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China ‘must be, will be’ reunified with Taiwan: Xi Jinping

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:21
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China must be and will be reunified with Taiwan, and called for the two rivals to work together to realise the “historic task” of complete reunification. “It is a historical conclusion drawn over 70…

China’s lunar probe lands on Moon’s far side

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:18
China’s Chang’e-4 lunar probe on Thursday became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon in a huge milestone for the nation as it attempts to position itself as a leading space power.…

Taiwan independence a ‘dead end’, says Xi Jinping

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 16:15
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called on Taiwan to reject independence by terming it a “dead end” and embrace “peaceful reunification” with China. Xi made the remarks at a gathering to mark the 40th anniversary of the issuing of the…

Democrat Elizabeth Warren to seek US presidency in 2020

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 17:16
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, one of the most prominent faces among Democrats, announced the formation of a committee to weigh a bid for the party’s 2020 nomination for president of the United States. “America’s middle class is under attack,” she…

Ready to meet Trump again, says Kim Jong-un

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 17:15
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un renewed his commitment to denuclearisation on Tuesday and said he was ready to meet US President Donald Trump for a second time. Kim, however, warned he might have to seek a “new path” if the…

Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro to take office

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 17:14
Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as Brazil’s new President on Tuesday, the media reported. A former army Captain, the 63-year-old Bolsonaro won the presidential election by a wide margin against Fernando Haddad of the left-wing Workers’ Party…

Thousands welcome 2019 in New York’s Times Square

Tuesday, 01 January 2019 17:11
Thousands of people bid farewell to 2018 and welcomed 2019 amid rain at the emblematic Times Square in New York, accompanied by a colourful cloud of confetti and the drop of the iconic crystal ball. The ball, which is more…

Guterres calls for unity in New Year’s message

Sunday, 30 December 2018 17:00
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said the UN will continue to bring people together to build bridges and create space for solutions in 2019. In his New Year message, the UN chief said the world is undergoing a stress…

Bangladesh elections: Security on high alert as polling begins

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:58
Bangladesh is voting on Sunday in a general election, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking her third consecutive term in office. Security forces are on high alert, with around 600,000 security personnel deployed across the nation. More than 100 million…

Mexico creates free zone on US border to win investment, create jobs

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:54
The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday decreed the creation of a free zone along the US border as part of a project to win investment, create jobs and reduce migration. “It is a very important…