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Pope condemns nationalist leaders who blame migrants for countries' problems

Pope Francis on Tuesday condemned nationalist leaders who blame migrants for their countries' problems and themselves fostered mistrust in society by pursuing dishonest gain and xenophobic and racist policies.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/18 21:28:39

S. Korea, US to have working-group meeting ahead of inter-Korean rail, road connection ceremony

South Korea and the United States will have a working-group meeting this week in Seoul ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony next week for the inter-Korean railway and road connection, Seoul's foreign ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 13:32:25

UN peacekeeping chief calls for restraint over Belgrade-Pristina tension

UN Undersecretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Monday called for restraint from Belgrade and Pristina.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 10:20:19

Iran's FM says US conditions make bilateral negotiations unlikely

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Monday that negotiations with the United States is unlikely after Washington set conditions for talks with Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:07:11

Zambia requests US to retract "misinformation" on China-takeover-assets allegations

The Zambian government has officially requested the US government to retract the "misinformation" in National Security Advisor John Bolton's statement over China-takeover-assets allegations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:01:59

EU blames US for "deep crisis" of multilateral trading system

The European Union (EU) warned Monday at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the multilateral trading system is in "a deep crisis" and the United States is "at its epicenter."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:01:34

South Sudan protests US sanctions on 3 individuals

South Sudan on Monday protested fresh sanctions imposed by the United States on two South Sudanese and a retired Israeli military officer.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:01:07

Instagram bigger than Facebook in alleged Russian influence in 2016 US elections: report

U.S. photo-sharing network Instagram was a much more effective platform for an alleged Russian government-back agency to exert political influence during the 2016 U.S. general elections, a report commissioned by the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee (SIC) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 7:57:09

Ukraine plans to provoke Russia near Crimea, says Lavrov

Russia expects Ukraine to provoke it militarily on the border of Crimea in the last 10 days of December, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 7:54:57

Iran says US sanctions "fail to work"

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the US sanctions have failed to change Iran's policies, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 23:41:19

Beijing says Washington not the one to judge China's role in Africa

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said Monday that the US is not in the position to judge China's help and investment in Africa, refuting US National Security Advisor John Bolton's criticism that suggested Zambia was deeply in debt to China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/17 21:13:40

Climate meet passes baton in race to stop global warming

Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to curb global warming in a polarized world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures from rising.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/17 19:28:40

Sudanese president visits Syrian capital Damascus

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday arrived in Syria's capital Damascus, the first Arab leader to do so since the Syrian crisis erupted in 2011, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:52:19

Somali, AU security forces mull joint operations to flush out al-Shabab

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the Somali security forces plan to hold joint military operations in the Middle Jubba region, southern region to flush out al-Shabab remnants.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:14:14

UN climate conference adopts rulebook for implementing Paris deal

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries on Saturday agreed on a package of the implementation guidelines, or a common rulebook of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 8:09:26

Interview: Former UN official highlights China's international role after opening-up

Since China adopted its reform and opening-up policy in 1978, it has made greater contribution to and played an increasingly important role in the United Nations (UN) and international affairs, said former UN Under-Secretary-General Yasushi Akashi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 20:51:35

China welcome to join EU's research initiative: official

China and other international partners are welcome to cooperate in Horizon Europe, the European Union's planned 100-billion-euro scientific research initiative, according to a senior EU official.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/16 18:29:24

Pentagon fails to react to Russia's proposal to discuss INF Treaty: Russian defense ministry

Moscow has not received any response from Washington to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu's proposal to discuss disagreements concerning the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 16:09:40