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Russia shuts embassy in Yemen on security concerns: Houthis

Russia has evacuated 18 diplomatic staff from Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa and shut its embassy due to the security situation in the country, a Houthi official told Xinhua on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 8:53:50

Russia hopes British top diplomat's visit can help mend ties

Moscow expects the upcoming visit of the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to help mend bilateral relations, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 8:38:11

Turkey summons representative of FBI over controversal trial

Turkey has summoned the representative of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in Ankara, Daily Sabah reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 8:36:28

WTO struggles to hone global trade vision after US rebuke

Trade ministers looked set to wrap up their biennial World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting without having reached a single agreement on Wednesday, still reeling from criticism brought by the US, once the WTO's driving force.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/13 22:58:40

Warming Arctic is 'new normal'

A rapidly warming Arctic, where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the rest of the planet, is the "new normal," and the melting ice is triggering environmental changes that will affect the whole world, warned a global scientific report Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/13 22:33:39

Construction of China-Russia natural gas pipeline gains steam

The China National Petroleum Corporation said Wednesday that it had sped up laying natural gas pipelines connecting China and Russia, the largest energy cooperation between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 21:08:03

S.Korea's Blue House says Tillerson's remarks re-emphasize dialogue with DPRK

South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Wednesday that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks re-emphasized the US position to encourage the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to a dialogue table.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:21:38

India invites ASEAN leaders to Republic Day parade in January

India has invited the heads of state or government of all the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to its Republic Day parade and celebrations on Jan. 26 next year, sources said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:15:25

Zimbabwe wildlife authority intercepts 200 kg of ivory destined for Malaysia

Zimbabwean wildlife officials have intercepted 200 kg of ivory worth more than 500,000 US dollars which was destined for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:12:43

Japan, Qatar to cooperate in air quality monitoring

Qatar and Japan announced that they will cooperate in air quality monitoring by carrying out related experimental study, Qatar News Agency said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:11:45

China, Russia conclude joint counter-terror exercises

Chinese and Russian forces concluded their joint counter-terror exercises Wednesday at a training base near Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 19:10:44

Tillerson signals diplomatic talks with DPRK, seemingly lacking Trump endorsement

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that Washington is willing to talk with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "without precondition," a rhetoric seemingly not fully supported by US President Donald Trump.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 13:27:01

Russian defense delegation visiting DPRK

A delegation of the Russian Defense Ministry is visiting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 11:14:50

Tillerson says US willing to talk with DPRK 'without precondition'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that Washington is willing to begin talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) "without pre-condition."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 9:04:44

UN designates December 12 as International Universal Health Coverage Day

The United Nations on Tuesday designated December 12 as International Universal Health Coverage Day and called for greater efforts of the member states to ensure universal health coverage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 8:42:55

Syrian gov't, opposition delegations continue indirect peace talks in Geneva

Syrian peace talks continued here Tuesday, with United Nations (UN) Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura meeting and holding separate bilateral talks with both the Syrian government and opposition delegations.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 8:42:22

Turkish, Palestinian presidents meet ahead of Islamic summit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met on Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Istanbul, one day before Islamic leaders meet in the city over how to respond to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 8:39:36

EU must act together on Africa to stem mass migration: Italy PM

The European Union (EU) must act together on Africa to prevent mass migration, and it must take advantage of the ongoing economic recovery to achieve a closer union, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 8:36:01