Int'l News Archive
  • »Arrests and online criticism after China prostitution exposé

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 06:01 PM
    An exposé by China's state broadcaster on rampant prostitution in the country's "sex capital" Dongguan triggered a huge police operation -- as well as a surprising online backlash.
  • »'Dumb' US Starbucks closed after comic reveals stunt

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 06:01 PM
    US health officials closed down a spoof Starbucks coffee shop shortly after a TV comic revealed himself as the man behind the stunt, which drew media attention and plenty of customers.
  • »China and Taiwan hold historic talks

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 05:59 PM
    China and Taiwan on Tuesday held their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war -- a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.
  • »US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 05:54 PM
    The United States and France unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet.
  • »EU to review Swiss ties after vote curbing immigration

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    The European Union warned it will review ties with Switzerland after the non-member Alpine country voted Sunday to restrict EU immigration in a closely-fought referendum.
  • »US, French presidents call for 'ambitious' climate change deal

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 05:33 PM
    The presidents of France and the United States issued a joint call Monday for other nations to join them in seeking an "ambitious" agreement to curb climate change.
  • »China opens fourth Antarctic research station

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 05:27 PM
    China's fourth Antarctic research station -- the flying saucer-shaped Taishan -- has officially opened, in another step for the country's exploration ambitions in both earth and space.
  • »North Korea scraps US envoy's invite as tensions mount

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 04:55 PM
    Tensions tightened on the Korean peninsula Monday, as North Korea canceled a US envoy's visit over a jailed Korean American, and Seoul and Washington set dates for military drills denounced by Pyongyang.
  • »Syria's warring parties kick off new round of talks

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 04:42 PM
    Syria's warring sides launched a new round of peace talks Monday, as an agreement from the first round last month was being implemented with aid convoys evacuating the besieged city of Homs.
  • »Kerry presses for framework before next March

    Mon 3 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressuring to reach a framework agreement before Israel’s release of the fourth and final group of Palestinian prisoners, scheduled for the end of March.
  • »Israel banned call to prayer at Ibrahimi Mosque for 49 times in January

    Mon 3 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    The Israeli occupation authorities banned the Muslim call to prayer (Adhan) at Hebron's Al-Ibrahimi Mosque 49 times in January.
  • »Russia to resume imports of U.S. turkey meat, pork

    Sun 2 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    Russia plans to end a ban on imports of some U.S. meat starting with turkey in mid-February and pork by March, the Interfax news agency reported, citing its veterinary regulator.
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