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Merkel takes a gamble with new immigration law


Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy.

S. Korean prosecutors demand 20 years in jail for ex-president Lee Myung-bak

South Korean state prosecutors demanded a 20-year imprisonment on Thursday for former conservative President Lee Myung-bak over corruption charges.

War-separated families of S.Korea, DPRK reunite in tears, joy

Families of South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, finally reunited in tears and joy as they had never seen each other for decades until Monday when the rare reunions were ...


Ultra-Orthodox Jews prepare for upcoming Sukkot holiday in Jerusalem

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men check myrtle branches to be used in rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, on Sept. 20, 2018. The "Sukkot", Feast of ...

Press conference for American, Chinese media on ways of enhancing bilateral co-op held

Think tank experts of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences attend the press conference for American and Chinese media in Chicago, the United States, on Sept. 19, 2018. The China ...


U.S. furthers sanctions against Russia

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order to further implement a U.S. sanction act against Russia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 19:23:26

Iran continues nuclear cooperation with Russia: nuke spokesman

Tehran and Moscow are closely cooperating in various fields of the nuclear industry, the spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 17:29:06

UN Security Council EU members urge Israel to reconsider demolition of Palestinian village

European Union members of the UN Security Council on Thursday called on Israel to reconsider its decision to demolish Khan al-Ahmar, a Palestinian village in the West Bank.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 14:50:47

US announces Pompeo's schedule at UNGA

The US State Department on Thursday announced the schedule of Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, during the upcoming UN General Assembly(UNGA), and outlines US priorities during the meeting.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 14:49:24

US says DPRK's denuclearization has to come first

The US State Department on Thursday said the denuclearization of Pyongyang has to come first before the US side gives any corresponding reciprocal measures.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 14:47:18

Vietnamese president dies of illness

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday morning in a hospital in Hanoi at the age of 61, after a long time of illness, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 13:23:03

White House announces Trump's UN schedule

The White House on Thursday announced the schedule of U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the upcoming UN General Assembly next week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 8:23:19

DPRK leader hopes to rapidly hold 2nd summit with Trump: S.Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), had expressed his hope to rapidly hold his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump during the inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/21 1:37:07

Sticker shock

As US President Donald Trump continues to ratchet up the trade war with China, many household appliances, such as these Made-in-China washing machines and dryers in a New York City appliance store, are likely to see huge price increases.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 23:18:40

Show of unity

European leaders pose for a group photo during the EU Informal Summit of Heads of State or Government in Salzburg, Austria, on Thursday. Issues including migration and Brexit will be discussed (see stories on pages 7, 14).
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 23:13:41

Iran and Israel call each other nuclear threats

Iran asked the UN to condemn what it described as Israeli nuclear threats against it on Thursday, while Israel said it was stepping up security around its atomic sites as a precaution against threats from Tehran and its regional allies.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:23:42

Tensions rise as EU prepares for final Brexit stretch

EU leaders met Thursday to prepare for the final stretch of Brexit negotiations, after public clashes with Britain over who should give ground but signs of a shift on both sides over the key issue of Ireland.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/20 22:23:42

Abe on course for another term as PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party on Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2018/9/20 22:23:41