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Manila eyes closer cooperation with China


The Philippines wishes to develop sound relations with China while managing differences on the South China Sea issue, said a senior Phillipine official on Wednesday.

Venezuela cuts diplomatic ties after US recognizes opposition leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country's interim president.

Philippines offers low-cost solution to China's growing English teacher demand

The Philippines has become a fast-growing source for China's burgeoning English teaching market with many Chinese online platforms starting to look for language teachers in the country.


Thumb boy

This undated handout released by Japan's Keio University Hospital on Wednesday shows a 5-day-old baby, who weighed 268 grams at birth, at the hospital in Tokyo. The baby has gone ...

Human touch

A girl from Anapra, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, touches hands with a person in the US through the border fence on Tuesday, during a ...


Venezuelan VP to visit Russia

Venezuela's Vice President Delcy Rodriguez will visit Moscow and meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on March 1, RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday, citing a Russian Foreign Ministry statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/28 2:31:09

Vietnamese, US presidents agree to develop ties

Vietnam's top leader Nguyen Phu Trong and US President Donald Trump said during their talks on Wednesday that they attach importance to developing the comprehensive partnership between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/28 2:26:36

Kim, Trump meet, dine in Hanoi

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump dined in Hanoi on Wednesday and Trump continued to urge Kim to denuclearize his country and so seize the chance for economic development just like Vietnam.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 23:38:40

EU's Brexit negotiator says delay possible

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said Wednesday that a delay of Britain's exit from the bloc is a possibility, but only if London explains in detail what it would do with the extra time.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 22:08:43

Pakistan PM offers talks with India amid tensions

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan called for talks with India Wednesday and warned of a catastrophe should the conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals continue to escalate.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 22:08:42

Manila eyes closer cooperation with China

The Philippines wishes to develop sound relations with China while managing differences on the South China Sea issue, said a senior Phillipine official on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 22:08:42

Naval resting ground

A family member pays her respects to the 915 Dutch soldiers killed in the Battle of Java Sea at the Dutch war cemetery Ereveld in Surabaya on Wednesday. The ceremony marks the 77th anniversary of the February 27, 1942 Battle of Java Sea where the allied American-British-Dutch-Australian naval forces suffered defeat from the naval armada of Japanese invaders during World War II.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 21:58:41

Nigerian President Buhari wins re-election – but opposition cries foul

Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday re-elected Nigeria's president after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures - but the opposition immediately vowed to challenge the "sham" result in court.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 21:58:40

US House nixes Trump's border emergency, now goes to Senate

The US House of Representatives dealt a blow to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, approving a resolution blocking him from obtaining funding for a Mexican border wall through his declaration of a national emergency.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/27 21:53:42

Zarif resignation saga hampers nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday rejected the shock resignation of Iranian foreign minister Mohammed Javad Zarif.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 21:53:41

Chinese fever

Themed "Dialogue for the Future: opportunities for two societies," the third Sino British Summit was held on February 21 in London. On the sidelines, Global Times (GT) London correspondent Sun Wei discussed about the current Putonghua (or Mandarin in the text) fever in UK with Katherine Carruthers (Carruthers), director of the UCL's Institute of Education (IOE) Confucius Institute for Schools, and strategic director for the UK Department for Education's Mandarin Excellence Programme(MEP).
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/27 21:53:40

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC

Troops of India and Pakistan Wednesday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on Line of Control (LoC) dividing the disputed Kashmir region, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 21:25:20

Philippines, US to discuss security issues during Pompeo's visit

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is expected to arrive in Manila on Thursday night for a visit to discuss defense and security issues with the Philippine leaders, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/27 21:23:25

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