Chinese leaders extend festival greetings

BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping and other top leaders extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese people Saturday as they met...

Hundreds trapped as quake hits Taiwan

TAIPEI, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan early Saturday morning damaged several buildings, with at least one building collapsed, trapping...

Italy confirms 9 cases of Zika

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Italy has confirmed nine cases of the Zika virus in the country, of which four registered in northern...

Chinese President and Obama have talks

BEIJING, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday held a telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama at the latter's...

Syrian peace talks expected to resume soon

GENEVA, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria issued a statement late Wednesday night, saying that the intra-Syrian...

Park will not tolerate DPRK missile launch

SEOUL, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Thursday that she will not tolerate a launch by the Democratic People's...

Brazil urges all people to beat mosquitoes

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday called on all Brazilians to help fight the proliferation of the...

Russia accuses Turkey of violating Treaty

MOSCOW, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday accused Turkey of violating the Treaty on Open Skies, vowing to take "adequate response"...

Xi stresses CPC’s leadership over army

NANCHANG, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with senior officers at local military units in the eastern province of Jiangxi on...

UN agencies coordinate efforts on Zika

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations said here Wednesday that more than 20 of its agencies are coordinating efforts in response...

UN confirms DPRK to launch satellite

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Three United Nations entities have been informed of the intentions of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)...

Indian court to review homosexuality ban

NEW DELHI, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- India's Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to review its previous judgment that upheld a law criminalizing homosexuality. The apex court...

UK says proposals on EU show progress

LONDON, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday that the draft European Union (EU) reform proposals released by European...

Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump in Iowa

DES MOINES, United States, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Monday won Iowa Republican caucuses with a comfortable lead over billionaire...

WHO raises alarm on Zika outbreak

GENEVA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil constituted a Public Health Emergency of...

China’s military regrouped into 5 commands

BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping conferred military flags to the five newly-established theater commands of the People's Liberation Army (PLA)...

Voters to decide in Iowa today

DES MOINES, the United States, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Iowa caucuses on Monday mark the beginning of the presidential nomination process for both...

EC says no deal after talks with UK PM

LONDON, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Visiting European Council President Donald Tusk said "no deal" had been reached yet over Britain's future in Europe after...

Hamas to continue preparations for battle

GAZA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- A spokesman for the Islamic Hamas movement's armed wing al-Qassam Brigades said on Sunday night that his group will...

Pakistan, Afghanistan for better coordination

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan and Afghan military commanders agreed Saturday on better coordination and enhancing security measures at both sides of the...