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Freight train links China with Vietnam

NANCHANG, (Xinhua) -- Freight train services have been launched between Nanchang City in east China's Jiangxi Province and Hanoi in Vietnam. A train loaded with auto parts and office equipment departed from Henggang Railway Station...

Putin, Trump stress diplomatic solution to Korean Peninsula issue — Kremlin

MOSCOW,  (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump exchanged views on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue in a phone conversation Tuesday, stressing the need to seek a solution through...

North Korea calls terror relisting ‘serious provocation’ by Trump – state media

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea denounced on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling it a “serious provocation and violent infringement”, North Korean state media...

Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia’s war and sentenced...

Boxed in by slow growth, Hammond readies budget

LONDON (Reuters) - Chancellor Philip Hammond will say on Wednesday how much he can afford to help unhappy voters as he faces a potentially sharp deterioration in the economy’s growth prospects. Hammond, fighting for his...

UK government failed to protect consumers over Hinkley nuclear deal – MPs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government failed to protect energy consumers when agreeing a deal to build the Hinkley C nuclear power station and should reevaluate the case for investing in more atomic plants, a...

U.S. sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organisations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organisations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade. The U.S. Treasury...

U.S. federal judge overturns Trump’s fund-cutting order to sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO, (Xinhua) -- A U.S. federal judge Monday permanently blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump to punish some sanctuary cities by cutting funds over their alleged non-compliance with the government. U.S. District...

East Asia Summit leaders stress importance of maintaining peace, stability in South China Sea

MANILA, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Leaders from the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its dialogue countries have stressed the importance of maintaining peace, stability and security in the South...

Britain to detail Brexit bill when EU agrees to move talks forward

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will only detail how big a divorce settlement Britain is willing to pay the EU when the bloc gives a commitment to moving talks forward, according to...