November 16, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The leaders of the United States and China have come together to work on bridging a widening gap between the two nations. Their first online summit comes amid growing tensions. The two leaders remain far apart on issues ranging from the economy to human rights. But both US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are vowing to cooperate.
2. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has visited a new city under construction, during his first public appearance in more than a month. The state-run Korean Central News Agency said Kim praised the progress of the project. He noted that the construction proved “the irresistible might of the single-minded unity” between the party and people, and “the iron will of our state to achieve prosperity in our own way and with our own efforts.”
3. Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and French President Emmanuel Macron have agreed to continue to deepen their cooperation in strengthening security ties. The two leaders spoke by phone on Monday at Japan’s request. It was their first talks since Kishida took office in October.