Chinese FM rejects groundless criticism of Xinjiang, Hong Kong issuesBy RSS
China does not accept any groundless criticism, Wang said in response to questions raised by Reuters on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Former French president Chirac dies at 8626 Sep, 2019
The centre-right Chirac rose to prominence as mayor of Paris before becoming prime minister and then serving as head of state from 1995-2007.
Angry lawmakers challenge attorney general on Brexit advice25 Sep, 2019
“This Parliament should have the courage to face the electorate, but it won’t, because so many of them are really all about preventing us leaving the European Union,” he told lawmakers. “But the time is coming. The time is coming, Mr. Speaker, when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas.”
UN chief warns of a world divided between US and China25 Sep, 2019
“We must do everything possible to avert the great fracture and maintain a universal system, a universal economy with universal respect for international law; a multipolar world with strong multilateral institutions,” he told presidents, prime ministers, monarchs and ministers from the U.N.’s 193 member states.
At UN, Trump to face questions about Ukraine, Iran, allies23 Sep, 2019
Trump will address a meeting about the persecution of religious minorities, particularly Christians, an issue that resonates with Trump’s evangelical supporters.
Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened22 Sep, 2019
President Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week’s upcoming high-level meetings at the United Nations, which comes amid heightened Mideast tensions following a series of attacks, including a missile-and-drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry.
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran21 Sep, 2019
The announcement reflected Trump’s comments earlier in the day when he told reporters that showing restraint “shows far more strength” than launching military strikes and he wanted to avoid an all-out war with Iran.
Israel’s election highlights secular-religious divide20 Sep, 2019
“Something has changed in recent years, the coercion has gone overboard,” said Dulberg, who runs a small family-run jewelry business. “We are a Jewish state, but not a religious state.”
Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack19 Sep, 2019
“I am making a very serious statement that we don’t want to engage in a military confrontation,” Zarif said. “But we won’t blink to defend our territory.”
EU lawmakers vote to approve Brexit delay if UK requests one18 Sep, 2019
Britain’s departure from the 28-nation bloc has already been delayed twice.
Netanyahu faces uphill battle after repeat election18 Sep, 2019
“The conclusion is clear, everything we said throughout the campaign is coming true,” he said outside his home in the West Bank settlement of Nokdim. “There is one and only option: a national unity government that is broad and liberal and we will not join any other option.”
Iran’s supreme leader: No talks with the US at any level17 Sep, 2019
“There will be no talks with the U.S. at any level,” he said.
Johnson the Brexit 'Hulk' finally meets EU's Juncker17 Sep, 2019
After a weekend in which he compared himself to comic book super-smasher Hulk, the British leader will enjoy a genteel working lunch of snails and salmon in Luxembourg with the EU Commission president.
Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack16 Sep, 2019
The attack, which halved the kingdom’s oil production and sent crude prices spiking, led Trump to authorize the release of U.S. strategic reserves should they be necessary to stabilize markets.
Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger16 Sep, 2019
The huge swings in scientists’ estimates — even this new calculation could be off by billions of years — reflect different approaches to the tricky problem of figuring the universe’s real age.
Iran dismisses US allegation it was behind Saudi oil attacks15 Sep, 2019
The attacks Saturday claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels resulted in “the temporary suspension of production operations” at the Abqaiq processing facility and the Khurais oil field, Riyadh said.
Yemen rebels claim drone attacks on major Saudi oil sites14 Sep, 2019
The attack also likely will heighten tensions further across the wider Persian Gulf amid a confrontation between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.
Migrant escaping Libya torture: We will go to Europe or die13 Sep, 2019
“Even if the water is not good, we said ‘today we will go to Europe, or we die,’” Diallo recalled.
7 questions heading into 10-candidate Democratic debate12 Sep, 2019
The lineup in Houston will be different but the dynamic familiar: Former Vice President Joe Biden will fight to preserve his front-runner status as a crowded stage of lower-tier candidates scrap for attention and momentum any way they can.