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Russia accuses US of reinforcing military presence in Poland

The Russian Defense Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of beefing up troops near the Russian border in Poland, which is in breach of an agreement between Russia and the NATO.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 9:30:15

French envoy urges US to stay in UNESCO

French ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre on Thursday asked the United States not to leave the Paris-based UN cultural body, UNESCO.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 9:29:29

UN urged to be more effective in peace and development

UN delegates voiced their concerns here on Thursday that reform efforts must hone United nations' skills to effectively meet peacekeeping and development challenges.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 9:29:05

France remains committed to UNESCO, but calls for new initiative

The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has "a critical action" in education, heritage protection and radicalization fight, but it needs fresh initiative to regain confidence of all member countries after the United States' withdrawal, France's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 9:23:57

UN chief deeply regrets US decision to withdraw from UNESCO

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday expressed his "deep regret" over the US decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 9:22:22

Belt&Road Initiative showing tangible benefits in Europe: experts

The ongoing development of the Belt and Road Initiative has brought not only new opportunities for Europe's economic growth, but also social benefits to European citizen, experts said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 8:41:18

Israel to follow US, quit UNESCO

Israel on Thursday welcomed US pulling out of the UN's cultural organization, announcing the Jewish state was considering a similar move due to the body's "anti-Israel" bias.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/13 8:39:25

Preparations underway for Macron’s China trip next year: ambassador

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to pay a state visit to China at the beginning of 2018, France's Ambassador to China Jean-Maurice Ripert told Chinese reporters at a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/12 23:38:39

Russia protests to US theft of consular flags

Russia protested to the US on Wednesday after it said Russian flags were stolen from its consulate in San Francisco, a charge that Washington immediately disputed.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/12 23:33:40

Trump under immense pressure on Iran nuclear deal

US President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining US credibility.
Source: Reuters | 2017/10/12 23:03:39

UESCO chief 'deeply regrets' US withdrawal

The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova declared on Thursday that she "deeply regrets" the decision of the Unites States to withdraw from the UNESCO.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 21:41:28

Kaspersky labeled spy accomplice as US-Russia cyber security tensions heat up

The security software firm Kaspersky has become the focal point in an escalating cyberspace conflict between the US and Russia.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 19:18:39

Russia readies 5,000 AK-47s, 20 military trucks for the Philippines

Russia will deliver to the Philippines this month 5,000 units of AK-47 assault rifles, 20 military transport trucks and a million rounds of ammunition to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, the Russian embassy in Manila said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 10:24:40

Turkey-US ties on tightrope as tougher challenges forthcoming

The latest moves by the United States and Turkey to halt visa services for each other's citizens are the culmination of unresolved issues between the two NATO allies, analysts told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:35:11

Turkey, US foreign ministers discuss visa crisis via phone

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his US counterpart Rex Tillerson on Wednesday discuss "mutual visa suspension issue" via phone, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:27:03

Turkish PM hopes for quick normalization of soured Turkey-US ties

Turkey hopes ties with the United States could return to normal soon, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:25:19

Morocco rejects Spanish Catalonia's independence move

Morocco rejected on Wednesday Catalonia's "unilateral" independence move, voicing its support to neighboring Spain's territorial integrity.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:24:39

Abbas instructs Fatah delegates in Cairo to achieve unity with Hamas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the delegation of his Fatah party in Cairo talks to exert all efforts to achieve reconciliation with rival Hamas group, Palestinian Ambassador to Cairo said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/12 9:23:30