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Helsinki gears up for Trump-Putin meeting

The usually busy market at the south harbor of Helsinki will be closed on Monday as the nearby presidential palace will be the scene for the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:47:28

Putin, Erdogan discuss joint steps on Syria: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed joint steps on the settlement of the Syrian crisis over the phone, the Kremlin said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:45:12

Putin, Abbas discuss bilateral ties, Middle East situation

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday hosted his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas and the two sides discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the Middle East, the Kremlin said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:26:26

Trump says Russia's Putin "a competitor" ahead of Helsinki talks

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he regarded his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as "a competitor," a claim coming days ahead of his expected meeting with the Russian president in Finland's capital Helsinki.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 8:59:57

Trump continues to criticize European allies ahead of NATO summit

US President Donald Trump continued to criticize European allies on the eve of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/11 8:55:44

Russian envoy to China sees ties between the two countries blooming

Editor's Note: Russian President Vladimir Putin has been recently awarded China's first Friendship Medal. China-Russia relations are on an upswing due to cooperation in many fields under the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and China-proposed Belt and Road initiative. In an exclusive interview with Global Times reporters Gu Di and Zhang Xin, the Russian Ambassador to China, Andrey Denisov, talked about the potential and challenges of bilateral ties, opportunities under SCO, and the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/3 22:13:40

Uruguay: When no news is the best news

Yesterday, I boarded a plane from Beijing to Chongqing to visit the headquarters of Lifan, a local automaker which owns its only assembly plant in the Americas in my country, Uruguay. As I usually do on these short trips around China, before entering the aircraft, I grabbed a newspaper to keep abreast of the latest news. After having checked it thoroughly, I realized that there was no news on Uruguay in its 30-odd pages. Of course, that should come as no surprise, for newspapers (be they international or national) rarely feature anything on Uruguay.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 20:08:39

As Chinese netizens cheer on arctic country in World Cup, Icelandic ambassador to China discusses room for cooperation in B&R, hi-tech, education and more

Chinese netizens seem to have caught “Iceland fever” after the country's national soccer team made their debut in the FIFA World Cup and earned a point against two-time champions Argentina this fortnight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/25 19:13:39

Trump, Spanish king discuss security, trade, energy

The White House said here Wednesday that President Donald Trump and visiting Spanish King Felipe VI discussed bilateral concerns on security, trade and energy.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 23:56:11

ROK's President Moon begins state visit to Russia

The Republic of Korea's (ROK) President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that cooperation with Russia is key to peace on the Korean Peninsula, Russian news agency RIA reported.
Source: CGTN | 2018/6/21 22:15:06

Russia hopes US will rethink exiting UN human rights agency

Moscow hopes that the United States will rethink its decision to pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 22:13:03

S.Korea's deficit in services trade with US hits record high in 2017

South Korea's deficit in services trade with the United States hit a record high last year, with surplus in goods trade with the world's largest economy falling to a five-year low, central bank data showed Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 17:40:50

DPRK's action plan, US reciprocal measures to be needed for denuclearization: S.Korean president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that an action plan by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and reciprocal measures by the United States will be needed to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/20 17:27:44

U.S., S.Korean FMs discuss next steps on Korean Peninsula issue

U.S. State Department said on Monday that State Secretary Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha have discussed next steps on the Korean Peninsula issue after the summit between leaders of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 23:30:10

Turkey eyes stronger regional, global role with closer China ties

Editor's Note: Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu sat down with Global Times reporter Zhang Xin (GT) for an exclusive interview on Friday to discuss Turkey's engagement in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), potential Sino-Turkish collaboration on the Belt and Road (B&R) initiative and cooperation on Middle Eastern affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 20:03:40

India warned of zero-sum mentality as Napal PM to visit China

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was scheduled to visit China starting Tuesday with discussion focused on economic ties and infrastructure projects, and analysts said India should not worry its influence in Nepal would diminish, but instead focus on benign trilateral interactions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 19:08:40

Turkey eyes stronger regional, global role with closer China ties

Visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu sat for an exclusive interview with Global Times reporter Zhang Xin (GT) on Friday on Turkey's engagement in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the potential joint efforts by two sides on the Belt and Road initiative, and cooperation in Middle East affairs.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/15 16:46:08

Macron speaks with Italian PM to defuse migrant boat row: Elysee

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte about the Aquarius migrant boat that had raised tension between Europe's main powers, his office said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/14 20:48:17