• Settlement in southeastern Ukraine and prisoner release were in focus of a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said, according to TASS ...
  • The Turkish presidential spokesman on July 4 said Ankara will host a trilateral summit with the participation of Russia and Iran in August, according to Anadolu Agency. "The meeting will mainly be on Idlib and other parts of Syria, on the general security situation ...
  • The total number of registered organ donors in China exceeded 1.35 million as of June 15, with the majority of them young people under age 30, statistics released on Tuesday showed, China Daily reports. By June 15, more than 24,000 people in China had donated a total number of 69,302 organs after death ...
  • Northern pearl Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning province is gearing up for the 2019 World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions, or Summer Davos Forum, from July 1 to 3, officials said in Beijing Tuesday, according to China Daily ...
  • The world's largest snow play park will open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, according to Gulf News. Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are just some of the unique attractions that will welcome visitors at Snow Abu Dhabi ...

President Xi Jinping calls for co-existence of various civilizations

15.05.2019 [14:07]
President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping delivered a keynote speech at the opening of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations, according to chinadaily.com.cn. With the theme of "Exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future," the conference aims to deepen cooperation among Asian countries ...

The royal mint releases new 50p coin dedicated to Sherlock Holmes

14.05.2019 [21:45]
The royal mint has released a new 50p coin dedicated to Sherlock Holmes, according to BBC. It is to celebrate 160 years since the birth of the character's creator - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The coin has a picture of the famous detective surrounded by some of his most famous cases ...

World`s most expensive coffee sells for $75 a cup in San Francisco

14.05.2019 [16:34]
The world's most expensive cup of coffee was briefly available in the U.S. over the weekend, but only at one coffee retailer in San Francisco. The coffee, which was imported from Panama, costs $803 per pound ...

Former vice finance minister sentenced to 15 years in prison for graft

13.05.2019 [20:39]
Former vice minister of finance Zhang Shaochun was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for taking bribes worth 66.98 million yuan (about 9.8 million U.S. dollars), according to Xinhua. His illegal gains will be turned in to the national treasury. He was also fined 6 million yuan, according ...

Beijing's new airport completes 1st passenger plane test flight

13.05.2019 [13:40]
Beijing Daxing International Airport completed its first test flight of passenger planes as four aircraft landed safely on the runway Monday morning, according to Xinhua. China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Air China and Xiamen Airlines ...

Close all Roma camps to safeguard kids

12.05.2019 [15:50]
All Roma camps must be closed to safeguard children, Interior Minister and rightwing populist League leader Matteo Salvini said, ANSA reports. "I'm glad the pope met Roma and Sinti kids in the Vatican: to safeguard them it is my goal to close all the camps ...

Swing set in Japan recognized as world's longest

12.05.2019 [15:21]
A circular swing in Kitakyushu, measuring 163 meters in circumference, was recognized as the longest in the world, according to Kyodo News. The 100-seat swing set in Hibikinada Green Park was awarded the Guinness World Record after ...

Household gas explosion with fatality occurred in Rostov Region

12.05.2019 [12:51]
Two died and two others were injured as a result of the domestic gas explosion in a two-storey house in the Kamensky District of the Rostov Region, press service of the regional emergencies department said, TASS reports. "Information about the utility gas explosion in the two-storey residential house with sixteen apartments ...

Avalanche sweeps away Anadolu Agency reporter in Turkey

11.05.2019 [22:13]
An Anadolu Agency correspondent went missing after he was swept away by an avalanche in northeast Turkey on Friday, the agency reported. Abdulkadir Nisanci, the agency correspondent, was covering the road construction works on Mount Soganli ...

Britain`s most famous toy shop, Hamleys, bought by India`s richest man

11.05.2019 [16:23]
The 259-year-old toy seller­Hamleys has been acquired by India`s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, for an undisclosed sum.Mr Ambani`s conglomerate Reliance Industries confirmed yesterday that it had signed an agreement with the retailer`s Chinese owner ...

Global trade tensions a setback on sustainable development, UN chief

11.05.2019 [12:22]
“Current global tensions are a major setback for sustainable development,” the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres said at the World Trade Organization, according to China Daily. "Significant obstacles have emerged in our efforts to harness the positive ...

Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free

10.05.2019 [22:56]
Japan enacted legislation Friday making preschool education free as part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to expand child care support and stem the country's falling birthrate, according to Kyodo news agency. The government will use revenue from the planned consumption ...

Seven tourists die in avalanche in Altai mountains

08.05.2019 [21:27]
A tourist group consisting of nine people got into an avalanche in the Altai mountains on May 6, seven people died, while two tourists survived, the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry informed TASS on Wednesday."On May 6, an avalanche went down in the South Chuya Range area ...

EIA raises forecast for 2019, 2020 U.S. crude output growth

08.05.2019 [16:07]
U.S. crude oil production is expected to rise by 1.49 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2019 to average 12.45 million bpd, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday, up from its previous forecast for a rise of 1.43 million bpd. ...

8 killed, 25 injured in blast near Sufi shrine in Pakistan

08.05.2019 [12:14]
At least eight people were killed and 25 were injured on Wednesday in a suicide bombing targeting a police patrol close to a popular Sufi Muslim shrine in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, according to EFE agency. Five police officers were among the fatalities in ...

Chinese Vice-Premier to visit US in May for trade talks

07.05.2019 [21:13]
At the invitation of US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He will visit the US on May 9-10 for the 11th round of trade talks, said the Ministry of Commerce on Tuesday, according to China Daily ...

Hungary`s oldest forest chopped down

07.05.2019 [20:34]
One of the oldest forests in Hungary was chopped down by Egererdő Ltd, a governmental forestry holding. The forest was 180 years old and located in a nature reserve, according to dailynewshungary.com. The forest was chopped down as reported by WWF Hungary and Index ...

Turkish servicemen to start training to operate S-400 systems this month

07.05.2019 [15:49]
Around 100 Turkish servicemen will start training at a military center in Russia to operate S-400 missile defense systems at the end of May, a military-diplomatic source told TASS on Monday. "At the end of May, around 100 Turkish servicemen will start training at a Russian military center to operate S-400 ...

Migrant proposals lacking from Brussels, Moavero

07.05.2019 [11:47]
Migrant proposals from Brussels have been lacking in the European Commission's reply to Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi's letter on flows from Libya, Moavero told the House, according to ANSA ...