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China's economic health important to world: IMF chief

Xinhua November 24, 2019 16:54:19

China has been a major growth engine for the world economy, and its economic health bears global significance, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva told Xinhua in a...

Plane crashes in eastern Congo with 17 aboard

-- November 24, 2019 15:20:28

A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, resulting in several deaths, the office of the provincial governor sa...

149 migrants rescued in shipwreck off Italian coast

Xinhua November 24, 2019 14:57:39

A total of 149 migrants have been rescued and some 20 are missing after a boat capsized late Saturday in stormy seas near the Italian island of Lampedusa, authorities and local media said Sunday. The...

Still hope for US-China trade deal this year: US official

-- November 24, 2019 12:56:57

United States national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Saturday that an initial trade agreement with China is still possible by the end of the year, but warned Washington would not turn...

US, France vie to bolster Gulf security after Saudi oil attack

-- November 24, 2019 12:25:48

The United States and France are boosting Saudi Arabia’s radar systems following crippling drone and cruise missile attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in September, which Washington blames on I...

South Korea to continue intelligence-sharing pact with Japan

-- November 23, 2019 13:38:50

South Korea says it is to continue a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan that had been threatened by a long-running dispute. The move was welcomed by the US which had urged the two countrie...

Croatia to hire over 78,000 foreign workers in 2020

-- November 23, 2019 12:45:45

The Croatian government has set an annual quota of 78,470 permits for hiring foreign workers in 2020. The government unveiled the quota after a regular meeting on Friday, reports Xinhua. A total of...

Two dead, nine missing as fishing boat sinks off Morocco

-- November 23, 2019 12:23:06

A boat capsized off the coast of Morocco’s port of Tan Tan, 856 km (537 miles), south of capital Rabat, leaving two fishermen dead while at least nine others were still missing, the fisheries de...

Australia gives $300m loan to PNG for budget support

-- November 23, 2019 11:49:51

Australia on Saturday said it would provide a loan of $300 million as direct budget assistance for the Pacific island of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and aid its economic reforms and government financing....

China approves two new IPOs

-- November 23, 2019 11:37:06

China's top securities watchdog has approved the initial public offering (IPO) applications of two companies. The two companies, Chengdu Gas Group Co, Ltd. and Streamax Technology Co, Ltd., and their...

Trump accuses impeachment witness of lying

-- November 23, 2019 11:09:02

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Uk...

Fed official sees biggest risk to US economy from tariffs

-- November 22, 2019 12:46:14

The biggest risk to the overall US economy remains tariffs and trade as businesses have cut back on investment, a US Federal Reserve official has said. "Right now, overall, my base case scenario is c...

Malaysia arrests 680 suspected members of Chinese fraud gang

-- November 21, 2019 14:39:34

Malaysian authorities have arrested 680 Chinese nationals suspected of operating an extensive online fraud operation cheating people in their homeland, officials said on Thursday. A team of 150 Immig...

BMW orders over 10 billion euros’ worth of battery cells

-- November 21, 2019 14:06:25

German carmaker BMW on Thursday said it had ordered more than 10 billion euros’ ($11.07 billion) worth of battery cells from Chinese battery cell maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL)...

ADB introduces new loan pricing for higher income countries

-- November 21, 2019 13:55:37

The ADB has introduced a new loan pricing for its developing member countries and economies with higher income sub-groups paying higher maturity premiums for longer term loans. The Asian Development...

Taiwan courting ‘disaster’ after election independence comment: China

-- November 21, 2019 13:47:08

The Chinese government warned self-ruled Taiwan on Thursday that it was courting “disaster”, after the running mate for President Tsai Ing-wen in January elections said he was working towa...

China 'not stepping up' in trade talks, Trump says

Reuters November 21, 2019 10:42:31

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has not made a trade deal with China yet because Beijing is not “stepping up” in negotiations. “I don’t think they’re step...

UK outraged at ‘torture’ of ex-Hong Kong consulate employee

-- November 20, 2019 14:34:35

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday condemned China’s treatment of a former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate who told a newspaper Chinese secret police beat him as...

‘Catastrophic’ fire alerts in South Australia, Victoria

-- November 20, 2019 13:44:41

Heat and winds are threatening to widen Australia's bushfire crisis, with three states warned to expect their worst conditions of the season so far. Soaring temperatures in South Australia prompted "...

Afghanistan chopper crash kills two US service members

-- November 20, 2019 12:36:25

Two United States service members were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US military said in a statement. “The cause of the crash is under investigation, however pre...

Thousands of Canadian railway workers go on strike

-- November 19, 2019 15:02:17

About 3,000 workers of Canadian National Railway, the country’s largest railroad operator, went on strike on Tuesday, labour union Teamsters Canada said after both parties failed to resolve cont...

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment

-- November 19, 2019 12:34:11

The former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a prison sentence for corruption, has left the country to receive medical treatment in London. Sharif, a three-time prime minister, has...

24 soldiers die in militant attack in Mali

-- November 19, 2019 10:55:39

Twenty-four soldiers have been killed in an attack by militants in eastern Mali, the country's army has said. Another 29 were also injured during a joint operation between troops from Mali and Niger...

China's civil aviation industry posts robust growth

Xinhua November 18, 2019 16:56:37

China's civil aviation sector reported steady expansion as well as continuous high safety standards in the first 10 months of this year, official data showed. The total transport turnover of the indu...

Food shortages hit Bolivia, new elections still uncertain

-- November 18, 2019 11:54:13

Bolivians languished in long lines on the streets of La Paz on Sunday to secure chicken, eggs and cooking fuel as supporters of ousted President Evo Morales crippled the country’s highways, isol...

US expected to grant Huawei 90-day license extension

-- November 18, 2019 11:04:57

The Trump administration is set to issue a 90-day extension of a license on Monday allowing US companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar...

Saudi Aramco in race for IPO record with $1.7 trillion top value

-- November 18, 2019 10:23:07

Saudi Aramco is worth up to $1.7 trillion at the price range set by the oil giant on Sunday, below the $2.0 trillion sought by Saudi’s crown prince but putting it in the running to become the wo...

US, S Korea postpone joint exercise criticised by N Korea

-- November 17, 2019 13:52:06

The United States and South Korea on Sunday said they were postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticised as provocative. US Defence Secretary Mark Esper and his South Korea...

Bushfire conditions worsen in east, west Australia

-- November 17, 2019 11:42:38

Rising temperatures, lightning strikes and gusty winds further raised fire danger on both coasts of Australia on Sunday as the country already battles more than 120 bushfires and firefighters work day...

Untimely rains delay India's rural economy recovery

-- November 17, 2019 11:11:40

Heavy rains in October and November have brought more misery to India’s farmers, after summer-sown crops such as soybean, cotton, rice and vegetables suffered rain and flood damage during the we...