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Childish behavior


Lawmakers and scientists called names, lamented Soviet-era tactics and accused each other of wrongdoing at a nearly three-hour hearing on climate science in the US capital on Wednesday.

Underage laborers

Fourteen-year-old San Min Hteik had worked at the steel factory for less than a week when his hand got caught in a machine, a casualty of the economic boom driving more children into Myanmar’s factories.

Dreams on hold

Indian student Sunny Nair has always dreamt of working for a technology giant in the United States, but fears that President Donald Trump will crush his ambition in life.


Desperate measures

Somalian people displaced by the drought arrive at makeshift camps in Tabelaha, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Thursday. The drought is threatening half of the country’s population, or ...

Lively welcome

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic in front of the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on Thursday. Nikolic is on a five-day state visit at ...


DPRK, Malaysia reach agreement on disputes over DPRK national's death in Kuala Lumpur

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said late Thursday it has reached an agreement with Malaysia on the dispute over the death of a DPRK national in Kuala Lumpur last month.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:20:22

NATO FMs to address spending, terrorism at Friday's meeting

NATO foreign ministers will address defense spending and the fight against terrorism at a meeting on Friday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:17:53

Arab summit provides chance for warmer Egypt-Saudi ties: experts

The recently-held Arab summit in Jordan represents a chance for warmer ties between Egypt and Saudi Arabia that have gone through ups and downs due to their different visions on various issues including the Syrian crisis, the war in Yemen and others, said political experts.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:17:39

Trump could put off healthcare reform for some time to come

US President Donald Trump may not tackle the nation's healthcare system for some time to come, after the GOP failed to pass legislation last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:17:19

Poroshenko, Merkel discuss situation in E. Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine, the presidential press service said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:16:22

S. Korea's ex-president Park arrested following impeachment over corruption scandal

Former President Park Geun-hye of South Korea was arrested early Friday as a Seoul court approved the request from prosecutors following her impeachment earlier this month over a corruption scandal embroiling her.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:16:04

UN chief meets Iraqi leaders to support fight against IS

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday visited Baghdad and met with top Iraqi officials to show support for the Iraq's fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, as the country is facing a growing humanitarian crisis following fierce battles in Mosul.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:15:22

Russia seeks good partnership with US: Putin

Russia hopes to build good relations with the United States, and attempts to damage bilateral diplomatic relations are a mistake, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in Arkhangelsk Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:14:58

Turkey, US vow to boost ties despite Kurdish issue remains

Turkey and the United States have pledged to enhance bilateral relations as the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on his first visit to Turkey. Yet gap still exists relating Kurdish role in the battle to retake jihadists' Syrian stronghold.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:13:33

Five members of same family killed in helicopter crash in Britain

Police in North Wales confirmed Thursday night that five people killed in a helicopter crash were all members of the same family.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:13:00

Finland willing to host Trump-Putin meeting with substance: president

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on Thursday toned down media speculation about a possible meeting between Russian and US leaders in Helsinki.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:12:44

South African president fires finance minister in cabinet reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle that affects at least 15 ministers and deputy ministers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/31 7:12:21

NATO, Russia have "substantial meeting on topics of common concern": NATO chief

NATO allies and Russia on Thursday had a "substantial meeting on topics of common concern," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/30 23:56:42