Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Nov. 14

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MOSCOW -- Governor of the Russian Trans-Baikal Region Alexander Osipov said Thursday he had declared Friday a day of mourning in the region for 11 people killed in two traffic accidents over the last 24 hours.

"Investigators are now establishing the details of the accidents," Osipov said in a statement, reminding drivers of the necessity to observe traffic rules. (Russia-Traffic Deaths)

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TOKYO -- Japan's economy grew an annualized real 0.2 percent in the July-September quarter, marking the fourth successive quarter of expansion, the government said in a report on Thursday.

In terms of inflation-adjusted gross domestic product, the Cabinet Office said the growth reflected a 0.1-percent increase from the previous quarter. (Japan-Economy-Grows)

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HANOI -- Vietnam's national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will open its first direct air route between the capital city of Hanoi and China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) starting from Dec. 15.

The new route, first linking Hanoi with Macao SAR, will mark Vietnam Airlines' 17th route between Vietnam and China and its 62th international route. (Vietnam-Macao-Air Route)

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WASHINGTON -- Both presidents of the United States and Turkey Wednesday showed dismay at their French counterpart, who said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is experiencing "brain death."

At a White House meeting attended by U.S. lawmakers, U.S. President Donald Trump said a lot of people, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were "very disappointed" at French President Emmanuel Macron's remark. (U.S.-Turkey-France) Enditem

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