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Trump says second US-N Korea summit to be held in Hanoi

SEOUL, Feb 9 (Bernama) -- United States (US) President Donald Trump said Saturday (Seoul time) that his second meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will take place in Vietnam's capital city, Yonhap News Agency reported, quoting Trump's tweet.

Pompeo provided US Congress with updates on Khashoggi killing - State Dept

WASHINGTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided an update on the investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing to Congress on Friday, a State Department spokesperson said.

Mexican president moots $1.5 bln rescue plan for Pemex

MEXICO CITY, Feb 9 (AFP) -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday he would soon announce a rescue plan for troubled state oil company Pemex, suggesting it would be worth around $1.5 billion.

First in its history, Thai royal to contest election

ANKARA, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- In an unusual move, stunning many in and out of the country, a member of the royal monarchy has jumped in the upcoming election to run for prime minister in Thailand, local media reported on Friday.

Spurious liquor consumption kills 20 in India

NEW DELHI, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- At least 20 people died and many others taken ill on Friday due to consumption of spurious liquor in two northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Xinhua news agency quoted officials as saying.

Canadian PM rubbishes report on alleged intervention in SNC-Lavalin fraud case

OTTAWA, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied Thursday a report that his office intervened in the prosecution of Canadian construction giant SNC-Lavalin on charges of fraud and corruption, according to Xinhua news agency.

Prayut accepts nomination as PM candidate for Thai general election

BANGKOK, Feb 8 (Bernama) -- Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday accepted the nomination by the Palang Pracharath Party as its candidate for prime minister in the upcoming general election.