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Child marriage declining globally: UNICEF

Child marriage is on the decline globally with several countries seeing significant reductions in recent years, said the UN children's fund (UNICEF).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/7 8:28:24

Cuba slams US decision to pull out diplomats

Washington's unilateral decision to withdraw its embassy staff in Havana is a "politically motivated" move that will affect thousands of people in both Cuba and the US, a senior Cuban diplomat said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 15:49:00

BRICS mechanism gains stronger influence: Russian FM

The BRICS mechanism has an increasing international influence which will benefit the whole world, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said ahead of his African tour.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 8:18:11

WTO chief warns of "real risk" of escalation in global trade barriers

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo on Monday called on members to avoid triggering an escalation in global trade barriers urging them to reflect on the matter.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 8:10:47

NATO chief meets Iraqi leaders over military training cooperation

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg held meetings with Iraqi leaders to enhance training mission of Iraqi security forces after the territorial defeat of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/6 8:04:42

World losing biodiversity at alarming rate: UN official

Biodiversity is disappearing at a thousand times the natural rate, warned UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/3 8:04:00

'Paradigm shift' in diabetes diagnosis could help treatment: study

Scientists on Friday unveiled a revised classification for diabetes, one they said could lead to better treatments and help doctors more accurately predict life-threatening complications from the disease.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/2 23:18:39

US bridles at Putin's missile plan amid escalating mutual threats

The United States on Thursday bridled at Russian President Vladimir Putin's missile plan, saying US defense capabilities remain "unmatched" and "second to none."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/2 14:11:08

DPRK refutes US accusation of producing chemical weapons with Syria

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Thursday slammed US accusation regarding "a theory of cooperation of manufacturing chemical weapons" between the DPRK and Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/2 10:07:06

US envoy to North Korea quits

The US special envoy for North Korea plans to retire on Friday, the State Department said just hours after President Donald Trump again rejected talks to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis unless conditions are met.
Source: Reuters | 2018/2/28 22:42:31

Actions needed to ease situation in US-controlled areas in Syria: Russian military

The most difficult humanitarian situation in Syria is in areas controlled by the US-led coalition, and requires urgent measures to mitigate it, a spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/28 14:59:39

Afghan Taliban says ready to negotiate with US

The Afghan Taliban has announced that the insurgent group was ready to talk with the United States over Afghan crisis, amid ongoing national and international efforts to initiate a political settlement for the war-battered country's lingering crisis, the outfit said in a statement on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/27 16:59:09

US must first dismantle nuclear arsenal: DPRK official daily

The official media of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said on Tuesday that the United States should dismantle its nuclear arsenal first if it truly desires a nuclear weapons-free world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/27 16:58:35

Russia says NATO military buildup threatens European stability

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)'s increasing military activity near Russian borders undermines strategic stability and general trust in Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/27 8:29:38

UN Security Council adopts Russian-drafted resolution on renewal of Yemen sanctions

The Security Council on Monday adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on a technical rollover of the Yemen sanctions regime.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/27 8:17:17

S.Korea anticipates start of "constructive" talks between DPRK, US

South Korea's unification ministry on Monday expressed its anticipation of the launch of "constructive" talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States as Pyongyang showed willingness to talk with Washington.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/26 12:34:28

DPRK official media make reserved report on closing ceremony of PyeongChang Olympics

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) official media on Monday reported the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, without mentioning the meeting between its high-level delegation and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/26 9:55:51

White House says denuclearization must be result of dialogue with DPRK

The White House said on Sunday that the United States, South Korea and the international community broadly agree that denuclearization must be the result of dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/26 9:49:09