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US sanctions Bahrain-based group related to Iran

The US State Department announced on Tuesday that it has designated al-Ashtar Brigades (AAB), which it claimed is an Iran-backed terrorist group in Bahrain, as a foreign terrorist organization.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 10:23:50

EU's Tusk talks tough to Trump

European Union President Donald Tusk delivered a blunt message to US President Donald Trump on Tuesday on the eve of a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him to “appreciate your allies.”
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 22:07:25

Lo! NATO fears Trump

NATO leaders face a major threat to the credibility of the military alliance at their summit this week—not from traditional foe Russia, but from the head of their most powerful member, US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/9 18:53:40

DPRK, US need process of narrowing difference in initial denuke talks: S. Korean minister

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States would need the process of narrowing difference in initial negotiations for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea's unification minister said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/9 14:40:11

S.Korean workers visit DPRK to prepare reunion of separate families

A group of South Korean workers visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday to prepare the reunion of war-separated Korean families scheduled for August, Seoul's unification ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/9 14:39:52

Syria's air defenses hit Israeli warplane, intercept missiles targeting Syrian air base

The Syrian air defenses hit an Israeli warplane during an Israeli airstrike on Syria's T-4 Air base in central Syria on Sunday, the Syrian army said in a statement on the state TV.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/9 6:27:00

Protests await Trump in UK

A barrage of nationwide protests will greet US President Donald Trump's four-day trip to Britain from Thursday, with organizers hoping to stage one of the country's biggest demonstrations in decades following a series of diplomatic spats.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/8 21:58:40

As China slaps retaliatory tariffs, US soybean growers mull future

Terry Davidson expects to be farming long after the US-China trade tariffs that took effect Friday become a distant memory. The Illinois soybean grower is more optimistic than others that things will work out, but many farmers in the Midwestern farm belt are not so sure, following the opening salvos in a trade war.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/8 21:58:39

Pompeo says sanctions "in place" until DPRK achieves final fully-verified denuclearization

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday in Tokyo that sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will remain in place until the DPRK achieves "final, fully-verified denuclearization."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 14:20:53

Cuban president receives message from DPRK top leader

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Saturday received a written message from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) top leader Kim Jong Un, whose content has not been disclosed.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 11:12:19

UN to hold high-level debate on children protection in armed conflict

The UN Security Council will hold a high-level open debate on children and armed conflict with the theme "Protecting Children Today Prevents Conflict Tomorrow" on Monday, aiming to bring world attention to the protection of children in armed conflict.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 7:30:55

South Korea denies stopping Iran's oil imports

The South Korean embassy in Tehran on Saturday denied that the country has stopped oil imports from Iran, IRAN Daily reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 7:29:58

Pompeo lauds progress in DPRK visit, but Pyongyang says talks regrettable

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday wrapped up a visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which he said has seen some progress but the DPRK said is regrettable.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 6:21:06

DPRK expresses deep regret over result of Pompeo visit

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) expressed on Saturday deep regret over the result of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's DPRK visit, according to Korean Central News Agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/8 6:14:40

Trump expects quick trade deal with Britain, says US ambassador

US Ambassador to Britain Robert "Woody" Johnson said on Friday that US President Donald Trump would like to see a trade deal signed with Britain "as soon as possible."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/7 12:58:54

Deteriorating situation in SW Syria arouses deep concern at UN

The United Nations on Friday continued to express its "deep concern" about the safety and protection of civilians caught in military operations in southwest Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/7 12:52:07

Chambers agree on partnership for B&R Initiative

A visiting Swiss business delegation has agreed with a Hong Kong-headquartered transnational business confederation to forge a partnership to boost development in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/6 14:25:28

New US ambassador to Seoul to arrive in S.Korea this weekend

New US Ambassador to Seoul Harry Harris will arrive in South Korea Saturday to assume his position, the US embassy in Seoul said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/6 14:21:45