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News in Brief (7-12-2018)

December 07, 2018 00:00:00

Koreas to verify removal of border guard posts next week

SEOUL, Dec 06: The two Koreas will exchange inspection teams across their heavily armed border next week to verify each other's works to remove some of their front-line guard posts, Seoul's Defence Ministry said on Thursday. In the past weeks, North and South Korea each have dismantled or disarmed 11 of their border guard posts. — AP

First woman elected mayor

of Mexico City takes office

MEXICO CITY, Dec 06: The first woman elected mayor of Mexico City was sworn in on Wednesday for a six-year term leading one of the world's largest cities, in a country with a deep tradition of machismo. Claudia Sheinbaum, a 56-year-old scientist and environmentalist, rode to victory in the July 1 elections on the same anti-establishment wave that brought her left-wing ally and former mentor to power, Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. — AFP

Russia's new laser weapon

systems enter into service

MOSCOW, Dec 06: Russia's new Peresvet laser weapon systems have been put on combat duty, the Defence Ministry's Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper reported on Wednesday. The systems are capable of "concealing the areas of deployment of intercontinental ballistic missiles" and will be used in air defense and military defense, a military expert was cited by the newspaper as saying.

— Xinhua

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