Shinjiro Koizumi says U.S. move to begin exit of Paris climate accord 'very disappointing'

05.11.2019 [15:12]
The start of a process by the United States to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord is “very disappointing,” Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said Tuesday, according to The Japan Times. “Creating a decarbonized society is a pressing issue and (the U.S. move) is ...

Sir Lindsay Hoyle elected Speaker of House of Commons

05.11.2019 [13:43]
Labour MP and deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has been elected by MPs as the new Commons Speaker, after John Bercow stepped down, according to BBC. After winning the final round of voting ...

Paris climate accords: US notifies UN of intention to withdraw

05.11.2019 [13:24]
The US has begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, notifying the UN of its intention to leave, as other countries expressed regret and disappointment at the move, according to BBC. The notification begins a one-year process of exiting the global climate ...

California fires: Trump threatens to pull federal aid

05.11.2019 [12:04]
US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut federal funding for the wildfires sweeping California, in a Twitter spat with the state's governor, according to BBC. Nearly 100,000 acres have been destroyed by ...

Finland's President suggests shortening presidential term

05.11.2019 [12:00]
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö wants to shorten the length of the presidential term of office in Finland, reports the regional newspaper Savon Sanomat. Niinistö said in an interview with the paper that the term ...

Xi: China to adopt 5 measures to promote higher-level opening-up

05.11.2019 [10:48]
President Xi Jinping attended the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Tuesday, according to chinadaily.com.cn. He announced the opening of the expo and delivered a keynote speech ...

'China: Time of Xi' documentary launched in Greece

04.11.2019 [15:03]
More than 200 guests attended a ceremony in Athens on Friday that introduced the documentary China: Time of Xi to Greece. The documentary will be aired by Greece's state television broadcaster from Nov 8 to 10, according to chinadaily.com.cn ...

Land migration in Africa twice as deadly as Mediterranean, says UNHCR

04.11.2019 [10:15]
UNHCR's special envoy for the central Mediterranean Vincent Cochetel said in an interview with the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that around twice as many migrants die crossing Africa as crossing the Mediterranean, according to DW ...

Kenyan, Ethiopian athletes win 41st Istanbul Marathon

03.11.2019 [15:43]
Kenyan athlete Daniel Kipkore Kibet wins the 41st Istanbul Marathon men's title by breaking the 42 km Istanbul Marathon track record while Ethiopian athlete Hirut Tibebu wins women's title at the intercontinental Istanbul Marathon on Sunday, Anadolu ...

Second Turkey-Russia talks on Syria completed in Ankara

03.11.2019 [12:07]
The second talks between Turkish and visiting Russian military delegations on the implementation of the Sochi deal on Syria ended on Saturday, said Turkey’s National Defense Ministry, Anadolu Agency reported. “Within the framework of the agreement reached with the Russian Federation in Sochi [Russia] on October 22, 2019; the ...

All 39 people found dead in truck container were Vietnamese, British police say

02.11.2019 [20:20]
British police say they believe all 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeast England last week were Vietnamese nationals, according to NBC News. Detectives initially said the victims discovered near the port of Purfleet were from China. Essex Police Assistant ...

Four people shot dead at Halloween party at Airbnb rental in California

02.11.2019 [11:09]
Four people were shot dead at a crowded Halloween costume party at a house in Orinda in Northern California, the county sheriff’s office said on Friday, according to Reuters. The shooting took place around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday at a house party with more than 100 people attending ...

Tehran hosts meeting of representatives of Economic Cooperation Organization

01.11.2019 [18:04]
A meeting of representatives of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held in Tehran, Iran. The meeting considered issues related to the preparations for the 24th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the ECO, which will be ...

58 burnt bodies yet unidentified, a day after train caught fire in Southern Pakistan

01.11.2019 [17:30]
As many as 58 dead bodies have yet to be identified despite over 30 hours having been passed since flames engulfed three Coaches of Tezgam Express in Rahim Yar Khan, a District in Pakistan’s Central Punjab Province, said a report by Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency ...

Islamic State confirms death of al-Baghdadi; names new Caliph

01.11.2019 [12:13]
Islamic State named a new leader to succeed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who was killed during an American military raid in Syria, according to Bloomberg. In an audio statement published on its social media accounts, the terrorist group confirmed the death of Baghdadi. It said the ...

In first, Israeli delegation to showcase agricultural innovation in Dubai

01.11.2019 [11:01]
Israel will showcase its agricultural innovation at the 2020 World Expo in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Dubai, reflecting the warming relations between the Jewish state and Gulf Arab states, according to TPS news agency. ...

More than a dozen dead as truck dives into ravine in Philippines

01.11.2019 [09:26]
Nineteen farmers were killed and several others injured in the mountainous northern Philippines when the truck they were in plunged backwards down a deep ravine, local police said on Friday, according to Al Jazeera. The victims were on their way home from collecting government-subsidised ...

Central China province launches commercial 5G applications

31.10.2019 [17:19]
The branches of Chinese major telecom operators in central China's Hubei Province announced Thursday the launch of commercial 5G applications in the province, Xinhua reported. Wuhan City, the capital of Hubei, is expected to have 10,000 5G base stations by the end of 2019, said Song ...

Chilean president cancels Apec and climate summits amid wave of unrest

31.10.2019 [15:32]
Chile’s embattled president has been forced to cancel two major international summits after government concessions failed to defuse weeks of violent protests, according to The Guardian. Sebastián Piñera made the announcement on Wednesday morning, telling ...