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ATHENS -- "Europe has provided financial support, but more is needed. It has to continue; it has to be probably more substantive," United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi told reporters in Athens on Thursday.

Europe should share responsibility and help ease the suffering of thousands of refugees and migrants living in Greece, Grandi said.

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NEW YORK -- "It's critical ... China is our number two trading partner after Canada (in terms of exports), so we want our businesses to have access to global markets and Chinese businesses to have access to our market ... that kind of trading relationship is really important," Steve Grove, Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development commissioner, told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Sustainable collaboration with China is crucial to economic growth in the U.S. state of Minnesota, Grove said.

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WASHINGTON -- "The Taliban wants to make a deal. And we're meeting with them," U.S. President Donald Trump said after his bilateral meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at U.S. Bagram airbase close to Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday.

Trump paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, where he confirmed that the United States is holding talks with Afghan Taliban, according to the White House.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- "Our relations with Argentina will be pragmatic. We have a good commercial relationship and, as far as I am concerned, we will continue to have it," Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told reporters in the northern city of Manaus, days before the inauguration of Argentina's president-elect Alberto Fernandez.

Bolsonaro said his country will maintain "pragmatic" relations with Argentina's new government, the state news agency Agencia Brazil reported. Enditem

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