Canadian citizen indicted in China for spying

SHENYANG, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- A Canadian citizen has been accused of spying and stealing China's state secrets, Chinese authorities said on Thursday. Kevin Garratt...

DPRK may have tested hydrogen bomb

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) may have had a failed test of some components of a hydrogen...

Syrian opposition undecided on talks

RIYADH, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian opposition have ended their meetings here Wednesday without reaching a final decision over whether they would participate...

Five migrant workers killed in Myanmar

YANGON, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Five migrant workers have been killed after falling off the edge of a mountain while digging jade stones in...

China keen to work with US on global issues

BEIJING, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged the United States to work with China to find solutions to more global...

Danish parliament adopts controversial bill

COPENHAGEN, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Danish Parliament on Tuesday passed a controversial bill that tightens rules on asylum applications and empowers the authorities...

Six police officers killed in Kenya

LAMU, Kenya, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) --At least six Kenyan police officers were killed on Tuesday and three others injured when the vehicle they were...

Russia will not yield to western pressure

MOSCOW, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Russia intends to build relationships with western countries on the basis of equality and mutual benefit, and it will...

President calls on Indians to shun violence

NEW DELHI, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday urged Indians to shun "violence, intolerance and unreason" in a reference to...

Europe faces threat of Paris style attacks

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The terrorist group Islamic State is planning large scale Paris-style terror attacks, focusing primarily on Europe, the head of...

Intra-Syrian talks postponed to Jan. 29

GENEVA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told press on Monday that intra-Syrian talks initially planned to start...

Abbott to recontest seat at next poll

CANBERRA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has on Monday declared that he will recontest his seat at the next...

Scores injured in Japan’s snowstorm

TOKYO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Five people died and scores have been injured, as swathes of western and central Japan on Sunday saw record...

Alaska hit by 7.1-magnitude earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- A 7.1-magnitude earthquake rattled southern Alaska early Sunday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred at...

Chinese leader concludes Middle East trip

BEIJING, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping returned to Beijing early Sunday morning after his state visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and...

Palestinians, France discuss peace conference

RAMALLAH, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday that Palestinian leadership is coordinating with France to convene an international peace conference...

Monster winter storm slams U.S. East Coast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- A massive winter storm has been clobbering the eastern region of the United States, forcing more cities along the...

Abe seeks votes from lower income class

TOKYO, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought to gain more votes from lower income class for the upcoming upper house...

Social media can help beat IS: Facebook COO

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- "Counter-speech" is the best answer to combating terrorist organizations like the Islamic State (IS or ISIS), Facebook's COO...

Death toll in Aegean sea over 41

ATHENS, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- At least 41 people lost their lives in two tragedies in the Aegean Sea on Friday, when boats carrying...