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By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press

US envoy: US believes China is trying to stop NKorea tests

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Tuesday the Trump administration believes China is using “back channel networking” with North Korea to try and get Kim Jong Un to stop nuclear and ballistic missile testing.

“We believe they are being productive,” she told reporters. “We do think they’re trying to counter what is happening now.”

UN test ban head: Israel should ratify treaty within 5 years

Israel should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years — and Iran should also ratify but the timing is uncertain, the head of the U.N. organization established to implement the treaty said Wednesday.

Lassina Zerbo said in an interview with The Associated Press that Israel should be the next key country to ratify the treaty and he hopes it takes less than five years.

UN test ban head: Israel should ratify treaty within 5 years

Israel should ratify the nuclear test ban treaty within five years — and Iran should also ratify but the timing is uncertain, the head of the U.N. organization established to implement the treaty said Wednesday.

Lassina Zerbo said in an interview with The Associated Press that Israel should be the next key country to ratify the treaty and he hopes it takes less than five years.

UN chief hugs 99-year-old woman he calls his ‘American Mom’

NOVATO, Calif. — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon embraced the 99-year-old woman he calls his “American Mom” Thursday on a nostalgic visit to her home, where as a high school student from war-ravaged South Korea he spent his first days in the United States experiencing culture shock at the country’s riches.

UN chief hugs 99-year-old woman he calls his ‘American Mom’

NOVATO, Calif. — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon embraced the 99-year-old woman he calls his “American Mom” Thursday on a nostalgic visit to her home, where as a high school student from war-ravaged South Korea he spent his first days in the United States experiencing culture shock at the country’s riches.