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World Economy is Picking up Speed: IMF

World Economy is Picking  up Speed: IMF

October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON — The world economy is picking up momentum. The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth to 3.6 percent this year and 3.7 percent in 2018...

‘Brexit is Not a Game,’ Says EU’s Barnier

‘Brexit is Not a Game,’ Says  EU’s Barnier

October 11, 2017

BRUSSELS - EU negotiator Michel Barnier warned Tuesday that Brexit was "not a game" as he held new Brexit talks amid clashes between London and Brussels over who must make the next...

Ball in Your Court: Britain, EU Clash over Next Brexit Move

Ball in Your Court: Britain,  EU Clash over Next Brexit Move

October 10, 2017

LONDON/BRUSSELS - Britain and its European Union partners clashed on Monday over which side should make the next move to unblock Brexit talks, despite concerns they will miss a deadline for a...

Russia, China Call for Restraint after Trump Comment on North Korea

Russia, China Call for Restraint after Trump Comment on North Korea

October 10, 2017

MOSCOW - Russia and China called for restraint on North Korea on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned over the weekend that “only one thing will work” in dealing with...

May Says She is ‘Resilient’ Amid Threats to Leadership

May Says She is ‘Resilient’ Amid Threats to Leadership

October 09, 2017

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is "resilient" despite a difficult speech at the Conservative Party conference and growing threats to her leadership...

Turkish, French Presidents Discuss Syria, Iraq Issues via Phone

Turkish, French Presidents Discuss Syria, Iraq Issues via Phone

October 09, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed the current situation in Syria and Iraq via phone on Saturday. Erdogan and Macron exchanged...

Turkey Launches Military Operation in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan

Turkey Launches Military  Operation in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan

October 08, 2017

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday that Turkey was conducting an anti-terror operation in Syria’s Idlib. Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development...

IMF Urges G20 to Ensure Sustainable Growth Amid Faster Recovery

IMF Urges G20 to Ensure Sustainable Growth Amid Faster Recovery

October 08, 2017

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday urged G20 to continue implementing reforms in order to rebalance their economies and ensure the sustainability of growth...

UN Official Warns of Various Threats to Global Asylum Environment

UN Official Warns of Various Threats to Global Asylum Environment

October 07, 2017

GENEVA - A high-ranking UN refugee official on Thursday warned of threats to global asylum environment, saying that violations of international refugee law, such as attacks by troops and...

Trump Expected to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal Soon: Report

Trump Expected to Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal Soon: Report

October 07, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump has planned to announce next week that he will "decertify" the landmark Iran nuclear deal, a move that could lead to the potential collapse...

Over 50 Killed, 200 Injured in Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Over 50 Killed, 200 Injured in  Las Vegas Mass Shooting

October 03, 2017

LOS ANGELES - At least 50 people were killed and over 200 others wounded in a mass shooting at a concert Sunday night outside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas in the U.S. state of Nevada...

Brexit Biggest Peacetime Challenge to Face a British Gov’t: Chancellor

Brexit Biggest Peacetime Challenge to Face a British Gov’t: Chancellor

October 03, 2017

LONDON - Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond on Monday described Brexit as one of the most challenging tasks ever faced by a peacetime government in Britain. Addressing the...

Taking on Critics, Britain’s May Vows to Deliver Policies and Brexit

Taking on Critics, Britain’s May Vows to Deliver Policies and Brexit

October 02, 2017

MANCHESTER, England - Apologizing for losing her Conservative Party's majority at a June election, Prime Minister Theresa May responded to her critics on Sunday by saying she had the right...

U.S. Sees No Indication of Denuclearization Talks with DPRK

U.S. Sees No Indication of  Denuclearization Talks with DPRK

October 02, 2017

WASHINGTON - After months of sanctions and threats, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has shown no interest in talks on giving up its nuclear weapons, the U.S. State Department said...

France’s Macron Presents His Receipt for Europe Amid Mounting Populism

France’s Macron Presents His Receipt for Europe Amid Mounting Populism

September 28, 2017

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday rose the curtain on his vision for Europe where populism was building momentum, calling for closer ties to build joint...

Putin Says Russia to Destroy ‘Last Chemical Weapons’

Putin Says Russia to Destroy ‘Last Chemical Weapons’

September 28, 2017

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced that Russia would destroy its last chemical weapons, hailing the move as a "historic event" and accusing the...

Nuclear Threats, Refugees, Climate Dominate General Debate of UN General Assembly

Nuclear Threats, Refugees, Climate Dominate General Debate of UN General Assembly

September 27, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The 72nd UN General Assembly general debate -- the annual VIP session -- ended here on Monday, with concern over nuclear weaponry on the Korean Peninsula and the...

Brexit Negotiations Not Ready for Next Stage Yet, EU’s Tusk Says

Brexit Negotiations Not Ready for Next Stage Yet, EU’s Tusk Says

September 27, 2017

LONDON - Sufficient progress has not yet been made in Brexit talks to allow negotiations to move to the next phase of discussing the future relationship including trade, European...

China, EU Strengthen Efforts for Global Solutions to Water Crises

China, EU Strengthen Efforts  for Global Solutions to Water Crises

September 23, 2017

TURKU, Finland - China and the European Union (EU) vowed on Thursday to continue working together to fight global water crises, as hundreds of high-level decision makers and experts...

U.S., Russian Militaries Hold Face-to-Face Talks on Syria: Pentagon

U.S., Russian Militaries Hold  Face-to-Face Talks on Syria: Pentagon

September 23, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Russian military officials had met face-to-face somewhere in the Middle East this week on de-confliction measures in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in...

UN General Assembly Focuses on Violence, Climate Threats

UN General Assembly Focuses on Violence, Climate Threats

September 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Nuclear weapons, refugees fleeing violence, terrorism and reform were the universal concerns expressed by speakers cutting across borders as the 72nd General...

Trump Talks Tough on DPRK, Iran in Debut UN Address

Trump Talks Tough on DPRK, Iran in Debut UN Address

September 21, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pressured the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to give up its nuclear weapons program and signaled a possible...

Xi, Trump Talk Upcoming China Visit, Korean Peninsula over Phone

Xi, Trump Talk Upcoming China Visit, Korean Peninsula over Phone

September 20, 2017

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump discussed Trump’s visit to China later this year and the Korean Peninsula situation over phone...

Failure to Curb Web Terrorism Contributes to Security Loopholes in Britain

Failure to Curb Web Terrorism Contributes to Security Loopholes in Britain

September 20, 2017

LONDON - Britain has suffered five terrorist attacks over the past six months. As British police are investigating into the latest terrorist explosion at a subway station in west London...

favoraQatari Emir Patronizes Opening of U.S.-Islamic World Forum

favoraQatari Emir Patronizes Opening of U.S.-Islamic World Forum

September 19, 2017

DOHA - The Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized the opening of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in New York on Sunday, QNA has reported. The two-day event will explore...

As N. Korea Threat Looms, Trump to Address World Leaders at U.N.

As N. Korea Threat Looms, Trump to Address World Leaders at U.N.

September 19, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - North Korea's nuclear threat looms large this week over the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, where diplomats are eager to hear U.S...

Russia, Turkey, Iran to Send 1,500 Military Police to De-Escalation Zone in Idlibe

Russia, Turkey, Iran to Send 1,500 Military Police to De-Escalation Zone in Idlibe

September 17, 2017

ASTANA - Russia, Turkey and Iran which held the latest round of peace talks on Syria on Thursday and Friday have agreed to each contribute 500 military police to be...

Trump Calls for End to Defense Spending Cut

Trump Calls for End to Defense Spending Cut

September 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump Friday called for an end to mandatory budget cuts that have brought down defense spending. I am calling on Congress to end the defense...

New UN General Assembly President Lays out Promises and Priorities

New UN General Assembly President Lays out Promises and Priorities

September 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly -- the world organization’s all 193-member body -- opened on Tuesday with a promise from its new top official to make...

S. Korea Says Trilateral Summit with U.S., Japan in New York under Discussion

S. Korea Says Trilateral Summit with U.S.,  Japan in New York under Discussion

September 14, 2017

SEOUL - South Korea’s presidential Blue House said Wednesday that the country was discussing with the United States and Japan to hold the trilateral summit meeting in New York...

UN Security Council Oks New Sanctions on DPRK, Targeting Oil, Textiles

UN Security Council Oks New Sanctions on DPRK, Targeting Oil, Textiles

September 13, 2017

UNITED NATIONS - Citing threats to not only Northeast Asia but the whole world, members of the UN Security Council on Monday ratcheted up, yet again, sanctions on the Democratic People's...

British Crucial Brexit Bill Passes First Parliament Hurdle as Opposition Warns Division

British Crucial Brexit Bill Passes First Parliament Hurdle as Opposition Warns Division

September 13, 2017

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May's crucial bill to pave the way for Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) cleared its major hurdle in the House of Commons in the early...

US Calls for Monday Vote on New North Korea Sanctions

US Calls for Monday Vote on New North Korea Sanctions

September 12, 2017

UNITED NATIONS — The United States called for a vote Monday on new U.N. sanctions against North Korea, though exactly what measures would be in the resolution remained a mystery...

Int’l Military Exercises Rapid Trident-2017 Kick Off in Western Ukraine

Int’l Military Exercises Rapid Trident-2017 Kick Off in Western Ukraine

September 12, 2017

KIEV - International military exercises code-named Rapid Trident-2017 were officially opened on Monday in Ukraine's western Lviv region, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said...

Trump Speaks to Qatar’s Amir on Maintaining Unity Against Terrorism

Trump Speaks to Qatar’s Amir on Maintaining Unity Against Terrorism

September 10, 2017

WASHINGTON - The White House said Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had spoken with Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar by phone regarding the importance of maintaining unity...