Venezuela, US confirm holding secret talks

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and U.S. President Donald Trump both confirmed Tuesday that secret talks have been taking place between the two administrations to...

Plastic water bottles banned at San Francisco Airport from now on

A ban on the sale of plastic water bottles went into effect at San Francisco International Airport in California on Tuesday, in line with...

China says it will sanction US companies in Taiwan fighter jet...

China said Wednesday that it will levy sanctions against U.S. companies linked to a planned $8 billion sale of advanced F-16V fighter jets to...

UK companies to enrol in customs system for post-Brexit trading

LONDON, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Companies in Britain will be automatically enrolled in an important customs system to trade post-Brexit, British Chancellor Sajid Javid...

Saudi Arabia implements end to travel restrictions for women

Saudi Arabia has begun implementing previously announced changes that allow adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters,...

EU’s Tusk hits back at UK’s Johnson over backstop

BRUSSELS, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- The President of the European Council Donald Tusk hit back at British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his remarks...

Israel, China to set up joint nanotechnology excellence center in Israel

JERUSALEM, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Israel's Bar Ilan University (BIU) announced on Tuesday that it will establish a nanotechnology excellence center in collaboration with...

UAE to award India’s Modi during visit amid brutal Kashmir crackdown

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to receive the UAE's highest civilian award amid accusations of human rights abuses levelled against Indian forces...

U.S. should immediately cancel Taiwan arms sales plan: spokesperson

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- A spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council on Monday urged the United States to immediately...

Britain to terminate free movement with EU right after Brexit

Britain said Monday it will immediately end freedom of movement for people from the European Union after Brexit on October 31, in a policy...

EU needs to let go of double standards against Turkey

Despite Turkey already proving itself to be a trustworthy partner, the EU seems to lack vision. The readmission agreement between the two sides is...

Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act – ending...

The Government has signed into law legislation to repeal the Act of Parliament which set in stone Britain’s EU (EEC) membership in 1972. The 1972...

Russia says won’t install new missiles unless US deploys them

Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu...

Leaked report warns no-deal Brexit may cause food, drug shortages

Secret British government documents have warned of serious disruptions across the country in the event that the U.K. leaves the European Union without a...

Spain offers to take in 107 migrants on charity boat refused...

The Spanish government on Sunday offered Algeciras as a port to disembark 107 migrants on a charity rescue ship stranded off the coast of...

4,000 detained in Kashmir since India stripped autonomy, sources say

Thousands of people have been detained in India-controlled Kashmir over fears of unrest since New Delhi stripped the restive region of its autonomy two...

Thousands gather in Aberdeen to demand break from UK

LONDON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Around 12,000 people marched through Aberdeen on Saturday as part of a campaign to seek Scotland's freedom from the...

British GDP contracts by 0.2 percent in Q2

A man walks past London Stock Exchange in London, Britain, Aug. 16, 2019. British gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.2 percent in the...

Thousands gather in Sydney calling for end to violence in China’s...

SYDNEY, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Around 3,000 people marched peacefully through the streets of Sydney on Saturday to call for an end to the...

Pakistani PM welcomes UN meeting on Kashmir issue

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday welcomed the meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss...