Africa Development Bank

AfDB okays package to rebuild Somalia

NAIROBI. – The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) said yesterday that it has approved the bank’s Somalia Country Brief 2017-2020, under which it will help Somalia restore its critical infras...
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Climate change talks open in Bonn

BONN. – The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicked off yesterday with a call to adhere to the path of Paris Climate Cha...
UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai

Tourist numbers head for record year

MADRID. – The year 2017 looks set for another record in international tourist numbers, according to the United Nations World Tourism Barometer published yesterday. The barometer shows over 300 ...
Donald Trump

Trump visits Asia for two weeks

President Donald Trump departed Washington for an almost two-week trip to Asia yesterday, leaving a trail of invective and scandal that risks overshadowing efforts at top-level diplomacy.
Hua Chunying

China welcomes DPRK-US contact, talks

BEIJING. — China welcomes and encourages contact and dialogue in any form between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spo...
Donald Trump

China, S. Korea mend relations

SEOUL/BEIJING. – Seoul and Beijing yesterday agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a US anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to S...
Carles Puigdemont

Catalonia leader accepts regional poll

BRUSSELS/MADRID. – Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont yesterday agreed to the snap regional election called by Spain’s central government when it took control of the region to stop it ...