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Netanyahu tells Putin Israel "regrets" Russian aircrew death in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin to convey Israel's condolences to the death of Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces during an Israeli airstrike.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:30:57

Moscow blames Israel for Syria's mistakenly downing Russian plane

A Russian military aircraft with 15 people on board was mistakenly downed by a Syrian missile, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday, while blaming a simultaneous Israeli strike as the cause of the mistake.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 10:30:01

Moscow blames Israel for Syria's mistakenly downing Russian plane

A Russian military aircraft with 15 people on board was mistakenly downed by a Syrian missile, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday, while blaming a simultaneous Israeli strike as the cause of the mistake.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/19 9:26:32

Emerging market investors fear 2019 global slowdown or even recession

Emerging market investors are trying to gauge whether a currency crisis and the steep interest rate hikes fighting it could turn into a broader slowdown or even a recession.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/18 21:43:40

Illegal immigration, terrorism, economy on agenda of Merkel's Algeria visit

Algeria and Germany on Monday agreed to deepen cooperation and partnership to address prevailing issues of common interest, as part of a short official visit of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to Algeria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 10:57:11

2018 Summer Davos focuses on innovative society

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2018, or Summer Davos Forum, will focus on shaping innovative societies in the fourth industrial revolution, when it is held in north China's Tianjin Municipality this week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 9:06:59

UNGA president pledges to strengthen multilateralism, make UN relevant to all people

President of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces said Monday that she will work hard to protect multilateralism and make the UN relevant to all people.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:50:41

Russia, Turkey agree to establish demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib

Russia and Turkey have decided to set up a demilitarized zone between the armed opposition and the government troops in Syria's Idlib province by Oct. 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:48:54

US withdrawal from nuclear deal to have repercussions for int'l security: Iranian official

US withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal will have serious repercussions for the international and regional peace and security, Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said in a statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) general conference on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:46:59

UNHCR urges South Sudan's parties to fully implement peace deal

The UN refugee agency on Monday called on South Sudan's warring parties to the conflict to fully implement the revitalized peace agreement which was signed in Ethiopia last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:39:34

S. Korean foreign minister holds phone talks with Pompeo before visiting Pyongyang: Seoul

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held phone talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday before accompanying President Moon Jae-in to Pyongyang Tuesday for the inter-Korean summit, Seoul's foreign ministry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/18 8:03:31

UN envoy arrives in Yemen rebel-held capital to revive peace efforts

The UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths arrived in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa on Sunday, a week after Geneva peace talks collapsed following the Houthi rebels' absence.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/17 8:57:54

Cardinal says women should train priests to fight abuse

Women should play a greater role in the training of priests to fight the child abuse "crisis" that has engulfed the Catholic Church, Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet has said.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/16 21:38:40

Eyeing sweet success

Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is exploring the Chinese market to sell the country's premium cocoa products, for which it has been holding talks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/16 21:23:39

EU announces 20-mln-USD investment in Israeli clean-tech ventures

The European Investment Fund (EIF) announced earlier this week that it will invest 20 million US dollars in Israeli clean-tech fund Israel Cleantech Ventures (ICV).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/16 6:50:54

Turkey, Russia, Germany, France agree on political solution in Syria's Idlib

Senior officials of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France agreed on Friday on the necessity of a political solution in the Syrian province of Idlib, the last stronghold for rebels, a Turkish presidential adviser said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 10:06:57

UNDP: Human development level on rise but disparities stifle progress

The overall trend globally on human development is moving toward improvements, UN statistics said Friday, while noting disparities between and within countries continue to stifle progress.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 10:03:23

UN refugee chief calls on political leaders to avoid aggressive rhetoric on migrants

Political leaders in Italy and elsewhere should avoid aggressive rhetoric on migrants to not encourage racism in society, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/15 9:57:13