Chinese FM comments on Korean Peninsula situation

Wang Yi, Chinese state councilor and foreign minister, said to achieve a genuine settlement of issues on the Korean Peninsula, it is important to not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk. The general outline of a settlement for the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is clear. The rare opportunity for solving … Read more Chinese FM comments on Korean Peninsula situation

Syria: ‘Violence continues with risk of escalation’, Special Envoy Syria – Security Council Briefing

UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen reported that violence continues across the country with a constant risk of escalation “which could unravel existing arrangement” and said, “We must at all costs avoid reversion to the all-out fighting and abuses and violations we have seen before.” Briefing a virtual meeting of the Security Council today … Read more Syria: ‘Violence continues with risk of escalation’, Special Envoy Syria – Security Council Briefing

Israel court convicts settler of Palestinian arson murders

Amiram Ben-Uliel, 25, from the West Bank settlement of Shilo, was also found guilty of two counts each of attempted murder and arson, along with conspiracy to commit a hate crime, a court statement said. FRANCE 24’s Iris Makler tells us more. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the … Read more Israel court convicts settler of Palestinian arson murders

Race to prevent Covid-19 ‘nightmare’ in Rohingya camps as first case detected

Emergency teams raced Friday to prevent a coronavirus “nightmare” in the world’s largest refugee settlement after the first confirmed cases in a sprawling city of shacks housing nearly a million Rohingya. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our … Read more Race to prevent Covid-19 ‘nightmare’ in Rohingya camps as first case detected

Annexation and Iran on agenda as US secretary of state meets Israeli leaders

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday is to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and incoming defence minister Benny Gantz to voice support for annexation. FRANCE 24 international affairs editor Philip Turle says the meetings is controversial among the international community, which does not recognise the legitimacy of Israel’s settlement plan. Subscribe … Read more Annexation and Iran on agenda as US secretary of state meets Israeli leaders

From desert to oasis: trans-regional job offers help Xinjiang farmers shake off poverty

Located between a desert and mountains, 63 percent of Qira County in south Xinjiang’s Hotan Prefecture is covered by desert, with only 3.7 percent oasis, making it an extremely poverty-stricken region. As the arid county is hardly suitable for human settlement, relocation became one of the main ways to lift residents out of poverty. Zorehan … Read more From desert to oasis: trans-regional job offers help Xinjiang farmers shake off poverty

Thousands queue for food in South Africa amid lockdown

Thousands of people queued on Wednesday (April 29) for food parcels amid lockdown in the South African city of Centurion. Drone footage showed thousands standing a in queue that stretched for 4 kilometres. Various private businesses donated 8,000 food hampers which were distributed in the informal settlement of Mooiplaas South Africa has spent five weeks … Read more Thousands queue for food in South Africa amid lockdown

U.S. oil price back above zero, Trump capitalizes on low prices

U.S. oil price rebounds to 1.39 U.S. dollars after the biggest drop in history, from minus 37.63 U.S. dollars as settlement price on April 20. #business #economy #coronavirus #COVID19 U.S. President Donald Trump considers the drop a short-term financial impact on the oil market. He plans to add as much as 75 million barrels of … Read more U.S. oil price back above zero, Trump capitalizes on low prices

Security Council President on Yemen (17 April 2020)

Press statement read by Ambassador Jose Singer, Special Envoy from the Dominican Republic to the United Nations Security Council and President of the Security Council for the month of April on the situation in Yemen. — The members of the Security Council endorsed the Secretary-General’s call of 25 March for those fighting in Yemen to … Read more Security Council President on Yemen (17 April 2020)

Keiser Report | Gold: Problems with Exchange for Physical | E1520

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy review the problems with the EFP (Exchange for Physical) contracts on the Comex. Those trying to exchange their paper for physical gold are having a hard time with settlement. In the second half, Max interviews Chris Fenton, author of ‘Feeding the Dragon: Inside the Trillion … Read more Keiser Report | Gold: Problems with Exchange for Physical | E1520

Oil Slumps to Lowest Since 2003

Mar.18 — Crude remains below $30 a barrel and WTI briefly traded below its lowest settlement price since 2003 as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to bring the global economy to a standstill. Making things worse is Saudi Arabia boosting exports. Bloomberg’s Dan Murtaugh reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Middle East.”

Malaysia Ex-Premier Mahathir on Virus Outbreak, 1MDB

Mar.16 — Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, weighs in on the impact the coronavirus is having on the economy and the government’s handling of the outbreak. He also discusses Malaysia’s efforts to reach a settlement with Goldman Sachs Group over the 1MDB state fund scandal. This is his first interview with foreign media … Read more Malaysia Ex-Premier Mahathir on Virus Outbreak, 1MDB

Special Agreement on the border dispute between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea

The ceremony marked the successful conclusion of a United Nations mediation process, which aimed at facilitating a peaceful solution to the longstanding border dispute between the Gabonese Republic and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. ——— The UN Secretary-General António Guterres today (3 Mar) welcomed “the successful conclusion of a mediation process at the United Nations, … Read more Special Agreement on the border dispute between Gabon and Equatorial Guinea

US and Taliban sign historic peace deal

America and Nato will withdraw troops from Afghanistan in 14 months if the Taliban keep their end of an historic agreement aimed at paving the way for peace in Afghanistan. Read more about the text of the deal, which outlines that the withdrawal would include “all military forces of the United States, its allies and … Read more US and Taliban sign historic peace deal

Israel election: PM Netanyahu vows to build new settler homes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to annex every Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. He is hoping to motivate his supporters to turn out to vote as the country heads into its third election in less than a year on Monday. Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Israel election: PM Netanyahu vows to build new settler homes