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Zelenskyy to host Lviv talks with UN chief, Turkish leader

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is due to host the UN chief and Turkey's leader Thursday for talks on the recent deal to resume Ukraine's grain exports, the volatile situation at a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant and efforts to help end the nearly six-month-old war.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, left, and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan review the honour guard during a welcome ceremony ahead of their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

China, Japan officials meet amid Taiwan tensions

Chinese and Japanese officials have met in northern China amid renewed tensions over Beijing's military threats against Taiwan and after Tokyo protested China's firing of missiles into Japan's exclusive economic zone during recent military drills.

In this Jan. 19, 2021, file photo, a soldier holds a Taiwanese flag during a military exercise aimed at repelling an attack from China in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)

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