nuclear trading nations, signalling that Islamabad may apply alongside India and force a showdown in the consensus-based group next month.


Euro Zone Ministers to Seek Greek Reform, Debt Deal on 24 May

Euro zone finance ministers seek to clinch a deal with Greece on a package of contingency steps to ensure Athens will meet future fiscal targets as well as reach a political agreement on future debt relief for Greece.


US Senate Passes Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims to Sue Saudi Arabia

US Senate passed a legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia’s government for damages, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which threatens to veto.


Yemeni Government Suspends Participation in Peace Talks, Demands Guarantees

The Yemeni government suspended its participation in UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait and said it would only return if its opponents, the Houthis, committed to withdrawing from cities they had seized since 2014 and surrender weapons.


Venezuela Leader Sees ‘Disappearance’ of Opposition Legislature

President Nicolas Maduro predicted the imminent demise of Venezuela’s opposition-led parliament, amid an acrimonious conflict of powers that is delaying solutions to its economic crisis.

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