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DPRK military experts leave Uganda over nuclear sanctions access_timeभदौ २४, २०७४

KAMPALA - Military experts from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) completed this week their withdrawal from Uganda where they have been training troops.  Brig. Richard Karemire, Uganda military spokesman told Xinhua on Friday t...

Spain's unemployment rises by 46,400 people in August access_time2017/9/5

MADRID, (Xinhua) - The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 46,400 people from July to August, according to data published on Monday by the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security.  The total number of unemploye...

4 terrorists killed in Pakistan's Karachi: police access_time2017/9/5

ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) - Police in the Pakistani port city of Karachi said on Monday that four terrorists were killed in an encounter during a police raid operation.  Those killed belonged to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and were behi...

BRICS countries urge UN reform, cooperation on terrorism access_time2017/9/5

XIAMEN, China (AP) - The BRICS group of five major emerging economies called Monday for comprehensive reform of the United Nations and its Security Council to better represent developing countries, as it held a summit seeking to expand its presenc...

Specialized farmers' cooperatives to promote modern agriculture access_time2017/9/5

BEIJING, (Xinhua) - China has 1.93 million specialized farmers' cooperatives with over 100 million rural households participating, according to the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.  The specialized cooperatives have gained po...

Libya, France discuss future of political agreement access_time2017/9/5

TRIPOLI (Xinhua) - Libyan and French foreign ministers on Monday discussed the current political situation in Libya and the future of the political agreement.  Libya's UN-backed foreign minister Mohamed Sayala on Monday met with French fore...

Kenya's extended presidential polls expected to hamper real estate growth access_time2017/9/5

By Ronald Njoroge   NAIROBI, (Xinhua) - Growth in Kenya's real estate sector is likely to be affected by the extended electioneering period of the presidential polls this year, a Nairobi-based investment firm said on Monday.  Cyton...

Ukrainian parliament to focus on reform laws at upcoming session: speaker access_time2017/9/5

KIEV  - The Ukrainian parliament will focus on laws on reforms during its 7th session, which is to start this week, Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy said on Monday.  "Last spring, the parliament worked out the basis for many importan...

Thai princess to visit China access_time2017/9/5

BEIJING - Thai Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol will visit China from Sept. 7 to 9 at the invitation of the Chinese government, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Monday.  "China treasures the traditional friendship with the Tha...

Korea launches missile drill after North's nuclear test access_time2017/9/5

SEOUL - South Korea's military launched a volley of ballistic missiles simulating an attack on the North's nuclear test site Monday, Seoul said, in an exercise responding to a test of what Pyongyang says was a hydrogen bomb.  Pictures s...

UN chief condemns terror attacks in Nigeria access_time2017/8/16

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Nigeria, which killed at least 27 people.  In a statement released by his spokesman Stephane Dujarric late Tuesday night, the UN chief called fo...

Indonesian president calls for unity to face extremism threat access_time2017/8/16

JAKARTA - President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday that Indonesia needs to strengthen unity to confront the threat of radicalism and extremism, and safeguard the country's constitution that preserves diversity.  Delivering a speech ahead of ...

Afghan gov't launches new security plan for Kabul access_time2017/8/16

KABUL - The Afghan Interior Ministry has devised and implemented a new plan for Kabul to ensure security in the national capital and adjoining areas, the Government Media and Information Center (GMIC) said on Wednesday.  Giving priorities to pr...

Turkish, French presidents discuss Syria, Iraq by phone access_time2017/8/16

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, discussed the conflicts in Syria and Iraq by phone on Tuesday.  The two leaders exchanged views over regional issues and bilateral relations, state-run...

Sierra Leone President declares 7-day national mourning for mudslide victims access_time2017/8/16

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has declared seven days of mourning across the country with immediate effect.  The president made the announcement through national TV, the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesd...

Wildfires burning 25 thousand hectares per day in Russia's Fare East access_time2017/8/16

VLADIVOSTOK - The area of wildfires in Russia's Far East increased by 25,000 hectares per day, 18,000 hectares of which is non-forested areas, the press service of local forestry department reported on Wednesday.  According to the report, t...

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster access_time2017/8/16

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.  The Supreme Court sacked Sharif in late July following an investiga...

German minister pushes deadline to boost female execs access_time2017/8/16

BERLIN - German Women's Affairs Minister Katarina Barley on Wednesday slammed the country's top firms for not having enough female executives and threatened a mandatory quota if they did not do better by next year.  "I am giving bu...

India, China troops in high-altitude clash: officials access_time2017/8/16

SRINAGAR, India - Indian and Chinese troops clashed briefly on a disputed area of land in the Himalayas, officials said Wednesday, exacerbating tensions during a months-long stand-off between the two armies.  Chinese troops threw stones at Indi...

91 killed, 9.6 million people affected by floods in eastern India access_time2017/8/16

NEW DELHI - The floods in India's eastern state of Bihar killed at least 91 people and affected over 9.6 million others, officials said Wednesday.  According to officials, heavy rains for the past three days triggered flash floods, inundati...