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Africa is in a crucial time and the successful story of China in linking urbanization and development would be a source of learning for the continent, Joan Clos, executive director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), told Xinhua in an interview on Tuesday.[Detail]
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has condemned the United States and the Republic of Korea for holding the largest ever joint naval drill in waters near the Korean Peninsula which started Monday.[Detail]
The deadliest California wildfires have rendered 22,000 people homeless since they broke out 10 days ago, despite major progress in bringing the statewide blazes under full control, fire authorities said on Wednesday. [Detail]
Malta expects more Chinese tourists to experience local life
Malta expects more Chinese tourists to visit the island, not only for sightseeing but also for experiencing the local life, Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) CEO Paul Bugeja told Xinhua in an interview. [Detail]
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration had informed Congress of a potential arms sale to update Greece's F-16 aircrafts.[Detail]
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen on Tuesday held his first talks with Sebastian Kurz, leader of People's Party (OVP) which is the winner of Sunday's legislative elections.[Detail]
Irish authorities were still battling Tuesday to restore power, water and communications services, one day after Hurricane Ophelia swept across the country.[Detail]
The United Kingdom is an important partner in the Belt and Road Initiative, a senior Chinese official said in London on Monday.[Detail]
If you go into a Chinese tailors shop looking for a suit but ask for a wife by mistake instead, you need to improve your Mandarin language skills.[Detail]
Muscatine, a small town along the Mississippi River in Iowa, made headlines in February 2012 when Xi Jinping, then China's vice-president, arrived to see "old friends" he had first met 27 years earlier.[Detail]
Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cos[Detail]
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was beaten by the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the state election of Lower Saxony on Sunday, complicating her efforts in government coalition talks.[Detail]
Three people have died and at least 25 others were injured as Sunday turned into Portugal's worst day of the year for forest fires, local media reported.[Detail]
Old-world charm in Europe? Cafes serving Lucky Charms
Travelers wandering the streets of European capitals in search of old-world charm might just as likely stumble upon a bowl of Lucky Charms. [Detail]
Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People's Party (OVP), has declared victory after projections showed his party would win the most seats in the 183-seat parliament by receiving 31.7 percent of vo[Detail]
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