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Image : French foreign minister calls for end to Aleppo 'massacre'

French foreign minister calls for end to Aleppo 'massacre'

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 24,2016

France's foreign minister urged the international community to "do everything" to end the "massacre" in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday after fighting resumed following a 72-hour truce declared by Damascus ally Russia. Speaking in the

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UN Syria envoy to meet Trump team

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 08,2016

The UN's peace envoy for Syria said Thursday he was planning to have meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team. Staffan de Mistura, who has been leading diplomatic efforts to end the five-year war in Syria, told reporters that

Image : US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

US stocks close higher as Nasdaq hits record high, oil rises

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 27,2016

Yahoo News A day of quiet trading on Wall Street ended Tuesday with the Dow Jones industrial average inching closer to 20,000 and a record high for the Nasdaq composite.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering a speech during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Quezon city, metro Manila, Philippines August 17, 2016. Photo by Reuters/Noel Celis Philippines President Duterte threatened to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organization for criticizing his bloody war on crime. More than 1,500 people have been… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

S. Koreans celebrate Park impeachment, but anxiety also

Seoul (AFP) - Tens of thousands celebrated the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye at a rally in Seoul on Saturday, but amid the euphoria there was lingering anger, and anxiety at the prospect of an extended period of political uncertainty.For the seventh straight week, protesters gathered en masse in the streets of the capital, but the mood was generally festive, after lawmakers on Friday voted overwhelmingly to impeach the deeply unpopular Park over a corruption… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Syria's Assad vows to retake key area near Damascus

Damascus (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake an area that supplies Damascus with water and rejected any negotiations on his departure at upcoming talks in Kazakhstan.Millions of people have been without water for weeks after fighting damaged key infrastructure in the Wadi Barada region outside Damascus that is the main water source for the capital.The government says former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, known previously as Al-Nusra Front, is present in Wadi… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Truck ploughs into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, nine dead

The destroyed windscreen of a polish truck is seen following an accident at a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz square near the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm avenue in the west of Berlin, Germany, December 19, 2016. Photo by Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch A truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening, killing nine people and injuring 45 others, in what Germany's interior minister said looked like an attack. Police said on Twitter that they had taken one suspect… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam, Japan sign Mekong deal

The Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s branch in Can Tho City and Japan’s Brain Works Co signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to stimulate Japanese investments in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region and enhance trade co-operation between the two countries.VCCI Can Tho and Brain Work Co, a Japanese enterprise specialising in investment advice, ICT and human resource training with 20 years of experiences in Viet Nam, will promote a programme to boost annual trade exchanges between… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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