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China Calls for Enhanced Cooperation between UN, EU in World Development

China Calls for Enhanced Cooperation between UN, EU in World Development

May 11, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - A Chinese envoy Tuesday called on the UN and the EU to strengthen cooperation and make positive and greater contributions to world peace and development. Liu Jieyi...

Russian Armed Forces Ready to Counter any Threat: Putin

Russian Armed Forces Ready to Counter any Threat: Putin

May 10, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian armed forces are ready to complete any mission and counter any potential aggression, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday in marking the former Soviet Union's...

UK Labour Leader Corbyn: I Won’t Quit if I Lose Election

UK Labour Leader Corbyn:  I Won’t Quit if I Lose Election

May 10, 2017

MANCHESTER, England - Jeremy Corbyn vowed to carry on leading Britain's opposition Labour Party if he loses a national election on June 8, defying polls showing he is on course for defeat...

Final Results Confirm Macron Wins French Presidential Election

Final Results Confirm Macron Wins French Presidential Election

May 09, 2017

PARIS - Centrist Emmanuel Macron won the 2017 French presidential election with 66.1 percent of the votes cast in a runoff over the weekend, the updated final results published Monday...

US Studying Moscow’s Syria Deal: Mattis

US Studying Moscow’s Syria Deal: Mattis

May 09, 2017

COPENHAGEN - The United States is closely examining whether a Russia-brokered deal to establish safe zones in Syria can work in the long term, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said. "All wars...

UK Local Elections are ‘Warm up’ Act for June’s Brexit Ballot

UK Local Elections are ‘Warm up’  Act for June’s Brexit Ballot

May 08, 2017

LONDON - United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and her pro-hard Brexit Conservatives made significant gains in Thursday’s local elections across Britain. The party won more than...

German Local Vote is Test for Merkel’s Challenger

German Local Vote is Test for  Merkel’s Challenger

May 08, 2017

FRANKFURT, Germany - Polls are open in northern Germany for a local election that will test the strength of the country's Social Democrats as they try to deny Chancellor Angela Merkel a...

Belt and Road Initiative Beneficial for Regional Prosperity: IMF Official

Belt and Road Initiative Beneficial for Regional Prosperity: IMF Official

May 07, 2017

YOKOHAMA, Japan - The Belt and Road Initiative is very important and will certainly have a good impact on regional growth and prosperity, said Mitsuhiro Furusawa, deputy managing...

U.S., Russian Top Diplomats Discuss Efforts to Reduce Syria Violence

U.S., Russian Top Diplomats Discuss Efforts to Reduce Syria Violence

May 07, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday discussed with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov about efforts to reduce the conflict in Syria, the U.S. State Department...

UN Chief Hopes to See Accord Improve Lives in War-Torn Syria

UN Chief Hopes to See Accord  Improve Lives in War-Torn Syria

May 06, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that he was encouraged by the signing of a new agreement on Syria, adding it will be crucial to improving the lives of...

Trump, Putin Look to Work together on Syria

Trump, Putin Look  to Work together on Syria

May 04, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled improving prospects for cooperation in Syria in what the White House called a "very good" phone...

British Parliament Dissolved for Snap Election

British Parliament Dissolved  for Snap Election

May 04, 2017

LONDON - Britain's Parliament was officially dissolved on Wednesday, but without the traditional pomp and ceremony. At precisely one minute past midnight to Wednesday, all...

B20 Summit 2017 Kicks Off in Berlin

B20 Summit 2017 Kicks Off in Berlin

May 03, 2017

BERLIN - B20 Summit 2017 kicked off here on Tuesday, bringing together business representatives from 19 countries plus the European Union (EU). German Finance Minister Wolfgang...

Russian, U.S. Top Diplomats Plan to Meet in Alaska Next Week

Russian, U.S. Top Diplomats Plan to  Meet in Alaska Next Week

May 03, 2017

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plan to meet in the United States next week, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on...

Macron, Le Pen Exchange May Day Blows Across Paris

Macron, Le Pen Exchange May Day Blows Across Paris

May 02, 2017

PARIS - Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen traded campaign blows across Paris on May Day, as France's most crucial election in decades...

Trump Says Being U.S. President “Big Burden on the Family”

Trump Says Being U.S. President  “Big Burden on the Family”

May 02, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview published Sunday that his position in White House has affected his family life, adding that his wife Melania Trump has...

Trump: We can’t Let N. Korea Build Better Missiles

Trump: We can’t Let N. Korea Build Better Missiles

May 01, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea – US President Donald Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "a pretty smart cookie" for being able to hold onto power after taking over the reclusive...

Le Pen Visits French Factory, Macron Wins Ally before Runoff

Le Pen Visits French Factory, Macron Wins Ally before Runoff

May 01, 2017

PARIS — France's presidential candidates are pushing their rival views of Europe, as far-right Marine Le Pen calls the shared euro currency "dead" and centrist Emmanuel...

Chinese FM Meets with U.S. Counterpart on Bilateral Ties, Nuclear Issue

Chinese FM Meets with U.S. Counterpart on Bilateral Ties, Nuclear Issue

April 30, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday met with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of a Security Council ministerial meeting on the Korean Peninsula's...

Key Events in U.S. President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

Key Events in U.S. President Trump’s  First 100 Days in Office

April 30, 2017

WASHINGTON - Saturday marks the 100th day of Donald Trump's office as the 45th president of the United States. Following are the key events in the 100 days: Jan. 20 -- Trump is sworn in...

Brexit Takes Center Stage as Britain’s Election Battle Continues

Brexit Takes Center Stage as  Britain’s Election Battle Continues

April 27, 2017

LONDON - Britain's future in Europe dominated campaigning Tuesday with the main opposition Labour Party setting out its own vision of Brexit. Keir Starmer, Labour's Shadow Secretary...

U.S. Deeply Concerned about Turkey's Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

U.S. Deeply Concerned about Turkey's Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - The United States said Tuesday it is "deeply concerned" that Turkey conducted airstrikes in Syria and Iraq without "proper coordination" with Washington...

Brexit to Dominate as May Sets out Stall for UK Re-Election

Brexit to Dominate as May Sets out Stall for UK Re-Election

April 26, 2017

LONDON - Whatever Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives promise in their manifesto before a June election, managing Britain's exit from the European Union will limit her...

Council of Europe Assembly Wants to Monitor Turkey Again

Council of Europe Assembly Wants to Monitor Turkey Again

April 26, 2017

BASEL, Switzerland - Legislators representing Europe's top human rights body on Tuesday voted in favor of re-opening monitoring procedures in Turkey in a move that reflects its...

Outcome of French First Round Election Sends High Stocks in France, Europe

Outcome of French First Round Election Sends High Stocks in France, Europe

April 25, 2017

PARIS - Stocks in France and exchanges in European markets opened with rosy note on Monday after pro-market and Europe stance Emmanuel Macron's win in France' first round offered a...

Xi, Trump Discuss Ties, Korean Peninsula Situation over Phone

Xi, Trump Discuss Ties, Korean Peninsula Situation over Phone

April 25, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close...

Rance Votes in Unpredictable Presidential Election under Tight Security

Rance Votes in Unpredictable  Presidential Election under Tight Security

April 24, 2017

PARIS - Millions of French voters began casting their ballots in the first round of the presidential election Sunday morning amid an atmosphere of uncertainty. Polling stations at France's...

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

Britain Labour Leader Corbyn Says Could Suspend Syria Air Strikes if Elected

April 24, 2017

LONDON - The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he could suspend British involvement in air strikes against Syria if he was elected prime minister...

Guterres, Trump Hold First Meeting

Guterres, Trump Hold  First Meeting

April 23, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time at the White House on Friday, said a UN spokesperson. The UN chief had an...

Russia, EU to Discuss Ways to Restore Cooperation

Russia, EU to Discuss Ways to  Restore Cooperation

April 23, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia hopes to have a substantive discussion of ways to restore its cooperation with the European Union (EU) during EU foreign policy chief's visit to Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry said...

May Says June Election Result ‘Not Certain’ Despite Big Lead in Polls

May Says June Election Result ‘Not Certain’ Despite Big Lead in Polls

April 22, 2017

MAIDENHEAD, England - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that she was not taking anything for granted as she gears up for a snap election in June in which polls suggest her...

China, Russia Pledge Close Coordination in Political Settlement for Int’l Hot Issues

China, Russia Pledge Close Coordination in Political Settlement for Int’l Hot Issues

April 22, 2017

ASTANA - China and Russia should further strengthen strategic cooperation and play a constructive role in maintaining world peace and stability as well as in seeking political settlement...

British Parliament Backs May’s Plan for June 8 Snap Election

British Parliament Backs May’s Plan for June 8 Snap Election

April 20, 2017

LONDON - Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament's backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal...

Pence Warns North Korea: ‘The Sword Stands Ready’

Pence Warns North Korea: ‘The Sword Stands Ready’

April 20, 2017

YOKOSUKA, Japan — From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the U.S. military, promising...

May Calls for Early Election to Strengthen Brexit Hand

May Calls for Early Election to Strengthen Brexit Hand

April 19, 2017

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up...