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Maldives president calls India ‘our closest friend’

NEW DELHI (AP) -- The new president of the Maldives has called India the island nation’s “closest friend,” welcome words for New Delhi after years of growing economic influence by Beijing.

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December 17, 2018
- “Yellow Vests” stage more protests against Macron’s policy, but participant number drops
PARIS (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people wearing yellow vests took to the streets across France on Saturday to .. More >>>

December 15, 2018
- Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In back-to-back votes against Saudi Arabia, the Senate delivered an unusual rebuke of President Donald Trump’s response to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and signaled new skepticism from Capitol Hill toward the longtime Middle East ally.
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December 14, 2018
- India’s Modi concedes defeat in key state elections
NEW DELHI (China Daily) -- India’s ruling party lost power in three key states on Tuesday, dealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014 and boosting the opposition ahead of national polls next year... More >>>

December 13, 2018
- Pelosi gives Trump an earful, questions ‘manhood’ in private
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at.. More >>>

December 12, 2018
- French president hikes minimum wage, promises tax relief to head off “Yellow Vests” protests
PARIS (Xinhua) -- Still grappling with the “Yellow Vests” protests, French President Emmanuel Macron on .. More >>>

December 11, 2018
- Top EU court rules UK can change mind over Brexit
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union’s top court ruled Monday that Britain can change its mind over Brexit, .. More >>>

December 10, 2018
- Xi hopes US, DPRK meet halfway to advance peace
China (China Daily)¬† -- President Xi Jinping said on Friday that he hopes Pyongyang and Washington will meet each other halfway and accommodate each other’s legitimate concerns so there can be continuous progress in peninsula peace talks... More >>>

December 8, 2018
- Strong partnerships key to solid waste management
Solid waste management still poses challenges for many countries around the world and there is a need for all nations to work together to address the issue urgently. A strong partnership and cooperation from all sectors are key for effective solid .. More >>>

December 7, 2018
- Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon
(AP) -- Internal Facebook documents released by a UK parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark... More >>>

December 6, 2018
- Netanyahu says Lebanon’s Hezbollah plans to occupy part of northern Israel
JERUSALEM (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that the Lebanon-based.. More >>>

December 5, 2018
- Ukrainian president moves to end friendship treaty with Russia
KIEV (Xinhua/China Daily) -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday submitted to parliament a draft law on ending the Treaty on Friendship, .. More >>>

December 4, 2018
- Americans to begin saying their goodbyes to George H.W. Bush
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when .. More >>>

December 1, 2018
- Vietnam pledges Zero Hunger by 2025
Hanoi (Vietnam News) -- The Vietnamese Government affirmed that agricultural development was the best solution to the .. More >>>

November 30, 2018
- US, Mexico face stark choices as new president takes over
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Migrants, trade, crime, the border wall: The challenges to the modern US-Mexico relationship.. More >>>

November 29, 2018
- Truck carrying chemicals explodes, killing 22 in China
CHINA (China Daily) -- A truck transporting hazardous chemicals exploded in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, early Wednesday morning, leaving at least 22 dead and another 22 injured... More >>>

November 28, 2018
- Last US Senate race of midterms up for vote in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi voters are deciding the last US Senate race of the midterms, choosing between a.. More >>>

November 27, 2018
- Mexico to up security at border after migrants try to cross
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico pledged to shore up security near its border with the United States .. More >>>

November 26, 2018
- New lander will add to humans’ long fascination with Mars
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday’s arrival of a NASA lander named InSight... More >>>

November 24, 2018
- 5 killed in terrorist attack in diplomatic area in Pakistan’s Karachi
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua/China Daily) - At least five people including two policemen were killed on Friday morning in a terrorist attack in the diplomatic area in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, police and hospital officials said... More >>>

November 23, 2018
- British PM hails Brexit progress, but still no breakthrough
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that she has made fresh progress in Brexit talks at a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, as negotiators try to pin down an agreement that EU leaders can rubber-stamp this weekend... More >>>

November 22, 2018
- UNICEF youngest ambassador pledges to speak out for children’s rights
UNITED NATIONS (Xinhua) -- British actress Millie Bobby Brown on Tuesday pledged to “speak out” for.. More >>>

November 21, 2018
- Chicago hospital shooting leaves 4 dead, including police officer and gunman
CHICAGO (China Daily) -- A gunman shot a doctor to death outside a Chicago hospital on Monday before storming .. More >>>

November 20, 2018
- 60 arrested after midnight clashes at Sabarimala; protesters camp outside Kerala CM’s house
New Delhi (The Statesman) -- Over 60 pilgrims were arrested from Sabarimala after they failed to comply to.. More >>>

November 19, 2018
- Moon, Xi agree to closely cooperate for successful 2nd US-NK summit
(Yonhap/The Korea Herald) -- The leaders of South Korea and China agreed to work closely together for the success of a possible second summit between the United States and North Korea during their talks in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, Seoul’s presidential office said... More >>>

November 15, 2018
- Britain agrees Brexit divorce deal with EU, May’s opponents vow to thwart it
LONDON (China Daily) -- Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union after more than a year of talks,.. More >>>

November 14, 2018
- After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- When US forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 .. More >>>

November 13, 2018
- China to work with MRC on Mekong management 
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has received a positive response from the Chinese government following .. More >>>

November 12, 2018
- Asean Summit will see region’s leaders discuss ways to take grouping forward
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times) -- Singapore will be in the spotlight as leaders of all 10 Asean members gather for the 33rd Asean Summit and several related meetings at the Suntec Singapore Convention Centre next week. The summits, which mark the final milestone of Singapore’s chairmanship of Asean, will be chaired by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong... More >>>

November 10, 2018
- Fire kills at least 7 at dormitory-style housing in S. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A fire that likely blocked a crucial exit at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul killed at least seven people and injured 11 others on Friday, according to fire authorities who were investigating possible safety lapses in the building.
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