North Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect': Seoul

Pyongyang city skyline with the landmark Juche tower seen on the rightNorth Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, and banished two other officials for re-education, South Korea said Wednesday. "Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed," Seoul's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee said at a regular briefing. "Kim Yong-Jin was denounced for his bad sitting posture when he was sitting below the rostrum" during a session of North Korea's parliament, and then underwent a interrogation that revealed his other crimes, the official told reporters.



Trump to make quick trip to Mexico before immigration speech

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Xfinity Arena of Everett, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration.



G20 to go long on rhetoric, short on economic policy: experts

Workers make shirts at a spinnery in Nantong, east China's Jiangsu provinceG20 leaders will meet in China this weekend in a climate of economic uncertainty and sluggish global growth –- but the absence of an urgent crisis means the forum will be short on breakthroughs, analysts say. Eight years after the first G20 summit in Washington, when countries coordinated a response to the financial meltdown, Beijing has set a modest agenda for the Hangzhou gathering -- focusing on making the world economy “innovative, invigorated, interconnected, and inclusive”. "At the moment there's simply not a lot of common overlapping interests between the major economies," Christopher Balding, professor of economics at Peking University HSBC Business School, told AFP.



The Latest: Election official struggles to keep her job

FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, looks on during a Phoenix Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. A challenge to longtime U.S. Sen. McCain leads the lists of contests drawing attention in Tuesday's Arizona primary election. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local):



Brazil Senate braces for Rousseff impeachment vote

Opponents of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff rally in front of the National Congress in Brasilia, on August 30, 2016Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's Senate was to vote Wednesday on stripping Dilma Rousseff of the presidency in a traumatic impeachment trial set to end 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America's biggest country. Senators loyal to Brazil's first female president debated into the night Tuesday in a final attempt to halt the apparently unstoppable momentum toward her dismissal. Despite the impassioned speeches, which followed 14 hours of testimony by 68-year-old Rousseff herself on Monday, her fate was apparently sealed.





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