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Attorney Wang Zhidong, surrounded by family members of slain University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang, addresses the media after a jury found Brendt Christensen guilty of her murder Monday, June 24, 2019 outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Peoria, Illinois. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)
Defense: Chinese scholar's killer offered to locate bodyLawyers for a former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted of killing a scholar from China says he offered after his arrest to divulge where her remains are in exchange for a life sentence
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Leaders of Japan, France share Middle East concernsFrench President Emmanuel Macron says he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to bolster naval defense ties in the Indo-Pacific region, as the two leaders also raised concerns about tensions in the Middle East
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Protesters take part in a rally in Hong Kong on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest protest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit this week that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Protesters urge discussion of Hong Kong issue at G-20 summitThousands of people have turned out for Hong Kong's latest protest against legislation that they fear would erode the city's freedoms
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with, from left, Resolute Support NATO Base Commander Gen. Austin Scott Miller, Afghanistan Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John Bass, Pompeo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, and former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, during an unannounced visit to Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
US military says 2 service members killed in AfghanistanDay after Pompeo visit to Kabul, US military says 2 service members killed in Afghanistan
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, attends a news conference with Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, at the Foreign Ministry in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Pompeo held meetings in India's capital on Wednesday amid growing tensions over trade and tariffs that has strained the partners' ties. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)
Pompeo meets Indian leaders amid trade tensions, Iran crisisThe U.S. secretary of state and his Indian counterpart have downplayed growing disagreements over trade and tariffs, arguing that the two countries can work through their issues
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Thai court declines to suspend pro-army lawmakersA Thai court says it will allow 32 pro-military lawmakers to keep their seats while it decides whether they violated election rules, a decision criticized as unfair because it earlier suspended an opposition leader over a similar allegation
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Pakistan's opposition meets to discuss how to oust PM KhanThe top leaders of Pakistan's major opposition political parties have met in Islamabad to discuss how to oust the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan over his alleged failure in handling the country's economic crisis
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A currency trader talks on phone at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday as investors awaited developments on the trade friction between the U.S. and China at the Group of 20 meeting of major economies in Japan later in the week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Global shares turn higher as investors look to G-20 meetingGlobal shares have turned higher as investors await developments in the trade war between the U.S. and China, whose presidents will meet at the Group of 20 summit in Japan this week
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In this May 16, 2019, photo, Chinese men pass by a Huawei retail shop in Beijing. Stepping up the pressure on Beijing, the U.S. Commerce Department has effectively barred U.S. companies from selling or transferring technology to Huawei Technologies, the world's biggest maker of network gear, No. 2 smartphone manufacturer and a champion of Chinese industry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China renews demand on Canada for Huawei executive's releaseChina has renewed a demand that Canada release a top executive of the tech giant Huawei a day after announcing a suspension of all imports of Canadian meat products in an apparent bid to increase the pressure on Ottawa
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, in Hanoi, Vietnam. South Korea's president Moon Jae-in on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, said North Korean and U.S. officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to set up a third summit between the countries' leaders. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Seoul: US, N. Korea in talks to set up 3rd Trump-Kim summitSeoul: US and North Korean officials holding "behind-the-scenes" talks to set up a third Trump-Kim summit
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Japan's Abe wants G-20 to unite on trade, Middle EastJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to seek a consensus on trade and other contentious issues at this week's summit of the Group of 20 countries in Osaka
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CORRECTS DAY South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman view an honor guard during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, in Seoul, South Korea. Bin Salman is visiting South Korea for two days - the first time by an heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia since 1998. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
Saudi Arabia vows to help S. Korea if oil supplies disruptedSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with visiting Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who promised to help with possible fuel shortages in case of supply disruptions caused by tensions in the Middle East
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Amnesty wants impartial probe of Indonesia police violenceAmnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian capital last month
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Hong Kong court throws out ex-leader's misconduct convictionA Hong Kong court has thrown out former chief executive Donald Tsang's conviction for misconduct relating to a property deal while in office
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Sri Lanka leader orders execution of 4 drug convictsSri Lanka's president says he has ordered the executions of four drug offenders who will be hanged in prison soon
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