• 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 ...

Italy contributes 1.9 million euros to UNRWA health program in Gaza

06.05.2019 [17:19]
The Government of Italy contributed 1.9 million euros to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to support the provision of primary health care at six health centers in Gaza for a ...

Trump administration proposal would make it easier to deport immigrants who use public benefits

06.05.2019 [15:16]
The Trump administration is considering reversing long-standing policy to make it easier to deport U.S. legal permanent residents who have used public benefits, part of an effort to restrict immigration by low-income people, according to Reuters. A Department of Justice draft regulation, seen by Reuters, dramatically expands the category ...

Murmansk Region declares three-day mourning following Moscow plane tragedy

06.05.2019 [13:51]
The authorities of Russia’s Murmansk region have declared three days of mourning after a plane crash at Sheremetyevo airport, in which 41 people died, according to TASS. May 6, 7 and 8 were declared days of mourning following the tragedy at Sheremetyevo airport ...

At least 13 die in plane fire at Moscow airport

05.05.2019 [22:40]
At least 13 people have died in the plane fire at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, six more were hurt, a source in Moscow’s medical services told TASS on Sunday. "According to the latest reports, 13 people have died, six were hurt. A number of passengers are missing," the ...

5 killed, 30 injured in house fire in Guangxi village

05.05.2019 [14:24]
A fire at a house in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region killed five people and injured 30 others on Sunday, according to local authorities, Xinhua reported. The fire broke out around 6:00 a.m. in the village of Xilong in Guilin ...

Venezuela military helicopter crashes, killing seven soldiers

05.05.2019 [13:05]
Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed when their helicopter crashed outside Caracas, President Nicolas Maduro said, Al-Jazeera reported. The helicopter had left the Venezuelan capital heading to San Carlos in the country's northwest when it went down in a ...

Three Turkish soldiers martyred in PKK terror attack

04.05.2019 [20:50]
Three Turkish soldiers were martyred and one was injured in a PKK terrorist attack in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, the National Defense Ministry said, according to Anadolu Agency. PKK terrorists in northern Iraq launched mortar fire into Turkey's ...

Trump administration finalizes new ‘conscience rule’ for clinicians who oppose abortion

04.05.2019 [16:30]
The Trump administration on Thursday moved to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions with a regulation intended to safeguard those with religious and moral objections, according to time.com ...

Cristiano Ronaldo buys world's most-expensive car ever

02.05.2019 [18:15]
Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to be the new owner of the one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire - said to be the most expensive car ever built, according to Mirror Online. Reports suggest Ronaldo, who is thought to earn around £26m per year, has spent an eye-watering £9.49m on ...

Emperor Akihito becomes first Japanese monarch to abdicate in 200 years

30.04.2019 [16:23]
Japan's Emperor Akihito formally abdicated Tuesday during a historic ceremony in Tokyo, becoming the country's first monarch to step down from the Chrysanthemum Throne in two centuries. Akihito's reign -- and the Heisei era -- officially ends at midnight on Tuesday ...

Vision China deepens discussion on BRI's high-quality development

28.04.2019 [14:07]
Themed "Belt and Road, Shared Future," the sixth edition of Vision China, a series of talks organized by China Daily, was held at Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing on Saturday, China Daily reports. During the event, four speakers, from China and abroad, shared their opinions on high-quality ...

World's highest highway tunnel opens to traffic in China's Tibet

28.04.2019 [12:56]
The world's highest highway tunnel was open to traffic at an altitude of over 4,750 meters above sea level in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinhua reports. The two-way tunnel is over 5.7 km long, which is a part of the 400-km highway linking the regional capital of Lhasa with ...

BRF shows China’s open-mindedness

28.04.2019 [10:46]
The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) ended Saturday in Beijing. Leaders who attended the forum signed a joint communiqué and reached several achievements. The forum further expanded the influence of the Belt ...

Biden raises $6.3 million in first 24 hours of campaign

27.04.2019 [19:52]
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden raised $6.3 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign, providing a stronger showing than any of his rivals, according to Reuters. Biden, 76, brought in the bulk of that haul through smaller contributions ...

Aeroflot flight makes emergency landing at Riga Airport

27.04.2019 [19:34]
A flight of the Russian carrier Aeroflot made an emergency landing at Riga International Airport on Friday afternoon, the airport's spokesperson said, according to Xinhua. The airport was alerted by the crew of the Sukhoi Superjet 100 that the aircraft was having technical problems ...

Turkey rejects Portuguese statement on events of 1915

27.04.2019 [13:56]
Turkey's Foreign Ministry rejected the Portuguese Parliament's statement on the events of 1915, according to Anadolu Agency. In a written statement, the ministry said: "We reject the statement of the Portuguese Parliament on April 26 over the events of 1915 ...

Turkish forces 'neutralize' wanted PKK terrorists

26.04.2019 [21:38]
Turkish security forces neutralized five PKK terrorists in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, the Interior Ministry said Friday, Anadolu Agency reported. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either ...

‘Hero’ girl, 3, kept newborn baby brother alive for three days next to parents’ bodies

26.04.2019 [17:30]
COPS have hailed a three-year-old girl "an absolute hero" for keeping her two-month-old baby brother alive for three days after their parents' horrific murder-suicide, according The SUN. The pair were found trapped inside a home in the LA neighbourhood ...

Conversation between Putin, Kim Jong-un lasted about two hours

25.04.2019 [20:44]
Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a face-to-face meeting, which lasted about two hours. It is twice as long as the 50 minutes stipulated for this part of the meeting by the protocol, TASS reported ...