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.

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Pro-Brexit demonstrators hold placards as they protest outside the entrance to Downing Street in London on Tuesday. British and European leaders insisted Monday they could still reach a Brexit deal despite the latest failed round of divorce talks. The EU has warned that a no-deal scenario was “more likely than ever before.”
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 22:18:42

Two Koreas, UN Command wrap up first session on talks to disarm border

North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the UN Command (UNC) on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace, Seoul's defense ministry said.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 22:18:41

Pompeo in talks with Saudi king

US top diplomat Mike Pompeo held talks with Saudi King Salman on Tuesday seeking answers about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, amid US media reports that the kingdom may be mulling an admission that he died during a botched interrogation.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 22:18:41

Mattis says Trump is '100 percent with him'

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Trump appeared to cast doubt over the Pentagon chief's fate.
Source: Reuters | 2018/10/16 22:18:40

Blue bond

New members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) embrace at the conclusion of their police academy graduation ceremony at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, on Monday in New York. Some 249 new officers were in Monday's graduating class. About 35,400 uniformed officers work for NYPD, serving nearly 8.5 million residents of the city metropolitan area.
Source: VCG | 2018/10/16 21:08:42

Macron names key ally interior minister in mini-reshuffle

French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his cabinet on Tuesday, appointing new interior, agriculture and culture ministers after a weeks-long search for new talent to try to revive his government's flagging fortunes.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 21:08:41

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 21:08:40

Australia hesitates on Jerusalem move

Facing a domestic backlash and the threat of foreign trade retaliation, Australia's Prime Minister on Tuesday appeared to slow-peddle a controversial decision to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem, saying he would first consult with allies.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 20:58:41

Police on high alert ahead of women going to temple

India deployed hundreds of police Tuesday in southern Kerala state where protesters have threatened to stop women from entering a Hindu temple, despite a court ruling they can pray there.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 20:48:41

Bill Gates' Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age of 65

Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 20:48:40

Smoking gets hip-hop exposure

Almost half of the music clips made for hip-hop's biggest hits in the past five years have featured scenes of smoking or vaping, researchers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 20:48:40

Good over evil

An Indian artist dressed as the Hindu Goddess Kali performs during a religious procession at the Dussehra festival in Allahabad, on Tuesday. Dussehra is a Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navratri to commemorate the victory of good over evil.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/16 20:43:40

Singapore ready for CIIE with delegation of more than 80 companies

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will lead a delegation of more than 80 companies to attend the upcoming China International Import Expo CIIE, making it the largest group among ASEAN countries, SBF chairman Teo Siong Seng said on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 20:33:57