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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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The Foreign Ministry on Friday welcomed signals from North Korea that it was ready to end its yearlong boycott of nuclear negotiations. (Reuters)

Belarus’ parliament on Friday approved new legislation lowering obstacles for opposition candidates in elections. (AP)

Kazakhstan aims to use its presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to press for a resolution to the conflict in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev said. (Reuters)