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Russia receives new government


Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new government on Tuesday which he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior ministers.

Think tank meets to promote BRICS cooperation

The association of BRICS has become one of the most important multilateral cooperation mechanisms in the world, during which think tanks from the five member countries have put forward many valuable and feasible policy suggestions, said participants attending a forum.

Japan media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn

The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the “cowardly” Carlos Ghosn on Wednesday, after the tycoon jumped bail and fled to Lebanon to avoid trial in Japan.


Lebanese protest

A protester poses in front of burning tires in Beirut, capital of Lebanon on Wednesday. The country ended a painful wait by unveiling a new cabinet line-up, but the government was promptly scorned by protesters and faces the Herculean task of saving a collapsing economy. Photo: AFP
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/22 23:08:41

Reaching out

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) is welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center) and his wife Sara in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
Source: VCG | 2020/1/22 20:53:42

S.Korea posts lowest growth in a decade

South Korea's economy expanded at its slowest pace for a decade last year, the central bank said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:53:40

US, British ministers trade threats in tit-for-tat tax row involving tech firms

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his British counterpart Sajid Javid clashed over taxation on Wednesday in a brewing battle over how Europe taxes the world's biggest technology firms.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 20:48:49

Senate approves Trump trial rules

The Republican-controlled US Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and ensure witnesses are heard.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 20:48:40

Hats off

A performance troupe from East China's Shandong Province entertains visitors to the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:08:41

Boeing says 737 MAX return delayed till mid-2020

Boeing on Tuesday officially pushed back the timeframe for the 737 MAX to return to the skies, overshadowing an earlier announcement of a first flight of the delayed 777X plane.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:08:40

Greece elects first woman president in its history

Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/22 20:03:40

Russia receives new government

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new government on Tuesday which he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior ministers.
Source: Reuters | 2020/1/22 19:58:40

US Senate passes Republican-proposed resolution guiding Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate on early Wednesday voted to pass the Republican-proposed resolution laying out rules guiding the ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, after a marathon debate that killed 11 amendments introduced by the Democrats.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 15:11:30

Bolivian Congress accepts Morales' resignation

Bolivia's Legislative Assembly on Tuesday formally accepted the resignation of Evo Morales, two months after he resigned the presidency and left the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 14:04:13

US Senate rejects Democrats' demand for documents from White House in Trump impeachment trial

The US Senate on Tuesday voted to table a motion proposed by the Democrats during an ongoing impeachment trial against President Donald Trump demanding documents from the White House related to the president's dealings with Ukraine.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 9:34:21

Brazil establishes Amazon Council to protect rainforest

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday announced the creation of an Amazon Council and a National Environmental Force to safeguard the world's largest rainforest.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/22 9:18:56