Extreme poverty on rise in LatAm: UN agency2019-01-16
More people are living in extreme poverty in Latin America than at any time since 2008, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), which is based in Chile's capital of Santiago, said on Tuesday.
Urgent: 6.8-magnitude quake hits 115km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu -- USGS2019-01-16
A 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolted 115km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu at 18:06:34 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
W020190115391876495106_副本.jpg Final word on Brexit plan to go to PM as most crucial vote in a generation nears2019-01-15
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she will make the closing speech drawing to a close the marathon debate on Britain's future in the European Union (EU).
Under pressure and facing skepticism, Macron proposes "new contract" for France2019-01-15
With the "yellow vest" social rebellion showing no sign of abating, French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed to build a "new contract" for the nation with which he hopes to "transform anger into solutions" and defuse the month-long street protests that had shaken his leadership.
Palestine's Abbas in New York for takeover of G77 chair2019-01-15
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is in New York on Monday for a takeover of the chairmanship of the Group of 77 (G77) developing countries.
France offers 1.15 bln USD loan to Iraq for reconstruction2019-01-15
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday that his government granted one billion euros (1.15 billion U.S. dollars) loan to Iraq to support reconstruction and stability efforts in the areas destroyed by the war against the extremist Islamic State (IS) militants.
Greek new defense minister sworn in ahead of confidence vote to gov't2019-01-15
Former head of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff admiral Evangelos Apostolakis was sworn in on Monday as the country's new Defense Minister ahead of a confidence vote to the government which is scheduled for Wednesday evening, Greek national news agency AMNA reported.
Boeing appreciates Indonesia's efforts to recover "black box" of crashed jet2019-01-15
U.S. top aircraft manufacturer the Boeing Company (Boeing) Monday praised Indonesian authorities for successfully recovering the "black box" of Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610 that crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people aboard.
Trump speaks with Turkey's Erdogan amid tension2019-01-15
U.S. President Donald Trump spoke over phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday following recent bickering between Washington and Ankara, said the White House in a statement.
Indonesian investigator promises to unveil cause of crashed Lion air flight within 1 year2019-01-15
Indonesian transport safety committee will analyze data from a newly-retrieved cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of crashed Lion air aircraft and announce a definitive cause of the incident that killed all 189 people on board no later than one year, a senior investigator disclosed here on Monday.
Most Americans blame Trump, Republicans for partial gov't shutdown: poll2019-01-14
More than half of Americans hold President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers mainly responsible for the ongoing longest partial federal shutdown in the U.S. history, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sunday.
Pompeo calls for ending Gulf dispute during Qatar visit2019-01-14
Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday called for ending the continuing crisis between Qatar and mainly its Arab Gulf neighbors.
Death toll rises to 4 in Paris bakery blast2019-01-14
A woman who was reported missing was found lifeless, a day after a gas explosion blew up a building in the center of Paris, a state radio reported on Sunday.
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