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Russian, Venezuelan pilots conduct training for joint flights

Russian and Venezuelan military pilots conducted training sessions to perform joint flights at a Venezuelan airfield, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 7:44:34

UN climate chief calls for strong outcome as divisions remain at conference

The Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Patricia Espinosa, on Tuesday urged governments to push for a strong and effective outcome of a major UN climate conference as divisions still remain.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 9:33:12

Security Council welcomes UNAMID reconfiguration progress toward peacebuilding in Darfur

The UN Security Council welcomed on Tuesday the progress in reconfiguration of the African Union-United Nations' operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding and development in the Sudanese region.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 9:31:36

US energy secretary in Baghdad for talks over bilateral ties

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry met on Tuesday with top Iraqi leaders to discuss bilateral ties and means to boost economic relations, at the time the United States is imposing sanction on neighboring Iran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/12 9:26:17

Iran, US have stiff competition in global pistachio market

Global pistachio market is dominated by Iran and the US who are in stiff competition to gain a bigger share of the market, said the head of Iran Pistachio Association.
Source: IRNA | 2018/12/11 8:23:43

UN, AU stress cooperation in financing for peace operations

The heads of the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) Commission on Thursday underscored the need to deepen the two organizations' strategic partnership particularly with regard to the UN's financing for the AU's peace support operations.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 9:37:41

OSCE ministerial meeting kicks off in Milan with focus on Ukraine, security, fighting terrorism

Foreign ministers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) gathered for their 25th yearly meeting which kicked off in Milan on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 8:29:57

UN chief calls for more efforts on conflict prevention

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on all parts of the UN system to focus on the prevention of conflicts as a priority.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 8:25:45

UN chief welcomes intra-Yemeni talks in Sweden

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the launch of intra-Yemeni consultations in Sweden and urged the parties to make progress by exercising flexibility and engaging in good faith and without preconditions.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/7 8:13:20

Impressive change

China will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the reform and opening-up this month. Its neighbor Vietnam has a similar political system and is implementing its own version of economic reform (Doi moi, in Vietnamese). For Vietnamese Ambassador to China H.E. Mr. Dang Minh Khoi, reform and opening-up has profoundly changed China in many respects.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 20:28:41

UN chief calls for holistic, inclusive approach to peacebuilding

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday asked for a holistic and inclusive approach to peacebuilding as well as adequate funding.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 10:11:42

UN rights chief expresses concern over situation in Syria's Deir-ez-Zor

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday expressed her concern over the situation in Syria's Deir-ez-Zor Governorate, saying that civilians continue to pay the highest price in the conflict.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/6 10:03:24

German ambassador to China seeks to cement ties

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. As the world's second and fourth largest economies, China and Germany have been closely cooperating over the last 40 years. China has been Germany's top trading partner for the last two years. And Germany was among the 12 guests of honor at the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) held from November 5 to 10. As Sino-German ties are crucial in today's complicated and changing world order, Global Times reporter Yin Lu (GT) recently talked to Dr Clemens von Goetze (Goetze), the German ambassador to China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/5 20:08:40

UNGA president calls for eliminations of financing gaps in middle-income countries

UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces on Tuesday called for eliminations of inequality and financing gaps in middle-income countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 13:27:22

Morocco, Czech agree to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Otmani and his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis on Tuesday agreed to further strengthen bilateral cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 8:17:45

UN General Assembly president launches global campaign against plastic pollution

UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa on Tuesday launched a global campaign against plastic pollution, primarily to raise awareness among peoples around the world.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 8:11:31

US, Indian defense ministers reaffirm strong security ties

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis met with Indian Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman here at Pentagon on Monday, highlighting security cooperation between Washington and New Delhi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/5 8:00:03

Mexico, US to maintain relationship of mutual respect: Lopez Obrador

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that the Mexico-US relationship will be maintained on a basis of mutual respect.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/4 13:32:50