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US slams Russia’s move on recognizing Ukraine rebel documents


The US says it is disturbed by Russia's decision to recognize passports and other documents issued by rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine, AP reported on Sunday.

Dreams on hold

Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States, but fears that President Donald Trump will crush his ambition in life.

Kerry-Duterte meeting seeks to retain Manila’s South China Sea stance: expert

The meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila on Tuesday is meant to "persuade the Philippines to remain tough on the South China Sea issue," Chinese expert said. Kerry will meet Duterte and ...


No sanctuary

Said Gonzalez shout at a march to the First Unitarian Church in Denver, Colorado on Saturday in support of Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented Mexican national, who has taken sanctuary in ...

Remembering history

US Vice President Mike Pence (second from left) stands behind the gate with the infamous phrase “Work sets you free” during a visit to the former Nazi concentration camp in ...


Australian state will "rapid build" prisons to deal with overcrowding

The Australian state of New South Wales announced Monday that they are "rapid building" a new high-security jail in order to combat the overcrowding plaguing the prison system.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 9:19:37

US vice president arrives in Belgium to reassure allies

US Vice President Mike Pence arrived here on Sunday afternoon, the second stop of his European tour to reassure USworried allies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:54:18

Kenya seeks 114 mln USD to mitigate severe drought

The Kenyan government said Sunday it requires 114 million US dollars to counter severe drought that has hit the country as the number of food insecure people rose to 3 million in February from 1.3 million in August 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:52:02

UN condemns terrorist attack on marketplace in Mogadishu

Top UN envoy in Somalia has condemned Sunday's terrorist attack at a market in Mogadishu that killed at least 30 people and injured over 40 others.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:51:23

Iraqi forces launch new push against IS to retake western Mosul

Iraqi security forces on Sunday announced the commencement of a new phase of offensive to drive out the extremist militants of Islamic State (IS) group from its major stronghold in the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi military said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:50:53

Gambian president releases 174 prisoners

Gambian President Adama Barrow Saturday night released 174 prisoners from the State Central Prison, situated at the outskirts of Banjul, a government official confirmed to Xinhua on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:50:22

Iran dismisses Canada court ruling as "unacceptable"

Iran's Foreign Ministry rejected on Sunday a recent Canadian court ruling against Iran as "unacceptable," Tehran Times daily reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:49:43

WFP plans to deliver food assistance to 4.6 million people in Sudan

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has announced that it is planning to deliver food assistance to around 4.6 people across Sudan.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:49:19

Petrol bombs injure 2 cops in Greece

Two policemen were slightly injured on Sunday in a petrol bomb attack at the Greek ruling Radical Left SYRIZA party headquarters by a group of carnival masked persons, according to Greek police.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:48:59

Southern California hit by strong storm leaving 5 dead

Southern California region in western United States was hit by a massive Pacific storm during last weekend, which was described by weather service as the strongest in years, leaving at least 5 dead.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:48:15

Merkel to visit Algeria to boost economic partnership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to visit Algeria on Monday at the invitation of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, said a statement of the president's office on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:47:46

Several hundred rally downtown Chicago for anti-Trump protest

Hundreds of protesters rallied at downtown Chicago on Sunday afternoon to express their displeasure with the Trump administration's court-paused travel ban, its policies on immigrants in the United States without legal permission.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 8:46:44

Five facilitators of shrine suicide bombing arrested in Pakistan

At least five alleged facilitators involved in Thursday's fatal suicide bombing at a Shrine in south Pakistan have been arrested, local police authority said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/20 0:30:38