APRNEWS - Chinese President Xi Jinping declared Wednesday there was “no clash” of civilisations and denounced racial supremacy as “stupid” amid tensions with the United States and concerns over Beijing’s rising global power.
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APRNEWS - The United States embassy in Kenya has issued a security alert for citizens in the capital Nairobi, two towns in central Kenya and coastal regions.
The embassy in a statement issued on February 4, 2019; cited the credible threats to westerners living in the said areas.
APRNEWS - The United States has slapped a ban on former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh and his family from entering the country.
The measure announced on Monday is largely related to charges of corruption and gross rights abuses during his 22 years in charge.
APRNEWS - The United States announced a closure of its embassy in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC.
The embassy in a statement on Sunday, November 25; said the move follows “reports of threats against US government facilities.”
TIME- Former President George H.W. Bush will remain at Houston Methodist Hospital through the weekend to continue his recovery, according the latest health update from Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath.
REUTERS - South Korea said on Wednesday the issue of U.S. troops stationed in the South is unrelated to any future peace treaty with North Korea and that American forces should stay even if such an agreement is signed.
AFP - A top Iranian environment official, who symbolised government efforts to encourage expat Iranians to return home, has quit just seven months into his job, sources said Monday.
REUTERS - The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it wanted the United States to immediately halt all military activity on the Korean Peninsula, the RIA news agency reported.
The United States and South Korea this month resume joint military drills.
REUTERS - Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop clarified some earlier comments on Wednesday by saying the country had no plans to boycott the soccer World Cup in response to a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain.
REUTERS - The United States said on Monday it would expel 60 Russian diplomats, joining governments across Europe in punishing the Kremlin for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain that they have blamed on Moscow.