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Russian Foreign Ministry condemns new US sanctions, threats

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned new US sanctions applied against a Russian-Venezuelan bank and is threatening to punish Russia's oil giant Rosneft for cooperating with Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 22:22:09

UN chief heads to Washington for peacekeeping budget loopholes

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres heads to Washington on Wednesday for talks on the UN peacekeeping budget after the United States drilled a hole in the world body's finances by capping its share.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/13 21:38:42

UNEP calls for strategic partnerships to boost growth of green enterprises

Governments and financial institutions should forge partnerships required to stimulate growth of green businesses through access to affordable credit, technologies and capacity development, a senior United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 20:33:09

US vows to revitalize war against terrorism in Kenya

The United States on Tuesday vowed to revitalize war against terrorism in Kenya which has faced increased threats from the Somalia-based al-Shabab terror group.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 2:08:54

Iran receives Britain's official note on diplomatic protection to jailed dual national

Iran's Foreign Ministry has received an official note on diplomatic protection that the British government has granted to Nazanin Zaghari, the imprisoned Iranian-British national, Press TV reported on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 0:13:11

Little time for farmers to deal with rainfall changes from global warming

A radical decrease in greenhouse gas emissions is needed if farmers are to have time to prepare for major changes in rainfall that could decimate crops, researchers said in a report released on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/12 17:48:42

1,106 Syrian kids killed in 2018

Last year was the deadliest yet for children in Syria, with more than 1,100 killed by fighting, the UN said Monday, with the bloody conflict about to enter its ninth year.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/12 17:48:41

Melania Trump mistakes ex-Aussie foreign minister for politician's spouse

Australia's former foreign minister says she was mistaken for the spouse of a politician by US First Lady Melania Trump, in her latest comments on the subordinate role of women in conservative politics.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/10 21:23:39

UNEP, Chinese science academy sign MOU on environment conservation

The UN Environment and the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote water and environment conservation in developing countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/10 18:44:49

Trump warns Kim over 'rebuilding' of North Korea rocket site

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would be "very, very disappointed" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un if reports that work is underway to rebuild a long-range rocket site are confirmed.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2019/3/7 20:18:42

Turkey to attend 2nd Belt and Road forum in Beijing: spokesman

Turkey is planning to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation slated for April in Beijing, the Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/7 2:23:26

Iran, France to swap ambassadors after alleged Iranian plot to bomb Paris rally

Iran and France are set to exchange ambassadors, officials said on Wednesday, after months of tensions including over an alleged Iranian plot to bomb an opposition rally near Paris.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/6 20:43:40

Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits

Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a study has found.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/6 19:53:42

'Gender norms' behind male deaths

Half of all deaths of young people aged 10 to 24 in the Americas are due to murders, fatal road accidents and rising suicide rates, with men and boys the main victims, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/6 19:53:41

Palestine slams US decision to close consulate in Jerusalem

The caretaker government of the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday slammed the United States for its decision to close the US consulate in Jerusalem and merge it with its embassy in the city.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/6 3:22:16

US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey over 'unfair' foreign practices

Washington will scrap the preferential trade status of India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office said, as President Donald Trump ramps up his battle against what his administration views as unfair foreign trade practices.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/5 21:03:41

Iran daily calls for expulsion of French diplomats

An ultraconservative Iranian newspaper called Tuesday for the expulsion of French diplomats from the country, accusing France of expelling an Iranian diplomat on the basis of a "ludicrous accusation."
Source: AFP | 2019/3/5 21:03:41

London patient becomes 2nd AIDS cure hope in world

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the HIV virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/5 18:33:41