North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged his commitment to denuclearization and to meet US officials, China said on Wednesday after his meeting with President Xi Jinping, who promised China would uphold friendship with its isolated neighbor.
Weeks before Raul Castro is due to step down as president, his party is examining economic measures it has taken under his rule.
A train believed by carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un left Beijing almost as quickly as it appeared, and with no confirmation of who was on board.
The fire, at the Winter Cherry mall in the city of Kemerovo, killed 41 children, according to the Interfax news agency, and the calamitous way it was handled has stirred anger and focused attention on corruption and lax fire safety standards.
A question about citizenship status will be included on the 2020 Census to help enforce the Voting Rights Act, federal officials said on Monday, but California sued to block the move arguing that it would discourage immigrants from participating.
Besides the United States, 14 European Union countries also expelled Russian diplomats in the biggest Western expulsion of Russian diplomats since the height of the Cold War.
An adult-film actress who claims she had sex with Donald Trump before he was president said on Sunday she had been threatened in 2011 while in a parking lot with her infant daughter to discourage her from discussing the relationship.
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was due to appear in a German court on Monday as Spain sought to extradite him over the region's independence fight after a night of protests there in which dozens of people were hurt in clashes with police.
The global recycling industry was thrown into turmoil after China decided to no longer allow in many types of foreign scrap and garbage.
"Biodiversity, the essential variety of life-forms on earth, continues to decline in every region of the world," the authors wrote. "This alarming trend endangers the quality of life of people everywhere."