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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/14/2018 Thu.)

20:56, June 14, 2018

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This is People’s Daily Tonight, your news source from China.  

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Pompeo says Peninsula denuclearization will happen during Trump term

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says major denuclearization will be a peninsula reality before US President Donald Trump’s term ends.

He says the White House is committed to a “complete and verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” as remains the only acceptable end result. 

The two leaders signed a joint statement Tuesday agreeing that North Korea would “work toward” denuclearization. (People's Daily app)

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Relay satellite for Chang'e-4 lunar probe enters planned orbit

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The relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe enters the planned orbit.

Named Magpie Bridge,  the satellite entered the Halo orbit about 65,000 km from the moon.

To set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe, space engineers must keep the satellite stable and control its altitude, angle and speed with high precision. (Xinhua)

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Xi, Panamanian president mark 1st anniversary of diplomatic ties

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Panamanian counterpart Juan Carlos Varela congratulated each other on the first anniversary of the establishment of China-Panama diplomatic ties. 

Xi says China and Panama have opened a new era for bilateral ties when the two countries established diplomatic relations last June.

He adds both countries made a just and wise political decision and has won the support of both peoples. (Xinhua)

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Proposal to divide California into three states eligible for Nov. ballot

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A proposal to divide the US state of California into three states qualifies for the November ballot.

The proposal was led by venture capitalist Tim Draper.

It calls for the formation of three states, namely Northern California, California and Southern California.

Under the proposal, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego will belong to different states.

Draper made a similar attempt to divide California into six states in 2014 and failed to gather enough signatures.

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Fed issues second interest rate hike for 2018

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The US Federal Reserve raises its benchmark short-term interest rate a quarter of a percentage point.

Experts say market expectations towards the likelihood the US Federal Reserve would raise the rate by 25 basis points was close to 95 percent.

They say the continued tightening of the monetary policy it remains confident in its own and the world economy. (People's Daily app)

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DPRK, ROK hold first general-level military talks in over 10 years

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea begin general-level military talks at the border village of Panmunjom to ease military tensions.

The inter-Korean dialogue between general-level military officers is the first of its kind in over 10 years.

The chief South Korean delegate told reporters he will discuss with his DPRK counterpart issues on the easing of inter-Korean military tensions and the schedule for inter-Korean talks between defense ministers. (CGTN)

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EU tensions flare over migrants

And French President Emmanuel Macron blasts Italy after it turned away a rescue boat carrying African migrants.

The decision by Italy to stop the Aquarius rescue boat from landing on its shores with 629 migrants on board has created the first serious clash between the country's new populist government and its EU partners.

Macron accused Italy's leaders of "cynicism and irresponsibility.”

He said they had broken international maritime law by refusing the boat the right to dock. (China Daily)

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And that’s People’s Daily Tonight.  Thanks for joining us.

(Produced by David Nye, Jiang Zhuqing and Zhao Dantong)


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