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Trump to Raise North Korea Sanctions With Chinese Leader, Pence Says

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Asia Pacific|Trump to Raise North Korea Sanctions With Chinese Leader, Pence SaysImageVice President Mike Pence at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit meeting in Singapore on Thursday.CreditCreditWallace Woon/EPA, via ShutterstockPresident Trump is likely to bring up the enforcement of sanctions against North Korea when he meets with President Xi Jinping of China this month,… Read More

Lawmakers Push Trump to Act Against China on Uighur Detention

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ImageA Chinese policeman stands guard at a mosque in Kashgar, in Xinjiang, China. American officials say the Chinese government may have interned more than a million Muslims in camps in the region.CreditCreditJohannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesWASHINGTON — Lawmakers in Washington are trying to compel the Trump administration to take strong measures against Chinese officials… Read More

Israel’s Hawkish Defense Minister Resigns and Calls for Early Elections

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ImageAvigdor Lieberman, center, visiting a crossing with the Gaza Strip in July. It was not immediately clear on Wednesday who would replace him.CreditCreditAmir Cohen/ReutersJERUSALEM — Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s hard-line defense minister, stepped down from his post on Wednesday after the government agreed to a cease-fire with Hamas to end two days of clashes in Gaza,… Read More

Another Twist in Sri Lanka: Parliament Votes Rajapaksa Out

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ImageRanil Wickremesinghe, seated, the former Sri Lankan prime minister, was able to organize lawmakers on Wednesday against the appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to replace him.CreditCreditLakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka — A majority of Sri Lankan lawmakers voted Wednesday morning to remove Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister, saying that his appointment… Read More

Australians Declare Existential Crisis Over Onion Placement

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Bunnings, a chain of hardware stores, upended tradition and suggested people put onions on the bottom and not the top of their sausages. Australians were not impressed. ImageSausages sit on a barbecue as voters queue at a voting station in the Sydney suburb of Double Bay in 2016.CreditCreditWilliam West/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesMELBOURNE, Australia —… Read More

Brexit Could Leave Wedding Bouquets Stuck at the Border

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From greenhouses in Kenya to auction houses in the Netherlands to florists in London, the shipment of flowers highlights Brexit’s potential disruption to trade.ImageMore than a third of the global flower trade flows through the Aalsmeer marketplace in the Netherlands.CreditAndrew Urwin for The New York TimesFar removed from the political posturing and brinkmanship that capture… Read More