BMW extends contract term, increases investment in China's JV
The German carmaker BMW announced Thursday that they would extend the contract term of the joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) in northeast China and to increase investment for its production capacity expansion, Xinhua reported ...
Death toll in minibus-truck collision in Russian Chuvashia rises to 13
The death toll in the accident in which a minibus and a truck collided in Chuvashia, central European Russia, has grown to 13, a medical source has told TASS. "One of the injured persons has died," the medic said. According to him, seven people ...
Egypt, Saudi Arabia kick off joint military drills
Egypt's armed forces have begun a series of military drills with Saudi counterparts in southern Egypt, Egypt's military spokesman said on Wednesday, according to the English-language news web site Ahram Online. ...
Eight killed as Cyclone Titli lashes Andhra-Odisha coast in India
At least eight people, including six fishermen, were killed and lakhs were left without power on Thursday as Cyclone Title hit Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in India destroying huts, uprooting trees, snapping electric and telephone poles ...
Turkey: Over 600 village guards suspended from duty
Turkey's Interior Ministry on Thursday suspended 635 village guards for allegedly carrying out activities that threaten national security and having links to terror groups, Anadolu Agency reported ...
Iran summons German ambassador to denounce extradition of its diplomat to Belgium
The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Wed. that the German ambassador had been summoned to the foreign ministry and the Iranian Foreign Ministry's Director General for European affairs met with him to strongly object to detaining ...
Marie Antoinette’s jewellery on display in Dubai before auction
Held in private collections for more than 200 years, jewellery that once belonged to France’s ill-fated Queen Marie Antoinette has gone on display in Dubai ahead of its planned auction in Geneva next month, according to Gulf Business ...
Executive Committee Chairman: CIS states interested in keeping Ukraine as member
“The CIS countries would like to see Ukraine retain its membership in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS),” Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev has told journalists, BelTA reports ...
At least 9 dead, several missing as heavy rain, floods hit Spain's Mallorca
At least nine people have been killed and several remained missing after eastern parts of the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca became engulfed by torrential downpours and flash flooding overnight, emergency services said Wednesday, according to ...
UN 20-year review: earthquakes and tsunamis kill more people while climate change is driving up economic losses
The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 151% in direct economic losses from climate-related disasters, according to a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in advance of International Day for Disaster Reduction ...
4 die as migrant boat sinks off Turkey’s Aegean coast
Four people died and one rescued as a boat carrying irregular migrants sank off Turkey’s Aegean coast of Izmir province, security sources said on Wednesday, Anadolu Agency reported. The boat carrying migrants, who were attempting to illegally ...
At least 50 killed in road accident in northwest Kenya
At least 50 people were killed and 14 others injured in a grisly road accident involving a commuter bus in western Kenya early Wednesday, the police said, according to Xinhua. Francis Munyambu, regional police commander, said 42 commuters died on the spot while ...
Trump's UN ambassador resigns post
U.S. President Donald Trump accepted Tuesday the resignation of his ambassador to the UN, according to Anadolu Agency. Nikki Haley and Trump made the official announcement in a rare Oval Office address in which Haley said she would depart the Trump administration at year's end ...
Turkey to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist
Turkey on Tuesday announced Saudi officials have granted a search warrant for the country's Istanbul Consulate following the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Anadolu Agency reported ...
At least 10,000 evacuated in Chernihiv region after fire at arms depots – Ukrainian Interior Ministry
At least 10,000 people have already been evacuated in Chernihiv region after a fire broke out at arms depots last night, First Deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine Serhiy Yarovy has said, according to Ukrinform. ...
N. Korean leader invites Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit Pyongyang and President Moon Jae-in will deliver the invitation when he meets the pope next week, the South Korean presidential office said Tuesday, Yonhap news agency reported ...
Bundestag will cost almost one billion euros in 2019
Next year, the Bundestag will cost 973.7 million euros to taxpayers, about 100 million euros more than last year, according to Navva.org. This is a report from the Federal Court, reported by the "Bild" (monthly number ...
Chinese state councilor meets U.S. state secretary, calling for win-win cooperation
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying that China and the United States should follow the right path of win-win cooperation ...
Russian, Iranian top diplomats discuss global issues, energy cooperation
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif have held a telephone conversation, discussing global issues and cooperation in the energy sector, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday, TASS reported ...