World News in Brief: July 11

Thursday, 2019-07-11 15:44:18
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A passenger train rammed into a freight train in Pakistan's eastern city of Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday (July 11) morning, killing 13 people and injuring over 70 others, officials said. Following the accident, police and rescue teams rushed to the scene and shifted the injured to nearby hospitals.

* China and the United States can find a way to resolve their trade dispute if each other's concerns are taken into consideration, the commerce ministry said on Thursday.

* Senior US diplomat David Hale met with Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, in Helsinki on Wednesday (July 10) to discuss US-Russian relations, the State Department said, amid tensions between the two countries over a range of issues.

* Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that the country is seeking local and foreign investments to establish more and more industries to increase the country's income and create employment opportunities.

* US President Donald Trump on Wednesday made new threats against Iran by saying that sanctions will be added "substantially" to the Middle East country as bilateral tensions remain high.

* Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday warned Britain of the "consequences" of the recent seizure of an Iranian oil tanker in the Strait of Gibraltar, Press TV reported.

* The international community should not overreact to Iran's recent nuclear moves because they do not incur any proliferation risks, said Fu Cong, head of the Chinese delegation at an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday.

* Switzerland said on Wednesday it had agreed with Britain to maintain the flow of information on organized crime and terrorism even if Brexit begins without a deal with the European Union (EU).

* Newly-elected Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined his government's priorities and code of conduct during the first cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

* US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that crosscurrents such as trade tensions and concerns about global growth have been weighing on the US economic activity and outlook.

* Humanitarian workers are concerned about a camp in southeast Syria where an estimated 25,000 displaced people are living in "dire conditions," a UN spokesman said on Wednesday.

* Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem on Wednesday discussed the formation of a constitutional committee with the UN special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen, state news agency SANA reported.

Reuters, Xinhua