Int'l News Archive
  • »'Dumb' US Starbucks closed after comic reveals stunt

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 06:01 PM
    US health officials closed down a spoof Starbucks coffee shop shortly after a TV comic revealed himself as the man behind the stunt, which drew media attention and plenty of customers.
  • »China and Taiwan hold historic talks

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 05:59 PM
    China and Taiwan on Tuesday held their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war -- a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals.
  • »US, France sign deal for 2016 Mars lander

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 05:54 PM
    The United States and France unveiled plans to collaborate on a new Mars mission, two years after NASA withdrew from a European partnership to send a probe and lander to the Red Planet.
  • »EU to review Swiss ties after vote curbing immigration

    Tue 11 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    The European Union warned it will review ties with Switzerland after the non-member Alpine country voted Sunday to restrict EU immigration in a closely-fought referendum.
  • »US, French presidents call for 'ambitious' climate change deal

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 05:33 PM
    The presidents of France and the United States issued a joint call Monday for other nations to join them in seeking an "ambitious" agreement to curb climate change.
  • »China opens fourth Antarctic research station

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 05:27 PM
    China's fourth Antarctic research station -- the flying saucer-shaped Taishan -- has officially opened, in another step for the country's exploration ambitions in both earth and space.
  • »North Korea scraps US envoy's invite as tensions mount

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 04:55 PM
    Tensions tightened on the Korean peninsula Monday, as North Korea canceled a US envoy's visit over a jailed Korean American, and Seoul and Washington set dates for military drills denounced by Pyongyang.
  • »Syria's warring parties kick off new round of talks

    Mon 10 February / Feb 2014. 04:42 PM
    Syria's warring sides launched a new round of peace talks Monday, as an agreement from the first round last month was being implemented with aid convoys evacuating the besieged city of Homs.
  • »Kerry presses for framework before next March

    Mon 3 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressuring to reach a framework agreement before Israel’s release of the fourth and final group of Palestinian prisoners, scheduled for the end of March.
  • »Israel banned call to prayer at Ibrahimi Mosque for 49 times in January

    Mon 3 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    The Israeli occupation authorities banned the Muslim call to prayer (Adhan) at Hebron's Al-Ibrahimi Mosque 49 times in January.
  • »Russia to resume imports of U.S. turkey meat, pork

    Sun 2 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    Russia plans to end a ban on imports of some U.S. meat starting with turkey in mid-February and pork by March, the Interfax news agency reported, citing its veterinary regulator.
  • »Syria talks end first round

    Sun 2 February / Feb 2014. 03:00 AM
    A contentious week-long first round of Syrian peace talks ended on Friday with no progress towards ending the civil war and the government delegation unable to say whether it will return for the next round in 10 days.
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