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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 resolve the longstanding conflict between the two countries. "There have been...

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 the city's efforts to reduce single use plastics often identified...

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

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 Taiwan in a move that has further strained Sino-American relations. The...

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 announced on Wednesday. According to a joint announcement of British Treasury...

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, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday. "The passports and civil...

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 on "backstop", saying ditching the so-called Brexit backstop without an...

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 the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The new excellence center at...

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 in Kashmir. The Hindu nationalist leader will visit the Gulf for...

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 cancel its planned arms sales to Taiwan and stop sending...

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 shift under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. "Freedom of movement as it...