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Arrest warrant issued for ex-president Lee Myung-bak over corruption claims
A South Korean court on Thursday approved an arrest warrant for ex-President Lee Myung-bak over a range of corruption allegations, making him the latest in a series of leaders embroiled in scandals and other problems after leaving office.

US, South Korea to resume military exercises next month
The United States and South Korea will resume joint military drills next month, Seoul and Washington said on Tuesday, exercises that will go ahead despite U.S. President Donald Trump's planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Why Sweden could be key in getting Trump-Kim talks off the ground
As unlikely as it may seem, the Nordic nation of Sweden could be key in getting a potential meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un off the ground. And it all dates back to the 1970s and 1,000 Volvo cars.

Sweden says North Korea talks ended, discussed peaceful end to stand-off
North Korean and Swedish foreign ministers ended three days of talks on Saturday on the security situation on the Korean peninsula which may help prepare the way for a planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Philippines's Duterte moves to quit ICC over 'outrageous attacks'
The Philippines said on Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called “outrageous” attacks by U.N. officials and violations of due process by the ICC.

Shadows over solar power in India
During his state visit to India, French President Emmanuel Macron, alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi, co-hosted the first meeting of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The project, which aims to develop solar energy in tropical countries that have abundant sunshine, is a priority for Modi. But not everyone is happy - from displaced farmers to those angry over diverted water and drained farmland. Our correspondents report.

Philippine President Duterte needs 'psychiatric evaluation', says UN human rights chief
The UN human rights chief said Friday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs "psychiatric evaluation".

Trump accepts invitation to meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un
President Donald Trump agreed Thursday to a historic first meeting with Kim Jong Un in a stunning development in America's high-stakes nuclear standoff with North Korea.

Exclusive report: Escaping North Korea
As Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump surprise the world by agreeing to a historic meeting, we met with North Koreans who have fled the Pyongyang regime. Every year, hundreds of them risk their lives by fleeing the dictatorship. For more than a year, we followed two young women on their voyage to South Korea. They passed through China, then Laos, before finally reaching the safety of the South. FRANCE 24 brings you the story of their risky journey to freedom.

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