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.

Accepting challenge

This screenshot from a video posted on Twitter shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing Yoga following a fitness challenge in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Living in squalor

A woman picks up garbage on the shores of Manila Bay after a heavy downpour caused by Severe Tropical Storm Maliksi, east of the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Indian president pays official visit to Greece

Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos (front L) and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (front R) inspect honour guards during a welcome ceremony in Athens, Greece, on June 18, 2018. Indian President ...

Migrant family reunited

Immigrants wait to head to a nearby Catholic Charities relief center after being dropped off at a bus station shortly after release from detention through “catch and release” immigration policy ...

Magnanimous in defeat

Gustavo Petro, presidential candidate for Colombia Humana, is showered in confetti while he speaks to supporters, after his rival Ivan Duque won the election, in Bogota, Colombia on Sunday. Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia's next leader after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation.
Source: AP | 2018/6/18 22:58:39

Jolted by quake

Passengers evacuating a train walk along railroad tracks to safety following an earthquake in Osaka on Monday. There were no immediate reports of major damage after the strong quake hit western Japan, officials said.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 22:58:39

Merkel gets ultimatum from ally over migrants

Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would also rattle Europe.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:38:40

S.Korea, US expected to suspend 'war games': media

South Korea and the US are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week, with the provision that they would restart if North Korea failed to keep its promise to denuclearize, news agency Yonhap said on Sunday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/18 21:38:40

Saving Buddha

Workers save a Buddha statue after a landslide damaged the hilltop Kyaik Than Lan pagoda in Mawlamyine, Myanmar on Monday following heavy rains. Flooding in southern Myanmar caused the landslide at a famed pagoda, submerged homes and displaced residents, according to state media.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:33:41

Conservative bet wins Colombia presidency

Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:13:39

Taliban ends cease-fire with Afghanistan

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented cease-fire and resumed attacks in parts of the country.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:08:40

Greece, Macedonia sign deal on name dispute

Greece and Macedonia set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday as they agreed on a new name for the former Yugoslav republic, paving the way for its possible admission to the European Union and NATO.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/18 21:08:40

WHO calls video game addiction a health disorder

Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children's 'screen time' - addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) as a mental health disorder.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:08:40

Spain welcomes hundreds on migrant boat, ends Mediterranean odyssey

Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a grueling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe's failure to agree on immigration.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:08:39

Osaka quake kills 3, scores hurt

A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a 9-year-old girl and injuring more than 200, according to an official tally.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:03:40

Grueling test

High school students work on a four-hour philosophy dissertation, that kicks off the French general baccalaureate exam for getting into university, on Monday at the Lycee Pasteur in Strasbourg. Introduced by Napoleon I in 1808, the baccalaureate is the main diploma needed to pursue university studies.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 21:03:39

S.Korea, DPRK agree to field unified teams at Asian Games in August

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Monday to field unified teams at some events during the upcoming Asian Games scheduled for August in Indonesia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 20:26:56