Netanyahu to meet Putin over "recent development" in Syria

Netanyahu to meet Putin over "recent development" in Syria

2017-08-20 07:56

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia next week to discuss "recent development" in Syria.

Chinese delegation, Russian scholars hold talks on Tibetan culture

Chinese delegation, Russian scholars hold talks on Tibetan culture

2017-08-20 07:54

A Tibetan cultural exchange delegation dispatched by China's State Council Information Office completed its three-day visit in Russia on Saturday, following in-depth panel discussions on Tibetan culture with the Russian academic community.

Reducing U.S. trade deficits in NAFTA renegotiations could prove difficult

Reducing U.S. trade deficits in NAFTA renegotiations could prove difficult

2017-08-20 07:53

Renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will hardly reduce the overall U.S. trade deficit and unemployment, experts said.

Interview: BRICS summit to open new chapter in Russia-China regional cooperation

Interview: BRICS summit to open new chapter in Russia-China regional cooperation

2017-08-20 07:52

The Republic of Karelia in Russia's northwest and Fujian province in southern China are expected to sign an agreement during the upcoming BRICS summit that could see trade bolster significantly between the two favored jurisdictions, Karelia's top official said.

White House Chief Strategist Bannon steps down

White House Chief Strategist Bannon steps down

2017-08-19 19:30

The White House said Friday Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon will leave his job.

Kenyan opposition leader files court case to challenge election results

Kenyan opposition leader files court case to challenge election results

2017-08-19 19:30

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Friday night filed a case asking the Supreme Court to nullify President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election.

Scientists warn of devastating earthquake as imminent threat to ill-prepared Istanbul

Scientists warn of devastating earthquake as imminent threat to ill-prepared Istanbul

2017-08-19 19:30

Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city and economic heartland with 18 million inhabitants and thousands of tourists, could be hit any time by a massive earthquake with devastating effects, researchers warned amid heavy fears that the historic megapolis is not prepared with its substandard buildings.

Over 400 killed in mudslides in Sierra Leone: UN

Over 400 killed in mudslides in Sierra Leone: UN

2017-08-19 07:49

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Friday said that more than 400 people had lost their lives in the mudslides that had occurred on Aug. 14 and that several hundred people were still missing, meaning that the death toll could still increase.

Interview: China can be honest broker in Israeli-Palestinian peace process: Palestinian official

Interview: China can be honest broker in Israeli-Palestinian peace process: Palestinian official

2017-08-19 07:49

China can be a honest broker in pushing forward the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in light of its fair stance on the issue, a senior Palestinian official told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Russian state space corporation denies cooperation with DRPK

Russian state space corporation denies cooperation with DRPK

2017-08-19 07:48

Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation and its subsidiaries do not cooperate with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Roscosmos said in a statement on Friday.

"Why change something that works?" U.S.-Mexico border residents say of NAFTA

"Why change something that works?" U.S.-Mexico border residents say of NAFTA

2017-08-19 07:46

For many residents who live on the U.S.-Mexico border, Arco gas station, where gasoline is roughly 20 or more cents cheaper than it is at most gas stations in Imperial County, California, is the best choice to save a couple of bucks.

Russia's nuclear submarine successfully fires missile

Russia's nuclear submarine successfully fires missile

2017-08-18 21:09

Russia's nuclear submarine Severodvinsk from the Northern Fleet successfully hit a target with a cruise missile on Friday, the navy announced in a statement.

High expectations, optimism despite Kenyan election dispute

High expectations, optimism despite Kenyan election dispute

2017-08-18 20:51

Optimism among Kenyans seems to be rising after the conclusion of the Aug. 8 general election, with many citizens expecting the new leaders to help improve lives.

Why Zambia's mandatory HIV testing recieves such backfire?

Why Zambia's mandatory HIV testing recieves such backfire?

2017-08-18 20:51

Debate on whether the Zambian government should rescind its decision to make HIV testing a mandatory policy has heightened, with many men and women taking opposite stances.

13 killed, at least 50 others injured in Barcelona terror attack

13 killed, at least 50 others injured in Barcelona terror attack

2017-08-18 08:24

Thirteen people were killed and at least 50 others were injured following a terrorist attack in the city of Barcelona on Thursday afternoon, Catalan interior minister Joaquim Forn said.

Trump says DPRK makes "wise" decision to halt strike towards Guam

Trump says DPRK makes "wise" decision to halt strike towards Guam

2017-08-18 08:28

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) made a "wise" decision not to launch missiles towards Guam.

Analysis: NAFTA renegotiation to set tone for future U.S. trade talks

Analysis: NAFTA renegotiation to set tone for future U.S. trade talks

2017-08-18 08:29

As the renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is underway in Washington D.C., other U.S. trade partners are also watching it closely, which might be a template for the U.S. government's future trade talks.

News Analysis: Hamas' warning to abandon ruling Gaza explains severity of crisis

News Analysis: Hamas' warning to abandon ruling Gaza explains severity of crisis

2017-08-17 22:09

Islamic Hamas movement's recent threats to abandon the administration of the Gaza Strip explains how severe the crisis is in the coastal enclave, and sends clear messages to foreign parties to take immediate actions to end the crisis, according to analysts and observers.

Villagers uneasy amid frequent elephant invasion in central Tanzania

Villagers uneasy amid frequent elephant invasion in central Tanzania

2017-08-17 22:09

Villagers in central Tanzania's district of Bahi are living in fear following the frequent invasion of wild elephants, authorities have said.

Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslide rises to 331

Death toll in Sierra Leone mudslide rises to 331

2017-08-17 22:09

Altogether 331 bodies have been taken to the morgue by the rescue team following the devastating mudslide, according to Sinneh Kamara, head of the Connaught Mortuary in Freetown, capital of Sierra Leone, on Thursday.

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