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APEC finance ministers committed to sustainable, inclusive growth

At their 24th meeting on Saturday in Vietnam, finance ministers of the 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) adopted a joint ministerial statement, pledging to use all policy tools, monetary, fiscal and structural, individually and collectively to achieve strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 22:10:27

Direct flight connects Chongqing in SW China, New York

China's Hainan Airlines has opened a direct air route connecting southwest China's Chongqing Municipality and New York.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 18:37:08

FBI confirms death of militant leader Hapilon: Philippine defense chief

Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon has been killed in an assault in the Philippine southern city of Marawi, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Saturday, citing the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 14:09:15

France offers 15 mln euro aid to liberated zones in Syria: FM

France will give 15 million euros (17.66 million US dollars) in aid for Syrian areas liberated by the US-led coalition from the Islamic State (IS), French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 7:12:43

Russian, US officials expect better law enforcement cooperation

Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev met with the new US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman on Friday in hope of improving bilateral cooperation in law enforcement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 7:11:34

Macron hails Syria's Raqqa liberation, but says combat against IS not over

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hailed liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS), but warned that the war against the terror cell was not over.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 7:11:12

Turkish president denounces US, France, Germany for supporting PKK

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday denounced the United States, France and Germany over their support for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 1:15:09

G7 Gov'ts, internet companies in 'grand alliance' against terrorism

The Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations, the European Union (EU), and four internet giants have entered into a "grand alliance" to combat terrorism, Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti announced Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/21 1:13:45

Italy, US agree to share fingerprint data in global fight against terror

The US and Italy on Friday signed an agreement to share their fingerprint databases in a bid to root out potential extremists among migrants traveling to the West.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/20 23:53:39

DPRK blasts US military for making decapitation operation plan against supreme leadership

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has blasted the US military for making detailed war plans against Pyongyang, in particular a highly sophisticated decapitating operation plan against its supreme leadership.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 14:01:38

Top nuke envoys of S. Korea, US meet to discuss DPRK issue

Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States met in Seoul Friday to discuss issues concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s nuclear program.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 14:01:09

Putin advocates "civilized" solution to Korean Peninsula impasse

Russia has always favored a civilized way to settle all disputes, including the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:32:08

Dutch Ambassador to Libya expresses hope for fast results of UN-sponsored negotiations

Dutch Ambassador to Libya Eric Strating expressed Thursday hope for fast results of the UN-sponsored negotiations between Libyan parties aimed at amending the current political agreement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:31:47

UN migration agency provides emergency support to help migrants in Libya

The UN migration agency is carrying out an emergency support plan to assist migrants in Libya, especially in the west, UN Support Mission in Libya said in a report on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:30:20

G7 ministers, internet execs gather at Italy-hosted security summit

The interior ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations gathered Thursday on Italy's Ischia island facing the Gulf of Naples ahead of a security and counter-terrorism summit on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:21:45

Turkey, US have constructive talks, aiming to end crisis over visa soon

Turkish and US officials had "constructive and positive" talks in Ankara on Wednesday aimed at resolving a diplomatic row that resulted in mutual suspending visa and deteriorating further strained ties between the two NATO allies.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:19:18

US top diplomat to visit Middle East, South Asia, Europe

The US State Department announced on Thursday that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Switzerland from Oct. 20-27.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 9:05:32

US airstrike kills 5 al-Qaida militants in Yemen

At least five militants of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch were killed when a US drone strike hit their vehicle in the country's central province of al-Bayda on Thursday, a security official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/20 8:45:36