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UN Security Council meets to discuss DPRK nuclear issue

The UN Security Council held a special meeting on Friday to discuss the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/28 23:28:24

Amicable posture

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands during a meeting in the Kremlin. The meeting follows on from Putin’s first visit to Japan last December, when the two leaders failed to resolve a disagreement over an island chain that has prevented their nations signing a peace treaty to formally end World War II.
Source: IC | 2017/4/27 22:58:41

Soil chemistry changed by decomposing

It's not only in life that humans leave their mark on Nature. In death, our decomposing corpses alter the chemistry of precious soil, scientists warned on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 22:38:41

Russia ready to mend ties with NATO: top military chief

The relations between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are at their lowest level since the end of the Cold War, but Moscow is ready to repair them, the country's military chief said in Moscow Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 7:44:34

UN chief warns of 'Progress under threat' in Chemical Weapons Convention

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that progress made in eliminating the world's declared stockpiles of chemical weapons is threatened by belligerents in the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/27 7:40:29

Philippines deploys 40,000 soldiers, police for ASEAN summit

More than 40,000 soldiers, policemen and uniformed personnel have been deployed in Manila as the city hosts a summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 21:00:48

Chinese acrobats perform at China-South Africa Hand in Hand Gala

Chinese acrobats perform acrobatics Diabolo "Beauty and Liveliness" during the China-South Africa Hand in Hand Gala in Pretoria, South Africa, April 25, 2017. The gala was co-held by the two countries on Tuesday to celebrate the launch of the China-South Africa High-Level People-to-People Exchange Mechanism on Monday and the South African National Day, or Freedom Day, which falls on April 27.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/26 15:07:52

Japan’s Abe to visit Russia for Putin meeting

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia this week for a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin and Tokyo said Tuesday, as the two sides look to make headway on a decades-old territorial dispute.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 23:23:40

Call for empowerment

US first Daughter Ivanka Trump, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde and German Chancellor Angela Merkel share a laugh at the start of a panel discussion at the W20 women’s empowerment summit sponsored by the Group of 20 major economic powers on Tuesday in Berlin
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 22:28:40

Drylands might face more severe threat than humid areas: paper

Global drylands might be facing a more severe threat than humid lands if the Paris Agreement is not implemented, a research paper has shown.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 13:07:22

Over 25 million children out of schools in conflict zones: UNICEF report

More than 25 million children between six and 15 years old, or 22 percent of children in that age group, are out of school in conflict zones across 22 countries, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/25 7:32:26

Global military expenditure rises to 1.686 tln USD in 2016: think tank

The total world military expenditure rose to 1.686 trillion US dollars in 2016, an increase of 0.4 percent in real terms from 2015, according to a report released on Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 22:58:11

Philippines-US annual joint exercises start on May 8: embassy

The Philippine and the United States militaries are set to hold their annual joint exercises, the US embassy in Manila said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 19:12:08

Egypt, US start joint naval drills in Red Sea

Egyptian and US navies launched on Sunday a joint exercise in the waters of the Red Sea, Egypt's army said in a press release.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/24 9:08:19

Thousands join March for Science

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/23 22:38:40

Belarus ready to become Silk Road hub: president

Belarus intends to become one of the key hubs of the new Silk Road in the Eurasian region, President Alexander Lukashenko said Friday during his annual state of the nation address.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/22 10:22:57

SCO members agree to enhance int'l nuclear non-proliferation regime: FMs

Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) agreed here Friday that their countries should work to enhance international nuclear non-proliferation regime and to promote cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear power.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/22 6:57:45

Lavrov, Tillerson agree to restudy possibility on probe into Syria chemical incident

Russia and the United States agreed on Friday to study the feasibility of organizing an objective inquiry into a chemical incident in Syria's Idlib Province, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/22 6:54:13