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Swedish FM: No military solution to Korean Peninsula nuclear crisis

Swedish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Elisabeth Wallstrom said Friday that there is "no military solution" to the Korean Peninsula nuclear crisis.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 8:57:31

China, Mekong countries to have more pragmatic cooperation

Senior foreign affairs officials from China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam on Friday agreed to deepen pragmatic cooperation to benefit their people.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 8:53:53

Indonesia keen to further expand tourism cooperation with China: minister

As influx of Chinese tourists to Indonesia continued to grow in recent years, Indonesia is keen to expand cooperation in tourism with China to facilitate Chinese tourists and create attractive tour packages for them, an Indonesia minister said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 8:51:05

DPRK accuses US of staging new missile warning drill

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) on Friday accused the United States of conducting another missile warning drill with Japan and South Korea, the state media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 23:22:18

Next mission

Members of the back-up crew Jeanette Epps of the US, Sergey Prokopiev of Russia and Alexander Gerst of Germany pose in front of the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) mission as it is set at the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Friday.
Source: VCG | 2017/12/15 22:48:39

S.Korea to continue efforts for peaceful resolution of Korean Peninsula issue: ministry

South Korea's unification ministry confirmed its position Friday that it will continue efforts to peacefully resolve the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 14:58:52

Putin, Trump discuss "urgent" bilateral issues, Korean Peninsula on phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump discussed "urgent issues" in bilateral diplomatic relations and the situation on the Korean Peninsula in a phone call Thursday, the Kremlin said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 13:23:49

Security Council to hold ministerial-level meeting on DPRK

The UN Security Council (UNSC) will hold a ministerial-level meeting Friday on the "threats and challenges" posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to international peace and security, diplomatic sources said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 13:23:12

Australia unveils 1st "rapid-build prison" to cope with rising incarceration rate

The Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) unveiled its first "rapid-build prison" on Friday, in an effort to combat a sharp increase in the prison population.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 10:38:28

DPRK says US, Japan are to blame first for non-proliferation issue

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Thursday that the plan by the UN Security Council (UNSC) to discuss the country's non-proliferation issue is not justifiable, as the United States and Japan are the first to blame.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:59:58

Kids with African roots protest against Abe Cabinet's ex-minister's "racist" remark

A group of children with African roots in Japan sent an open letter to a former member of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet to protest against his "racist" remark.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:59:42

Putin has praise for Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the United States was in the grip of a fabricated spymania whipped up by President Donald Trump's opponents but he thought battered US-Russia relations would recover one day.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/14 23:58:39

White House again contradicts Tillerson's offer to talk to N.Korea

No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time and without pre-conditions.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/14 23:58:39

Chinese, Japanese have better impressions of each other's country: study

A report released on Thursday shows improving perceptions of Chinese and Japanese of each other's country.
Source: People's Daily app | 2017/12/14 22:21:00

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state beginning in August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 22:03:40

Indonesia court rejects outlawing extramarital sex as concerns rise over intolerance

A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was thrown out by an Indonesian court Thursday, as concerns grow over rising intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 21:13:39

Summoning of Aussie ambassador serves as warning to anti-China trend: experts

The summoning of Australia's ambassador to China over Australian politicians' claim of alleged Chinese interference serves as a warning to the anti-China trend in some countries, Chinese experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 21:03:39

DPRK nuclear, missile developers vow to continue bolstering nuke force

Nuclear and missile developers of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have vowed to continue bolstering the country's nuclear force "in quality and quantity," the state media said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/14 20:08:59