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India insists on energy security needs despite US request to cut Iranian oil imports

India on Thursday reiterated that its priority was to ensure its "energy security" requirements, in an apparent indication that it will not shy away from importing oil from Iran despite US sanctions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 10:05:14

Kenya assures US investors of stable business environment

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday assured US investors that Nairobi has a conducive business environment and urged them to invest in various sectors of the economy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 9:58:46

S. Africa champions African interests within BRICS: foreign minister

South Africa says Africa will become a focus issue during the upcoming 10th BRICS summit to be held in the country next month.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 9:53:32

Frontline against terrorism increasingly in cyberspace, says UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that the frontline against terrorism is increasingly in cyberspace, which makes anti-terrorism more complex.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 9:38:39

BRICS Summit an opportunity for interaction: S. African official

The upcoming BRICS summit will give South Africa and Africa an opportunity to learn best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation from the BRICS countries, a government official said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/29 9:27:05

Putin-Trump summit set for July 16 in Helsinki

A long-awaited summit between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will take place in Helsinki on July 16, the Kremlin and the White House said in simultaneous statements Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/28 22:13:40

US postpones "2+2" dialogue with India

The United States has postponed the "2+2" dialogue with India that was scheduled to be held in Washington next week, Indian officials said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 14:12:20

Trump expected to meet Putin amid strained ties

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will probably meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during his scheduled trip to Europe in July.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 14:05:03

Iran dismisses U.S. efforts to ban Iranian oil as "futile"

The U.S. efforts to ban Iran's oil exports will be futile as it is not an easy task to block the country's crude from the global market, an Iranian oil official said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 13:30:56

UN chief surprised by Chinese gift at UN press event

As Secretary-General Antonio Guterres commended the UN press corps on the 70th anniversary of the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA), saying their job was among the most dangerous in the world, there were several Chinese touches to the event.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 12:55:38

Italian PM to visit US in July: White House

The White House said on Wednesday that Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will visit Washington and meet President Donald Trump on July 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 11:51:18

Trump backs Congress in passing legislation to deter foreign acquisitions of key technologies

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he supports Congress to pass legislation to protect key technologies from acquisitions of foreign entities, signaling that Washington will not roll out additional executive actions to limit foreign investments for the moment.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 10:48:45

Putin, Trump to meet in third country -- Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will meet in a third country, with the date and venue to be announced Thursday, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 10:47:03

Trump says likely to meet Putin during Europe trip in July

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he will probably meet Russian President Vladimir Putin during his scheduled trip to Europe in July.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 10:28:10

UN agencies call for region-wide action by EU nations over Mediterranean tragedies

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) appealed to European Union (EU) member states on Wednesday to take region-wide action to reduce the needless loss of life at sea.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 10:27:08

Right for civil society participation always been defended: spokesman for UN chief

The secretary-general through his action and his words has always defended the space for civil society, the right for civil society," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 10:11:16

UNGA wraps up review of global counter-terror strategy with focus on solidarity, women's role

The UN General Assembly wrapped up its latest review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy Wednesday, with speakers at the two-day event shedding light on their respective efforts to combat radicalization and violent extremism.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 10:07:04

UN dismayed by Iran nuclear deal hitting crossroads

Three years after its unanimous endorsement by the Security Council, the Iranian nuclear deal is "at a crossroads," the United Nations' top political official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/28 9:58:18