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Putin, Merkel discuss peace deal on Syria's Idlib

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed over the phone Russia's recent deals with Turkey for the Syrian province of Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the war-torn country, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 10:18:30

G7 ministers gather in Canada for climate talks

Environmental and energy ministers from the Group of 7 gathered Wednesday for a three-day meeting focusing on joint efforts on climate change, ocean conservation and clean energy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 9:44:59

Syria's Assad offers condolences to Russia's Putin for Il-20 plane crash

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday offered condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the death of Russian soldiers during a recent Israeli missile attack on Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/20 9:29:04

Koreas to bid for Olympic Games

North and South Korea will bid jointly for the 2032 Olympic Games, they announced Wednesday, in an ambitious plan built on hopes of deepening a diplomatic thaw catalyzed by this year's Winter Games in the South.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2018/9/19 22:18:41

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military base in Poland

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States is weighing the idea of establishing a permanent military base in Poland, a proposal raised by visiting Poland leader.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 16:09:28

UN envoy asks for implementation of deal on demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura on Tuesday asked for the quick implementation of a Russia-Turkey agreement to set up a demilitarized buffer zone in Syria's Idlib province, which could avert a full-scale attack on the last major rebel stronghold in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 16:05:55

Turkey, US top diplomats discuss Syria over phone

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed Syria situation over phone, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:48:53

Netanyahu tells Putin Israel "regrets" Russian aircrew death in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin to convey Israel's condolences to the death of Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces during an Israeli airstrike.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:30:57

Moscow blames Israel for Syria's mistakenly downing Russian plane

A Russian military aircraft with 15 people on board was mistakenly downed by a Syrian missile, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday, while blaming a simultaneous Israeli strike as the cause of the mistake.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:30:01

Moscow blames Israel for Syria's mistakenly downing Russian plane

A Russian military aircraft with 15 people on board was mistakenly downed by a Syrian missile, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday, while blaming a simultaneous Israeli strike as the cause of the mistake.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 9:26:32

Emerging market investors fear 2019 global slowdown or even recession

Emerging market investors are trying to gauge whether a currency crisis and the steep interest rate hikes fighting it could turn into a broader slowdown or even a recession.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/18 21:43:40

Illegal immigration, terrorism, economy on agenda of Merkel's Algeria visit

Algeria and Germany on Monday agreed to deepen cooperation and partnership to address prevailing issues of common interest, as part of a short official visit of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to Algeria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 10:57:11

2018 Summer Davos focuses on innovative society

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018, or Summer Davos Forum, will focus on shaping innovative societies in the fourth industrial revolution, when it is held in north China's Tianjin Municipality this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 9:06:59

UNGA president pledges to strengthen multilateralism, make UN relevant to all people

President of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces said Monday that she will work hard to protect multilateralism and make the UN relevant to all people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:50:41

Russia, Turkey agree to establish demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

Russia and Turkey have decided to set up a demilitarized zone between the armed opposition and the government troops in Syria's Idlib province by Oct. 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:48:54

US withdrawal from nuclear deal to have repercussions for int'l security: Iranian official

US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal will have serious repercussions for the international and regional peace and security, Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said in a statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) general conference on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:46:59

UNHCR urges South Sudan's parties to fully implement peace deal

The UN refugee agency on Monday called on South Sudan's warring parties to the conflict to fully implement the revitalized peace agreement which was signed in Ethiopia last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:39:34

S. Korean foreign minister holds phone talks with Pompeo before visiting Pyongyang: Seoul

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held phone talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday before accompanying President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang Tuesday for the inter-Korean summit, Seoul's foreign ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:03:31