China, Ecuador pledge to advance pragmatic cooperation

Beijing [China], May 21: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday held a phone conversation with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Holguin,...

China strongly opposes Canada's ban on Huawei, ZTE telecommunication equipment

Beijing [China], May 21: China strongly opposes Canada's latest ban on the use of equipment and services from Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE in...

Chinese, Nicaraguan FMs hold phone conversation, vowing to boost cooperation

Beijing [China], May 21: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday held a phone conversation with Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada.

Former senior Jiangxi provincial legislator arrested for suspected bribery

Beijing [China], May 21: Gong Jianhua, former vice chairman of the Standing Committee of Jiangxi Provincial People's Congress, has been arrested on suspicion of bribery,...

Beijing extends COVID control measures amid local outbreak

Beijing [China], May 21: Beijing will maintain strict and tight COVID-19 control measures as hidden community-level transmission has been discovered through recent screenings, a municipal...

Russian, U.S. military chiefs discuss Ukraine over phone

Moscow [Russia], May 20: Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov and U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...

Italy reports 1st case of monkeypox

Rome [Italy], May 20: Italy announced on Thursday that the country's first case of monkeypox had been identified, with the patient isolated at a hospital...

Scholz says no shortcuts to Ukraine's EU membership bid

Berlin [Germany], May 20: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that there would be no shortcuts to Ukraine's bid to join the European Union...

S.Korea reports 25,125 new COVID-19 cases

Seoul [South Korea], May 20: South Korea reported 25,125 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number...

Uzbekistan to ease tariff policy for energy sector reform

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], May 20: Uzbekistan will introduce a monthly "social norm" - a limit for state-subsidized gas and electricity as a part of broader energy...

Soldier killed in terrorist attack in NW Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 20: A soldier was killed in an explosion near a military convoy in South Waziristan district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)...

Pakistan bans import of non-essential luxury products to stabilize economy

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 20: The Pakistani government has imposed a complete ban on the import of more than three dozen non-essential luxury items as part...

Pakistan reports 89 new COVID-19 cases

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 20: Pakistan reported 89 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the tally of infected people to 1,529,560, the ministry of health said on Thursday.

13 women awarded damages for Japanese medical school's entrance exams rigging

Tokyo [Japan], May 20: A Japanese court on Thursday decided that a medical school in Tokyo should pay about 8.05 million yen (63,000 U.S. dollars)...

HKSAR gov't to relaunch online platform for declaration of non-local COVID-19 vaccination...

Hong Kong, May 20: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Thursday announced that the online platform for declaration of non-local COVID-19 vaccination...

Taiwan's accumulated number of local COVID-19 cases exceeds 1 mln

Taipei [Taiwan], May 20: The total number of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases recorded in Taiwan has exceeded 1 million, the island's disease monitoring agency said...

Chinese mainland reports 176 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

Beijing [China], May 20: The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 176 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 88 were in Shanghai, according to the National...

China to work with BRICS to promote common development: Xi

Beijing [China], May 20: China is willing to work with all countries, including the BRICS nations, to promote common development around the world, Chinese President...

China calls on BRICS countries to gather consensus in face of global...

Beijing [China], May 20: Facing new global challenges, BRICS countries should be in line with the world trend, build consensus, strengthen confidence, and make efforts...

Biden's daughter tests positive for COVID-19

Washington [US], May 19: U.S. President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said on Wednesday.

Four EU states sign declaration to provide 230 mln households with green...

Copenhagen [Denmark], May 19: The heads of government of Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands signed a joint declaration on Wednesday at the North Sea...

German employment exceeds pre-COVID-19 levels: Destatis

Berlin [Germany], May 19: Germany's labor market fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic as the number of people in employment exceeded pre-crisis levels again in...

Turkey threatens not to approve Sweden's NATO bid if "terrorists" not extradited

Ankara [Turkey], May 19: Turkey will not approve Sweden's NATO membership if the country does not extradite "terrorists" upon Turkish request, Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

US reopens embassy in Ukraine

Washington [US], May 19: The United States reopened its embassy in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday, three months after it ceased operation...

Moscow expels 24 Italian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Moscow [Russia], May 19: Moscow has declared 24 Italian diplomats "personae non gratae" in response to Italy's expulsion of Russian diplomats earlier last month, the...

Synthetic drugs supply channel eliminated in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek [Kyrgyzstan], May 19: A network of stable channels for the transportation and sale of synthetic drugs to Central Asia via the Internet has been...

Singapore reports 6,442 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, May 19: Singapore reported 6,442 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 1,254,113.