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First redeployment of forces in Hodeidah could begin Tuesday: UN envoy

The first redeployment of forces in Hodeidah of Yemen could possibly begin later Tuesday, UN Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 21:41:46

New vaccine could end cervical cancer

The rapid scale-up of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer in a handful of rich countries within three decades, and in most other nations by century's end, researchers said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/20 20:18:40

RT fumes over Facebook block

Facebook has blocked a popular page run by Russian state TV channel RT, the channel's editor said Monday, criticizing the move as an attack on media rights.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 20:48:41

Poland says it may withdraw from summit as Israel argument escalates

Poland warned on Monday that it may pull out of a summit of central European countries in Jerusalem this week on the heels of comments by Israel's new foreign minister accusing Poles of anti-Semitism.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/18 21:03:40

Vatican hosts sex abuse summit

Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/17 18:08:39

U.S. widens EU divisions via Middle East conference in Warsaw

By organizing a Middle East conference in Warsaw zeroing in on Iran, the United States has widened divisions among European Union countries, while securing its interests instead of promoting peace and security in the Middle East, a Polish scholar said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 22:12:33

One of world's largest container ships docks at Greece's Piraeus

COSCO Shipping Pisces, one the world's largest container ships with a capacity of 20,000 TEU, docked at Greece's Piraeus port on Friday afternoon, after sailing nearly a month from China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 16:22:16

US Treasury imposes sanctions on Venezuelan officials

The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Friday announced sanctions on five Venezuelan officials, the latest move to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 12:46:50

Trump put into dead end on Venezuela: Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that US President Donald Trump is put by his advisors into a dead end regarding the situation in Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 11:57:20

Pompeo, top EU diplomat hold talks amid rift on Iran

The US State Department said Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels, and the two discussed US-EU cooperation on a range of issues.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 9:52:54

Iceland's PM expresses disappointment at US climate policy

Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir said Friday she was disappointed at the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 9:46:31

Russia detains US investor on suspicion of fraud

Russian law enforcement officers detained U.S. citizen Michael Calvey, founder of a Russian investment firm, in Moscow on the suspicion of fraud, local media reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 9:24:59

Russia, India to discuss military cooperation next week

Russia and India will discuss joint production of military equipment at the Aero India Show 2019 next week in Bangalore, said an official of Russian state conglomerate Rostec on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 23:22:03

Kremlin rebukes US sanctions bill against Russian energy projects as "racketeering"

US lawmakers' attempt to impose sanctions on Russian energy projects and banks was "racketeering," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 13:46:11

End of the line for superjumbo

Europe's Airbus announced plans to scrap production of the A380 superjumbo on Thursday, abandoning its dream of dominating the skies with a cruiseliner for the 21st century after years of lackluster sales.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/14 18:08:41

Iran, Azerbaijan to export co-produced auto to Ukraine

Iran's major car manufacturer Iran Khodro (IKCO) is scheduled to export Dena vehicle, co-produced by Azerbaijan, to Ukraine, according to an IKCO top official.
Source: IRAN | 2019/2/13 21:46:10

WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

More than 1 billion young people risk damaging their hearing through excessive use of smartphones and other ­audio devices, the UN warned Tuesday, proposing new safety standards for safe volume levels.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 19:43:41

AI system spots child disease

An artificial intelligence (AI) program developed in China that combs through test results, health records and even handwritten notes diagnosed childhood diseases as accurately as doctors, researchers said.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/12 19:33:40