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UNGA president praises contribution of Chinese "miracle" grass to sustainable development

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on Thursday praised the support of China's technology of Juncao, famed as a "miracle" grass, for the achievement for UN sustainable goals.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 15:39:12

UN envoy on conflict-related sexual violence wants mechanism for accountability, compliance

A UN envoy on conflict-related sexual violence has expressed the hope that the Security Council will set up a formal mechanism to tighten accountability and monitor compliance.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/19 9:45:34

NK tests new weapon: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised the test-fire of a new tactical guided weapon, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2019/4/18 21:38:40

Yale study revives pig brain after death

Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported Wednesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/4/18 19:53:41

China calls for political solution in Venezuela

China on Wednesday called for a political solution in Venezuela and urged Venezuela to guarantee China's legitimate rights and interests in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 21:38:40

Cats better off indoors: report

At least one running argument among cat lovers is now over: Whiskers, Lucy and Tigger are definitely better off staying indoors, scientists reported Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/17 19:28:43

Israel, Finland announce digital health collaboration plan

Israel and Finland agreed on collaboration in the field of digital health, as reported by the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/16 23:14:40

Road to progress

The second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation will be held in Beijing in late April. Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee of the City of London Corporation, will attend the forum. Global Times (GT) London correspondent Sun Wei interviewed McGuinness (McGuinness) on topics including what China and the UK can cooperate on within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and how Brexit would affect Britain's role in the initiative.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/16 20:58:41

Assange's father calls on Australia to bring him home

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son's condition after his arrest in London last week.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/14 18:18:40

UN envoy for Colombia stresses importance of transitional justice

The UN envoy for Colombia, Carlos Ruiz Massieu, on Friday stressed the importance of transitional justice in a country that saw more than five decades of civil war between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/13 10:27:18

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy completes first commercial launch

The world's most powerful operational rocket completed its first commercial launch on Thursday, bringing a Saudi Arabian telecommunications satellite into the orbit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 14:24:33

World Bank's newly-elected president says looks forward to constructive relationship with China

David Malpass, who was elected president of the World Bank last week, said Thursday that he looks forward to a constructive relationship between the international lender and China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 11:43:26

Russia calls for dialogue in Sudan

Russia has called for all political forces in Sudan to return order to the country after the toppling of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in a military coup, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 11:42:28

UN chief calls for calm, restraint in Sudan after ouster of al-Bashir

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for "calm and utmost restraint by all" in Sudan, where longtime leader Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the military, a UN spokesman said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:34:28

Women peacekeepers make mandates more effective -- UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for more women in peacekeeping missions, saying they make mandates more effective.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:20:20

US, UAE hold joint military dialogue on challenges

The Pentagon said on Thursday that senior delegations from the United States and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met here Tuesday and Wednesday for the fourth meeting of the Joint Military Dialogue to discuss defense challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:18:10

Ecuador revokes Assange's citizenship citing "irregularities"

Ecuador on Thursday announced it revoked the citizenship status given to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in December 2017, citing "irregularities" in the naturalization process.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/12 8:05:22

Millennials hurt most by 'middle class' squeeze

The middle class is getting squeezed and it is the millennial generation above all that is bearing the brunt, the OECD said Thursday, urging action to help households struggling with the rising cost of education and housing as incomes stagnate.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/11 22:23:45