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Putin, Erdogan to discuss situation in northeast Syria: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the situation in northeast Syria at a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Oct. 22, the Kremlin said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/18 12:05:25

Catalan protest shows double standards on Hong Kong riots backfiring on West

Catalan protesters and secessionists are using similar tactics as Hong Kong rioters in the past few months on the streets, burning facilities in Catalan towns, paralyzing the airport in Barcelona and wearing masks to avoid arrest, which Chinese experts said would backfire on political elites of the West in their cities even as they continually voice support for Hong Kong rioters and separatists.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/17 23:13:40

Chinese bank joins UN push to scale up investment for sustainable development

The UN announced Wednesday that 30 global business leaders, including the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), will work together over the next two years to free up trillions of dollars to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/17 14:28:53

African-American boy finds fun, future in Chinese culture

Ten-year-old Khaya Njumbe has been studying Chinese for years, so that when he speaks to the Chinese people in their language, he can go to their hearts.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/17 12:37:49

Russia ready to assist dialogue between Turkey, Syria

Russia is ready to assist in the establishment of practical cooperation between Damascus and Ankara on the basis of the 1998 Adana Agreement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/17 10:49:50

US to soon impose sanctions on Turkey, raise steel tariffs over offensive in Syria

US President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he will soon issue an executive order authorizing sanctions against former and current Turkish officials over the country's offensive in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/15 9:36:50

Pioneers in fight against poverty win 2019 Nobel Economics Prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for their work in fighting global poverty, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/10/14 20:58:41

Pakistan PM Khan arrives in Iran as tensions rise in Gulf region

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Iran on Sunday following a request from the US and Saudi Arabia for him to try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/13 22:08:41

UN chief calls for transformation of food systems

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for efforts to transform food systems so that the ironic situation of the coexistence of hunger and waste of food can be mitigated.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/12 10:17:09

Int'l arms control, disarmament in jeopardy: Chinese envoy

A Chinese envoy warned on Friday that international arms control and disarmament has come to a crucial crossroads with a series of significant challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/12 10:11:54

Russia calls for restraint, dialogue on Syria

Russian authorities on Thursday urged all parties to restrain from stirring up tensions in Syria and expressed readiness to facilitate a multilateral dialogue so as to restore peace in the Middle East country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/11 14:55:52

Miss Spain crowned Miss Asia Pacific Int'l in Philippines

Spanish beauty queen Chaiyenne Huisman was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 on Wednesday at the pageant's coronation night in Pasay City, the Philippines, winning from a total of 54 candidates from various regions and countries all over the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/11 12:14:34

Russia to sign mega deals with Saudi Arabia during Putin's visit

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) expects to sign 10 agreements with a total value of over 2 billion US dollars when Russian President Vladimir Putin pays a state visit to Saudi Arabia on Oct. 14, the RDIF head said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/11 12:08:25

Austrian Handke and Pole Tokarczuk win Nobel prizes for literature

Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk on Thursday won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was delayed over a sexual harassment scandal, while Austrian novelist and playwright Peter Handke took the 2019 award, the Swedish Academy said.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/10 22:38:41

Ukraine's Zelensky denies Trump tried to 'blackmail' him

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied Thursday that Donald Trump tried to blackmail him by withholding military aid to Kiev in a phone call between the two leaders.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/10 22:28:40

US-UK-Japan trio wins chemistry Nobel for lithium-ion battery

Three researchers on Wednesday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for the development of lithium-ion batteries, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/9 23:03:41

3 scientists share 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to three scientists, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 18:07:14

Tunisia, China sign agreement to expand Chinese-funded university hospital

Tunisia and China on Tuesday signed an agreement to conduct a feasibility study for the expansion of the new university hospital in the Province of Sfax.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/9 10:26:44