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Free trade talks between Indonesia, Australia expected to complete by August

Negotiation of free trade agreements between Indonesia and Australia is expected to be completed by August of this year, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution said here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 19:19:46

Nepali PM arrives in India for visit

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli arrived in New Delhi on Friday for a three-day visit.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 17:29:18

Pakistani PM visits Afghanistan to discuss peace process, bilateral ties

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here on Friday and was warmly received at the Presidential Palace by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 15:45:28

Tripartite talks on Ethiopia's Nile dam suspended in Khartoum sans agreement

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour on Friday announced suspension of the tripartite talks between Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia without reaching a consensual solution regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 15:38:18

UN chief calls China pillar of multilateral system

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said here Thursday that China has been very active in global governance of all forms and a pillar of the multilateral system, ahead of his trip to China to attend the annual Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 13:15:46

New Zealand PM to pay first official visit to Europe

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will travel to Europe next week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and meet with her counterparts in Paris and Berlin from April 16 to April 23, a statement said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 10:19:45

Trump talks with Saudi king over phone on Yemen, Syria

US President Donald Trump has talked by phone with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, discussing issues concerning Yemen, Syria and the Gulf disputes, said the White House on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/4 10:20:00

What to make of a China in a New Era

China is in a new era. The recent annual sessions of the National People's Congress(NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference(CPPCC) were in the lime lights of the world media. The election of new national leadership, adoption of Constitutional amendments, and a new round of national institutional reform have all combined to setting new milestones for the country on its way forward. One may wonder what are the implications to the rest, especially this part of the world?
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 19:14:22

S. Korea, DPRK agree to hold summit on April 27 in Panmunjom

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold the third inter-Korean summit on April 27 in the truce village of Panmunjom, Seoul's unification ministry said Thursday after a high-level dialogue between the two sides.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/29 14:04:53

US experts say future of US-Iranian relations looks bleak

Mistrust between Washington and Tehran tends to reach a higher level under the current US administration, which will further raise the risk of miscalculation and the chances of escalation when an incident occurs, said US experts.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/29 11:11:15

US House Speaker on unofficial visit to Prague

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan was in Prague on a 3-day unofficial visit with his family since Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/28 10:06:45

FMs of Malaysia, Indonesia visit Washington

US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan on Monday met separately with visiting Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, exchanging views on issues of mutual concern.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/27 10:44:42

Ukraine to expel 13 Russian diplomats over ex-spy poisoning case

Ukraine will expel 13 Russian diplomats due to the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/27 9:01:21

Irish gov't to hold cabinet meeting on expulsion issue of Russian diplomats: spokesman

The Irish government will hold a cabinet meeting on Tuesday to decide whether or not it should follow other European Union (EU) member states to expel Russian diplomats in Ireland, said a spokesman of the country's foreign minister here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/27 8:53:42

S.Korean artists to visit DPRK in late March for performance in Pyongyang

A group of South Korean artists will visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) later this month to make performance twice in Pyongyang in early April, Seoul's unification ministry said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 15:33:44

S. Korea to seek high-level talks with DPRK in late March for inter-Korean summit preparation: Blue House

South Korea will seek to hold high-level talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) later this month to prepare for the agreed inter-Korean summit, the Blue House said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/16 16:20:45

Japan's Aso to skip G-20 finance chiefs' meeting to be quizzed about document-altering scandal

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso will not attend a meeting of Group of 20 finance chiefs in Argentina next week but will appear at a parliamentary session over a state document altering scandal, public broadcaster NHK said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 16:31:55

Qatar, Turkey sign deals on sea, land defense supplies

Qatar has signed a number of agreements and a Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) on sea, land defense supplies and technology transfer with Turkey, the state-run Qatar news agency (QNA) reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/14 17:31:43