Two Koreas set up direct hotline between leaders

Two Koreas set up direct hotline between leaders

The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on April 20 set up a telephone line between their leaders, enabling direct dialogue between RoK President Moon Jae-in and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, who are also set to meet in person next week. (9 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: April 20

  17 hours ago
China on April 19 published a dictionary on Marxism to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. The dictionary has four parts, namely Marxism, Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought and the Theory of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics. 

Handover of power in Cuba, a historic turning point

  Apr 19, 2018
NDO – The first session of the ninth Cuban National Assembly (NA) opened in Havana on April 18. This is a historic event, as the NA delegates elect a new leadership board for the country, aiming to inherit and promote the outstanding achievements of the revolutionary leaders and continue on the path of development which has been chosen by the Cuban people. 

DPRK's ruling party set for meeting on key policy decisions

  Apr 19, 2018
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will hold a plenary session of its ruling communist party this week to make key policy decisions, local media said on April 19, as it's preparing for summit talks with the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the United States. 

Cuba nominates Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed Raul Castro as president

  Apr 19, 2018
Cuba's National Candidature Commission on April 18 nominated First Vice President of the Council of State Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed Raul Castro as president. 

World News in Brief: April 19

  Apr 19, 2018
During a phone conversation on April 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz expressed readiness to facilitate the resumption of intra-Syrian negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). 

Xi to visit DPRK, news report says

  Apr 18, 2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to reciprocate a recent Beijing trip by the Chinese’s leader, a news report said on April 18. 

Efforts needed to ease global tensions

  Apr 18, 2018
NDO – Many countries have agreed that establishing political dialogue is the only solution to finding a way out of the Syrian crisis after the recent series of air strikes deployed by the United States (US) and its allies aimed at the Middle East country. That every disagreement should be resolved through peaceful means based on international laws and the principle of respecting nations’ independence and sovereignty, is the common viewpoint shared by many nations regarding the complexity of the current situation in Syria.  

Improved China-Japan ties to open up new scope for cooperation

  Apr 18, 2018
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on April 17 wrapped up a three-day official visit to Japan, during which he co-chaired the fourth high-level economic dialogue between China and Japan with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono. 

Pompeo met with Kim in secret trip to DPRK: report

  Apr 18, 2018
Mike Pompeo, the new United States secretary of state nominee, met with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un on his secret visit to the DPRK a few weeks ago, a US report said April 18. 

World News in Brief: April 18

  Apr 18, 2018
Syria's UN ambassador said a United Nations security team traveled to the Syrian town of Douma ahead of a planned visit by global chemical weapons experts on April 18 to look into a suspected poison gas attack that sparked a US-led retaliatory strike. 

Trump to host Japan's Abe on trade ties, Korean Peninsula

  Apr 17, 2018
US President Donald Trump will host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a working visit on April 17-18, said a US official. 

Fierce arguments anticipated at WB-IMF Spring Meeting

  Apr 17, 2018
NDO – The Spring Meeting of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been officially opened in Washington DC, USA and will run until April 24. The topics covered at conference usually focus on discussions of the global issues concerning the economy, finance, employment, and the environment, among others. However, in the current context of profound disagreements on many issues between the US, China, and Russia, analysts forecast that this year’s spring meeting will present something of an imbroglio due to the arguments related to trade conflicts, currency, and economic sanctions among nations. 

NAFTA meeting on tap

  Apr 16, 2018
The ministers leading the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could meet again on April 19 in Washington as they push for quick progress, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on April 16. 

World News in Brief: April 17

  Apr 16, 2018
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on April 16 discussed the situation in Syria and the possible political process there.The two leaders agreed on telephone call that the situation was particularly urgent.