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2.2 bln people are “poor or near-poor”: UN report

UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (Xinhua) — Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are “poor or near-poor,” a United Nations flagship report said on Thursday, calling for stronger collective global…

EU, ASEAN call for swift investigation into MH17 crash

BRUSSELS, July 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — The ministers from the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Wednesday called for a “swift, full and thorough, transparent and…

US, Australian leaders call for unimpeded probe into Malaysian plane crash

WASHINGTON, July 21 (PNA/Bernama) — There must be a “prompt, full, unimpeded and transparent” international investigation into the crash of doomed Malaysia airliner, US President Barack Obama and Australian Prime…

Turkey calls for international probe into MH17 crash

ANKARA, July 19 (PNA/Xinhua) — Turkey called for cooperation with the Ukrainian government on an international investigation into the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, said a statement released…

VN Ambassador opposes Chinese diplomat’s view on East Sea issue

BRUSSELS, July 19 (PNA/VNS) — Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg Pham Sanh Chau, who is also the head of Viet Nam Mission to the European Union, has written an…

Russian-led terrorists attempting to destroy MH17 crash evidence – Ukrainian government

KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 (PNA/Bernama) — Russian-led terrorists are attempting to destroy evidence at the location where the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH17 aircraft crashed last Thursday. According to the Ukrainian…

Ceasefire begins in Gaza

TEL AVIV, July 17 (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — A five-hour ceasefire has begun in the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Israel and Palestine agreed to halt attacks from 10am to 3pm local time…

Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — Three-time world champions Germany, who humiliated hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals, edged two-time winners Argentina 1-0 in the extra time of their…

China-U.S. dialogue draws worldwide attention

BEIJING, July 11 (PNA/Xinhua) — Foreign scholars and media have closely followed a just-concluded strategic dialogue between China and the United States, saying the healthy, stable development of their relations…

UN report says world’s population going increasingly urban

UNITED NATIONS, July 11 (PNA/Xinhua) — A new United Nations report issued here Thursday said that the world population is increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas…

Iran says will resume enrichment of uranium to 20%

TEHERAN, July 11 (PNA/ITAR-TASS) — The Iranian authorities will resume enrichment of uranium to 20 percent if the P5+1 negotiators (five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany)…

Argentina to face Germany in World Cup final

SAO PAULO, July 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — After a flat 120-minute of play, Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in penalty shootout, thanks to impressive saves from keeper Sergio Romero, in the…

Germany crush Brazil 7-1 to reach World Cup final

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, July 9 (PNA/Kyodo) — Germany dealt Brazil the proud nation’s most humiliating defeat ever at the World Cup by destroying the five-time champions 7-1 to reach the…

New Zealand opens door to more flights to Philippines, Cambodia

WELLINGTON, July 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — The number of flights between New Zealand and Southeast Asia is set to grow with the approval of new air services agreements with the Philippines…

China-U.S. strategic dialogue kicks off

BEIJING, July 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — A strategic dialogue between China and the United States kicked off here Wednesday with regional security as a key topic. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi…