Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Jan. 19

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WASHINGTON -- The White House said Friday that the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), "will take place near the end of February."

The announcement was made after Trump wrapped up a meeting in the Oval Office with Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the DPRK's ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee. (US-DPRK-Meeting)

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KIEV -- Ukraine's state-run energy company Naftogaz estimates its economic damage from the 2009 gas contracts with Russia at 32 billion U.S. dollars, the company's chairman Andriy Kobolev said on Friday.

"We have irretrievably lost 32 billion dollars. This includes overpayments, fines, and other components," Kobolev told a press conference in Kiev. (Ukraine-Russia-Gas)

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TRIPOLI -- The death toll of the violent clashes in south of the Libyan capital Tripoli between government-allied forces and an armed group rose to 13, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

"The clashes south of the capital Tripoli have killed 13 and 52 were wounded, including women and children, according to the statistics of the Health Ministry's Central Operating Chamber," the ministry said in a brief statement. (Libya-Clash)

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MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that he will hold talks with the new UN envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen in Moscow on Monday.

"We will be interested in hearing how he plans to start the work of the Syrian Constitutional Committee, especially after he just visited Damascus on a two-day visit and held talks with the Syrian leadership," Lavrov said. (Russia-Syria) Enditem

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