Kim Jong-un visits China

Kim Jong-un visits China

Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), visits China from June 19 to 20, China’s Xinhua news agency reported on June 19. (Jun 19, 2018 10:06:37)

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World News in Brief: June 19

  Jun 19, 2018 09:15:17
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and the United States have decided to "suspend" all planning activities for their annually-held joint military exercises scheduled for August, RoK’s Defense Ministry said on June 19. 

Indian PM lays stress on gov't vision of "New India by 2022"

  Jun 18, 2018 06:27:32
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17 laid stress on his government's vision of "New India by 2022." 

World News in Brief: June 18

  Jun 18, 2018 06:27:25
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on June 17 applauded Spain for its actions in bringing to an end a sea-rescue crisis in the Mediterranean after a ship, the Aquarius, which carried more than 600 rescued migrants was refused permission to land and disembark by Italy and Malta. 

Feature: Library on wheels brings books to Athens neighborhoods

  Jun 17, 2018 17:03:13
Along with the summer, the Mobile Library of the City of Athens came to life this year promising to fill as many neighborhoods as possible with books for children and adults. 

EU hails "historic ceasefire" in Afghanistan

  Jun 17, 2018 08:07:28
The European Union (EU)'s top diplomat on June 16 hailed a "historic" ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban militants during an important Muslim festival, depicting it as a much-needed respite for the war-torn country. 

Merkel planning special EU summit on migrant crisis: report

  Jun 17, 2018 08:07:17
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning a special summit with the European Union (EU) member states particularly affected by the refugee crisis, the German newspaper "Bild" reported on June 16. 

World News in Brief: June 17

  Jun 17, 2018 08:07:06
France offered on June 16 to help Spain take in immigrants from the ship Aquarius, which will arrive on June 17 in Valencia (eastern Spain) after being stranded in the Mediterranean when leaving last week from the shores of Libya, said Spain's Deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo. 

Five killed in two plane crashes in China and Russia

  Jun 16, 2018 21:27:50
Three people were killed when a helicopter crashed in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, authorities said. 

Spotlight: Turkey shows growing interest in renewable energy with new projects

  Jun 16, 2018 07:43:36
Turkey has growing interest in renewable energy in recent years as a result of increasing government incentives to generate 30 percent of its entire electricity from renewable sources by 2023. 

France, Italy have to manage migration crisis together: Macron

  Jun 16, 2018 07:43:26
"France and Italy have to manage this (migration) situation together," French President Emmanuel Macron said at a joint press conference with Giuseppe Conte, the head of the Italian government, after a lunch on June 15 at the Elysee. 

World News in Brief: June 16

  Jun 16, 2018 07:43:16
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on June 15 had a telephone talk over bilateral ties. The two leaders reaffirmed to further develop the China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination. 

11 killed in floods, rains in NE India

  Jun 15, 2018 21:23:40
At least 11 people have been killed and thousands displaced in heavy rains and floods in northeastern India in the past four days, officials said on June 15. 

Trump says DPRK starts returning remains of US soldiers

  Jun 15, 2018 20:51:37
Speaking with Fox News at the White House, US President Donald Trump said on June 15 that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has started to return the remains of the US soldiers missing in the Korean War. 

An arduous path towards peace and stability in Iraq

  Jun 15, 2018 16:52:00
NDO – The post-election escalation of disputes between several factions is threatening to push Iraq into a new conflict. If the situation is not kept under control, the political crisis could engulf Iraq in divisions, conflicts and turmoil once again, making it difficult for the Middle Eastern country to recover from the “severe illness” caused by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS).