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Myanmar President calls for peace in Independence Day speech

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:41
Myanmar President U Win Myint on Friday called for trust-building to promote the peace process and ensuring well-balanced development of all states and regions. He made the call in his message on the occasion of the 71st Independence Day of…

Trump receives Kim Jong-un’s letter, expects meeting in near future

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:40
US President Donald Trump said he has received a “great” letter from the top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and expected their second meeting to take place in the “not-too-distant future.” “I just got…

Trump looks forward to meeting Pakistan’s new leadership

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:31
US President Donald Trump said he “looks forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan” and in the same breath accused Islamabad of “housing the enemy”. Trump’s remarks came during a cabinet meeting over non-allocation of finances that led to…

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…