G20 host city to rake in US$5.5 mln in hotel revenue

G20 host city to rake in US$5.5 mln in hotel revenue

Argentine capital Buenos Aires is set to rake in some US$5.5 million in hotel revenue as it hosts the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) summit, the city's Tourism Secretariat said on November 29. (Nov 30, 2018 13:50:38)

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World News in Brief: November 30

  Nov 30, 2018 10:26:10
Russia deployed another S-400 air defense missile system on November 29 in northern Crimea amid tensions in the Kerch Strait, the authorities said. The fourth battalion of the newest S-400 system took up combat duty in northern Crimea, Russian Black Sea Fleet spokesman Alexei Rulev said. 

World News in Brief: November 29

  Nov 29, 2018 13:58:16
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw on an official visit to Nepal Thursday (November 29) and attend the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 to be held in Kathmandu, said a release from the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Suu Kyi is making the trip at the invitation of Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli. 

Issue of chemical weapons in Syria, a guise for parties to blame each other

  Nov 28, 2018 16:30:56
NDO – Russia has recently sent chemical experts to the Syrian city of Aleppo to investigate suspicions of the Syrian insurgents using chemical weapons. As everything is still in a state of “ambiguity”, the issue of chemical weapons has been used by the parties as a guise to blame each other. And, the true victims of the war are still the innocent civilians. 

6 out of 10 ROK people support easing sanctions on DPRK: poll

  Nov 28, 2018 10:14:06
More than six out of 10 the Republic of Korea (ROK) people support easing sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to facilitate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and build lasting peace, a survey showed on November 27. 

World News in Brief: November 28

  Nov 28, 2018 10:13:54
China hopes the United States will meet it halfway and push the upcoming meeting between the two heads of state to achieve positive outcomes, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on November 27. 

Blast near chemical plant kills 22, injures 22 in north China

  Nov 28, 2018 09:47:11
A blast near a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou City, north China's Hebei Province, has killed 22 and injured 22 others early November 28 morning, local authorities said. 

Migration crisis in Central America, a barbed problem

  Nov 27, 2018 17:45:07
NDO – The bustling border crossing between San Diego (United States) and Tijuana (Mexico) has resumed operations, only a few hours after being closed due to tensions involving hundreds of immigrants seeking to cross into the US. However, Washington is still struggling to find a way out of the crisis of migrants arriving from Central America and cool the growing tensions in the southern border region. 

May begins tour of Britain to sell Brexit deal benefits

  Nov 27, 2018 12:04:01
Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Northern Ireland and Wales on Tuesday (November 27) as part of a tour of the United Kingdom designed to rally support for her widely criticised Brexit deal before a vote in parliament. 

Italy's cabinet mulls amendments to draft budget to ease deadlock with EU

  Nov 27, 2018 11:40:18
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's cabinet was considering amendments to the draft budget, the government said in a statement after a meeting late on Monday (November 26). 

World News in Brief: November 27

  Nov 27, 2018 11:40:04
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has decided not to join any political party ahead of a general election early next year. But anyone including Prayut may be eligibly named by a certain party as a candidate for the head of a post-election government without the needs for him to enroll himself as a member of that party, according to the organic law of the 2017 constitution governing the election. 

Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

  Nov 26, 2018 21:22:30
The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Syria's Aleppo that reportedly wounded 100 people on November 24, a source said on November 26. 

Ukrainian army on full combat alert over tensions with Russia in Sea of Azov

  Nov 26, 2018 21:16:50
The Ukrainian armed forces were put on full combat alert over the situation in the Sea of Azov, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said Monday ( November 26) in a statement on Facebook. 

Roundup: Two years on, Cubans recall Fidel Castro's legacy

  Nov 26, 2018 20:22:22
Cuba on November 25 marked the second anniversary of the death of the legendary revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, as Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel joined youths at a vigil and Cuban media published articles, among others. 

World News in Brief: November 26

  Nov 26, 2018 14:25:56
The Syrian Foreign Ministry on November 25 demanded the UN Security Council condemnation of the rebels' chemical attack in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, state news agency SANA reported.