Danish queen to visit China

January 24
Danish queen to visit China
BEIJING - Danish Queen Margrethe II will pay a state visit to China from April 24-28 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the announcement in Beijing on Wednesday.

China, UK hold forum in Beijing

January 24
China, UK hold forum in Beijing
UK-China collaboration has reached new heights, with a wave of new agreements at the 2014 UK-China High Level People to People Dialogue held on Wednesday. With the theme of this year's dialogue "Shared Futures" in education, health, culture

Climate action urged for China, EU

January 24
Climate action urged for China, EU
China and the European Union must make joint efforts to tackle climate change, the EU commissioner for climate action said in Beijing on Thursday. Connie Hedegaard said it is crucial that both sides discuss joint action on the issue before the 2015 U

China says 'deeply concerned' over Ukraine's violence escalation

January 24
China says 'deeply concerned' over Ukraine's violence escalation
Ukraine crisis Fire at Ukraine's Odessa kills 38 BEIJING - China on Saturday Said it is "Deeply Concerned" by the Escalating Ukraine Crisis Causing Numerous Clashes with Violence and Casualties in east and south Ukraine. "We call on al

Portuguese president to visit China

January 24
Portuguese president to visit China
BEIJING - Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva will pay a state visit to China from May 12 to 18, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday. Cavaco Silva is invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Hua said at the ministry's d

Voters in eastern Ukraine declare independence

January 24
Voters in eastern Ukraine declare independence
People hold a rally to mark and celebrate the announcement of the results of the referendum on the status of Luhansk region in Luhansk May 12, 2014. [Photo / Agencies] Ukraine crisis DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Moscow protesters in eastern Ukraine declare

French plan to remap nation vexes regions

January 24
French plan to remap nation vexes regions
France's administrative regions - Normandy, Alsace, Burgundy, etc -. Have long been part of the identity of citizens of this diverse country Now, merging some of them is seen as a logical way to save money on bureaucracy, and the French support it -

German FM pushes for talks in Ukraine

January 24
German FM pushes for talks in Ukraine
Security group urges cease-fire and dialogue on autonomy in the east Germany's foreign minister flew to Ukraine on Tuesday to help start talks between the Ukrainian government and its foes following the declaration of independence by two eastern regi

Govts aim to prevent future of killer robots

January 24
Govts aim to prevent future of killer robots
Armies of Terminator-like warriors fan out across the battlefield, destroying everything in their path, as swarms of fellow robots rain fire from the skies. That dark vision could all too easily shift from science fiction to fact with disastrous cons

Russia plans to end space co-op with US

January 24
Russia plans to end space co-op with US
MOSCOW - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Tuesday his country does not intend to use the International Space Station past the year 2020 and that this would effectively exclude the United States from using the orbiting laboratory. The

US, Iran see challenge to bridge gaps in nuclear talks

January 24
US, Iran see challenge to bridge gaps in nuclear talks
VIENNA - Both the United States and Iran on Tuesday voiced their cautious view of the Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna, saying the talk could be very difficult, as the significant gaps remain unresolved. Speaking to reporters after an unofficial dinne

Russia urges implementation of OSCE roadmap to solve Ukraine crisis

January 24
Russia urges implementation of OSCE roadmap to solve Ukraine crisis
MOSCOW - Russia has said it is extremely important to implement as soon as possible a roadmap proposed by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to solve the Ukraine crisis. "The implementation of ... the 'roadmap' would

Russian navy ships depart for joint exercise with China

January 24
Russian navy ships depart for joint exercise with China
VLADIVOSTOK - Russian navy ships left here Wednesday for Shanghai to take part in a joint naval drill with the Chinese navy. Six ships from the Russian Pacific Fleet would take part in the "Joint Sea-2014" drill in the northern part of the

UN condemns killing of French journalist

January 24
UN condemns killing of French journalist
French photojournalist Camille Lepage on assignment in the Central African Republic in February. Lepage, 26, was found dead on Tuesday, having been shot during a firefight. Fred Dufour / Agence France-Presse The UN Security Council has condemned the

3 days of mourning declared after accident

January 24
3 days of mourning declared after accident
Turkey has declared three days of national mourning for victims of a coal mine explosion that killed at least 238 people and left at least 200 more trapped underground, the prime minister's office said on Wednesday. President Abdullah Gul has cancell

238 killed in coal mine accident

January 24
238 killed in coal mine accident
An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine in Turkey's western province of Manisa on Tuesday. The death toll from an explosion and fire at the mine continued to rise on Wednesday as workers were still retrieving

Russia to take on active regional role

January 24
Russia to take on active regional role
Moscow will play an active part in Asia-Pacific affairs to advance the establishment of a regional free trade agreement, a senior Russian diplomat said on Wednesday. "It is our long-term perspective that we build a free trade agreement for the A

274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster

January 24
274 dead in Turkey's worst-ever mine disaster
Protesters run away from water canon fired by the riot police during a demonstration blaming the ruling AK Party (AKP) government for the mining disaster in western Turkey, in central Istanbul May 14, 2014. [Photo / Agencies] SOMA, Turkey - Amid wail

No issue with Biden's son, Ukraine gas firm: White House

January 24
No issue with Biden's son, Ukraine gas firm: White House
WASHINGTON - The White House on Tuesday brushed aside questions about whether the involvement of Vice President Joe Biden's son in a Ukrainian natural gas company raised ethical issues at a time when the administration is promoting energy diversity i

Turks heckle Erdogan after mining disaster

January 24
Turks heckle Erdogan after mining disaster
Riot police use water cannon to disperse protesters during a demonstration blaming the ruling AK Party (AKP) government for the mining disaster in western Turkey, in central Istanbul May 14, 2014. [Photo / Agencies] SOMA, Turkey - Furious Turks heckl