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UNITED NATIONS -- Negotiations for the exchange of prisoners in the Yemen civil war began in Jordanian capital of Amman on Tuesday and talks on demilitarizing in and around the key Red Sea port city of Hodeidah are progressing, a UN spokesman said.

Also, retired Dutch Major General Patrick Cammaert, temporary chairman of the Hodeidah talks that are being held on a ship berthed in the port was replaced Tuesday evening by Michael Lollesgaard of Denmark, said the spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Stephane Dujarric. (UN-Yemen)

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WASHINGTON -- The White House said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump will speak at an upcoming ministerial meeting hosted by the State Department on Wednesday to discuss future plans to defeat the Islamic State.

According to a statement issued by the White House, Trump will speak at the ministerial at 2:45 p.m. local time.

It added that the meeting will bring together the 79-member Global Coalition in Washington, D.C. "to move forward in unity and common purpose on our commitment to defeat ISIS." (US-Trump-IS)

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UNITED NATIONS -- China's UN envoy on Tuesday urged support for "countries concerned" in combating transnational organized crime at sea, pointing out that maritime security remains grim on Africa's west coast.

Ma Zhaoxu, Chinese permanent representative to the United Nations, told a Security Council meeting that China supports these countries in "enhancing coordination, formulating joint strategies and mechanisms, cracking down on transnational organized crime at sea, and thereby achieving development and prosperity." (UN-China-Maritime Crime)

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BERLIN -- German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Tuesday unveiled a draft of a new and controversial industrial strategy, called the National Industrial Strategy 2030.

With the strategy, Altmaier's goal was to increase industry's share of gross value to 25 percent by 2030 in Germany and 20 percent in the European Union, according to German news agency DPA. (Germany-Economy-Industry) Enditem

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