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China's Xi Jinping holds talks with Kim Jong Un in N. Korea

Jun. 20, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The leaders of China and North Korea met in the North's capital on Thursday, their fifth meeting in 15 months, with stalled nuclear negotiations with Washington expected to be on the agenda. China's official Xinhua news agency reported that the talks in Pyongyang between Chinese President Xi...

World shares gain on Fed reassurance, hopes for trade truce

Jun. 20, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares advanced on Thursday on hopes that a meeting between President Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping next week might bring about a truce in trade tensions. Germany's DAX added 1.1% to 12,437.98 while the CAC 40 in France gained 0.8% to 5,562.51. Britain's FTSE 100 rose...

China says Interpol ex-president confesses to bribe taking

Jun. 20, 2019 3:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No. 1 Intermediate Court in the northeastern port city of Tianjin said Meng read a statement containing the confession at a...

The Latest: China, North Korean leaders hold talks

Jun. 20, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to North Korea (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The leaders of China and North Korea are holding talks in the North Korean capital. China's official Xinhua News Agency said President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat down...

Xi's NKorea visit a chance to strengthen ties, influence US

Jun. 20, 2019 2:55 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In the highly formalized world of China-North Korea relations, Xi Jinping's trip to Pyongyang carries enormous symbolic significance. Although less certain, it may also yield outcomes that could influence both countries' relations with the U.S. With tensions over trade, Taiwan and Hong Kong...

Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes

Jun. 20, 2019 2:39 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng Hongwei has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013

Jun. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for first visit since taking office in 2013.

Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea

Jun. 19, 2019 9:31 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say President Xi Jinping has departed for his state visit to North Korea.

N. Korean leader Kim Jong Un's months of ambitious summitry

Jun. 19, 2019 9:15 PM EDT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's fifth meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his ambitious diplomatic outreach that has included summits with the leaders of the United States, South Korea and Russia in the past year and a half. Experts say Kim is attempting to form a united front with North Korea's...

Xi, Kim summit topics: Friendship, food aid and maybe nukes

Jun. 19, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — From nuclear weapons to huge food aid shipments to a shared skepticism about the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will have a long list of topics to discuss when Xi heads to North Korea on Thursday. Here's a look at things to watch...