The United States and South Korea have announced an end to joint military exercises in a gesture aimed at encouraging North Korea, which saw the war games as preparing for an invasion, to denuclearize. SpaceX’s unmanned Crew Dragon capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station in a test of its ability to transport seven astronauts into orbit. And 52 dog sled teams set out Saturday from Achorage, Alaska, on the 1,000-mile Iditarod race.
In the week ahead: On Tuesday, some 3,000 delegates to China’s National People’s Congress will convene in Beijing, expected to ease foreign investment rules and ban forced technology transfer — key U.S. demands in ongoing trade negotiations. On Wednesday, telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer will appear in a Canadian court after the country’s Justice Department allowed a U.S. extradition case to proceed. And the nine-day South by Southwest conference and arts festival will begin Friday in Austin, Texas.
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