IS claims responsibility for Manchester attack

The Islamic State is claiming credit for Monday night's bombing at the end of a concert in Manchester which has left 22 dead, 59 injured.

Unidentified DPRK flying object crosses border with S. Korea

An unidentified flying object from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) crossed an eastern border with South Korea Tuesday afternoon, Seoul's military said.

London junction shut after Chinese cyclist death

One of London's busiest traffic interchanges - Bank junction - was closed on Monday for an 18-month trial period. One of the key motivations behind the trial closure to reduce casualties was the death of a Chinese resident.

British PM says thoughts with victims of "terrorist attack"

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that her thoughts are with the victims and families of those affected in "what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack".

Ousted S.Korean president appears in court for 1st hearing

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday appeared in a Seoul court for her first hearing over a set of corruption charges. 

22 killed, 59 injured in "one-man terrorist attack" in Manchester

A total of 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 others injured in a suicide terror attack at Manchester Arena Monday night, police announced on Tuesday. 

Iowa Governor Branstad confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to China

U.S. Senate on Monday voted 82-13 to approve Iowa Governor Terry Branstad to be the new U.S. Ambassador to China.

Japan’s raindrop cakes arrive in London

The Japanese delicacy, the raindrop cake is to appear in the British capital for the first time. 

U.S.-Islamic summit launches new center for combatting extremism

The Arab Islamic American summit concluded on Sunday in Riyadh, highlighting the readiness to form counterterrorism force of 34,000 soldiers and a Middle East coalition by next year, Al Arabiya local news reported on Sunday.

Trump due on Egypt visit to mend soured ties under Obama

U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday he will visit Egypt soon at an invitation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to mend soured ties under former U.S. administration, official MENA news agency reported.

DPRK fires missile in eastern direction: S. Korean military

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea launched an "unidentified ballistic missile" Sunday afternoon, local media quoted South Korea's military as reporting.

Chinese victims of 50-mln-USD visa fraud scheme file lawsuit

Four Chinese victims of a 50-million-U.S.-dollar visa fraud scheme filed a lawsuit to Los Angeles Court on Friday. The scheme involved 100 Chinese citizens.

Empire State Building turns blue for China's Zhejiang University

New York's iconic Empire State Building turns blue on May 20 to celebrate the 120th anniversary of China's Zhejiang University. Blue is the Chinese university's traditional color.

Chinese medical team provides free cataract surgery to Myanmar patients

​Some 200 cataract patients in Myanmar will soon be able to see things more clearly thanks to a Chinese medical team providing free eye surgery treatment in the Southeast Asian country.

Saudi, U.S. cement partnership by signing deals worth 280 bln USD

U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud signed on Saturday here a series of agreements worth 280 billion U.S. dollars, Arabiya local news reported. 

​Bomb alert lifted at Palais des festivals in Cannes

A bomb alert, put in place after a suspicious bag was found at Palais des festivals at the Cannes Film Festival, was lifted quickly on Saturday after police check, according to Xinhua reporter on the spot.

Sustainability awareness raised among children in Stockholm

Sustainability has been tapped as the theme of this year's Preschool Day in Stockholm, Sweden.

World Bank adopts gender equality strategy in lending money

Economists say that when gender equality increases, poverty is reduced. The World Bank has recently adopted a gender equality strategy in relation to its lending policy worldwide.

One Chinese citizen injured in South Africa riot

A Chinese citizen was injured in a riot in South Africa on Friday local time, according to ChinaNews citing African Times.

Rouhani set for reelection as Iran's president in landslide victory

Iranian state television has congratulated incumbent President Hassan Rouhani on being re-elected, Reuters reported on Saturday.

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