Roundup: White House rejects Putin's request to question ex-U.S. envoy, several U.S. citizens

Roundup: White House rejects Putin's request to question ex-U.S. envoy, several U.S. citizens

2018-07-20 08:46

U.S. White House on Thursday rejected the request of Russia President Vladimir Putin to interrogate several U.S. citizens, including a former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

Putin vows to react proportionally to relevant NATO moves

Putin vows to react proportionally to relevant NATO moves

2018-07-20 08:46

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia will respond proportionally to moves by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that pose a direct threat to it.

Ethiopia appoints ambassador to Eritrea after 20 years as thaw deepens

Ethiopia appoints ambassador to Eritrea after 20 years as thaw deepens

2018-07-20 08:46

Ethiopia on Thursday appointed Redwan Hussein as its Ambassador to Eritrea.

South Sudan peace monitors urge flexibility to end conflict

South Sudan peace monitors urge flexibility to end conflict

2018-07-20 08:46

South Sudan's peace monitors on Thursday called on the South Sudanese warring parties to embrace the spirit of compromise and end the "senseless killings" in the country.

Feature: Chicago, Chinese railcar maker show where there's a wheel, there's a way

Feature: Chicago, Chinese railcar maker show where there's a wheel, there's a way

2018-07-20 08:41

South of downtown Chicago, a brand new building in red and deep grey stands out among the cluster of old factories in the neighborhood.

South Sudanese president promises to end war

South Sudanese president promises to end war

2018-07-19 22:26

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Thursday pledged to end the devastating war in his country as the warring factions continue with peace talks in neighbouring Sudan.

Google challenges European Commission's 5-bln-USD antitrust fine

Google challenges European Commission's 5-bln-USD antitrust fine

2018-07-19 08:48

Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday challenged the 5-billion-U.S.-dollar antitrust fine that the European Commission has slapped on the world's Internet leader for competition breach, and vowed to appeal the case.

UN chief calls on world to draw inspiration from Mandela to build better future

UN chief calls on world to draw inspiration from Mandela to build better future

2018-07-19 08:48

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on the world to draw inspiration from former South African President Nelson Mandela to build a better future.

Russian, U.S. leaders see need to restore strategic stability tools: Russian ambassador

Russian, U.S. leaders see need to restore strategic stability tools: Russian ambassador

2018-07-19 08:48

The leaders of Russia and the Untied States recognized at their meeting in Helsinki the need to restore strategic stability maintenance instruments, Russian ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said Wednesday.

Retired plane displayed at airport-converted park to memorize Hong Kong's aviation history

Retired plane displayed at airport-converted park to memorize Hong Kong's aviation history

2018-07-18 22:21

The Government Flying Service (GFS) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) unveiled Tuesday the exhibition of a retired search and rescue plane at a park converted from Hong Kong's old airport, giving the public an accessible keepsake of the city's aviation history.

BRICS media forum to start in S. Africa's Cape Town

BRICS media forum to start in S. Africa's Cape Town

2018-07-18 07:38

The 3rd BRICS Media Forum under the theme of "BRICS Media Cooperation - Fostering an Inclusive, Just World Order" will be held on July 18-19 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Trump says not to lift sanctions on Russia, no "time limit" on DPRK dialogue

Trump says not to lift sanctions on Russia, no "time limit" on DPRK dialogue

2018-07-18 07:38

U.S. President Donald Trump said here on Tuesday that he will not lift the existing sanctions on Russia, and that there is no "time limit" concerning the U.S. dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

UN calls for greater int'l assistance to Rohingya refugees

UN calls for greater int'l assistance to Rohingya refugees

2018-07-18 07:38

The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater international assistance not only to the Rohingya refugees but also for their host communities in South and Southeast Asia, particularly neighboring Bangladesh.

Netanyahu visits Israeli army's Gaza division amid escalation

Netanyahu visits Israeli army's Gaza division amid escalation

2018-07-18 07:38

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited on Tuesday the military's Gaza Division Headquarters amidst a recent flare-up between Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Trump greenlights plan to facilitate U.S. arms sale

Trump greenlights plan to facilitate U.S. arms sale

2018-07-17 07:25

The U.S. State Department said on Monday that President Donald Trump has approved a plan to facilitate U.S. conventional arms transfer.

Paris closes Business France office in Russia

Paris closes Business France office in Russia

2018-07-17 07:23

The French authorities decided to close down the office of Business France, the agency responsible for supporting French business in Russia and operating as part of its embassy in Moscow, the French embassy said Monday.

Israel strives to expand female integration into army against glass ceiling

Israel strives to expand female integration into army against glass ceiling

2018-07-17 07:23

A few weeks ago, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced the completion of a successful trial of training four women as tank commanders, who underwent rigorous sessions and will soon begin their operational services.

Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia after two decades of mutual hostility

Eritrea re-opens embassy in Ethiopia after two decades of mutual hostility

2018-07-17 07:23

Eritrea re-opened its embassy in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday after a 20-year absence.

Iran dismisses reports of Iran-Israel talks as "joke"

Iran dismisses reports of Iran-Israel talks as "joke"

2018-07-16 22:07

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday dismissed reports that Iran is in Russia-backed negotiations with Israel as a "joke."

Spotlight: Thousands of Iraqi returnees face tough health challenges in Mosul

Spotlight: Thousands of Iraqi returnees face tough health challenges in Mosul

2018-07-16 13:58

From lack of hospital beds and emergency rooms, to shortage of maternal, pediatric and post-traumatic care, thousands of Mosul inhabitants have returned to their war-torn homeland.

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