Blow for Merkel as coalition talks fail

Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling to drag Germany out of a crisis Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe's top economy into snap elections.

Japan’s wall of shame

A visitor takes photos with a mobile phone on Saturday at the newly opened memorial and exhibition hall for women in Gwangju, South Korea. Photos of 105 victims, including 22 foreigners, who were forced into sexual slavery by Japanese troops ...

Sad farewell

An Indian villager offers a prayer to the body of an elephant near Thakurkhchi Railway Station on the outskirts of Guwahati on Sunday. Two elephants were killed by a train while their herd was crossing a railway track. Scarcity of ...

Over 200 children and young people mark World Children's Day in Geneva

Young students take part in activities to celebrate the World Children's Day in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Nov. 20, 2017. Over 200 children and young people ...

Hope springs eternal

Banners and Argentine flags in support of submarine crew members are posted outside Argentina’s naval base in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, on Sunday.

Israel demands extra 1.37 bln USD for defense budget over Syria situation

Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday he had requested an additional 4.8 billion shekels (1.37 billion US dollars) for the defense budget due to recent changes in the region.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:56:23

US Fed chair Yellen to step down once successor swears in

US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday she would step down as Fed governor once her successor swears in.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:56:06

Most children in orphanages due to reasons such as poverty, trafficking: EU official

Research shows that worldwide more than 80 percent of the children in orphanages are not orphans but are placed there due to reasons such as poverty, disability, and marginalization, or because of trafficking, a diplomatic source here said in a background statement on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:55:49

Merkel says to lead CDU again in case of new elections after talks fail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would lead CDU (Christian Democratic Union) again in case of new elections, after the exploratory talks for a government coalition failed Sunday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:55:01

More than half of population living with HIV on treatment: UNAIDS

Remarkable progress has been made on HIV treatment over the past 15 years, with about 57 percent of all the people worldwide living with HIV currently on treatment, according to UNAIDS' latest data on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:54:43

Zimbabwe's fired VP Mnangagwa expected back in Zimbabwe soon: army chief

The Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF) said Monday they are encouraged by the opening of talks between President Robert Mugabe and former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who he fired two weeks ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:54:17

Second woman accuses US senator Franken of sex harassment

A second woman has accused US Democratic Senator Al Franken of sex harassment, saying the senator put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture in a state fair in 2010, it was revealed on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:52:52

Russia's budget revenue up by 19.1 pct in Jan-Oct

Russia's consolidated budget revenue from January to October in 2017 was around 241 billion US dollars, a 19.1 percent increase compared with the same period last year, the Russian Federal Taxation Service (FTS) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:52:39

We are letting children down, says UN chief on World Children's Day

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday deplored the fact that the world is letting children down by allowing them to go through hardships and suffering.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:52:26

Youth unemployment falls globally, but quality jobs scare: ILO

There is a persisting overall trend of insufficient good jobs for young people seeking work, who are estimated to account for over 35 percent of the unemployed worldwide in 2017, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:52:08

N.Y. Times suspends White House reporter for alleged sexual misconduct

The New York Times said Monday it has decided to suspend Glenn Thrush, one of its most prominent reporters covering the White House, over allegations of sexual misconduct involving younger, female journalists.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:51:19

Qatar to simplify residency procedures of expatriate workers

Qatar has made the residency procedures easier for expatriate workers by allowing them to complete the procedures at their home countries, Qatar News Agency (QNA) report said Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:50:45

Intensified mortar attack kills 8 in Syrian capital

At least eight people were killed Monday by an intensified rebel mortar shelling on residential areas in the capital Damascus, state news agency SANA reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:50:32