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UN Security Council renews mandate of AU mission in Somalia

The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution to re-authorize the deployment of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in Somalia till May 31, 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/31 0:53:23

'Very positive signals' emerge from US, Taliban meeting, talks: sources

A meeting between a senior US diplomat and Taliban representatives in Doha last week to discuss a possible cease-fire ended with "very positive signals" and a decision to hold more meetings, people with knowledge of the talks said Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/30 22:13:40

Hun Sen expected to extend 33-year rule

Cambodia's ruling party predicted a landslide win in Sunday's one-horse election, an expected outcome after the main opposition was banned, paving the way for its leader Hun Sen to prolong his 33 years in power.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/29 21:43:39

Caution, skepticism over unpredictable EU-U.S. trade talks

Observers remain cautious and skeptical after the European Union (EU) and the United States claim to have averted a trade war with an agreement to "work together towards zero tariffs."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 20:51:22

Youth eye increasing cultural exchanges between BRICS countries

Listening to the music Radetzky March, Marianna Donner, a Russian ballet teacher, teaches three girls ballet moves at Banlam Grand Theater, in Xiamen, southeast China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 7:31:28

South Africa hails successful BRICS Summit

The South African government described the 10th summit of the world's leading emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), which concluded on Friday, as "successful."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 7:30:30

AU chair hails enhanced BRICS-Africa cooperation

African Union (AU) Chairperson Paul Kagame said strengthening cooperation with BRICS on areas of industrialization and peace and security will contribute to the development of the African continent and improve prospects for the youth.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 7:28:03

BRICS leaders to work together to lead industrial revolution: Ramaphosa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday that BRICS leaders have agreed to cooperate in the fourth industrial revolution, while stressing the group was not a "talk shop."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 7:26:37

Tweets could be reliable indicator of air quality during wildfires: study

A new study by scientists with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service suggests that what people tweet in areas affected by wildfire can be a reliable indicator of air quality conditions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/28 7:26:17

Farming 'not part' of US trade deal

The EU insisted on Friday that proposed trade talks between Europe and the United States would not include farming, in contradiction to a claim by President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/27 23:08:48

Hug and handshake

Russian President Vladimir Putin (second left), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (fourth left) and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (second right) interact before a group picture at the BRICS Summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday. The BRICS Summit is convened annually with discussions representing spheres of political and socioeconomic coordination, in which member countries have identified business opportunities and areas of cooperation.
Source: VCG | 2018/7/27 23:03:40

BRICS leaders reaffirm support for sustainable infrastructure development in Africa

BRICS leaders reaffirm their support for sustainable infrastructure development in Africa, including addressing the infrastructure financing deficit, according to a declaration released in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 7:15:00

BRICS leaders pledge to strengthen multilateral trading system

BRICS leaders will make all efforts to strengthen the multilateral trading system, according to a declaration released in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 7:14:27

UN asks member states to pay membership dues as it runs out of cash

The United Nations is urging its member states to pay their membership dues in full and on time as the world body is experiencing an unprecedented cash shortfall, a spokesman said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 7:09:06

Full text of BRICS Summit Johannesburg Declaration (Part 6)

V. PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE COOPERATION
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 1:45:39

Full text of BRICS Summit Johannesburg Declaration (Part 5)

76. We draw satisfaction from the progress made by the NDB in providing resources to contribute to the social, economic and environmental prospects of our countries and expect the Project Preparation Fund to be put into operation soon. We welcome the upcoming establishment of the Americas Regional Office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which, alongside the Africa Regional Centre, will help the NDB consolidate its presence in those continents. We note the NDB's Board of Governors' discussions on Innovative Approaches for Development Finance at its 3rd Annual Meeting on 28-29 May in Shanghai, China, that deliberated on the NDB's future development in the changing global environment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 1:45:25

Full text of BRICS Summit Johannesburg Declaration (Part 3)

42. We reiterate our support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). We commend its vital role in providing health, education and other basic services for almost 5.3 million Palestinian refugees and underscore its relevance to bringing stability to the region and the need for ensuring a more adequate, sufficient, predictable and sustained funding for the Agency.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 1:45:11

Full text of BRICS Summit Johannesburg Declaration (Part 4)

57. We recognise the critical and positive role the internet plays globally in promoting economic, social and cultural development. In this regard, we commit to continue to work together through the existing mechanisms to contribute to the secure, open, peaceful, cooperative and orderly use of ICTs on the basis of participation by all states on an equal footing in the evolution and functioning of the internet and its governance, bearing in mind the need to involve the relevant stakeholders in their respective roles and responsibilities.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/27 1:44:59