EU countries agree to new migrant influx mechanism-Macron

EU countries agree to new migrant influx mechanism-Macron

Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on July 22. (2 hours ago)

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World News in Brief: July 23

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Monday (July 22) to continue his campaign to combat illegal drugs and stamp out corruption in government. 

World News in Brief: July 22

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The House of Representatives of the Philippines on Monday (July 22) elected Alan Peter Cayetano as the 22nd Speaker of the House at the opening of the 18th Congress. 

Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags

  Jul 21, 2019 16:03:21
Panama on July 20 became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world's biggest environmental challenges. 

World News in Brief: July 21

  Jul 21, 2019 16:03:11
Voters across Japan began casting their ballots on Sunday (July 21) in the upper house election, which is expected to be a barometer of public opinion on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's six and a half years in power. Voting is underway at around 47,000 polling stations nationwide from 7:00 a.m. local time and will last until 8:00 p.m. local time. 

Saudi king approves hosting US troops to enhance regional security -SPA

  Jul 20, 2019 15:47:53
Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting US forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday (July 19). 

World News in Brief: July 20

  Jul 20, 2019 13:11:23
At least 10 people have been killed, 19 severely injured and five others are missing after an explosion ripped through a gas plant in central China's Henan Province Friday (July 19), local authorities confirmed Saturday (July 20). Further investigation is underway. 

Russia calls for resuming military dialogue with NATO

  Jul 20, 2019 09:45:05
Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) should work to avoid misunderstanding and resume dialogue in the military sphere to resolve existing problems, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday (July 19). 

A step forward

  Jul 19, 2019 17:29:16
NDO - After reconciliation efforts, the United Nations (UN) announced that Yemen's warring parties have agreed to new measures to enforce a ceasefire and facilitate a troop pullback from the flashpoint port of Hodeidah. This is a step on a long road to open the door for negotiation. 

COREPER passes signing of framework participation agreement with Vietnam

  Jul 19, 2019 13:05:52
NDO/VNA - The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union (COREPER) has recently approved the signing of a Framework Participation Agreement (FPA) with Vietnam to establish the Southeast Asian nation’s participation framework in the bloc’s crisis management activities. 

June 2019 was the hottest June on record across the globe -NOAA

  Jul 19, 2019 11:10:55
June 2019 was the hottest June in 140 years, setting a global record, according to the latest monthly global climate report released on July 18 by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 

World News in Brief: July 19

  Jul 19, 2019 10:27:49
The death toll of an anime studio blaze in Kyoto, Japan, on Thursday (July 18) has risen to 33, with 36 others injured, some suffering from severe burns or bleeding, local police and rescuers said. According to local police, a 41-year-old man, identified by his driver's license, admitted on his way to hospital that he spread a flammable liquid, possibly gasoline, around the building before setting it on fire. 

Cambodia to return 83 rubbish-filled containers to US, Canada: gov't spokesman

  Jul 19, 2019 06:18:25
Cambodia will send 83 containers of plastic waste back to the United States and Canada, government spokesman Phay Siphan said on July 18. 

Russia offers to sell Su-35 jets to Turkey after US ends F-35 deal

  Jul 18, 2019 20:56:02
Russia is willing to supply Turkey with Su-35 fighters if Ankara wants them, the head of Russia's hi-tech conglomerate Rostec Sergei Chemezov said on July 18, after the United States kicked Turkey out of the F-35 program. 

World News in Brief: July 18

  Jul 18, 2019 14:43:31
A fire at an animation studio in the city of Kyoto, western Japan, left multiple people dead and more than 30 others injured, some of them seriously, local media quoted investigators as saying Thursday (July 18).