U.S. recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as nation's "interim president"

U.S. recognizes Venezuelan opposition leader as nation's "interim president"

2019-01-24 07:38

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the United States had recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the nation's "interim president," a move that came after Nicolas Maduro was inaugurated as president of the Latin American country earlier this month.

U.S. House Speaker tells Trump: no state of union speech until gov't reopens

U.S. House Speaker tells Trump: no state of union speech until gov't reopens

2019-01-24 07:38

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she would not host U.S. President Donald Trump to deliver a state of union speech before government reopens, all but rejecting Trump's intent to deliver the speech on Jan. 29.

Russian denies its missile violates INF treaty

Russian denies its missile violates INF treaty

2019-01-24 07:38

The Russian 9M729 land-based cruise missile, contrary to the allegations of the United States, does not fall under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), senior Russian officials said Wednesday.

Russia, Turkey agree to work together on Syria's post-crisis development

Russia, Turkey agree to work together on Syria's post-crisis development

2019-01-24 07:38

Russian and Turkish military and diplomats will continue joint efforts on Syria's post-crisis reconstruction, Russian President Vladimir Putin said here Wednesday following talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

UN lauds Kenya for developing dhow from plastic waste

UN lauds Kenya for developing dhow from plastic waste

2019-01-23 20:52

A senior UN official on Tuesday commended Kenya for developing a homegrown dhow from plastic waste.

Spotlight: Putin, Abe make no breakthrough in peace treaty talks

Spotlight: Putin, Abe make no breakthrough in peace treaty talks

2019-01-23 20:48

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday failed to reach a major consensus on decades-old territorial disputes that have mired peace treaty talks.

Possibility of establishing viable Palestinian state eroded: UN envoy

Possibility of establishing viable Palestinian state eroded: UN envoy

2019-01-23 13:34

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov warned Tuesday that the possibility of establishing a viable Palestinian state has been systematically eroded.

Americans bearing brunt of gov't shutdown as partisan power play continues

Americans bearing brunt of gov't shutdown as partisan power play continues

2019-01-23 13:34

David Lampert is taking a vacation he doesn't really desire. As an economist with the U.S. Treasury Department's office in New York City, he is one of the country's some 800,000 federal workers who are put on furlough or, even worse, forced to work without pay due to a partial government shutdown with no end in sight.

Meticulous work ahead in Russia-Japan peace talks: Putin

Meticulous work ahead in Russia-Japan peace talks: Putin

2019-01-23 13:34

Russia and Japan have "meticulous work ahead" on creating conditions for reaching a peace treaty, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

Sweden forms new government

Sweden forms new government

2019-01-22 21:30

Sweden announced its newly-formed government with the new Prime Minister and 22 ministers on Monday.

World leaders, business elites to discuss globalization 4.0 in Davos

World leaders, business elites to discuss globalization 4.0 in Davos

2019-01-22 22:01

World leaders and business elites gathered on Tuesday in Davos to discuss globalization 4.0, a buzzword that means a new wave of globalization in a digital world.

Germany, France sign treaty to renew friendship and cooperation

Germany, France sign treaty to renew friendship and cooperation

2019-01-22 22:02

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have signed a contract to renew the friendship and cooperation between the two countries on Tuesday.

Kenyan police intensify security operations in hunt for terror suspects

Kenyan police intensify security operations in hunt for terror suspects

2019-01-22 21:32

Kenyan police said they have intensified security operations across the east African nation to pursue the perpetrators of the Nairobi hotel attack in which 21 people were killed and several others injured.

Pompeo, Turkish FM discuss Syria issue over phone

Pompeo, Turkish FM discuss Syria issue over phone

2019-01-22 08:07

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Monday held a phone conversation with his Turkish counterpart over the situation in Syria, the State Department said in a statement.

Death toll climbs to 11 from ship fire in Kerch Strait

Death toll climbs to 11 from ship fire in Kerch Strait

2019-01-22 08:07

At least 11 people were killed after two ships caught fire in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, Russia's Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot) said Monday.

Kremlin says no quick progress expected in peace talks with Japan

Kremlin says no quick progress expected in peace talks with Japan

2019-01-22 08:07

As the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nears, the Kremlin said Monday that a peace treaty is unlikely to be signed over a territorial despite between the two countries.

Netanyahu says Iran to "face consequences" for threatening Israel

Netanyahu says Iran to "face consequences" for threatening Israel

2019-01-22 08:07

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Iran would face consequences for threatening Israel, hours after Israeli fighter jets struck targets in Syria's capital Damascus.

UN Security Council condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

UN Security Council condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali

2019-01-22 08:07

The Security Council on Sunday condemned "in the strongest terms" a deadly attack on the UN peacekeeping force in Mali that killed 10 soldiers from Chad.

China offers key strategy for tackling challenges in new globalization era, says expert

China offers key strategy for tackling challenges in new globalization era, says expert

2019-01-21 21:57

China has offered key components of a global strategy for tackling global challenges as the world enters a new era of so called "globalization 4.0," said a leading British expert.

Erdogan says Turkey ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij without delay

Erdogan says Turkey ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij without delay

2019-01-21 08:18

Turkey is ready to take over the security in Syria's Manbij without delay, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a phone conversation with his U.S. counterpart late Sunday.

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