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17-Nov-2018 Port Moresby

Xi, Moon meet on bilateral ties, Korean peninsula situation

Chinese President Xi Jinping met his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in here on Saturday, calling for deepening the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries and strengthening communication on the Korean peninsula issue.The consensus that...

17-Nov-2018 Port Moresby

Trade war will have no winners : Xi Jinping

China's President Xi Jinping said here on Saturday that the world needs common rules of global governance that do not respond to "selfish agendas" and warned that a trade war will have no winners."History has shown that in confrontations, whether in the form...

17-Nov-2018 Washington

Trump says he wrote answers to Mueller's questions

US President Donald Trump has told reporters that he has completed written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller probing into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, but has not actually turned them in.The president said...

12-Nov-2018 Paris

Canadian intelligence received Khashoggi tape : Justin Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become the first Western leader to acknowledge that his country's intelligence received an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week that...

10-Nov-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

Turkey shared Khashoggi tapes with Saudi Arabia, US : Recep Tayyip

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said that recordings related to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been passed on to Saudi Arabia, the US, the UK, Germany and France.Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and a supporter-turned-critic...

10-Nov-2018 Washington

New US envoy to UN remain undecided : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump here on Friday said that the person to replace Nikki Haley as the new ambassador to the UN is still under consideration.I'll make the decision over the next few weeks, but by the end of the year, Trump told reporters at the White...

10-Nov-2018 United Nations

Antonio Guterres calls for multilateralism to tackle global challenges

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a reformed, reinvigorated and strengthened multilateral system to deal with today's global challenges."Toward that end, we need a stronger commitment to a rules-based order, with the UN at its center,...

09-Nov-2018 Yangon

Suu Kyi to visit Singapore, attend Asean summit

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay a visit to Singapore soon and attend the 33rd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and its related summits, an official said on Friday.At the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister...

08-Nov-2018 Beijing

Xi Jinping holds talks with Cuban President

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with visiting Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel here on Thursday, calling on the two countries to cherish and write a new chapter in their traditional friendship.During their talks, Xi pledged that China would continue...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump fires Sessions, seizes Russia probe

US President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after midterms, wrestling back control of the Russia probe by getting rid of the man who supported it, and choosing the one who has said all negative things about the investigation."At...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

'Stronger opinion' on Khashoggi case next week : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he will have a "stronger opinion" over the murder of a Saudi journalist next week.Trump told reporters on Wednesday during a White House press conference that he was "forming a very strong opinion" over the death of Jamal...

06-Nov-2018 kabul

Ashraf Ghani inaugurates China-Afghanistan air corridor

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday inaugurated the China-Afghanistan air corridor to boost trade relations between the two neighbouring countries."It is expected that 20 tonnes of pine nuts as the first shipment will be exported to China," said a statement...

06-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump not sure if he will meet Vladimir Putin in Paris

US President Donald Trump has said he was not sure if he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris next week."I am not sure that we will have a meeting in Paris, probably not," Trump told reporters on Monday at the Joint Base Andrews as he was...

04-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump vows to stop immigrant caravan from entering US

US President Donald Trump said in a campaign rally in Florida that he won't allow a caravan of Central American migrants, which is heading towards the Mexico-US border, to enter the country.Speaking to supporters at the rally held on Saturday at a hangar...

01-Nov-2018 Washington

US could send up to 15,000 troops to US-Mexican border : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that up to 15,000 military personnel could be sent to the southern border with Mexico to help defend against a caravan of Central American migrants.Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said the number of troops...

31-Oct-2018 Tehran

US retreats step-by-step on oil sanctions : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that the US officials have retreated from their earlier stance to cut down Iran's oil exports to zero."At the beginning, they said they will bring Iran's oil exports to zero; later they said that it is impossible...

31-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump visits Pittsburgh synagogue amid protests

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Pittsburgh synagogue where on the weekend a gunman who has espoused anti-Semitic views online massacred 11 people, while hundreds of protesters denounced the president's seeming reluctance...

31-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump plans to end birthright citizenship

US President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he is planning to put an end to what he called the "ridiculous" law that grants citizenship to all children born in US territory."We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby,...

29-Oct-2018 Tokyo

India, Japan to start 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

India and Japan will start a 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue involving their respective foreign and defence ministers to work for peace and stability in the world, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Narendra Modi said on Monday."Without the cooperation between India...

29-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief voices concern over deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the deepening political crisis in Sri Lanka and called for restraint from all parties in the island country.Guterres is following the latest developments in Sri Lanka with great concern, said...

28-Oct-2018 Tokyo

Narendra Modi gifts Japanese PM handcrafted stone bowls, durries

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe two handcrafted stone bowls and durries.Modi, who arrived here on Saturday for his annual bilateral summit with Abe, was received by the latter at the Yamanashi prefecture,...

27-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump accuses US press of using mail bomb case

US President Donald Trump accused the American media of using the arrest of one of his apparent supporters in the mail bomb case to "score political points" against him, less than two weeks before the mid-term elections.At a rally on Friday in Charlotte,...

27-Oct-2018 Cairo

Benjamin Netanyahu pays historic visit to Oman, meets sultan

Israel's Prime Minister paid a historic visit to Oman, where he met with the sultan of the Gulf country, which has yet to establish formal diplomatic ties with Israel, official sources announced on Friday.The Omani state-run TV broadcast a video of Sultan Qaboos...

26-Oct-2018 Colombo

Mahinda Rajapakse sworn in as new Sri Lanka PM

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the new Prime Minister at the Presidential Secretariat here on Friday, a government official said.Rajapaksa took the oath in front of President Maithripala Sirisena shortly after the Sirisena-led...

26-Oct-2018 Ankara

Erdogan demands Saudis reveal location of Khashoggi's body

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Saudi Arabia to reveal the location of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body and hand over the suspects involved in his killing.Erdogan's comments came after the Turkish media reported that the...

25-Oct-2018 Washington

Investigation underway into suspicious packages : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a major federal investigation was underway to probe the suspicious packages sent to former President Barack Obama, the Clintons, CNN offices and others.Trump, speaking at an opioids event at the White House, first...

24-Oct-2018 Tehran

US aided Jamal Khashoggi's murder: Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that Saudi Arabia wouldn't have dared to kill dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi without the support of the US, a close Riyadh ally.Rouhani's comments came after US President Donald Trump on Tuesday called...

24-Oct-2018 Moscow

I am puzzled by US' unprovoked moves : Vladimir Putin

The President of Russia met on Tuesday with the United States' national security advisor on the second day of the latter's visit to Moscow and told him that his government was puzzled by the US' moves such as withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear arms...

23-Oct-2018 Washington

US will build up n-arsenal : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has warned of bolstering the American nuclear arsenal to put pressure on Russia and China.Moscow has retaliated that it will respond in kind if the US develops more weapons, the BBC reported.Hinting at Russia's breach of the 1987...

22-Oct-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemns civilian killings in Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday condemned the killing of seven civilians following a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district yesterday while calling for resolution of Kashmir dispute.In a tweet, Khan asked India to resolve the issue according...

21-Oct-2018 Washington

US will pull out of nuclear treaty with Russia : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that his country will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, a decades-old pact limiting strategic weapons development.Trump made the remarks to reporters after attending a rally in...

19-Oct-2018 Washington

It 'certainly' seems that Khashoggi is dead : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it "certainly" seems that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared two weeks ago in Istanbul, is dead, adding that if this is confirmed there will be very serious consequences."It certainly looks...

18-Oct-2018 Brussels (Belgium)

UK to consider longer transition period to ease deadlock : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the UK's transition out of the EU can be extended by "a matter of months" in a bid to break the deadlock in talks.May is understood to have raised the possibility of a longer period in meetings with EU leaders...

16-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump surveys areas devastated by hurricane Michael

US President Donald Trump undertook an aerial survey of areas in Florida devastated by hurricane Michael and said that the priority of the his government was to provide food, electricity and safety to the victims.Accompanied by his wife Melania, Trump on...

16-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief calls for action to protect rights of rural women

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for action to protect the rights of rural women and girls on the occasion of the International Day of Rural Women.The empowerment of rural women and girls is essential to building a prosperous, equitable...

16-Oct-2018 Washington

Rogue killers may be behind Khashoggi's disappearance : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump suggested on Monday that "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on October 2 after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul.Trump told reporters on Monday that he had spoken...

15-Oct-2018 Naypyidaw

Aung San Suu Kyi calls for peace in trilateral talks

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday called for joint efforts to overcome difficulties and challenges in implementing the nationwide ceasefire accord (NCA) between the government and the NCA-signatory ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) through...

15-Oct-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas after increased riots at Gaza border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas on Sunday that if it continues the violent attacks against Israel, "it will be stopped in a very painful way".Netanyahu made the remarks at the weekly Israeli Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Xinhua reported.The...

15-Oct-2018 Dhaka

Bangladeshi PM inaugurates construction of China-financed rail project

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the China-financed Padma bridge rail link project by unveiling its foundation plaque at a ceremony in Munshiganj on the outskirts of capital Dhaka Sunday.She expressed her deep satisfaction over the bridge project,...

14-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump defends separating immigrant families at border

US President Donald Trump has defended his administration's policy of separating families that arrive in the country illegally, saying the fear of separation was an effective deterrent.Trump was addressing reporters on Saturday outside the White House as...

14-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump considers lifting sanctions on Turkey after US pastor freed

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will take a look at US sanctions on Turkey and will consider whether to lift them after the American missionary Andrew Brunson was freed this Friday after two years in prison imposed by the Turkish justice system.Questioned...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump: Will act if Saudis behind journalist's disappearance

US President Donald Trump on Saturday warned that his administration would inflict "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if the kingdom was found to have played a part in the disappearance of dissident journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.Trump...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Trump hails Turkish court's decision to free US pastor

President Donald Trump welcomed on Friday's decision by a Turkish court to release US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested two years ago on terrorism charges."PASTOR BRUNSON JUST RELEASED. WILL BE HOME SOON!," the president wrote on Twitter after learning of...

13-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says he'll ask Saudi king about Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that he plans to speak with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2."I will be calling...

12-Oct-2018 Jakarta

UN chief visits Indonesia quake, tsunami survivors

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the survivors of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi killing 2,073 people.Accompanied by Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Guterres examined the damage...

10-Oct-2018 Washington

Considering several locations for summit with Kim : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering three or four locations for his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and joked that he would no doubt like to visit the magnate's luxurious Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida."It (the...

10-Oct-2018 United Nations

Had excellent cooperation with Haley : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his "deep appreciation for the excellent cooperation and support" of US Ambassador Nikki Haley, who earlier handed in her resignation at the White House.The Secretary-General's spokesman, Stephan Dujarric,...

09-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump apologises to Kavanaugh on 'behalf of nation'

US President Donald Trump apologised to Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family "on behalf of our nation" for what he called a desperate Democrat-led campaign of "lies and deception" intent on derailing his confirmation.Trump remarks...

09-Oct-2018 United Nations

UN chief calls for urgent climate action in response to IPCC report

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for urgent climate action after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report that asks to keep global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius.To meet the 1.5 degrees target, rather than the...

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