French Ambassador to Italy to return to Rome on Feb.15 -Minister

French Ambassador to Italy to return to Rome on Feb.15 -Minister

France's ambassador to Italy, Christian Masset , recalled by his country this month in response to a series of critical comments directed at France by Italian politicians, will return to Rome on Friday (February 15), said the French European Affairs Minister. (Feb 15, 2019 14:30:20)

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World News in Brief: February 16

  Feb 16, 2019 13:54:04
Malaysia kicked start another by-election campaign on February 16 as the ruling Pakatan Harapan coalition eyes a rebound from a previous electoral defeat. 

World News in Brief: February 15

  Feb 15, 2019 10:55:07
US House of Representatives on February 14 night passed a legislation on spending and border security to avert another government shutdown, hours after the bill was approved by the Senate. 

World News in Brief: February 14

  Feb 14, 2019 14:38:29
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith will lead government officials on an official visit to Brunei on February 16-17, local daily Vientiane Times reported on February 14. 

Ambassador affirms ASEAN’s efforts to narrow development gap

  Feb 13, 2019 18:25:26
NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy noted the efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to narrow development gaps among its members at a session of the Commission for Social Development of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). 

Efforts accelerated to make Africa a bright spot

  Feb 13, 2019 18:12:13
NDO – The 32nd African Union (AU) Summit recently concluded in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa with a commitment to taking action for the prosperity of the people in the continent. The focus of African leaders in the near future will be put on addressing the issue of migration aiming to reduce the state of exile, which causes social, security and economic challenges in the “dark continent”. 

Humanitarian workers still cannot access Yemen's Red Sea Mills: UN

  Feb 13, 2019 16:38:30
The lack of access to Yemen's Red Sea Mills in the key port of Hodeidah by humanitarian workers is "a tragedy," Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN secretary-general, said on February 12. 

World News in Brief: February 13

  Feb 13, 2019 15:40:36
Libyan Coast Guards on February 12 announced to have rescued 132 illegal immigrants a day earlier, including women and children, off the coast of the city of Khoms, some 120 km east of the capital Tripoli. 

China sees over 30.5 mln trips by foreign travelers in 2018

  Feb 13, 2019 15:39:23
Foreign travelers made 30.54 million trips to China in 2018, a 4.7 percent increase than that of 2017, according to China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism. 

We can reach a Brexit deal parliament can support -UK PM May

  Feb 12, 2019 20:21:41
Prime Minister Theresa May said on February 12 she believed she could reach a Brexit deal that parliament could support, allowing Britain to leave the European Union on March 29. 

World News in Brief: February 12

  Feb 12, 2019 15:28:49
Myanmar President U Win Myint on February 12 stressed the united strength and commitment of all ethnic people in helping preserve and perpetuate independence and sovereignty, and prevent the disintegration of the union. 

International efforts accelerated to ease tensions in Venezuela

  Feb 12, 2019 14:25:31
NDO – Venezuela’s National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) has launched a big six-day military exercise to get prepared to defend the country in every situation. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro affirmed that Venezuela is a peaceful country and does not allow any military interventions, nor the occurrence of a civil war, as hoped for by hostile groups from both at home and abroad. 

Putin-Erdogan-Rouhani summit set for Feb. 14 in Sochi

  Feb 12, 2019 11:10:28
The fourth meeting of the heads of Russia, Turkey and Iran dedicated to the settlement in Syria is set for February 14 in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, the Kremlin said on February 11. 

UK approaches Gulf states on trade pact after Brexit: UAE minister

  Feb 11, 2019 20:16:16
Britain has approached the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) over a possible trade pact to replace the EU after Britain leaves the European bloc, the Al Arabiya news channel reported on February 11. 

World News in Brief: February 11

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The Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in said Monday (February 11) that the second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States will be a critical turning point for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.