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Trump says leaders of China, Japan supportive of Kim Jong Un meeting

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Saturday he has received encouragement from the leaders of China and Japan as he moves toward a sudden, high stakes summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump said China's President Xi Jinping was appreciative of his decision to opt for diplomacy rather than "the ominous alternative," while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was "very enthusiastic" about talks with North Korea. Trump reached out to the Asian leaders in phone calls Friday after his stunning decision to…

Sweden, France, Egypt seek UN meeting on deadliest Israeli violence against Palestinians

LONDON: Sweden, France and Egypt have requested an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss ways to address the deadliest Israeli violence against Palestinians for years, a Swedish diplomat said on Saturday. "Sweden, France & Egypt request #UNSC to urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in #Jerusalem can be supported," Carl Skau, the country's ambassador to the Security Council, said on Twitter. Read More: Arab League condemns ‘excessive violence’ by Israel in Jerusalem “I call on all…