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Foreigners' contributions recognized


China's 40 years of reform and opening-up has improved the lives of billions of people in the country, and also influenced the world. The achievements were not only made by diligent Chinese people, but numerous foreigners also contributed their fair share. On Tuesday, 10 foreigners were honored with China Reform Friendship Medals at a grand gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up in Beijing.

Possibility for DPRK leader's visit to Seoul left open: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said that a possibility for the visit by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to Seoul was left open, local media reported Monday.

Malaysia's Anwar sworn in as member of parliament

Former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a member of parliament on Monday after winning a by-election over the weekend.


Multi-purpose hole

South Koreans study an ancient special purpose building site – estimated to be a watchtower, a warehouse, a solid-state building, a blood transfusion building and a house balance – at ...

Happy end

Imelda Cortez (center) is accompanied by relatives after she was acquitted and released, outside the Judicial Center for Sentencing in Usulutan, 90 kilometers from San Salvador, on Monday. Cortez got ...


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

Trump pressures US Fed ahead of expected rate hikes

US President Donald Trump on Monday criticized the Federal Reserve again for continuing to raise interest rates, saying it is "incredible" that the Fed is considering another interest rate hike given the current economic situation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:14:34

Albanian students protest for 13th day, refusing dialogue with PM

Albanian students continued their protest for the 13th day on Monday in front of the Prime Minister's headquarters, asking the government to meet their eight requests and refusing to dialogue.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:13:56

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

Greek political leaders, journalists condemn bomb attack on media group

Greek political leaders and journalists' unions on Monday strongly condemned the pre-dawn bomb attack against local media group SKAI headquarters as an "attack on democracy," as an unidentified individual made a new threat which eventually proved to be a hoax.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:11:21

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

Libyan gov't warns of continued IS threat to national security

Libyan UN-backed government said on Monday that Islamic State (IS) militant group remains a threat to the national security despite its defeat in the city of Sirte in late 2016.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:09:33

High-level officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey to meet in Geneva on Syria

The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is expected to host a joint meeting Tuesday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva with high-level representatives from Iran, Russia and Turkey, his office said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:08:41

Merkel welcomes COP24 outcome as "important signal for multilateralism"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the agreement reached at the United Nations climate talks COP24 in Katowice as "an important signal for multilateralism", government spokesman Steffen Seibert said here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:07:42

Iran's FM says US conditions make bilateral negotiations unlikely

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said on Monday that negotiations with the United States is unlikely after Washington set conditions for talks with Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:07:11

UN Afghan envoy sees real chance of peace talks with Taliban

The top UN envoy for Afghanistan on Monday saw a real chance of formal peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:06:03

Former Trump adviser Flynn's business partner charged with Turkey-related conspiracy: report

A business partner of Michael Flynn, US President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser, was charged Monday with acting as an unregistered foreign agent lobbying for Turkey in the United States, the Washington Post reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:03:32

Sub-Saharan Africa needs 20 million jobs annually to meet growing demand: IMF chief

Sub-Saharan Africa will need at least 20 million jobs annually to meet the demands of a fast growing population, Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said here on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/18 8:02:24