South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold a vice ministerial-level meeting next month in the DPRK’s border city of Kaesong, Seoul’s unification ministry said Thursday.

A unification ministry official said by phone that the two sides agreed to hold the inter-governmental dialogue on Dec. 11 at the Kaesong industrial complex in the namesake city. (South Korea-DPRK-Meeting)
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MOSCOW — Russian and French presidents on Thursday agreed to step up cooperation in fight against terrorism, while promising that the incident like the recent downing of Russian fighter jet near the Turkey-Syria border should never happen again.

While describing the talks with visiting French President Francois Hollande as “constructive,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the joint press briefing that the two sides decided to share military intelligence on combating Islamic State (IS), which is a step toward forming an international anti-terror coalition. (Russia-France-Cooperation)
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BRUSSELS — Belgium has decided to lower the alert level of terrorist threat from its highest level of four to three for its capital Brussels, local television reported on Thursday.

The alert level for the whole country is now placed on level three, which means that the threat is “possible and probable.” (Belgium-Terror-Alert)
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WASHINGTON — The White House was on lockdown on Thursday after a man jumped the fence onto the lawn, said local media reports.

The jumper was immediately caught, said the U.S. TV network CNN. (US-White House-Intrusion) Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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