Trump's uncertain relationship with science, one year on

Trump's uncertain relationship with science, one year on

2018-01-20 11:22
Donald Trump's fray with American scientists, which has been noted by Science magazine, is one defining aspect of his first year in the White House.
Russia bans three groups promoting suicide on social network

Russia bans three groups promoting suicide on social network

2018-01-20 11:08
Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor banned three groups agitating for illegal and suicidal acts on the Russian social network VKontakte (VK) on Friday amid increasing attacks at schools in the country.
President Trump signs bill renewing controversial foreign surveillance program

President Trump signs bill renewing controversial foreign surveillance program

2018-01-20 11:03
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bill into law to renew a controversial foreign intelligence surveillance program.
Death penalty sought for man charged with kidnapping, death of Chinese scholar in U.S.

Death penalty sought for man charged with kidnapping, death of Chinese scholar in U.S.

2018-01-20 11:00
The U.S. government filed on Friday a notice of intent on the website of the Department of Justice to seek death penalty against Brendt A. Christensen of Champaign, Il. charged with kidnapping resulting in death of visiting Chinese scholar Zhang Yingying.
"Frost boy" prompts influx of donations to rural students

"Frost boy" prompts influx of donations to rural students

2018-01-19 20:47
A local youth foundation in Yunnan Province launched a fund-raising campaign after a boy covered in frost became an Internet sensation in China.
Russia blasts Ukrainian Donbas law as preparations for war

Russia blasts Ukrainian Donbas law as preparations for war

2018-01-19 20:47
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday that it saw Ukraine's new law on the return of the insurgent Donbas region in eastern Ukraine as "preparations for a new war."
Weirdest exam question ever? Students asked to identify their teachers

Weirdest exam question ever? Students asked to identify their teachers

2018-01-19 20:47
A question asking students to select their teacher's photo and write the teacher's name in an exam at a Chinese college has caused animated discussion online, after a picture of the exam paper was uploaded to Chinese social media.
2017 hottest non-El Nino year amid long-term warming

2017 hottest non-El Nino year amid long-term warming

2018-01-19 07:31
Last year was the hottest year on record without a warming El Nino event, according to reports published Thursday by multiple agencies, revealing a clear signal of continuing, human-caused climate change on our planet.
UN chief warns of increasing threats of weapons of mass destruction

UN chief warns of increasing threats of weapons of mass destruction

2018-01-19 07:31
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday warned that threats posed by weapons of mass destruction seem to be gathering force in today's world.
Russia, EU sign agreements on new cooperation programs

Russia, EU sign agreements on new cooperation programs

2018-01-19 07:31
Russia and the European Union (EU) have signed agreements to finance and implement two new cross-border cooperation programs for the period until 2020, EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer said Thursday.
Tillerson says U.S. to maintain military presence in Syria

Tillerson says U.S. to maintain military presence in Syria

2018-01-19 07:31
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that the United States will keep its military presence in Syria.
52 Uzbeks killed in bus fire in Kazakhstan

52 Uzbeks killed in bus fire in Kazakhstan

2018-01-18 21:00
At least 52 Uzbek citizens were killed after a bus caught fire in northwest Kazakhstan on Thursday, said the Kazakh Interior Ministry.
Malaysia embraces second giant panda baby

Malaysia embraces second giant panda baby

2018-01-18 21:00
Giant pandas are known to have a low fertility rate, due to their indifference to sex, but a giant panda has given birth to a second cub since it was loaned from China to Malaysia in 2014, both via natural mating.
Feature: American artist makes discoveries, draws inspiration in China for her works

Feature: American artist makes discoveries, draws inspiration in China for her works

2018-01-18 07:41
Few people may be able to get excited over the guts of a fish, sores on human skin, or a half-eaten peach. But Mary A. Johnson, an American artist and lecturer at Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), is fascinated by such things and embraces them in her works.
Belt & Road Initiative brings opportunities to countries involved: U.S. experts

Belt & Road Initiative brings opportunities to countries involved: U.S. experts

2018-01-18 07:41
The Belt and Road Initiative would not only enhance trade and commerce ties among participating countries, but also further their relations diplomatically as well as culturally, said U.S. experts.
Russia's 2018 federal budget may move into surplus: finance minister

Russia's 2018 federal budget may move into surplus: finance minister

2018-01-18 07:41
Russia's federal budget is on track to return to surplus this year due to higher than expected oil prices, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Wednesday.
Trump's 1st year marked by rifts, feuds and controversies

Trump's 1st year marked by rifts, feuds and controversies

2018-01-18 07:41
One year into Donald Trump's presidency, the uncertainties and anxieties over his unconventional playbook appear to have not diminished.
East Africa remains fastest-growing in Africa in coming years: UN report

East Africa remains fastest-growing in Africa in coming years: UN report

2018-01-17 22:29
Projecting Africa's aggregate growth and domestic product (GDP) to grow at 3.5 percent in 2018, and 3.7 percent in 2019, a new UN report reiterates that East Africa remains fastest-growing sub-region on the continent.
Chinese firms to start building sub-sea pipeline installation in Nigeria

Chinese firms to start building sub-sea pipeline installation in Nigeria

2018-01-17 08:22
Two leading Chinese companies have held a groundbreaking ceremony to start the construction of a sub-sea pipeline installation for Dangote Oil Refining Company Limited in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub.
UN chief sees world going in reverse

UN chief sees world going in reverse

2018-01-17 08:22
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday that the world has gone in reverse as peace remains elusive.
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