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Trump, Erdogan talk about Syria concerns over phone amid rising war of words

US President Donald Trump on Friday talked with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over phone on Friday, as unusual war of words has erupted between the two NATO allies over US military presence in Syria.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 14:39:09

Brazilian president orders extradition of Italian fugitive

Brazilian President Michel Temer signed on Friday an order to extradite Italian citizen Cesare Battisti, a long-time fugitive in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 11:39:17

Australia to recognize West Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia will recognize West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 10:47:17

U.S. Treasury sanctions 3 individuals for alleged roles in South Sudan conflict

The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on three individuals, accusing them of being leaders of entities who have expanded or extended the conflict in South Sudan, or taken actions "that have undermined peace, stability, and security in South Sudan."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 8:17:35

S.Korea consult with US, UN on groundbreaking ceremony for inter-Korean rail, road connection

South Korea's unification ministry said Friday the country was in close consultations with the United States and the United Nations (UN) to get sanctions exemptions for the groundbreaking ceremony later this month for the inter-Korean railway and road connection project.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 14:51:16

US mulls further cooperation with Greece to hit Russian energy exports

In an apparent effort to hit Russia's energy exports to European nations, the United States on Thursday highlighted the role of Greece in the diversification of European energy sources, and mulled further boosting its energy cooperation with Greece in a bilateral dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 14:09:32

US unveils America First-centered Africa strategy

US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Thursday rolled out the Trump administration's new Africa strategy, threatening to put an end to US support for UN peacekeeping missions in the continent.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 14:07:58

S.Korea grants refugee status to 2 Yemeni asylum seekers

South Korea on Friday granted an official refugee status to two Yemenis who have stayed in the country's southern resort island of Jeju early this year, local media reported citing the justice ministry.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 13:36:59

Russian woman pleads guilty to conspiracy in US

A Russian citizen pleaded guilty here Thursday to one conspiracy charge, admitting that she acted as an unregistered foreign agent to advance Moscow's interests.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 13:25:03

Pompeo hails Yemen peace talks after Senate rebukes US support for Saudi-led operation

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday hailed the conclusion of Yemen peace talks in Sweden, saying it is "encouraging" and represents "a pivotal first step" towards ensuring peace in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 13:20:24

US Senate to consider ending support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen

The US Senate on Wednesday voted to open debate on a resolution calling for ending US backing for the Saudi-led attack in Yemen, as the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain ties between the Trump administration and the Congress.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 13:25:19

Pompeo warns deterrence "on the horizon" over Russian acts on Ukraine, Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Wednesday that the West's deterrence is "on the horizon" to respond to Russia's recent confrontation with Ukraine and its military moves in Venezuela.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 8:17:44

Pompeo urges UNSC to keep arms embargo on Iran, tighten restrictions on missile program

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to maintain an arms embargo on Iran scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the Iran nuke deal, and to take tougher restrictions on Tehran's ballistic missile program.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 7:23:35

Russian, Venezuelan pilots conduct training for joint flights

Russian and Venezuelan military pilots conducted training sessions to perform joint flights at a Venezuelan airfield, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 1:30:55

Chinese Embassy hosts reform photo exhibit in London

The Chinese Embassy in the UK hosted a photo exhibit to mark the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up on Tuesday at Central Hall Westminster in London.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/12 21:18:41

Pompeo to address Iran missile program at UN security meeting

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to lash out at Iran's missile program when attending a meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC), the State Department said here on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 13:20:43

Over 1.55 mln Syrian refugees return home: Russian military

More than 1.55 million Syrian citizens have returned to their homes so far, head of the Russian National Defense Center said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 8:49:04

Pompeo's remarks on Russian bombers in Venezuela "unacceptable": foreign ministry

Statements by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Twitter about the landing of Russian strategic bombers in Venezuela are unacceptable and unprofessional, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 8:41:44