Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 20

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday left interest rates unchanged as officials weighed mixed signals on the health of the U.S. economy and the impact of trade tensions.

The Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's policy-making committee, decided to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent, the Fed said in a statement after concluding a two-day policy meeting. (US-Fed-Interest Rates)

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WASHINGTON -- Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) affairs, and his South Korean counterpart reaffirmed Wednesday that they are ready to resume negotiations with the DPRK on denuclearization.

The door is "wide open" to negotiations with the DPRK, Biegun said at an event held by the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank, adding that the United States is not setting any conditions for the resumption of talks. (US-DPRK-Ties)

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ANKARA -- Turkish police seized some 103 kilograms of heroin in the eastern province of Van on Wednesday, local Hurriyet Daily News reported.

During an anti-drug operation in the Tusba district of the province, police have found 204 packages of heroin hidden in five boxes in a parked vehicle. (Turkey-Drug Trafficking)

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SANAA -- Yemen's Houthis said they fired a cruise missile at a power plant in Saudi Arabia's border city of Jizan on Wednesday, according to the group's al-Masirah TV.

"The missile hit the target in Shakik area," the broadcaster quoted Houthi military spokesman Yahya Sarea as saying. (Yemen-Houthis-Saudi Arabia) Enditem

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