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BRICS nations to stand up against western protectionism

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers.

Suicide bombing on kindergarten in eastern China

Kindergartens, elementary schools and students in China have been attacked several times before by suspects authorities have said were mentally ill.

Media in BRICS nations vow deeper cooperation

BRICS comprises five major developing countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Will the US pull out of the UNHRC too?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".
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Europe and China warn US President Donald Trump

Speaking alongside Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, the EU's Donald Tusk said efforts to reduce pollution and combat rising sea levels would now continue without the United States.
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China joins the EU in support of Paris Agreement

China has been the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming since 2007.
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OPEC agrees to extend oil supply cut for one more year

The world’s largest oil producers have agreed to hold back oil production for another nine months in a bid to lift sluggish prices.

Taiwan becomes the first Asian country to allow same-sex marriages

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent’s most liberal democracies.
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Anonymous warns for global war

Anonymous has warned that people should start preparing for a third World War as heightened tensions between the US and North Korea threaten to hit boiling point.
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Mogherini calls US foreign policy “unpredictable”

Mogherini said that Europe could “occupy the space” that is being vacated by Washington.

MEPs oppose China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ project

MEP Ryszard Czarnecki cautioned European countries to not take at face value Chinese claims that the OBOR would result in a win-win situation for all partners.

UN pats Iran on the back for honouring nuclear agreement JCPOA

The UN agency tasked with monitoring Iran's nuclear deal with six world powers has issued a report that indicates Tehran is honoring its end of the deal.

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