The visit, which comes about a week after the Trump-Kim summit, serves as a reminder of Beijing’s critical role in East Asian diplomacy.
No decision has been made about what to do with exercises after August.
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Turks will vote for their next president and parliament on June 24, and the stakes are high for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His challengers are stronger, thanks to political winds and the emergence of an opposition alliance.
Members of the April 19 movement hold a news conference in Masaya, Nicaragua, on June 18. (Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the "April 19" movement hold a news conference in Masaya, Nicaragua, on June 18. (Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images)
Masaya, once a stronghold of President Daniel Ortega’s revolution, formed a ruling commission as violence spread and anti-government strikes and roadblocks continued in the country.

Michael Horowitz speaks to Congress in a second hearing about politicization at the FBI.

Shanghai’s stock exchange hit a two-year low as the trade war escalated.

The resurgence of natural hair mirrors a rise in black empowerment.

A man was crushed to death beneath his mother’s coffin

Berta Kondorura's funeral was supposed to be an elaborate mixture of mourning and tradition-steeped celebration. Then tragedy struck.

‘No sense of urgency’: State Dept. slow to help American beaten and held in Vietnam, family says

William Nguyen is at the center of diplomatic efforts after Vietnamese police beat and detained him with no legal representation, his family said.

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The U.S. government has opened a huge new facility in Taiwan, and China isn’t happy

The new complex for the de facto U.S. Embassy in Taiwan is seen as a major sign of American commitment to Taiwan.

Some reports put the number of staffers who killed themselves at 35 between 2008 and 2009

A clash between the chancellor and her interior minister is threatening to bring down her government. 

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pushes back at growing outrage over Trump’s border crackdown.

Criticism comes as U.S. officials contemplate pulling out of U.N. rights panel over perceived anti-Israel bias.

Even Merkel's biggest domestic critic on immigration says Germany has become safer.

Former energy minister Gonen Segev was allegedly providing Iranian intelligence agents with sensitive information connected to Israel’s energy market and security sites.

Restricted or forbidden in Myanmar, pants are becoming a social statement for male refugees.

In a British television interview, Thomas Markle said Harry was an “interesting guy” and “easy to talk to” during their phone conversations.

The kites have destroyed nature reserves and agricultural plantations. The damage is not huge, but it has Israelis on edge. 

Trump's certainty of success in Singapore is not shared by the majority of the American people.

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The U.N. secretary-general says that the number of countries involved in “violent conflicts” is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005.

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Rescuers searching Tuesday for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba found bags, jackets, an ID card and other items in the waters but no new survivors, casting a tragic pall over holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month.

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A Croatian man has been handed a 15-month suspended sentence for giving a Nazi salute at an annual commemoration in Austria of a 1945 massacre of pro-Nazi Croats.

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The Philippine Supreme Court upheld the expulsion of its chief justice, the authoritarian president’s highest-ranking critic, in a final ruling Tuesday that critics warned is unconstitutional and threatens judicial independence and the country’s democracy.

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South Korea on Tuesday presented a united front with the U.S. on a decision to call off major joint military drills, one week after President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that he would suspend such exercises with the longtime Asian ally.

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Imprisoned former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is critically ill and needs urgent medical care, a top leader of her party said Tuesday.

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