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North Korea Canceled Planned Meeting With VP Pence

WASHINGTON —  Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the North Koreans had …

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Russia, Pakistan Form Anti-Terror Military Cooperation Commission

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN —  Russia and Pakistan plan to establish a commission on military cooperation to counter the Islamic State threat in the region, accusing the United States of downplaying the terrorist group’s dangerous “proliferation” in Afghanistan. “We have confirmed Russia’s readiness to continue boosting Pakistan’s counterterrorism capacity, which is in …

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Pakistan ‘Most Dangerous’ Country for Newborns

ISLAMABAD —  The United Nations children’s agency has declared Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 babies born in Pakistan, 46 die before the end of their first month. UNICEF released the findings Tuesday as part of its global awareness campaign to demand and …

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Bangladesh Ex-PM Appeals 5-Year Jail Sentence in Graft Case

DHAKA, BANGLADESH —  Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia appealed a five-year prison sentence in a corruption case on Tuesday, with her lawyers arguing that the verdict was politically motivated and influenced by the government. Her conviction means that Zia, the opposition leader and archrival of the current prime minister, …

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