Oct. 20 world news summary at 0030 GMT


ERLIN — According to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the leaders of the so-called Normandy format group comprising Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France agreed on a new roadmap for peace solution in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday night, German media Focus Online reported.
In addition, an armed police mission in Donbass should perform their work, Poroshenko was quoted as saying. (Germany-Ukraine, 1st LD Writethru)
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RIGA — Chinese Painting Exhibition “Whine Crane Stretching Wings”, co-organized by Confucius Institute at University of Latvia and Flying Brush Chinese Painting Studio,was inaugurated Wednesday in the National Library of Latvia.
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Confucius Institute at University of Latvia, and the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relation between China and Latvia, the Confucius Institute and “Flying Brush” Studio co-organized this event. (Latvia-China-Painting Exhibition)
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UNITED NATIONS — A Chinese envoy Wednesday called on the United Nations to bring together the political will of countries in addressing global challenges.
In face of such difficult questions as climate change, refugee and migrant issues, public health and security, the international community must cooperate, said Chinese Ambassador to the UN Liu Jieyi.
“It should help relevant countries to improve their capacity in those fields and protecting the interests of vulnerable groups,” he added.(UN-China-Global Challenges)
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WASHINGTON — Despite high concern and strong opposition in East Asia, the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said the United States would deploy the highly controversial Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to South Korea “as soon as possible.”
“We will deploy as soon as possible a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery to our Korean ally”, Kerry said at the start of two-day foreign and defense ministerial talks between the two countries in Washington, vowing the United States would “do whatever is necessary” to defend its allies in the region. (US-Kerry-THAAD)
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SAN FRANCISCO — Four male suspects were still at large, after four students were shot outside two San Francisco high schools on Tuesday, local police said on Wednesday.
In a message posted on Twitter two hour after the shooting, San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) said it was a targeted incident. (U.S.-San Francisco-Shooting) Enditem

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