Thousands celebrate gay pride in U.S. city of Chicago with costumes, parade

Thousands celebrate gay pride in U.S. city of Chicago with costumes, parade

2017-06-26 07:49

Chicago's famous Boystown neighborhood attracted thousands of people Sunday afternoon to celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer sexual orientations.

Israel accuses Iran of building up military presence in Syria

Israel accuses Iran of building up military presence in Syria

2017-06-25 21:41

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused Iran of establishing a military presence in Syria and arming the Lebanon-based Shiite militia of Hezbollah.

Ethiopia's Chinese built industrial park attracts world-class companies

Ethiopia's Chinese built industrial park attracts world-class companies

2017-06-25 21:39

Ethiopia's flagship Chinese-built Hawassa Industrial Park has proved successful in just less than a year as it has attracted various world-class textile and apparel companies to the east African country.

Wizard Harry Potter casts spell over tourism in Britain

Wizard Harry Potter casts spell over tourism in Britain

2017-06-25 21:36

British tourism chiefs announced Saturday they have released an interactive map to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book next Monday.

UN chief "saddened" by loss of life, devastation by landslides in China

UN chief "saddened" by loss of life, devastation by landslides in China

2017-06-25 09:14

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Saturday that he is saddened to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by landslides in China's Sichuan province, where more than 120 people were buried.

Saudi gets nod from Sisi to retrieve two Red Sea islands from Egypt

Saudi gets nod from Sisi to retrieve two Red Sea islands from Egypt

2017-06-25 09:15

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi ratified on Saturday the maritime demarcation deal with Saudi Arabia to transfer two Red Sea islands to the Saudi authorities, official MENA news agency reported.

Roundup: African leaders say bad governance responsible for refugee crisis

Roundup: African leaders say bad governance responsible for refugee crisis

2017-06-24 20:31

African leaders meeting on Friday at the just concluded international refugee summit have said bad governance is responsible for the refugee influx that parts of the continent are facing.

Interview: Hong Kong's 20 years of achievements show its capacity of attraction: French consul general

Interview: Hong Kong's 20 years of achievements show its capacity of attraction: French consul general

2017-06-24 10:27

Hong Kong "can be very proud of itself" for its achievements during the past 20 years, and "these achievements will take us to Hong Kong," Eric Berti, consul general of France in the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions (SARs), said.

Trump signs new law to protect whistleblowers at Department of Veteran Affairs

Trump signs new law to protect whistleblowers at Department of Veteran Affairs

2017-06-24 10:16

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers and facilitating easier firing of employees at the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

None of royals wants to be king, says Prince Harry

None of royals wants to be king, says Prince Harry

2017-06-23 20:21

Queen Elizabeth's bachelor grandson Prince Harry caused a stir Thursday by saying no members of the British royal family want to be the king or queen.

Feature: Refugee chef uses food to show people more alike than different

Feature: Refugee chef uses food to show people more alike than different

2017-06-23 21:40

For extrovert young chef Hassan to present his refugee journey from Somalia to Greece in a menu of 6 dishes was a bet to win during the Refugee Food Festival that run through this week in local restaurants in Athens.

Chinese firms constructing 5 industrial zones in Ethiopia

Chinese firms constructing 5 industrial zones in Ethiopia

2017-06-23 20:21

Chinese companies are constructing five industrial zones in Ethiopia as the African nation strives to become the continent's manufacturing hub.

Arab states issue 13 demands to end crisis with Qatar: media

Arab states issue 13 demands to end crisis with Qatar: media

2017-06-23 20:21

Four Arab states that have severed ties with Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have issued a list of 13 demands to end rift with Doha including closing Al-Jazeera television and cutting diplomatic ties with Iran, Saudi-run Al-Arabiya TV reported on Friday.

Combustible cladding found in highrises in Britain after Grenfell fire

Combustible cladding found in highrises in Britain after Grenfell fire

2017-06-23 07:26

Tests on high-rise homes in Britain have revealed some have been fitting with combustible cladding, prime minister Theresa May said Thursday.

Russian FM warns U.S. new sanctions "endanger whole relations"

Russian FM warns U.S. new sanctions "endanger whole relations"

2017-06-23 07:23

The U.S. move to tighten sanctions on Russia threatens the entire relationship between the two countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Thursday.

No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump

No recordings of talks with Comey: Trump

2017-06-23 07:22

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Trump fired last month.

China donates 100,000 bags of relief food for drought-hit Kenya

China donates 100,000 bags of relief food for drought-hit Kenya

2017-06-22 22:17

China has officially handed over the first batch of 100,000 bags of relief food to Kenya for distribution to hunger-stricken citizens.

Feature: Young refugees living in Kenya defy doomsayers to live their dreams

Feature: Young refugees living in Kenya defy doomsayers to live their dreams

2017-06-22 22:18

Nyechuol Ruai Kuol has tragic memories of fleeing turmoil in her native South Sudan at a tender age only to reunite with distant relatives and former neighbors at Kakuma refugee camp in northern Kenya.

Spotlight: Chinese tycoon rebuts untrue NYT report about his 
American factory

Spotlight: Chinese tycoon rebuts untrue NYT report about his American factory

2017-06-22 08:34

Cao Dewang, founder and head of the world's top auto glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass, was perturbed in recent days by an untruthful New York Times report about his factory in Dayton, Ohio, which went viral on China's social media.

Michigan Lt Governor: Alibaba is perfect platform for U.S. SMEs

Michigan Lt Governor: Alibaba is perfect platform for U.S. SMEs

2017-06-22 08:32

The e-commerce giant Alibaba is the perfect platform for the U.S. small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to find customers globally, Brian Calley, lieutenant governor of the State of Michigan, said here on Tuesday.

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