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New round of cultural exchanges between China and Poland begin on a musical note


A world-class musical troupe landed in Beijing with a crescendo on Wednesday to appeal to the growing appetite of concert-goers in the city. The music group has a special mission: to promote Polish culture among the Chinese public and facilitate cultural exchanges between China and the European nation.

Trump intends to give Air Force veteran key East Asia post at State Department

The White House said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump intended to nominate an Air Force veteran for a key post at the Department of State.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 12:17:29

Pakistan FM briefs Iranian counterpart on efforts to search missing guards

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has spoke to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on the situation arising following abduction of Iranian guards near the Pakistan-Iran border point on Tuesday, a foreign ministry statement said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 10:32:15

116 policemen suspended over Model Town tragedy in Pakistan

As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in June 2014 Model Town tragedy in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 10:30:50

PNG tests new fire trucks as APEC preparations gear up

Papua New Guinea firefighters have started testing fire trucks donated by China as the Oceania country gears up preparations to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Week in its capital Port Moresby next month, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 10:28:07

Trump says U.S. asked Turkey for audio, video materials on missing journalist

U.S. President Donald Trump said here on Wednesday that his nation has requested audio and video materials from Turkey that are related to the alleged death of a missing Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 9:40:55

Russia, Egypt sign strategic cooperation treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, signed an agreement Wednesday on comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation between the two countries, the Kremlin said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 9:34:55

Turkey, U.S. top diplomats meet over missing Saudi journalist, Syria's Manbij

Turkish and U.S. top diplomats met over the issues of the missing Saudi journalist and Syria's Manbij, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 8:41:52

Turkey, U.S. top diplomats meet over missing Saudi journalist, Syria's Manbij

Turkish and U.S. top diplomats met over the issues of the missing Saudi journalist and Syria's Manbij, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 1:54:27

Most of 2019 CISM Military World Games venues to be completed by year-end

Some 80 percent of the venues for the 7th CISM Military World Games next year will have been constructed by the end of 2018, said the organizers of the 2019 Wuhan Military Games on Wednesday, one day ahead of a yearly countdown before its opening.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/18 1:50:34

US won't blame Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday refused to blame US ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as Riyadh faced new claims that he was killed and tortured inside its Istanbul consulate.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 22:43:40

Iran says US sanctions on paramilitary 'vindictiveness'

Iran called new US sanctions against its paramilitary Basij group an act of "blind vindictiveness" on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 22:33:40

Seventeen killed, including teenagers, in armed attack on Crimean college

At least 17 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/17 22:33:40

Canada passes Cannabis Act, legalizing sale of marijuana

Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/17 21:03:41