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US aircraft carrier strike group begins ‘routine’ patrols in South China Sea

Tensions between China and the US have been ratcheting up with the deployment of a US aircraft carrier strike group in the South China Sea. China's...

US Vice President Pence's speech leaves EU leaders confused

At the Munich Security Conference, the US has sought to reassure its European allies that the administration will stay loyal to its old friends,...

China calls for multilateralism, cooperation, global governance

China has called for adhering to multilateralism, enhancing cooperation and improving global governance in Munich Security Conference. At the...

400,000 colorful windmills brighten early spring in southwest China

A total of 400,000 colorful windmills were artfully laid out in southwest China's Chengdu, attracting visitors in early spring. The flowers on the...

The Debate - Syria Solution

Broadcast Date: 19.2.2017 Is the United States really interested in getting rid of Daesh or not in Syria? This has been a question that the Syrian...

Trump mocked for making up terror attack

The White House has tried to sweep under the carpet the latest gaffe made by President Donald Trump, after his reference to an alleged security...

SpaceX rocket successfully blasts off with second attempt

A SpaceX rocket has successfully blasted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Station in Florida. The Falcon 9 is the first commercial rocket to launch...

US Vice President tries to alleviate NATO allies’ confusion

When it comes to the Munich Security Conference and US foreign policy, Douglas Smith, a former assistant secretary at the US Department of Homeland...

News in Brief -- February 20th -- 03:30 GMT

1. People in the US have staged rallies in the cities of New York and Chicago to condemn President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban....

Demos held across France over corrupt politicians

French hold nationwide rallies to express their anger at the corruption of the elected politicians. People in the capital and several other cities...

‘We won but we lost anyway’: Kim Dotcom eligible for extradition to US - High Court of NZ

The New Zealand High Court has ruled that while Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three co-accused in his case cannot be extradited on copyright...

NATO Chief pledges more spending on defense budget on Munich Security Conference

On the last day of the Munich Security Conference, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on NATO members to spend more on defense....

Creditors push Greece for tougher labour rules

The Eurozone's finance ministers will decide on Monday whether Greece has taken enough measures to qualify for more money from its bailout loan....

Rocky first month in office for Donald Trump

It has been a controversial first month in the White House for US President Donald Trump. From legal challenges to his executive orders to shaky...

High radiation levels discovered at Japan's Fukushima

Unexpectedly high levels of radiation have been found inside one of the damaged reactors at the Fukushima nuclear power station. The plant was...

Somalia: Dozens killed in Mogadishu market blast

A car bomb in the Somali capital of Mogadishu has killed at least 39 people and wounded 50 others. No one has yet claimed responsibility, but the...

Russian foreign minister announces latest Ukraine ceasefire will start from Monday

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Saturday that a ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and separatists is to take...

'Ice Storm' endurance race held in Siberia

The deepest freshwater lake in the world hosted a freezing endurance race on Sunday. Lake Baikal in Siberia is, by volume, the largest freshwater...

Hundreds take part in tomato war in Chile

Hundreds of people participate in seventh annual Tomato War. One hundred tonnes of tomatoes were placed inside a rodeo ring and the participants...

De Mistura questions US engagement

UN special envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura has questioned the United States’ engagement in Syria. He says Washington needs to decide whether it’s...

Iraqi forces launch assault on western Mosul

Iraq's Defense Ministry has released footage showing its planes conducting air strikes, which it claims killed 93 ISIL militants and destroyed 18...

Bogota blast: About 30 injured in explosion near bullring

An explosion near a Bogota bullring injured about 30 people, most of them police officers, as they prepared for anti-bullfighting protests in...

Japan’s APA hotel continues to trigger controversy over anti-Semitic content in Canada

Japan's APA Hotels and Resorts have continued to stir controversy after being boycotted by China for placing books written by its CEO in guest...

Dogs celebrate carnival in Rio

With less than one week to go before the official start of Rio's carnival, even the dogs are getting in on the fun. For 14 years, the "Blacão" - a...

Iran Transport minister survives no-confidence vote

Iran's minister of roads and urban development Abbas Akhoundi has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. Akhoundi survived the no-confidence...

Wilders criticized for anti-Islam comments

A Muslim organization in the Netherlands has lashed out at anti-Islam comments made by far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders. Muslim umbrella group...

'3 days on thin ice': 205km freezing endurance Baikal race

More than 40 Russians and 30 Dutch nationals took part in freezing endurance race on Lake Baikal on Sunday. They competed in an ice skating and...

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