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Algiers, Seoul eye boosting strategic partnership

Algeria and South Korea agreed on Tuesday that a great potential can be exploited in their bilateral partnership.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:34:31

US envoy on DPRK to visit South Korea amid tension

U.S. special envoy on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will travel to South Korea later this week, said the U.S. State Department on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:10:46

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree on convening first Syrian constitutional body meeting early next year

The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey said here on Tuesday they have agreed to make efforts at convening the first session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in early 2019.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/19 9:07:06

UN deputy chief calls for implementing Global Compact on Refugees

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called on the international community to implement the Global Compact on Refugees as soon as possible.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:14:59

ROK PM to visit Tunisia on Tuesday to boost bilateral ties: presidency

Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Lee Nak-yeon will start on Tuesday a three-day official visit to Tunisia, the presidency said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:11:47

EU supports deepening cooperation with Ukraine: media

The European Union (EU) supports deepening cooperation with Ukraine in certain areas, the Ukrainian government-run Ukrinform news agency said on Monday, citing EU foreign affairs and security policy chief Federica Mogherini.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:09:51

UN chief concerned about Kosovo decision to form army

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "has taken note with concern" of the adoption by the Kosovo parliament of three draft laws aimed at strengthening the role and capacity of the Kosovo Security Force, a UN spokesperson said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 13:29:22

American Ambassador in Budapest criticizes Hungarian government over CEU, Ukraine-policy

American Ambassador to Budapest David B. Cornstein made critical remarks over the recent expulsion of the American-based Central European University (CEU) by the Hungarian government, and the country's policy on Ukraine, according to official sources here on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 9:41:07

Syria, Russia sign economic, industrial cooperation agreements

Russian and Syrian government representatives signed a number of economic, scientific and industrial agreements in Syria's capital Damascus on Friday, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 9:39:52

ALBA bloc meets in Cuba to forge political, economic alliance

Leaders of the left-wing Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) regional bloc gathered in Havana on Friday to discuss consolidation, political integration and better economic cooperation amid an "adverse regional scenario."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 9:24:04

UN humanitarian chief warns against complacency over progress in Yemen

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Friday warned against complacency over the success of UN-brokered Yemen talks, saying "a terrible tragedy is unfolding" in the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 8:05:53

Trump says US in no hurry to talk with DPRK

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States is in no hurry regarding its talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/15 7:16:07

APEC to spearhead free trade, multilateral integration, says Chile

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum is poised to lead the international community in spurring free trade and multilateral integration, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 13:15:31

No Trump-Putin meeting if Russia holds Ukrainian ships, sailors: Bolton

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said here on Thursday that there will be no meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when Russia still holds Ukrainian ships and sailors.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/14 13:08:35

ROK PM to pay 3-day visit to Algeria

Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Lee Nak-yeon will arrive in Algeria on Sunday for a three-day visit, the Algerian Prime Minister Office said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/13 9:04:37

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