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Turkey Condemns ‘Unacceptable’ EU Comments on Greece, Cyprus

Turkey Condemns ‘Unacceptable’  EU Comments on Greece, Cyprus

March 25, 2018

ANKARA - Turkey on Friday condemned a statement by European Union leaders bitterly critical of Ankara’s policies towards bloc members Cyprus and Greece ...

Putin Thanks Nation for Re-Election, Promises “Breakthrough”

Putin Thanks Nation for  Re-Election, Promises “Breakthrough”

March 24, 2018

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin thanked Russians Friday for his landslide re-election to another six-year term, pledging to lead the country to an economic ...

US Launches WTO Challenge Against China

US Launches WTO  Challenge Against China

March 24, 2018

WASHINGTON - The United States launched Friday a challenge at the World Trade Organization against China over intellectual property breaches, a statement said ...

Putin Wins Russian Presidential Election, Likely to be Sworn in on May 7

Putin Wins Russian  Presidential Election, Likely  to be Sworn in on May 7

March 20, 2018

MOSCOW - Russia's incumbent President Vladimir Putin won 76.6 percent of ballots after 99.83 percent of the votes were counted in the presidential election Sunday ...

Exploiting Women for Prostitution a Crime against Humanity: Pope

Exploiting Women for Prostitution  a Crime against Humanity: Pope

March 20, 2018

ROME - Pope Francis branded exploitation of women for prostitution a “crime against humanity” on Monday and asked forgiveness from society for Catholic ...

China Forms New Economic Team as President Xi Kicks off Second Term

China Forms New Economic Team  as President Xi Kicks off Second Term

March 20, 2018

BEIJING - China elevated a key confidante of President Xi Jinping to one of the top positions in government on Monday as Beijing cracks down on riskier financing ...

Chinese President Takes Oath of Allegiance to Constitution for First Time

Chinese President Takes Oath of  Allegiance to Constitution for First Time

March 19, 2018

BEIJING - “I pledge my allegiance to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to safeguard the Constitution’s ...

Germany, France Start Work on ‘Road Map’ For EU Future

Germany, France Start Work on  ‘Road Map’ For EU Future

March 19, 2018

PARIS — The German and French leaders started working Friday toward what French President Emmanuel Macron said will be an “ambitious, clear road map” for ...

China’s National Congress Re-Elects Xi Jinpingas President

China’s National Congress  Re-Elects Xi Jinpingas President

March 18, 2018

Xi Jinping was elected Chinese president for the second time and chairman of the Central Military Commission of China on Saturday morning at the first sessions of the 13th National ...

UK’s May to Address Party Members amid Russia Crisis

UK’s May to Address Party  Members amid Russia Crisis

March 18, 2018

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Saturday address members of her Conservative Party, rejuvenated by the widespread praise for her handling of ...

South Korea Aims For High-Level Talks about Talks with North

South Korea Aims For High-Level  Talks about Talks with North

March 17, 2018

SEOUL - South Korea will seek high-level talks with North Korea this month as preparations for a summit began on Friday, the presidential chief of staff said ...

Putin Urges High Voter Turnout Ahead Of Russian Election

Putin Urges High Voter  Turnout Ahead Of Russian Election

March 17, 2018

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin has urged Russians to cast ballots in Sunday’s election, which he is certain to win, saying that the vote will shape the country’s future...

Trump fires Tillerson, taps Pompeo as next secretary of state

Trump fires Tillerson, taps  Pompeo as next secretary of state

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday after a series of public rifts over policy on North Korea, Russia...

House Panel’s Initial Report Says No Collusion with Russia

House Panel’s Initial Report  Says No Collusion with Russia

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald ...

Tillerson Cuts Short Africa Trip to Return to Washington

Tillerson Cuts Short Africa  Trip to Return to Washington

March 13, 2018

N’DJAMENA - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will cut short his first diplomatic trip to Africa on Monday to return to deal with urgent work in Washington, his spokesman said...

North Korean ‘Caution’ Seen In Announcing Stance on Upcoming Summits

North Korean ‘Caution’ Seen In  Announcing Stance on Upcoming Summits

March 13, 2018

SEOUL - North Korea’s silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is probably due to caution over organizing its ...

Japan’s Halt Throws Iran Oil Sales To 2-Year Low

Japan’s Halt Throws Iran  Oil Sales To 2-Year Low

March 12, 2018

Japan will not lift any Iranian crude oil this month which will also see Iran’s exports fall to the lowest level in two years, unconfirmed reports ...

China’s Parliament Puts Xi on Course to Rule for Life

China’s Parliament Puts  Xi on Course to Rule for Life

March 12, 2018

BEIJING - China’s Xi Jinpingon Sunday secured a path to rule indefinitely as parliament abolished presidential term limits, handing him almost total authority ...

Showman Trump Abandons Cautious Obama Approach to North Korea

Showman Trump Abandons  Cautious Obama Approach to North Korea

March 11, 2018

WASHINGTON - When President Barack Obama counseled his successor Donald Trump on the global threats he should expect to face once he assumed office last year ...

In State Media, China Presents Itself as Crucial To U.S.-North Korea Talks

In State Media, China Presents Itself  as Crucial To U.S.-North Korea Talks

March 11, 2018

BEIJING - China helped bring about a dramatic easing of tensions between the United States and North Korea, according state media outlets, adding ...

China Contributes To the Global Economy and Peace, Chinese FM Says

China Contributes To the Global  Economy and Peace, Chinese FM Says

March 10, 2018

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a platform for international cooperation and follows market principles...

U.N. Rights Boss Calls for Referring Myanmar to ICC for Rohingya Crimes

U.N. Rights Boss Calls for Referring Myanmar to ICC for Rohingya Crimes

March 10, 2018

GENEVA - The top United Nations human rights official called on Friday for alleged atrocities committed against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar ...

As Talks with North Near, South Korea Sees Familiar Hurdles Ahead

As Talks with North Near,  South Korea Sees Familiar Hurdles Ahead

March 08, 2018

SEOUL - With the specter of two past summits that failed to blunt North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, South Korean officials planning talks next month ...

U.N Rights Chief Attacks EU and U.S Over Migrants And Dreamers

U.N Rights Chief Attacks EU and  U.S Over Migrants And Dreamers

March 08, 2018

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights chief said on Wednesday he was shocked at repressive policies being pursued in the United States and Europe, especially the ...

DPRK willing to Talk with U.S. For Denuclearization, Agrees On Summit with S.Korea

DPRK willing to Talk with U.S. For  Denuclearization, Agrees On Summit with S.Korea

March 07, 2018

SEOUL - The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) showed willingness to hold talks with the United States about issues, including the denuclearized ...

China Defends Hike in Military Spending As Proportionate and Low

China Defends Hike in Military  Spending As Proportionate and Low

March 07, 2018

BEIJING - China’s increase in military spending for 2018, the biggest rise in three years,was proportionate and low, and Beijing had not been goaded ...

No. 2 Spender China to Boost Defense Spending In 2018

No. 2 Spender China to Boost  Defense Spending In 2018

March 06, 2018

BEIJING — China’s defense budget will rise 8.1 percent to 1.1 trillion yuan ($173 billion) this year as the country prepares to launch its second aircraft carrier ...

Merkel Welcomes German Govt Deal, Wants to Dive into Work

Merkel Welcomes German  Govt Deal, Wants to Dive into Work

March 06, 2018

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday welcomed the Social Democrats’ vote in favor of a new ruling coalition and said “it’s important ...

The First Session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Hold (CPPCC)

The First Session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Hold (CPPCC)

March 05, 2018

BEIJING - China’s top political advisory body started its annual session Saturday afternoon in Beijing ...

Nigeria Looks to Local Skills to Develop Oil and Gas

Nigeria Looks to Local  Skills to Develop Oil and Gas

March 05, 2018

LAGOS - Fishing boats look like specks alongside Egina, which has been moored for the last month in Lagos. Even the container ships that normally dominate the port look...

At U.N., China Delays U.S. Bid To Blacklist Ships, Companies Over North Korea

At U.N., China Delays U.S. Bid To  Blacklist Ships, Companies Over North Korea

March 04, 2018

UNITED NATIONS - China delayed a U.S. request for a United Nations Security Council committee to blacklist 33 ships, 27 shipping companies, and a Taiwan ...

Indian Prime Minister’s Party Ahead in Key State Elections

Indian Prime Minister’s Party  Ahead in Key State Elections

March 04, 2018

NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party appeared headed ...

Merkel, Trump Call for Syrian Ceasefire to Be Implemented

Merkel, Trump Call for Syrian  Ceasefire to Be Implemented

March 03, 2018

BERLIN - U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a telephone call on Thursday that a U.N. Security Council resolution calling ...

5-Star, League May Score Surprise Gains in Italy’s Election: Pollsters

5-Star, League May Score Surprise  Gains in Italy’s Election: Pollsters

March 03, 2018

ROME - The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League could do better than expected in Italy’s election on Sunday and the head of the anti-immigrant ...

Eurozone Inflation Falls Again Despite Decade-High Growth

Eurozone Inflation Falls  Again Despite Decade-High Growth

March 01, 2018

LONDON — Inflation in the 19-country eurozone fell in February for a third month running even though economic growth is at a decade high, a trend that’s likely ...