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France, Germany vow to defend multilateralism with "joint presidencies" of Security Council

France and Germany are using their unprecedented "joint presidencies" of the UN Security Council in March and April to defend multilateralism and European values, said the ambassadors of the two countries on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/2 8:16:52

Putin expects quick settlement of India-Pakistan crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a phone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he hopes the current crisis between India and Pakistan will be settled soon, the Kremlin said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/1 8:27:59

Rooted in history

A surge in anti-Semitic violence and hate speech has prompted soul-searching for many in France, which has long wrestled with its history of discrimination and prejudice against Jews.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/28 21:38:41

Prince William slams soccer clubs over players' mental health care

Prince William has launched a withering broadside at soccer clubs, lambasting them for a “dereliction of duty” in their lack of care for players' mental health.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/28 18:58:44

Russia says it forced to respond to NATO military buildup near its borders

Russia has to respond to the military buildup of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Europe near its borders, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/28 18:10:40

'Glitch in the Matrix?' 'Ghost Island' Out of Nowhere Baffles Finns

A "new" island that popped up in a frozen lake in northern Finland, leaving the border guard and ordinary Finns equally puzzled, turned out to be a mirage.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/2/28 13:57:59

Russian With Knife in His Back Walking 'For a Smoke'

The 34-year-old reportedly remains in “stable condition” after undergoing surgery in a hospital in the city of Zelenodolsk in the Russian Republic of Tatarstan.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/2/28 13:55:35

Kremlin Website Regularly Attacked From Europe and North America - Spokesman

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on The Washington Post report about US Cyber Command operation blocking Internet access to a Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) during 2018 midterm elections in the United States.
Source: Sputnik | 2019/2/28 13:49:30

Putin orders setting up of Russian national space center

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday instructed the federal government, the state space corporation Roscosmos and the Moscow city government to establish a national space center.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/28 9:59:06

Interview: Senior British academic says China's universities "on right track to success"

Universities in China are on the right track to success and can already boast a high-level of achievement, according to a renowned British academic.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/28 8:27:05

EU's Brexit negotiator says delay possible

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that a delay of Britain's exit from the bloc is a possibility, but only if London explains in detail what it would do with the extra time.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 22:08:43

Russia to launch seven spacecraft to ISS this year: Roscosmos

Russia plans to launch seven spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) this year, the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 14:25:35

China, EU highlight rights of persons with disabilities at UN Human Rights Council

China attaches great importance to undertakings for persons with disabilities, and will not leave behind a single one of them while building a moderately prosperous society, a senior Chinese diplomat said at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) session in Geneva on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 10:57:37

Pentagon representatives to visit Poland next week, discuss US military presence

A working group from the Pentagon is expected to be in Warsaw next week, Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 5:09:16

Ministers threaten Brexit resignations

Prime Minister Theresa May faced the threat Tuesday of more ministerial resignations over her refusal to rule out the possibility of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal on March 29.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/26 21:33:40

Putin does not name U.S. places as Russian missile targets: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not name any U.S. locations as the possible targets of Russian missiles when the country is threatened, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 11:17:51

Chinese tourists can feel safe in Sarajevo, says senior police officer

A senior police officer in Sarajevo told Xinhua here on Monday that Chinese tourists are "always very welcome here and we will work more to increase security for them."
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 8:16:41

Lithuanian capital holds photo show on China's reform-and-opening-up drive

A photography exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up was held on Monday in the Lithuanian capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/26 7:28:22