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28 May 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

DETROIT, the United States -- China, as a major developing country, is willing to make its due contribution in terms of supporting the multilateral trading system and promoting sustainable and inclusive trade development, Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao said here at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministers meeting held from Thursday to Friday.

Supporting the multilateral trading system is an important tradition of APEC, noted Wang. As the reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is accelerating, Asia-Pacific economies should take an active part in promoting an early resumption of the dispute settlement mechanism, he added. (China-APEC-Trade)

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YAOUNDE -- At least 16 people were killed on Friday in a road accident along the Douala-Edea highway in Cameroon's Littoral region, according to the country's Minister of Transport Jean Ernest Massena Ngalle Bibehe.

The tragedy occurred when a passenger bus carrying a corpse and mourners collided head-on with a truck, according to local police. (Cameroon-Road Accident)

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KIEV -- The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) admitted on Saturday that it implemented "certain measures" linked to the explosion on the Crimean Bridge in October 2022.

"According to our legislation, international legislation and the customs and traditions of warfare, taking into account the fact that it was a logistical route that we were obliged to cut off the enemy, certain measures were taken," Vasyl Malyuk, head of the SSU, said in a statement published on the agency's website. (Ukraine-Crimean Bridge-Explosion)

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DETROIT, the United States -- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministers vowed to overcome shared challenges as they ended their two-day meeting here on Friday.

Challenges include the environment, food security, supply chain disruptions and impacts of the global pandemic. (APEC-US)

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