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S. African officials hail BRICS achievements in last 10 years

BRICS has achieved a lot in the last 10 years and has a potential to do more, South African government officials said here on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 9:33:10

Economist who coined 'BRIC' talks about the future of emerging markets

Editor's notes: From July 25 to 27, 2018, representatives from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will gather in South Africa to hold the 10th BRICS Summit. Ahead of the Summit, Global Times London Correspondent Sun Wei interviewed Jim O'Neill, who coined the acronym “BRIC” in 2001 to include the nations Brazil, Russia, India and China as emerging world economic powers, at Chatham House on July 11.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/19 22:58:39

Putin slams critics of Trump summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused forces in the US of trying to undermine the success of his first summit with US President Donald Trump, and said the two leaders had managed to begin to improve US-Russia ties anyway.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/19 22:38:42

Scores killed as Taliban, IS consolidating positions in N. Afghan province

Scores of fighters have been killed as the armed Taliban outfit and the rival Islamic State (IS) group engaged in fierce fighting in Darzab and Qush Tepa districts of the northern Jawzjan province over the past one week, local officials said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/19 11:09:43

Russian, US leaders see need to restore strategic stability tools: Russian ambassador

The leaders of Russia and the Untied States recognized at their meeting in Helsinki the need to restore strategic stability maintenance instruments, Russian ambassador to Washington Anatoly Antonov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/19 10:30:07

UN chief underscores progress, setbacks in 2030 Agenda

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that while progress has been made towards the 2030 Agenda in some areas, "we are lagging or even backtracking" in other fundamental aspects.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/19 8:59:11

Google slapped with record $5 billion fine

EU regulators hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) antitrust fine on Wednesday for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/18 22:13:40

UN to support China to develop, implement Comprehensive Sexuality Education

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will support China to develop and implement the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), said a UN official Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/18 10:41:50

Russian military "ready" to cooperate with US on int'l security

The Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday it is willing to implement the agreements reached in Helsinki between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump on international security.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/18 10:31:25

UN calls for greater int'l assistance to Rohingya refugees

The United Nations on Tuesday called for greater international assistance not only to the Rohingya refugees but also for their host communities in South and Southeast Asia, particularly neighboring Bangladesh.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/18 10:24:15

Europe shocked after Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki

In the shock wave that followed the Monday meeting of US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, European allies, long concerned by flailing relations with Washington, have expressed shock at what appeared to be the American president's alignment with his Russian counterpart.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/18 8:58:28

Trump says not to lift sanctions on Russia, no "time limit" on DPRK dialogue

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will not lift the existing sanctions on Russia, and that there is no "time limit" concerning the US dialogue with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/18 8:47:59

Trump under fire after meeting with Putin

Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 US election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/17 22:08:39

Europe, Japan sign massive free trade deal

The EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday that officials called a "clear message" against protectionism, as Washington imposes controversial tariffs and threatens a trade war.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/17 21:53:39

Trade conflicts threaten to derail economic recovery; US especially vulnerable: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)warned on Monday that escalating and sustained trade conflicts are increasingly likely, threatening to derail economic recovery and depress medium-term growth prospects.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/17 21:43:39

China, EU agree to promote multilateralism, support free trade

China and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to jointly work to safeguard the rules-based international order, promote multilateralism and support free trade.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/17 10:23:22

Putin says Russia has never interfered with US elections

The Russian state has never interfered and is not going to interfere in American internal affairs, said Russian President Vladimir Putin here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/17 10:21:13

Trump, Putin agree to strengthen cooperation in Syria, anti-terrorism

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed to cooperate in issues concerning conflict in Syria, anti-terrorism and nuclear disarmament.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/17 10:18:33