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 ...

Iranian movie bags yet more int'l awards

In its international presence, the movie directed by Kaveh Moeinfar and produced by Jafar Mohammadi has hit the big screen for the second time in Japan.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency | 2018/12/17 19:54:16

Climate meet passes baton in race to stop global warming

Fractious climate change talks in Poland showed the limits of international action to curb global warming in a polarized world, putting the onus on individual governments, cities and communities to stop temperatures from rising.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/17 19:28:40

LMC identifies six development directions: Chinese FM

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said here on Monday that the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) countries have identified six directions of development for future cooperation.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 19:25:29

S. Korea confirms disablement of 11 DPRK guard posts in border

South Korea's military on Monday confirmed the disablement of 11 guard posts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) after the on-site verification works last week.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 19:18:10

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation countries voice support for open world economy, multilateral trading system

The ministers from the six Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) countries underlined on Monday the vital need of maintaining an open world economy and upholding the rules-based multilateral trading system with the World Trade Organization at its core.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 19:16:24

DPRK's top leader pays homage to father and grandfather

Kim Jong Un,top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the country's national memorial day, the Korean Central News Agency reported Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 18:04:37

Young population in Botswana enthusiastic about learning Chinese for dream jobs

A burst of enthusiasm about learning the Chinese language is seen among young population in Botswana as a way to gain a competitive advantage in the job market.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 14:16:35

Brazilian psychic healer accused of sexual assults surrenders

Self-professed Brazilian medium and psychic healer, popularly known as Joao de Deus (John of God), turned himself over to the authorities on Sunday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 14:12:27

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate moves on journalist death

Saudi Arabia rejected on Monday recent moves of the US Senate over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Press Agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 11:49:27

Russia's missile forces to get 100 pieces of new armament by year end

The Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RSMF) will receive about 100 new pieces of armament by the end of 2018, commander of the RSMF Sergei Karakaev said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 11:46:36

Air pollution hits Tehran, Iran

Photos taken on Dec. 16, 2018 show a view of the smog-shrouded Milad Tower in Tehran, Iran. Air pollution has become a serious problem in Tehran in recent years.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 10:58:47

Russia to stand by Syria in face of all troubles: Russian official

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has stressed his country's resolve to support Syria to surpass all of the troubles caused by the more than seven-year war, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 10:17:58

5 injured in helicopter hard landing in Russia's Siberia

A Mi-8 helicopter made a hard landing in the Tomsk Region in Siberia on Sunday, injuring five people on board, the Russian Emergency Ministry's Tomsk branch said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/17 10:05:28