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US Secretary of State shows strong support in first visit to Israel

As Israel and Iran seem to be closer than ever to a head-on military confrontation, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo showed strong support to Israel in Tel Aviv on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 6:21:01

S. Korean president calls for rapid ratification of Panmunjom Declaration in parliament

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday stressed the need for a rapid ratification of the Panmunjom Declaration in the parliament, calling for a "bipartisan support" from the opposition parties.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/1 6:18:32

Merkel's US visit fails to win over Trump

In sharp contrast with his "bromance" with French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump treated German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who paid a quick visit Friday, with a belligerent reaffirmation of "America First" in terms of trade, the NATO defense budget, and the Iran nuclear deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/28 16:24:50

Trump, Merkel clash over defense burden, trade, Iran

US President Donald Trump on Friday revealed again his profound differences with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over defense burden, trade and the Iran nuke deal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/28 14:02:15

Nepal welcomes joint declaration between S. Korea, DPRK

Nepal has welcomed the joint declaration reached between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here late Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/28 14:01:10

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission for Western Sahara

The Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara for six months, till Oct. 31, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/28 13:58:56

President Trump says location options of meeting with DPRK leader down to 2 or 3

US President Donald Trump on Friday said that the location options of his meeting with top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un has been reduced to two or three sites, and the United States will set up the meeting "very shortly."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/28 12:53:46

60 women seek to climb Mt. Qomolangma this spring from Nepal

A total of 60 women received permit from the Nepali government to climb the Mt. Qomolangma this spring as of Thursday and the number surpassed that in 2017, Nepal's Department of Tourism (DoT) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 11:58:46

World Bank names new chief economist

The World Bank on Thursday announced the appointment of Yale University professor Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg as its new chief economist.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 10:21:47

Ukraine says ready to perform airlift contract with NATO, EU without Russia

Ukrainian state-run aircraft producer Antonov stands ready to fully perform the airlift services contract with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) if its Russian partner withdraws from it, local media reported Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 10:20:32

US farmers worry about US-China trade dispute

The tariffs race between the United States and China after Washington March hiked steel and aluminum tariffs will "end up hurting the bottom lines of farmers in states across the country," the Farmers for Free Trade warned on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 9:25:36

US State Department confirms Trump's plan to visit Britain

US Department of State on Thursday confirmed on Twitter that US President Donald Trump will visit Britain on July 13.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 9:21:10

UN chief supportive of efforts leading up to inter-Korean summit

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been extremely supportive of the efforts that are leading up to the summit between the leaders of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 9:20:21

Russian, Iranian FMs to discuss Iran nuclear deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will discuss Saturday with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif the situation around the Iran nuclear deal after the United States and France threatened to scrap it, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 9:19:48

UN Mideast envoy warns of danger of war in Gaza

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Thursday warned of the danger of another war in the Gaza Strip after weeks of violence on the border with Israel.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 9:14:01

China values US willingness to address trade friction through dialogue, communication: premier

China values the willingness the United States has shown to address the current trade friction through dialogue and communication, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday, adding that China's door for negotiation was always open.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 9:09:00

NATO foreign ministers to discuss relations with Russia

NATO foreign ministers will discuss the bloc's relations with Russia at their meetings Friday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/27 0:51:27

Merkel next up at WH, to face Trump on trade, Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to visit US President Donald Trump on Friday for a last-ditch European effort to prevent a transatlantic trade war and save the Iran nuclear deal.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/26 23:03:41