Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Nov. 23

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MOSCOW -- Moscow is open for constructive cooperation with Washington on the basis of mutual respect for each other's interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

The minister held talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, who was appointed as U.S. ambassador to Russia last month, on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Nagoya, Japan. (Russia-US-G20)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. phone company T-Mobile USA, Inc. confirmed on Friday that the data of some of its users had been illegally accessed in a recent "criminal hack" attack.

The Washington state-based provider of wireless communication services including voice and messaging said its security team "discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information" of T-Mobile users who subscribed to its prepaid wireless service. (US-T-Mobile-Hacking)

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NAGOYA, Japan -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday met with Canadian, Dutch and Chilean foreign ministers respectively on bilateral ties on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Foreign Ministers' Meeting.

During his meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne, Wang said the year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Canada, and both sides should cherish the interests and benefits brought about by the development of bilateral ties in the past 50 years. (China-G20-Bilateral Meetings)

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HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong police on Saturday appealed to those staying in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) to leave the campus in a peaceful manner.

The police said in a statement that they have all along emphasized two principles: peaceful resolution and flexibility, reiterating that for those under 18 years old they would "arrange an appropriate adult to accompany them." (Hong Kong-PolyU-Rioters)

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JAKARTA -- A shallow and strong earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck off eastern Indonesia's West Papua province on Saturday evening, but no tsunami alert was issued, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

The quake jolted at 7:11 p.m. Jakarta time (1211 GMT) with the epicenter at 280 km northeast Tambrauw of the province and a depth of 10 km under sea bed, official in charge at the agency Abdul Rosid said. (Indonesia-Quake)

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BAGHDAD -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday arrived in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on an unannounced visit, local media reported.

Pence's trip included visiting the U.S. troops in Ayn al-Asad air base in Iraq's western province of Anbar, where hundreds of U.S. troops are stationed, the Iraqi NINA news agency said. (Iraq-US-Visit) Enditem

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