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Trump declares national emergency to fund border wall


US President Donald Trump announced Friday he will sign a national emergency to expand the US-Mexico border wall and push for his signature campaign promise.

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.


China, EU setting good example in tackling climate change

China and the EU, important partners in combating global climate change, face similar opportunities and challenges in decarburization and have much to learn from each other in designing their long-term strategies.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/14 17:45:37

Brazil's Bolsonaro released from hospital after 17 days

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was released from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo on Wednesday after convalescing from surgery and returned to the capital, Brasilia.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 17:03:39

Feature: Chinese New Year celebrations highlight Argentines' booming interest in China

With cultural, culinary and artistic events, Argentina's extensive Chinese New Year celebrations have highlighted the country's booming interest in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 13:51:52

Iran vows reprisal against terrorist attack

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi expressed regret over Wednesday's terrorist attack in Sistan-Baluchestan which killed and wounded dozens of countrymen, saying that devoted children of the country will take revenge of the bloods of the martyrs.
Source: IRNA | 2019/2/14 13:47:20

U.S. public debt reaches record high of more than 22 tln USD

The U.S. public debt has reached a record high of more than 22 trillion U.S. dollars, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury Department.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 10:33:42

Most U.S. voters oppose another gov't shutdown, split on border wall: poll

Roughly six in 10 U.S. voters oppose another federal government shutdown over the border wall funding dispute between the White House and Congressional Democrats, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/14 10:31:53

Iran, Azerbaijan to export co-produced auto to Ukraine

Iran's major car manufacturer Iran Khodro (IKCO) is scheduled to export Dena vehicle, co-produced by Azerbaijan, to Ukraine, according to an IKCO top official.
Source: IRAN | 2019/2/13 21:46:10

Pakistan-led maritime exercise ends

The sixth Pakistan-led multinational naval drills Aman-19 ended on Tuesday with Pakistani President Arif Alvi and Chief of the Pakistan Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi among those from different countries who witnessed sea maneuvers and an international fleet review in the North Arabian Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 21:43:40

London denies plotting last-minute Brexit vote

The British government denied Wednesday it was secretly plotting to force MPs into a last-minute choice on Brexit between a rejigged deal or a lengthy delay.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 21:38:42

South Korea pushes back Trump claim on troops

South Korea's presidential Blue House pushed back on Wednesday against comments by US President Donald Trump that suggested Seoul had agreed to pay $500 million more towards maintaining US troops in the country.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 21:38:41

Written in the stars

A hand-drawn map of constellations and planetary orbits shows Thailand in the throes of a "gateway" year of change, says astrologer Pinyo Pongcharoen - one of a legion of fortune tellers sought out by politicians in chaotic and unpredictable times.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 21:13:40

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit to conduct troop talks

Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to Baghdad on Tuesday for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued US troop presence ­after Washington withdraws from neighboring Syria.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 19:53:42

Trump unhappy with border deal

US President Donald Trump indicated Tuesday that he will walk back his threat to shut the government even if he does not get all the money he has demanded for building a wall along the US-Mexican border.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/13 19:53:42