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  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher...

  • BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost global...

  • BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan, saying everyone was welcome to join what he envisioned would be a path for peace and prosperity for the world. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road initiative as a new way to boost development since Xi unveiled the plan in 2013,...

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    Putin has told Moon Jae-in he is ready to play a "constructive role" in resolving North Korea's nuclear threat: South Korea.

  • Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US President Donald Trump, and Russia's Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak (L-R) during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House.

    "There's no collusion between me and my campaign and the Russians," Trump told NBC News' Lester Holt.

  • SOFIA, May 11- Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build a nuclear power plant on the Danube River, which was canceled five years ago, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Sofia canceled the Belene project in 2012 after failing to find foreign investors and under pressure from Brussels and...

  • SOFIA, May 11- Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build a nuclear power plant on the Danube River, which was canceled five years ago, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Sofia canceled the Belene project in 2012 after failing to find foreign investors and under pressure from Brussels and...

  • SOFIA, May 11- Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build a nuclear power plant on the Danube River, which was cancelled five years ago, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Sofia cancelled the Belene project in 2012 after failing to find foreign investors and under pressure from Brussels...

  • SOFIA, May 11- Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build a nuclear power plant on the Danube River, which was cancelled five years ago, Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said during a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Sofia cancelled the Belene project in 2012 after failing to find foreign investors and under pressure from Brussels...

  • In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Trump said the FBI had been in "turmoil" and called Comey a "showboat."

  • ISTANBUL/ MOSCOW, May 11- Turkey resumed wheat imports from Russia on Monday, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci told Reuters on Thursday, just a few days after the trade dispute between the two countries was settled. The dispute, which had brought Russia's grain supplies to Turkey to a virtual standstill, was resolved at the meeting of the presidents of the...

  • With the Republican president facing a storm of criticism from many Democrats and some lawmakers in his own party, the Trump administration accused Comey of "atrocities" on the job and denied his firing was related to the FBI investigation into the Trump 2016 presidential campaign's possible collusion with Moscow to sway the election. The ouster stunned...

  • President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday as Democrats intensified accusations that the ouster was intended to undermine an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. Senior Democrats pressed for an independent investigation into the Russia issue.

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. Senior Democrats pressed for an independent investigation into the Russia...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Trump administration said on Tuesday Comey's firing was over his handling of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. The Trump administration said on Tuesday the firing was over Comey's handling of...

  • *China's Hunchun named as "One Belt, One Road" city. *Strategic location wedged between North Korea and Russia. HUNCHUN, China, May 10- In August, 2014, planners in the northeastern Chinese city of Hunchun argued in state media that it should be included in the "One Belt, One Road" project, Beijing's vision laid out the previous year of a new Silk Road across Asia to Europe.

  • US troops patrol village in Afghanistan's Logar Province.

    The Trump administration is considering whether to send as many as 5,000 troops into Afghanistan, NBC News reports.

  • **BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds its monetary policy meeting. MANILA- Philippines' Central Bank Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo updates business executives on the Interest Rate Corridor scheme, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel- 0130 GMT.

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    Putin told Macron he's ready to work together on bilateral, regional and global issues, Financial Times reports.