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Paying homage

People pass in front of the statues of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung (L) and Kim Jong-il after offering flowers to mark the sixth anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-Il, at Mansu hill in Pyongyang on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/17 23:13:39

Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for N.Korea

Australian police said on Sunday they had arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/17 23:08:40

Duterte now in favor of same-sex unions

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday expressed his support for same-sex unions, after previously declaring his opposition to gay marriage, in an about-face that may displease bishops in the mainly Roman Catholic country.
Source: Reuters | 2017/12/17 23:08:40

New Austrian coalition government unveils governing program

The leaders of the two parties that will form Austria's next coalition government have presented the program for their upcoming five-year term in office to the media on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 7:52:05

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

5.2-magnitude quake hits Pacific-Antarctic Ridge -- USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/17 7:55:30

3 killed in central Philippines tropical storm

A tropical storm barrelled into central Philippines on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring at least six, a government spokesperson said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/16 19:34:10

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

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