Trump announces ban on transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced via Twitter that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in the country's military in any capacity.

U.S. announces sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday slapped sanctions on 13 current or former senior officials of the Venezuelan government amid political turmoil in the South American country. 

Chinese FM eyes new prospect for China-Indonesia ties

A new prospect for China-Indonesia relations is expected to be explored under the Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday.

Russia to respond to new U.S. sanctions: Kremlin

Russia will respond to a new round of sanctions by the United States should they become law, the Kremlin said Wednesday.

Trump says transgender people not to be allowed to serve in U.S. military

​U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the U.S. military in any capacity.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Research conducted on some 200 former American football players has found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, including professionals all the way down the ranks to high-school players.

Wind-driven fires hopscotch through south of France, Corsica

Hundreds of firefighters in the Riviera region of southern France and on the island of Corsica battled wind-whipped blazes Tuesday that have left first responders injured.

Circus show opposite Houses of Parliament

Circus artists perform a stunt opposite the Houses of Parliament to announce the official launch of Circus250 in London. 

Trump says won't let Syria's Assad get away with "horrible" actions

​U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't let Syrian President Bashar al-Assad get away with the "horrible" actions he has done.

Philippine President Duterte vows for closer relations with China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pledged on Tuesday that his country is to build stronger bilateral relations with China.

Chinese, Philippine FMs discuss on joint exploration in South China Sea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Philippine counterpart Alan Peter Cayetano held discussion on joint exploration in South China Sea at a press conference on Tuesday.

Chinese, Russian warships conduct gun firing exercises in Baltic Sea

​Chinese and Russian warships held gun firing exercises in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday as part of the "Joint Sea 2017" naval drills.

Culture of West China on show in London

A week-long event showcasing the culture of western China has opened at the Mermaid Theatre in London, offering a glimpse of the lesser-known region.

Trump's son-in-law denies collusion with Russians

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has denied that he colluded with Russians during the President's campaign.

Duterte vows to continue war against illicit drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is vowing to continue the war on illegal drugs despite international pressure from some world leaders and human rights groups.

Premier Li congratulates inaugural ceremony of AFCA

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Monday sent a congratulatory letter to the inaugural ceremony of the Asian Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA).

China calls for joint efforts to ensure effective Lancang-Mekong cooperation

China hopes to work together with Thailand and other Mekong countries to ensure a practical and effective mechanism for the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

Thailand-China railway serves Thailand's long-term development: Chinese FM

​Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday that Thailand-China railway project is conducive to the long-term development of Thailand and meets the interests of the Thai people. 

India's 14th president to assume office

Ram Nath Kovind will be sworn in as India's 14th president Tuesday when incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee's five-year term expires.

Delights of Western China showcased in Scottish capital

Britain's festival city of Edinburgh is getting the chance to witness the beauty and culture of western China, thanks to an exhibition currently touring the British Isles.

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