More than 300 mln people suffer depression globally

February 24, 2017 3:30 PM
More than 300 mln people suffer depression globally

GENEVA, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — More than 300 million people across the globe were living with depression in 2015, over four percent of the global population, according to new global health estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO). Depression is the largest single contributor to global disability. The global health […]

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UN envoy welcomes participants as Syria peace talks resume

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UN envoy welcomes participants as Syria peace talks resume

GENEVA, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) — The UN Special Envoy for Syria on Thursday welcomed participants in the latest round of intra-Syrian peace talks, as well as members of the UN Security Council and representatives of the International Syria Support Group. “The Syrian people desperately want an end to this conflict, […]

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China and France sign deals on Nuclear Energy

February 21, 2017 6:45 PM
China and France sign deals on Nuclear Energy

BEIJING, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) — China and France on Tuesday signed agreements on nuclear energy and science during French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve’s Beijing visit. During talks with Cazeneuve, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China is willing to work with France to deepen cooperation in the whole industrial chain of […]

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China raises retail fuel prices

February 14, 2017 7:45 PM
China raises retail fuel prices

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — China will raise the retail prices of gasoline and diesel for the second time this year as international oil prices increase, the country’s top economic planner said Tuesday. Both gasoline and diesel prices will rise by 50 yuan (7.3 U.S. dollars) per tonne from Wednesday, […]

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Global charity group warns of famine in Somalia

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Global charity group warns of famine in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — An international charity on Tuesday warned of a potential famine in parts of Somalia without funding to support millions of food insecure people. CARE International said consecutive droughts over the last two years, exacerbated by one of the strongest El Nino events ever recorded, have […]

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Cyprus sees solid economic recovery

February 13, 2017 5:15 PM
Cyprus sees solid economic recovery

NICOSIA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — The European Commission said Monday that bailed-out Cyprus is experiencing a solid economic recovery and its economic growth is expected to be robust over the next few years. The Commission’s winter economic forecast for Cyprus, made available in Nicosia, said a growth of 2.5 percent […]

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UN chief discusses Syria, Iraq issues with Turkish president

February 11, 2017 6:00 PM
UN chief discusses Syria, Iraq issues with Turkish president

ISTANBUL, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — Visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday discussed the situations in Syria and Iraq with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as Ankara is a key partner in returning peace to the war-torn Arab countries. Referring to the ongoing diplomatic efforts in ending the conflict […]

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Turkey to hold constitutional referendum on April 16

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Turkey to hold constitutional referendum on April 16

ANKARA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — Turkey’s Supreme Election Board announced on Saturday that a constitutional referendum will be held on April 16, Turkish broadcaster NTV reported. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved constitutional amendments on Friday, which will bring drastic changes to the country’s political system, including a shift to […]

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Major news items in leading British newspapers

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Major news items in leading British newspapers

LONDON, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — The following are the major news items in leading British newspapers on Saturday. Financial Times — Britain’s great crested newts are facing a less certain future post-Brexit as ministers prepare to axe rights afforded to them by European legislation in a bid to speed up […]

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Minimum wages widely differs in EU countries

February 10, 2017 6:45 PM
Minimum wages widely differs in EU countries

BRUSSELS, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) — There are wide disparities between minimum wages in member states of the European Union (EU), where the highest is around nine times the lowest, the bloc’s statistical agency Eurostat said on Friday. Twenty-two EU member states had a national minimum wage as of Jan. 1 […]

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