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Venezuela cuts diplomatic ties after US recognizes opposition leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.


7 dolphins found dead in Myanmar in single year

Seven Ayeyarwady dolphins, an endangered species, were found dead from February 2018 to February this year, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 17:17:40

Trump says "no rush" on DPRK denuclearization

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he expected to see the ultimate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula while pointing out that he had no pressing schedule for that objective.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 14:04:02

Venezuela launches int'l solidarity campaign amid US intervention threats

Venezuela's Minister of Culture Ernesto Villegas on Tuesday launched an international solidarity campaign with Venezuela in the country's capital Caracas, in response to intervention threats from the US government.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 13:47:45

US federal gov't to revoke grant for California high-speed rail: report

The US federal government will revoke a multi-million-dollar grant it previously promised for funding a high-speed railway connecting the metropolises of San Francisco and Los Angeles in the state of California, US media reported Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 13:44:41

DPRK premier attends Lunar New Year reception at Chinese embassy in Pyongyang

Premier of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Pak Pong Ju attended a Chinese New Year celebration at the Chinese embassy here on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 13:18:04

Saudi Prince arrives in Delhi for two-day state visit

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday for a two-day state visit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 11:51:43

Chinese envoy urges pushing Yemeni parties to sustain effective political dialogue

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday urged the international community to push the Yemeni parties to sustain effective political dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 11:08:47

Pakistan offers India cooperation in Kashmir attack probe, calls for UN mediation

Pakistan on Tuesday offered India cooperation in the probe into a recent deadly attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir that has soured relations between the neighbors, while Islamabad also sought international help to ease tensions in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 11:06:50

U.S. progressive senator Bernie Sanders runs for presidency again

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, a self-styled Democratic socialist and 2016 Democratic primary runner-up, announced Tuesday that he will run for presidency again in 2020.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 11:05:41

Afghan rally calls for peace amid increasing hostility between government, Taliban

Hundreds of Afghan people in the restive Nad Ali district of the southern Helmand province staged a peaceful demonstration on Monday and called upon the Taliban fighters to cease fighting and initiate dialogue with the government.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 1:07:58

Summit-ready

Vietnamese children perform before portraits of the late North Korean leader, Kim Il Sung and Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh at the Vietnam-North Korea Friendship Kindergarten in Hanoi on Tuesday. Wearing traditional hanbok dress, the children of Hanoi's only North Korean-founded kindergarten sing Korean songs and recite Korean vocabulary – skills they hope to show off to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when he visits Vietnam next week.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/19 23:18:41

Tech a sip!

On a bustling street near the shiny new international airport in Ethiopia's capital is a small coffee roastery with big dreams.
Source: Reuters | 2019/2/19 22:58:40