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Trump, Putin content with summit despite lack of concrete results

HELSINKI, July 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday voiced their satisfaction with their first one-on-one meeting here, though acknowledged problems remain. Although the summit was described by Trump as "a very constructive day"...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:37am

Chinese president eyes closer China-EU partnership

BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday, calling for closer partnership between China and the European Union (EU). "China and the EU are both builders of world...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:32am

Chinese president meets World Bank president in Beijing

BEIJING, July 16 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Monday met with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in Beijing. Hailing the sound long-term cooperation between China and the World Bank, Xi said China appreciated the World Bank for supporting the Belt and Road Initiative, promoting capital...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:27am

German Interior minister drops resignation threat over migration

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has dropped his threat to resign after a compromise was reached in a migration dispute that threatened Merkel’s government. “After intensive discussions between the CDU and CSU we have reached an agreement on how we can in future prevent illegal...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:34am

Malaysia freezes 408 bank accounts as part of state fund probe

Malaysia has frozen hundreds of bank accounts believed to be linked to sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, said officials. The announcement on Monday came as the government stepped up an anti-graft probe that could engulf former Prime Minister Najib Razak. A special government task force investigating a...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:31am

Putin and Trump hold summit in Helsinki

HELSINKI, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived here on Monday noon for the first formal bilateral summit with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. According to previous reports, the bilateral meeting between Putin and Trump will begin at 1:20 p.m. local time (1020 GMT)....

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 6:37pm

Joint police patrol between China, Croatia launched in Dubrovnik

DUBROVNIK, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Six uniformed Chinese police officers started joint patrol with their Croatian counterparts here on Sunday. It is the first ever joint patrol between China and Croatia during tourist season, aiming to help deal with Chinese tourists-related issues. Six Chinese...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:53am

Russia to grant visa-free entrance to Fan ID holders till year end: Putin

MOSCOW, July 15 (Xinhua) -- Russia will provide visa-free entrance to the country for foreign football fans with relevant IDs until the end of 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday. "I think that we will provide a visa-free entrance to Russia for foreign fans, who currently have...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:18am

U.S. trade unilateralism hurts American farmers

Matt Flikkema heard the bad news on the way to his farm Wednesday morning. “I was listening to the Great Falls (Montana) radio station, and they said wheat had dropped 17 cents a bushel,” Flikkema said. “Not good,” the life-long farmer said. Flikkema’s 800-acre (323...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:04am

Chinese imports to U.S. ports peaking amid tariff threat

Chinese imports to U.S. ports rose more than expected in June, suggesting that some retailers moved up orders to insulate themselves from an intensifying trade war that threatens to send up costs on a growing number of consumer products. Retailers such as Walmart Inc and Amazon.com face...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 8:06pm

France: We won't allow Trump to destabilize Europe

Last April the French Government stated, that it was against engaging in negotiations on customs duties with Washington after the US announced that previously introduced aluminum and steel tariffs would be temporarily suspended for the EU countries. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:01pm

'No Jews in Germany': Police mistakenly beat victim of anti-Semitic assault

Earlier this week, the heads of some 40 Jewish organizations based in Germany penned an open letter to the government, urging Berlin to crack down on anti-Semitism, pointing to a string of intensified anti-Jewish attacks in the country. A 50-year-old Jewish-American professor of philosophy was...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:53am

Terrorists will return to Syria if Iran, Russia withdraw troops - Tehran

According to Iranian ex-foreign minister and Supreme Leader's Aide Ali Akbar Velayati, Iranian and Russian troops will stay in Syria in order to guarantee that terrorists won't continue their activity in the war-torn country. Addressing the Syrian conflict, the official stated, that...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:18am

Trump vows to 'kill' US-UK trade deal if May goes forward with 'soft' Brexit

President Donald Trump in an interview said the United States would kill any unilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom if UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU implement a Brexit compromise arrangement. "If they [UK] do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:10am

Death toll from Japan floods passes 200

The death toll from Japan's worst flooding in decades has topped 200, with dozens more missing, a senior government spokesman said Friday. "The death toll is now 204, with 28 reported missing. We have been unable to locate further 54 people, mostly in the Hiroshima prefecture," chief...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:58am

Croatia cabinet wear jerseys after semifinal win

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and his ministers held a session on Thursday dressed in red-and-white football jerseys to mark their country’s win over England that sets up a World Cup final against France. Plenkovic, who returned from Moscow where he attended the semi-final,...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:57pm

Chelsea sack Conte, paving the way for Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Chelsea have finally sacked Antonio Conte and paved the way for Maurizio Sarri to replace him as the club’s new head coach. Owner Roman Abramovich has risked paying Conte his full £9million compensation bill with the Italian ready to take a year out if no big jobs become available....

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:54pm

France out to rectify Euro 2016 mistakes – Pogba

France are determined not to make the same mistakes they did two years ago in losing the Euro 2016 final when they take on Croatia for the biggest prize in football, midfielder Paul Pogba said on Thursday. France face the Croats in the World Cup final at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday,...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:50pm

NATO Summit first day overshadowed by tensions between allies

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit began Wednesday in Brussels with verbal fireworks as recent tensions between allies and the United States were laid bare by U.S. President Donald Trump in a growing row over burden sharing and foreign influence. Setting the tone for the summit...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:07am

Half a million British population estimated to suffer poorest levels of well-being

Over half a million people in Britain, representing 1 percent of the British population, were estimated to suffer the poorest levels of personal well-being, analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Britain revealed Wednesday. The ONS used the three-year dataset covering the period...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:54am