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Death toll soars to 36 in eastern Turkey earthquake


The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday has risen to 36, with 1,607 people injured, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported on Sunday.

Think tank meets to promote BRICS cooperation

The association of BRICS has become one of the most important multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the world, during which think tanks from the five member countries have put forward many valuable and feasible policy suggestions, said participants attending a forum.

Japan media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn

The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan.


Heads of European Council, European Commission sign Brexit deal

Heads of the European Council and the European Commission on Friday signed on Britain's exit from the European Union (EU) later this month.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 15:47:19

Trump to disclose Middle East peace plan by Tuesday

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would unveil the long-awaited Middle East peace plan before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington on next Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 15:37:21

Over 17,000 Afghan refugees return home so far in January: UN migration agency

More than 17,000 Afghan refugees have returned home or been deported since beginning January, the UN's migration agency International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 15:21:55

Trump to host Israel's Netanyahu at White House next week

US President Donald Trump will discuss regional and security issues with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here next week, the White House said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 10:54:26

US imposes visa rules to restrict "birth tourism"

US State Department on Thursday announced new visa rules aimed at restricting "birth tourism" -- trips foreigners take with the purpose of obtaining US citizenship for their children.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/24 9:40:13

Syrians traumatized by war turn to Yoga for health stress reliever

Stress and depression are modern illnesses in Syria due to the long-standing war, which pushes Syrians to search for alternatives to release the stress without the side effects of pills.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/23 19:15:19

Russia's parliament approves Putin's constitutional reform legislation in first reading – Media

Russia's parliament approves Putin's constitutional reform legislation in first reading
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/23 17:19:07

UK lawmakers approve Brexit bill after House of Lords backs down over changes

Britain's Brexit withdrawal bill was finally approved Wednesday night after historic votes in the Houses of Parliament, paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union (EU).
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/23 15:29:01

Lebanese protest

A protester poses in front of burning tires in Beirut, capital of Lebanon on Wednesday. The country ended a painful wait by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters and faces the Herculean task of saving a collapsing economy. Photo: AFP
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 23:08:41

Reaching out

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) is welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) and his wife Sara in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
Source: VCG | 2020/1/22 20:53:42

S.Korea posts lowest growth in a decade

South Korea's economy expanded at its slowest pace for a decade last year, the central bank said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:53:40

US, British ministers trade threats in tit-for-tat tax row involving tech firms

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his British counterpart Sajid Javid clashed over taxation on Wednesday in a brewing battle over how Europe taxes the world's biggest technology firms.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 20:48:49

Senate approves Trump trial rules

The Republican-controlled US Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and ensure witnesses are heard.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 20:48:40