Xinhua Headlines: China's "city of the future" to inspire world

Xinhua Headlines: China's "city of the future" to inspire world

2018-04-24 07:38

About 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing, a new city being built from scratch will be an example of the country's reform and opening-up, and inspire the world at large in decades to come.

Over 100 retired U.S. generals question Trump's pick for CIA Director

Over 100 retired U.S. generals question Trump's pick for CIA Director

2018-04-24 07:38

As many as 109 retired U.S. generals and admirals on Monday issued a joint letter urging the U.S. Senate to "examine closely" President Donald Trump's nominee Gina Haspel for CIA Director over her role in dealing with U.S. overseas "black sites" where terror suspects were tortured last decade.

Newly-elected Armenian PM resigns amid days of protests

Newly-elected Armenian PM resigns amid days of protests

2018-04-24 07:38

Newly-elected Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan said in a statement on Monday that he would resign from his post following days of street protests against him.

Yemen's Houthis announce top official killed in Saudi-led airstrike

Yemen's Houthis announce top official killed in Saudi-led airstrike

2018-04-24 07:38

Yemen's dominant Houthi rebels on Monday announced that their top official, President of the Supreme Political Council Saleh al-Sammad, was killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, according to a statement carried by Houthi-controlled state Saba news agency.

Int'l team launches project to sequence DNA of all complex life on Earth

Int'l team launches project to sequence DNA of all complex life on Earth

2018-04-24 07:38

An international consortium of scientists is proposing the most ambitious project in the history of biology: sequencing the DNA of all known eukaryotic species on Earth.

New prince of Saudi Arabia courts Hollywood

New prince of Saudi Arabia courts Hollywood

2018-04-23 22:38

As part of economic development program, Saudi Arabia's newly-installed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched a major entertainment industry initiative that has Hollywood rolling out the red carpet for him.

World Bank forecasts Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 growth at 3.1 pct

World Bank forecasts Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 growth at 3.1 pct

2018-04-23 22:24

World Bank has raised Africa's economic growth rate to 3.1 percent in 2018 on account of the region rebounding after three years of slowdown due to the collapse in global commodity prices.

Political settlement only way out of Syrian crisis: Chinese envoy

Political settlement only way out of Syrian crisis: Chinese envoy

2018-04-23 22:24

A political settlement is the only way out of the ongoing Syrian crisis, China's Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan said on Sunday.

Russia asks U.S., S. Korea to reciprocate to DPRK decision to halt nuclear tests

Russia asks U.S., S. Korea to reciprocate to DPRK decision to halt nuclear tests

2018-04-22 09:29

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday hailed the decision of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and urged South Korea and the United States to act accordingly for a peaceful settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue.

Rome celebrates 2771st birthday

Rome celebrates 2771st birthday

2018-04-22 09:29

Celebrations took place across Rome on Saturday as the capital of Italy commemorated its founding 2,771 years ago.

Feature: Kenyan youth utilize Chinese-funded studies in railway engineering to transform country

Feature: Kenyan youth utilize Chinese-funded studies in railway engineering to transform country

2018-04-21 19:39

Patricia Tafawa was elated upon learning that she was among 40 Kenyan youths who beat tough competition to win scholarships from China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) to pursue majors in railway technology at Beijing Jiaotong University starting from May.

Investigation into chemical weapon use in Syria exposes "lies" of Western powers: official

Investigation into chemical weapon use in Syria exposes "lies" of Western powers: official

2018-04-21 22:17

Syria's Assistant Foreign Minister Ayman Sussan said Saturday that investigating the chemical weapons allegations in Damascus' eastern district of Douma will expose the lies of the Western countries.

Russia advocates broader UN presence in Syria

Russia advocates broader UN presence in Syria

2018-04-21 09:09

Building up the presence of the United Nations (UN) in Syria deserves attention as it will help collect reliable information, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday.

Chinese companies say ready to work with Kenyans on Big Four Agenda

Chinese companies say ready to work with Kenyans on Big Four Agenda

2018-04-21 09:08

Chinese companies in Kenya said Friday they are ready to partner with their Kenyan counterparts to provide the skills, financing and capacity needed to realize the Big Four Agenda of the east African country.

Qualcomm to lay off 1,500 employees to cut costs

Qualcomm to lay off 1,500 employees to cut costs

2018-04-21 09:10

U.S. Chipmaker Qualcomm started to cut jobs at its facilities in California in order to meet the company's promise to investors to cut costs by 1 billion U.S. dollars.

South Sudan installs power equipment at newly built 100 MW plant

South Sudan installs power equipment at newly built 100 MW plant

2018-04-20 22:14

South Sudan on Thursday installed machines at the newly built 100MW power plant in the capital that will increase access to electricity from the meager one percent to 21 percent by 2020.

IMF chief urges policymakers to steer clear of all protectionist measures

IMF chief urges policymakers to steer clear of all protectionist measures

2018-04-20 22:13

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Thursday urged policymakers to steer clear of all protectionist measures amid rising trade tensions between the United States and its major trading partners.

World Bank forecasts Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 growth at 3.1 pct

World Bank forecasts Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 growth at 3.1 pct

2018-04-20 22:15

World Bank has raised Africa's economic growth rate to 3.1 percent in 2018 on account of the region rebounding after three years of slowdown due to the collapse in global commodity prices.

Trade war with China senseless move on U.S. part: business expert

Trade war with China senseless move on U.S. part: business expert

2018-04-20 07:22

A U.S. trade war with China would create an uneven playing field, go against America's own interests, and would be "a move that makes no sense" for U.S. President Donald Trump, a U.S. business expert said Wednesday.

Syria's Assad returns France's Legion of Honour after U.S.-led attacks

Syria's Assad returns France's Legion of Honour after U.S.-led attacks

2018-04-20 07:22

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has returned to France the Legion d'Honneur granted to President Bashar al-Assad in 2001, according to the Syrian Presidency media office.

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