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Kremlin confirms Putin-Trump meeting on Saturday in Argentina

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina on Saturday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 18:03:49

Myanmar state counselor arrives in Nepal for 3-day official visit

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday for a three-day official visit to Nepal.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 16:38:17

S.Korea's top court orders another Japanese firm to compensate victims for WWII forced labor

South Korea's top court on Thursday ordered another Japanese firm to compensate the country's victims for their forced labor during World War II, after delivering the same verdict to a Japanese company one month earlier.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/29 14:21:38

Two Koreas to begin joint railway survey this week

The two Koreas will begin a joint survey on reconnecting railways across their border this week, Seoul said Wednesday, the latest move in a rapid reconciliation drive between the two countries.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/28 21:13:41

Mysterious deaths

This handout photo from Parks Victoria taken and released on Wednesday shows dead whales on a beach in Croajingolong National Park in Victoria state, Australia. Twenty-eight whales were found dead on Wednesday, following a mass stranding that has baffled experts.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/28 20:28:43

Lion Air jet 'should not have kept flying'

A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said Wednesday, as details from the new jet's flight data recorder suggested that pilots struggled to control its anti-stalling system.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/28 20:28:42

South Korea successfully tests space rocket engine

South Korea on Wednesday successfully conducted a rocket engine test launch, officials said, paving the way for the development of its own space launch vehicle.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/28 20:28:41

China is prepared for all outcomes from Xi-Trump meeting: expert

China is prepared for all outcomes from the meeting between President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump over trade disputes at the G20 Summit in Argentina, Chinese analysts said on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 20:18:41

Every Chinese that returns from Israel is an ambassador

What's China like in the eyes of Israeli people? Will visiting Israel become more convenient for Chinese people in the future? To facilitate mutual understanding between the citizens of China and Israel and to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence this year, Global Times reporters Xie Wenting and Fan Lingzhi (GT) interviewed Israeli Ambassador to China Zvi Heifetz (Heifetz) on bilateral relations, economic and cultural exchanges and other crucial topics.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/28 19:58:41

Preliminary report says crashed Lion Air plane had faulty airspeed sensors

Pilot of Indonesia's Lion Air flight JT 610 was struggling to control the plane with faulty airspeed sensors and sent an urgent message to air traffic controllers before the crash that killed all 189 people on board, a preliminary report said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 18:05:11

S. Korea test-launches 1st indigenous space rocket projectile

South Korea successfully test-launched a space rocket projectile Wednesday to test the country's first indigenously-developed space vehicle engine, local media reported citing the Ministry of Science and ICT.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 17:39:45

Drills in Russia's Southern Military District double this year

Russia's Southern Military District has conducted more than 3,000 exercises so far this year, twice as many as last year, its commander Alexander Dvornikov said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 17:13:12

S.Korea, DPRK agree to conduct joint railway inspection

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had agreed to conduct a joint inspection on railways across the border from Nov. 30, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 17:10:00

S.Korea, DPRK agree to conduct joint railway inspection

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had agreed to conduct a joint inspection on railways across the border from Nov. 30, Seoul's unification ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 15:26:23

eSports to feature in SEA Games for first time

eSports is officially to be staged as a medal sport when the South East Asian (SEA) Games comes to the Philippines in 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 15:25:43

S. Korea, DPRK agree to conduct joint railway inspection on Nov. 30

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed on Wednesday to conduct a joint inspection on railways across the border from Nov. 30, according to Yonhap news agency report.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 14:43:09

DPRK's leader Kim Jong Un open to nuclear site inspection

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong Un is willing to allow inspectors into its main nuclear complex, Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a senior diplomatic source.
Source: CGTN | 2018/11/28 11:33:05

5.9-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's Aomori Prefecture, sea level changes may be observed

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck off the east coast of Japan's northern Aomori Prefecture, the weather agency said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/28 11:03:45