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Heading to ISS

Russian Soyuz MS-07 rocket lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday, carrying crew members, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, to begin their mission to the International Space Station.
Source: IC | 2017/12/17 23:23:40

Council on US-Libya Relations delivers demining equipment to Libya's Benghazi

National Council on US-Libya Relations on Saturday delivered demining equipment to the eastern city of Benghazi which is suffering from landmines planted by extremist groups.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 7:53:58

Trump's decision on Jerusalem destroys Mideast peace process: Palestinian ambassador

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel is a betrayal of the Palestinians and the efforts to bring peace between Israel and Palestine, Palestine Ambassador Frizz Mahedavi to China said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 14:06:50

Cuban senior diplomat says willing to improve US ties despite setback

Cuba reiterated on Friday its willingness to continue normalizing ties with Washington, despite setbacks caused by US President Donald Trump's position on the issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 13:24:38

DPRK's intercontinental missile "not yet" capable threat to US: Mattis

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday that he did not believe the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) newly developed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) posed a "capable threat" to the United States.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 13:23:56

Four more Palestinians killed in backlash over US' Jerusalem decision

A fresh wave of violence broke out across the West Bank and along Gaza's border on Friday. At least four Palestinians were killed in continued fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump's recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 9:05:10

Egypt, Russia agree to resume direct flights by February after 2-year break

Egypt and Russia signed on Friday an agreement to resume direct flights between the two countries after a two-year halt, Egyptian official MENA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 8:58:19

74 illegal immigrants evacuated from Libya to Niger

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Friday that 74 refugees were evacuated Thursday and Friday from Libya to Niger.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 8:55:00

UN chief warns against military action on Korean Peninsula

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed concern over risk of military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula and warned against any military action.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 8:42:59

Missile remains

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley briefs the media in front of the remains of Iranian “Qiam” ballistic missile provided by the Pentagon at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington D.C. on Thursday. The Iranian UN mission said the accusations leveled by Haley were intended to divert attention from the devastating war in Yemen being led by Saudi Arabia, a key US ally.
Source: VCG | 2017/12/15 22:58:39

Human-induced climate change likely behind Hurricane Harvey's ferocity

"Human interference with the climate system" could be responsible for the unprecedented rainfall caused in the United States by Hurricane Harvey, according to new research.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 13:32:56

NATO chief welcomes stronger European defense

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday said he "welcomed a stronger European defense."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:58:25

Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer top searches in 2017

Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer were among the top ten searches on Google this year, as Google Trends revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:57:34

8th round of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva ends with nothing but division

As expected, the eighth round of the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva ended Thursday, with nothing but wrangling, with both negotiating parties holding firm to their visions.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:46:49

UN regrets "missed opportunity" as new round of Geneva talks on Syria fails to move ahead

The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Thursday evening that the way Intra-Syrian peace talks proceed will come after he speaks to the Security Council as the eighth round ended Thursday without "real negotiations" taking place.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:45:37

UNICEF: Funds for vaccination initiative double in past year

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday announced that funding for its Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII), a mechanism to help countries secure a sustainable supply of life-saving vaccines, has more than doubled in the past year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 18:44:24

Russia shuts embassy in Yemen on security concerns: Houthis

Russia has evacuated 18 diplomatic staff from Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa and shut its embassy due to the security situation in the country, a Houthi official told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 8:53:50

Russia hopes British top diplomat's visit can help mend ties

Moscow expects the upcoming visit of the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to help mend bilateral relations, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 8:38:11