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Chinese, Indian FMs satisfied over “Year of Harvest” in ties

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) shakes hands with Indian Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid during their talks in New Delhi, India, Nov. 10, 2013. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)    Click here for more photos NEW DELHI, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — Chinese and Indian foreign ministers have expressed satisfaction over what they called “the Year of […]

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China, EU to hold high-level strategic dialogue in Beijing

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BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) — China and the European Union will hold their fourth high-level strategic dialogue in Beijing on Nov. 20, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang here on Monday. Qin told a regular press briefing that the dialogue will be co-chaired by Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Catherine Ashton, EU high […]

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China calls for strategic, comprehensive China-Russia-India cooperation

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid (C) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) shake hands in New Delhi, capital of India, Nov. 10, 2013. The foreign ministers of the three countries held their 12th trilateral meeting here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)    NEW DELHI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua)– Chinese foreign […]

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Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum

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Vladimir Putin and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the 10th Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Cooperation Forum, with Industrial Cooperation as the anniversary event’s theme. Following the forum, the two presidents oversaw the signing of a package of agreements on transporting oil via Kazakhstan, expanding and intensifying industrial cooperation, collaboration on developing the Imashevskoye gas […]

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Russia-Vietnam: Together to New Cooperation Goals

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In the run-up to Vladimir Putin’s official visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, an article by the President Russia-Vietnam: Together to New Cooperation Goals has been published in major Vietnamese newspapers. Ahead of my third visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, I would like to take this opportunity to directly address Vietnamese public […]

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Meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev

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  Vladimir Putin had a meeting with President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev before the start of the Russia-Kazakhstan Interregional Forum. PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Mr Nazarbayev, let me welcome you to Russia, to this region not far from Kazakhstan. It is not by chance that we chose Yekaterinburg as the venue for our meeting, […]

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Philippines: UN humanitarian wing announces $25 million for typhoon relief efforts

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C-130 cargo plane lands in badly affected Tacloban City in the Philippines, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: courtesy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines 11 November 2013 – The United Nations humanitarian affairs office today released an initial $25 million from the world body’s emergency fund in quick response to the devastation […]

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Negotiators told ‘the world is ready’ for climate change deal, as UN conference opens in Warsaw

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Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Christiana Figueres addresses the opening of the 19th session in Warsaw, Poland. Photo: UNFCCC/Jan Golinski 11 November 2013 – The United Nations Climate Change Conference opened today in Warsaw, Poland, with a call to reach a new agreement to cut climate-altering greenhouse gas emissions […]

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UN and partners voice regret at delay in signing of DR Congo-M23 peace deal

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UN peacekeepers escort surrendered M23 fighters in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: MONUSCO 11 November 2013 – United Nations envoys and their diplomatic counterparts today voiced regret that peace talks between the M23 rebel group and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could not be concluded this […]

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Iran and UN atomic energy agency agree to strengthen nuclear cooperation

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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano. Photo: IAEA/Dean Calma 11 November 2013 – The United Nations atomic watchdog and Iran today signed a joint statement in Tehran in which they agree to strengthen their cooperation and dialogue to ensure the peaceful nature of the country’s nuclear programme. “This is an important step forward to start with, […]

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