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Over 200 Killed, Hundreds Injured in Series of Blasts at Sri Lankan Hotels & Churches

Over 200 Killed, Hundreds Injured  in Series of Blasts at Sri Lankan Hotels & Churches

April 22, 2019

NEGOMBO - A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed ...

Indian, Australian Warships Arrive in China for Naval Parade

Indian, Australian Warships Arrive  in China for Naval Parade

April 22, 2019

QINGDAO, China - Warships from India, Australia and several other nations arrived in the eastern Chinese port city of Qingdao on Sunday to attend a naval parade, part of a goodwill visit ...

Iraq Summit Brings Together Rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

Iraq Summit Brings Together Rivals  Saudi Arabia and Iran

April 21, 2019

BAGHDAD – A summit organized by Iraq is bringing together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran to bridge relations and invest in Iraq.
Iraqi Parliament Speaker ...

BRI Provides World with New Development Methods: Thai Expert

BRI Provides World with New Development Methods: Thai Expert

April 21, 2019

development and shared benefits, only by this principle can relevant parties reach a consensus and jointly develop any major project and benefit from it accordingly ...

China Says Silk Road Not Geopolitical Tool, Understands Concerns

China Says Silk Road Not Geopolitical Tool,  Understands Concerns

April 20, 2019

BEIJING - China’s Belt and Road project is not a “geopolitical tool” or a debt crisis for participating nations, but Beijing welcomes constructive ...

Putin, Kim to Discuss Bilateral Ties, Korean Denuclearization: Kremlin

Putin, Kim to Discuss Bilateral Ties,  Korean Denuclearization: Kremlin

April 20, 2019

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un will discuss bilateral relations, denuclearization ...

(BRF) Feature: New Silk Road Helps Revive Germany’s Rust Belt City

(BRF) Feature: New Silk Road Helps Revive  Germany’s Rust Belt City

April 18, 2019

DUISBURG - Suad Durakovic, a German citizen of Bosnian origin, runs a logistics company that also trains truck drivers in the western German city of Duisburg...

Myanmar Leader Pardons 9,500 Prisoners but Not 2 Reporters

Myanmar Leader Pardons 9,500 Prisoners but Not 2 Reporters

April 18, 2019

YANGON, Myanmar – More than 9,500 prisoners are being released in Myanmar under a presidential amnesty, but they don’t include two Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters reporters...

Nations Express Solidarity with France after Notre Dame Fire

Nations Express Solidarity with  France after Notre Dame Fire

April 17, 2019

PARIS – Nations expressed solidarity with France after the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral and offered ...

Finland’s Center Party Head to Step Down after Election Loss

Finland’s Center Party Head to  Step Down after Election Loss

April 17, 2019

HELSINKI – Finland’s outgoing prime minister says he will step down as head of the Center Party, which had one of its worst performances in decades in Sunday parliamentary election...

China Says US Treats Latin American Like It’s ‘Backyard’

China Says US Treats Latin American Like  It’s ‘Backyard’

April 16, 2019

BEIJING – Beijing has fired back at the U.S. after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China’s role in Venezuela as prolonging the crisis there...

Finland’s Center-Left Social Democrats Narrowly Top Poll

Finland’s Center-Left Social Democrats  Narrowly Top Poll

April 16, 2019

HELSINKI – Finland’s center-left Social Democratic Party is facing the tough task of trying to form a government coalition after becoming the Nordic country’s largest party ...

Sudan Activists: ‘Regime’ Kills 16 after Al-Bashir’s Ouster

Sudan Activists: ‘Regime’ Kills 16 after  Al-Bashir’s Ouster

April 14, 2019

CAIRO – Sudanese activists say 16 people, including a soldier, have been killed since the military forced President Omar al-Bashir from power on Thursday following months of protests...

Former IMF Senior Official Expects China to Play Big Role in Improving Global Governance

Former IMF Senior Official Expects China to  Play Big Role in Improving Global Governance

April 14, 2019

WASHINGTON - It is important for China to play a big role in the international community and contribute to the improvement of global governance, said Zhu Min, former deputy ...

Kneeling Pope Kisses South Sudanese Leaders’ Feet During Plea for Peace

Kneeling Pope Kisses South Sudanese Leaders’  Feet During Plea for Peace

April 13, 2019

VATICAN - During a two-day retreat at the Vatican, Pope Francis stunned visiting dignitaries and onlookers alike with a grand gesture of humility by kneeling down ...

EU, Balkan State Ministers Discuss EU Enlargement Process

EU, Balkan State Ministers Discuss  EU Enlargement Process

April 13, 2019

WARSAW, Poland – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says that nations in the western Balkans aspiring to join the European Union should be given a clear pathway to membership ...

Putin Presents Ambitious Arctic Expansion Program

Putin Presents Ambitious Arctic Expansion Program

April 10, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build ...

Chinese Prime Minister to Discuss Trade with EU Leaders

Chinese Prime Minister to Discuss Trade  with EU Leaders

April 10, 2019

BRUSSELS — China’s prime minister was meeting top European Union officials Tuesday to discuss thorny issues including better access for European companies to Chinese ...

May to Meet Merkel, Macron Ahead of Crucial Brexit Summit

May to Meet Merkel, Macron  Ahead of Crucial Brexit Summit

April 09, 2019

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with German and French leaders Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron as she scrambles to find a Brexit breakthrough ...

Bibi-Trump Bromance: How the Leaders of US & Israel Capitalize on Each Other

Bibi-Trump Bromance: How the Leaders  of US & Israel Capitalize on Each Other

April 09, 2019

WASHINGTON - The incumbent heads of the US and Israel both face an election challenge soon and apparently believe that some intensive mutual back-scratching would be good...

Rwanda Somberly Marks the Start of Genocide 25 Years Ago

Rwanda Somberly Marks the Start of  Genocide 25 Years Ago

April 08, 2019

KIGALI, Rwanda — Rwanda on Sunday somberly commemorated the start, 25 years ago, of its genocide in which some 800,000 people were killed, as the country continues to grapple ...

UK Conservatives Slam Theresa May’s Cross-Party Brexit Talks

UK Conservatives Slam Theresa May’s  Cross-Party Brexit Talks

April 08, 2019

LONDON – Britain’s pro-Brexit Conservatives are protesting angrily against Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to seek the opposition party’s help in finding ...

US-Led Coalition Says Allies Foil Islamic State Prison Break

US-Led Coalition Says Allies Foil  Islamic State Prison Break

April 07, 2019

BEIRUT – The U.S.-led coalition says its Syrian allies have successfully dealt with an “incident” at a detention center in northeastern Syria which activists ...

Anti-Government Protests Spread Across the Balkans

Anti-Government Protests Spread  Across the Balkans

April 07, 2019

PODGORICA, Montenegro – It all started with a video posted on social media: a secret recording from 2016 that appears to show a well-known local tycoon hand over an envelope ...

China’s BYD Successful Model of U.S.-China Cooperation

China’s BYD Successful Model of  U.S.-China Cooperation

April 06, 2019

LOS ANGELES - China’s leading electric vehicle maker BYD held a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the completion of the 300th electric bus at its Lancaster manufacturing plant ...

With Brexit, Britain Is in Crisis and Not for The First Time

With Brexit, Britain Is in Crisis and  Not for The First Time

April 06, 2019

LONDON – Few would argue that Britain is in what is often referred to as a bit of a pickle. A crisis in fact, undoubtedly of historic proportions...

WTO Approves China’s Hong Kong-Macao CEPA Agreement

WTO Approves China’s Hong Kong-Macao  CEPA Agreement

April 04, 2019

MACAO - The World Trade Organization (WTO) has recently examined and approved the China’s Hong Kong-Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) to ensure that the agreement ...

U.S. Says will Not Send High-Level Officials to China’s Silk Road Summit

U.S. Says will Not Send High-Level Officials to China’s Silk Road Summit

April 04, 2019

WASHINGTON - The United States will not send high-level officials to attend China’s second Belt and Road summit in Beijing this month, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on ...

Xi’s Message to Arab Summit Shows Strong Base for Firm Sino-Arab Ties, Official Says

Xi’s Message to Arab Summit Shows Strong Base  for Firm Sino-Arab Ties, Official Says

April 03, 2019

KHARTOUM - Chinese President Xi Jinping's congratulatory message to the 30th Arab League (AL) Summit shows a strong base for the firm relations between China ...

U.S. Halts F-35 Equipment to Turkey, Protests Its Plans to Buy from Russia

U.S. Halts F-35 Equipment to Turkey,  Protests Its Plans to Buy from Russia

April 03, 2019

WASHINGTON - The United States has halted delivery of equipment related to the stealthy F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, marking the first concrete U.S. step to block delivery ...

NATO Chief Plays Down Rows as Allies Mark 70th Anniversary

NATO Chief Plays Down Rows  as Allies Mark 70th Anniversary

April 02, 2019

BRUSSELS – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is playing down differences among member countries as the military alliance marks its 70th anniversary in Washington this week...

Treaty’s End Would Give U.S., Russia Impetus to Make More Nukes: Study

Treaty’s End Would Give U.S.,  Russia Impetus to Make More Nukes: Study

April 02, 2019

WASHINGTON - The demise of the only U.S.-Russia arms control pact limiting deployed nuclear weapons would make it harder for each to gauge the other’s intentions ...

Common Interests between China, U.S. Outweigh Differences: Chinese Diplomat

Common Interests between China, U.S.  Outweigh Differences: Chinese Diplomat

April 01, 2019

ANN ARBOR, the United States - Although great changes have taken place in the China-U.S. relationship in the past 40 years since the two countries forged diplomatic ties, the fact ...

Israel Says Brazil Opens ‘diplomatic office’ in Jerusalem

Israel Says Brazil Opens  ‘diplomatic office’ in Jerusalem

April 01, 2019

JERUSALEM - Israel said on Sunday that Brazil had opened a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro began a visit to the country...

Pope’s Trip to Morocco to Highlight Christian-Muslim Ties

Pope’s Trip to Morocco to Highlight  Christian-Muslim Ties

March 31, 2019

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis's weekend trip to Morocco aims to highlight the North African nation's tradition of Christian-Muslim ties while also letting him show solidarity ...