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UN Chief Urges to Address Root Causes of Crisis in Central Asia

UN Chief Urges to Address Root Causes of Crisis in Central Asia

January 21, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Friday urged parties concerned to address the root causes of crisis in Central Asia and build peaceful societies resilient to terrorism and...

U.S. Government Shuts Down as Senate Fails to Pass Spending Bill

U.S. Government Shuts Down as Senate Fails to Pass Spending Bill

January 21, 2018

WASHINGTON - The U.S. government is shutting down as the Senate failed to pass a stop gap spending bill. Negotiations between congressional lawmakers continue. Last-minute negotiations fell...

China-EU Ties Crucial in Trump’s Era: European Experts

China-EU Ties Crucial in Trump’s Era: European Experts

January 20, 2018

BRUSSELS - The relations between China and the European Union (EU) are crucial in the era of Donald Trump, when the U.S. administration is set to pursue America’s interest first and distancing...

1.3 Million Children Displaced by Iraq’s War with Islamic State: UNICEF

1.3 Million Children Displaced by Iraq’s War with Islamic State: UNICEF

January 20, 2018

GENEVA - About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a three-year war with Islamic State militants are children and persisting violence hampers efforts to ease their suffering, the...

Vancouver Meeting Discusses Measures against DPRK While China, Russia Question its Validity

Vancouver Meeting Discusses Measures against DPRK While China, Russia Question its Validity

January 18, 2018

VANCOUVER - Foreign ministers from 20 nations on Tuesday said they would not accept a nuclear-armed Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and maintain maximum pressure against Pyongyang at...

UN Chief Sounds “Red Alert” over Long-Lasting Conflicts, Terrorism

UN Chief Sounds “Red Alert”  over Long-Lasting Conflicts, Terrorism

January 18, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday issued a "red alert" because of protracted conflicts, the spread of terrorism and other front-burner issues in the...

Xi, Trump Discuss Trade, Korean Peninsula over Phone

Xi, Trump Discuss Trade, Korean Peninsula over Phone

January 17, 2018

BEIJING - Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, on Tuesday discussed bilateral trade and the situation on the Korean Peninsula by phone. The phone call came amid...

Situation in Syria Not Safe for Refugees to Return: UN Official

Situation in Syria Not Safe for Refugees  to Return: UN Official

January 17, 2018

BEIRUT - A UN refugee official said on Monday that Syria is not safe enough for the Syrian refugees living in Lebanon to return to their homes. Scott Craig, an official with the United Nations...

Putin Likely to Win Presidential Race with 81.1 Percent of Votes: Poll

Putin Likely to Win Presidential Race with 81.1 Percent of Votes: Poll

January 16, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia’s incumbent president Vladimir Putin is likely to win the 2018 presidential race with 81.1 percent of votes, leaving all rival candidates far behind, a public opinion poll by...

Tell us What You Want on Brexit, EU Urges Britain

Tell us What You Want on Brexit,  EU Urges Britain

January 16, 2018

BRUSSELS - Britain must tell the EU what kind of post-Brexit relations it wants with the bloc before negotiations can start, European Commission vice president FransTimmermans said Monday...

It’s a Sin if Fear Makes us Hostile to Migrants: Pope

It’s a Sin if Fear Makes us Hostile to Migrants: Pope

January 15, 2018

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has defined hostility and rejection of refugees and migrants as sin, encouraging people to overcome their “fully comprehensible” fears that these...

U.S., Chinese Entrepreneurs Meet to Exchange Expertise on Latest Technology

U.S., Chinese Entrepreneurs Meet to  Exchange Expertise on Latest Technology

January 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of U.S. and Chinese representatives from hi-tech firms met Saturday to exchange expertise in state-of-the-art technology, at an annual forum held at Silicon Valley in...

UN General Assembly President Puts Conflict Prevention on Top Priority

UN General Assembly President Puts Conflict Prevention on Top Priority

January 14, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak on Friday outlined his priorities for 2018, putting conflict prevention above all. Addressing a General Assembly meeting...

Post-Brexit Budget Hole to Pose Test for EU Unity

Post-Brexit Budget Hole to Pose  Test for EU Unity

January 14, 2018

BRUSSELS - The post-Brexit budget of the European Union (EU) is to pose a test for its unity when the bloc is under pressure to draw its blueprint for the next multi-year financial framework after...

Red Cross Welcomes UN Report on Migration, Urges More Actions

Red Cross Welcomes UN Report on Migration, Urges More Actions

January 13, 2018

GENEVA - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Thursday welcomed the latest report by UN chief on migration and urged world leaders to act to stop...

German Leaders Express Confidence on Forming New Government

German Leaders Express Confidence  on Forming New Government

January 13, 2018

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats took a big step Friday toward forming a new German government, sealing a preliminary agreement in which...

Trump to Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

Trump to Attend World Economic Forum in Davos

January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, later this month, said the White House on Tuesday. At the annual gathering...

World Bank Sees Brexit as Potential Threat to Strong European Economic Recovery

World Bank Sees Brexit as Potential Threat to Strong European Economic Recovery

January 11, 2018

LONDON - The World Bank (WB) warned on Tuesday that a failure to reach a "smooth" deal for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) could pose a serious risk to Europe's economic recovery...

EU’s Juncker Calls for Bigger EU Budget after Brexit

EU’s Juncker Calls for Bigger  EU Budget after Brexit

January 10, 2018

BRUSSESL - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday called for the European Union (EU)’s 27 member states to pay more money into the bloc’s joint budget after...

Koreas Agree to Hold Talks on Reducing Tensions

Koreas Agree to Hold Talks on  Reducing Tensions

January 10, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — the two Koreas have agreed in a joint statement to hold talks on reducing military tensions and “actively cooperate” in next month’s Winter Olympics...

Trump to Call on Pentagon, Diplomats to Play Bigger Role on Arms Sales

Trump to Call on Pentagon, Diplomats to Play Bigger Role on Arms Sales

January 09, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new “Buy American” plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more...

Pope, in ‘State of World’ Speech, Urges Dialogue in Korea, Nuclear Ban

Pope, in ‘State of World’ Speech, Urges Dialogue in Korea, Nuclear Ban

January 09, 2018

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his annual “state of the world” address called on Monday for all nations to support dialogue to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and to...

UK’s May Plans Cabinet Changes as Brexit Enters New Phase

UK’s May Plans Cabinet Changes as Brexit Enters New Phase

January 08, 2018

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to shuffle her Cabinet as she tries to bolster her authority ahead of a crucial new phase in Brexit negotiations. May said she will re-jig...

Merkel ‘Optimistic’ in New Bid to End Political Impasse

Merkel ‘Optimistic’ in New Bid to  End Political Impasse

January 08, 2018

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced optimism as she opened talks Sunday with Germany’s second biggest party on renewing their alliance, in a new attempt at shaking Europe’s...

France’s Macron Suggests EU Partnership with Turkey

France’s Macron Suggests EU  Partnership with Turkey

January 07, 2018

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Friday that the European Union develop a partnership with Turkey after its leader said he was “seriously tired” of waiting for...

U.S.-Korea Trade Talks Pit Pickup Trucks against Nuclear Threat

U.S.-Korea Trade Talks Pit Pickup Trucks against Nuclear Threat

January 07, 2018

WASHINGTON/SEOUL - The United States and South Korea on Friday completed the first round of review talks on a bilateral trade deal with Washington saying there was “much work to...

Koreas Will Meet for Talks Next Week in Small Breakthrough

Koreas Will Meet for Talks  Next Week in Small Breakthrough

January 06, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea - The rival Koreas will sit down for their first formal talks in more than two years next week to find ways to cooperate on the Winter Olympics in the South and to improve their...

UN Security Council to Meet on Iran Protests

UN Security Council to Meet  on Iran Protests

January 06, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - At Washington’s request, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the wave of protests in Iran. US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned ahead...

S.Korean, U.S. Top Diplomats Make Phone Call over Korean Peninsula Issue

S.Korean, U.S. Top Diplomats Make Phone Call over Korean Peninsula Issue

January 04, 2018

SEOUL - Top diplomats of South Korea and the United States made a phone call to discuss issues on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday. South Korean Foreign...

EU’s Brexit Negotiators Can’t Cherry-Pick: UK Minister

EU’s Brexit Negotiators  Can’t Cherry-Pick: UK Minister

January 04, 2018

LONDON - Brexit minister David Davis said Tuesday negotiators in Brussels cannot cherry pick terms of a new trade deal with Britain.
Looking ahead to developments in 2018, Davis said his...

South Korea Proposes High-Level Talks with North

South Korea Proposes  High-Level Talks with North

January 03, 2018

SEOUL - South Korea Tuesday proposed high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North's leader Kim Jong-Un called for better relations and said his country might attend the...

Bulgaria Takes over Rotating EU Presidency

Bulgaria Takes over Rotating  EU Presidency

January 03, 2018

BRUSSELS - Bulgaria took over the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union(EU) on Monday. It's the first time Sofia held the post since it joined the EU in 2007...

UN’s Guterres Issues Year-End ‘Red Alert’ for a World Divided

UN’s Guterres Issues Year-End ‘Red Alert’ for a World Divided

January 02, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday issued a year-end "red alert" to a world he said faces the perils of inequality, nationalism, xenophobia and possibly...

Kim Says US Should Know North Korean Nuclear Force a Reality

Kim Says US Should Know  North Korean Nuclear Force a Reality

January 02, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. But he also struck...

Brexit Not Limit of Britain’s Ambitions in 2018: PM

Brexit Not Limit of Britain’s  Ambitions in 2018: PM

January 01, 2018

LONDON - Making a success of Brexit in 2018 is crucial, but it will not be the limit of Britain’s ambitions, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday in her New Year message. May said in the...