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Russia asked Ukraine to complete payment for Russian gas on Friday to guarantee gas supplies in March, according to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.
China released new regulations on state purchases on Friday to improve transparency and curb corruption.
Greece will not request a third bailout once the new bridge deal with international creditors reached last week expires in June, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told a cabinet meeting on Friday.
Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white.
Fierce clashes have erupted in the Greek capital Athens between riot police and hundreds of anti-austerity protesters who were angry with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras over what they called was reneging on his pre-election promises.
Without firing a single shot, Mexican authorities arrested Servando (La Tuta) Gomez, the country's most wanted drug lord who has taunted police for years while leading the vicious Knights Templar cartel.
The United States and Cuba conduct a second round of negotiations in Washington to restore full diplomatic ties.
Nine people were shot dead at five separate residences in Tyrone, Mo., and the alleged gunman shot himself in a nearby county, local police authority said Friday.
Asia's first girl-and-boy polar bear twins. The siblings turned four on Thursday and celebrated their birthday in style at a wildlife park in northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Until now, China has had no such registration requirement, an absence that has allowed some people to use property to hide assets from authorities.
For more on this, we are joined in the studio by Wu Haojun.
A ferry carrying 19 people has capsized off the coast of Macao.
For more on the upcoming property registration, joining us in the studio is Professor Zhao Zhongxiu, vice president of the University of International Business and Economics.
The idea of Rule of Law and judicial reform has been on the government's agenda since the new leadership took office in 2013. Last June, Shanghai was chosen to pilot a program aimed at promoting judicial independence.
After seven years in the making, China is finally set to implement property registration rules on Sunday. 15 cities are included in the pilot program that will take effect on March 1st.
The Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's top political advisory body, met on Friday to prepare for the annual session of the CPPCC National Committee.
China's central reform group, captained by Chinese President Xi Jinping, on Friday kicked off a plan to revive soccer, a sport that embarrasses the nation despite it having its roots in an ancient Chinese game.
Officials should bear in mind the risk of incompetence and constantly work to improve themselves, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said.
The deepening of reform is a key step on the road to prosperity and social progress.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told a meeting of the top reform planning committee on Friday that concrete reform measures are needed so the people "feel" the progress.
Philippine authorities say the United States has flown its most advanced surveillance plane from a military base in the Philippines over flashpoint areas of the South China Sea.
China has rejected charges by the United States that it has 'expanded its outposts in the South China Sea', saying its activities in its own territory are legitimate and justified.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has just given a public speech, confirming the government's withdrawal of heavy weapons from the frontline in the country's east.
Germany's parliament has approved an extension of Greece's bailout.
The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress has concluded its meeting in Beijing with a number of key decisions. Topping the list was the appointment of Chen Jining as the new minister for Environmental Protection.
The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. China's permanent representative to the UN said the resolution is of great historical and practical significance.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has met with visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera in Beijing.
The media claims to have uncovered the identity of the Islamic State militant who has appeared in videos with western and Japanese hostages.
If 2014 was the start of the overall deepening of reform, then 2015 is a critical year for the overall deepening of reform. What critical acts will be devised in such a critical year? Representatives from all walks of life will soon gather to discuss the reform and development of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the country in the “two meetings”—the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
Afghanistan's Natural Disaster Management Authority says the number of people killed in heavy snow and avalanches has risen to 216.
A South Korean gunman armed with a hunting rifle has shot dead three people in a house in the northwest of the country, and then committed suicide.
Cuban and U.S. officials are set to meet in Washington for a second round of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations. Friday's meeting comes amid friction over Cuba's place on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism.
The U.S. Department of Defense has released video that it says shows airstrikes being carried out on Islamic State group buildings in Iraq.
The National People's Congress and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference, or the two sessions, are nearing. Delegates are busy preparing new proposals to present at the meeting.
China issued new rules on government purchases.
The finalized version of China's unified property ownership certificate is out. That comes just before new property registration rules take effect on March 1st or Sunday.
The new property registration rules are expected to have dramatic implications for China's struggling real estate market. While concerns have been raised on whether the new rules will curb housing prices, analysts say unifying the register would have limited impact on supply and demand, and that it benefits the property market as a whole.
As a result of those new rules, property transaction volumes dropped considerably during the Chinese New Year holidays.
Our correspondent Sandra Gathmann spoke to the governor of Poland's national bank, Marek Belka, about some of the issues his country is battling.
China has urged the Philippines to be fair to a Chinese firm which was involved in building the country's national power grid.
A senior official in Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party is set to visit China in late May, seeking to improve the frosty China-Japan ties.
Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi has met with US National Security Advisor Susan Rice in New York, to discuss a series of regional and global issues.
Fears are growing by the hour about the fate of the Assyrians Christians, who were taken by the Islamic State militant group in Syria a few days ago.
The many foreigners working in Chinese media are at the forefront of the country's development, and can witness first-hand how the industry is evolving.
China has relaxed its one-child policy for more than a year, but surprisingly few couples are choosing to have a second child. Some experts are calling for an accelerated disposal of restrictions on a second child, warning that the country's birthrate is moving towards a dangerously low level.
For more in-depth analysis, we're joined in the studio by Cheng Lei, an Associate Professor at the Law School of Renmin University of China.
For more analysis, we're joined on the phone by Dai Yixin, assistant professor from the School of Public Policy and Management, at Tsinghua University.
The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress has discussed a draft report on its work in the past year.
China's top legislators will also review on Friday, a draft Law on Promoting the Transformation of Scientific and Technological Achievements.
China has started the new year with comprehensive reforms in the judicial system. The Supreme People's court has released a series of measures, aimed at ensuring independent trial and better protecting human rights. This came hot on the heels of reform proposals by the country's top Procuratorate.
EU countries approved a new package of financial reform measures by Greece, allowing the country to get a four month extension on its international bailout.
The CSRC, China's security regulatory body, is pushing forward China's stock market reform by moving from an approval-based IPO system to a registration-based system.
With the annual sessions of the National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee just days away, the press center for the events is up and running.
It is now officially legal to smoke marijuana in Washington DC, at least according to the city. A November referendum passed with widespread public support, but some in Congress are challenging the decision. Unlike the rest of the United States, all DC legislation must also be approved by Congress.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has discussed bilateral ties with his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said threats by the United States and the European Union to impose new sanctions on Moscow are just a cover to hide their unwillingness to bring an end to the Ukraine crisis.
The chief observer of the OSCE's mission Paul Picard at two Russian checkpoints says no weapons have been observed under the OSCE mandate.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with his Russian and Iranian counterparts next week in Switzerland, seeking an end to fighting in Ukraine and to advance a nuclear deal with Iran.
The rebel leader in east Ukraine says that the Ukrainian army has not met any deadlines to pull back from the zones of fighting.
China's currency the Renminbi (RMB) strengthened its position as the world's second most used currency for documentary credit transactions, according to the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) on Thursday.
German lawmakers showed they would back the extension of Greece's contentious request for yet another bailout in a vote on Friday as the deal won majority support in Germany's governing bloc on Thursday.
French President Francois Hollande and Philippine leader Benigno Aquino appealed Thursday for urgent global action on climate change, seeking to build momentum for a planned historic accord at a UN summit in Paris.
Chinese authorities on Thursday announced a one-year ban on imports of African ivory carvings acquired after the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) took effect in 1975.
An Argentine judge on Thursday dismissed the case against President Cristina Kirchner for allegedly shielding Iranian officials from prosecution over the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
The U.S. has elevated its appraisal of the cyber threat from Russia, the U.S. intelligence chief said Thursday, as he delivered the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country.
The Ukrainian Defence Ministry said Thursday that the country's military forces are starting the withdrawal of their heavy weapons from the frontline in eastern regions, as agreed upon at the Minsk peace deal.
Russian pilots practice formations ahead of Victory Day
President Barack Obama called out Republicans in Congress for 'holding hostage' funding for the Department of Homeland Security, while challenging Americans to change the political environment that has caused immigration reform to stall during a town hall meeting on Wednesday.
Six bombs detonated in the greater Cairo area in Egypt early on Thursday morning, killing one and injuring at least 9 people, according to the official Ahram online website.
Over 60,000 Internet services account names have been rectified to conform to a regulation to be effective next month, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said Thursday.
A South Korean court on Thursday abolished a 62-year-old law that bans extramarital affairs.
For more on this, we are joined by Teng Jianqun, director of the Center of Arms Control in the China Institute of International Studies.
For more insight, we're joined in the studio by Professor Li Zhaojie, from the law school at Tsinghua University.
On Thursday, the Supreme People's Court released a new five-year guideline for reforming China's court system.
Fulfilling the task of building a moderately prosperous society is a crucial step toward the realization of the "Chinese dream" of rejuvenating the nation.
The new normal for the Chinese economy is transformation from traditional to innovative growth, economic restructuring and a revamping of its engine. A new economic structure with new features will emerge under the new normal.
For more insight on this overseas shopping frenzy by Chinese tourists, joining me now in the studio is Ding Yifan, senior fellow of the Institute of World Development under the Development Research Center of the State Council.
As the Chinese New Year holiday comes to a close, Chinese tourists are returning home with suitcases full of brand new buys.
During the wind down of the Chinese New Year holiday, restaurants, shopping malls, and luxury stores around the world had been experiencing a massive shopping spree brought on by Chinese travellers.
An activist monitoring group in Britain says the number of Christian Assyrians kidnapped by Islamic State militants in the northeast of Syria has risen to 220 over the past three days.
French President Francois Hollande has arrived at a military airbase in Manila on Thursday for a two-day visit to the Philippines. The trip aims to strengthen bilateral ties and gather support in addressing climate change.
S-trained Philippine army commandos are attempting to rescue three foreign hostages held by the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf group on a remote southern island.
At least two people have been killed in a Taliban suicide attack on a convoy of the Turkish embassy in Afghanistan.
A financial news periodical by China's central bank is warning that the country is dangerously close to slipping into deflation.
Official data shows that China has over 11 million small and medium-sized companies as of last year...accounting for nearly 80 percent of the country's total number of companies.
Apart from cheaper products, analysts say the free trade agreement between China and South Korea will also give both countries an opportunity to jointly create and develop advanced industries.
The man who shot and killed Chris Kyle, the former US Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie 'American Sniper', has been given a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
South Africa has launched an investigation into the leaking of espionage secrets to international media outlets.
In recent decades, millions of foreigners have made the big decision to pack their bags and embark on a Chinese adventure. Many have since left, but some have stayed, settled down, and now call China home.
Despite China's increasing urbanization, more than 80% of roads are still in rural areas. A mammoth road construction program over the past few decades transformed rural roads into more modern transportation links.
The NPC Standing Committee -- China's top legislative body -- kicked off its bimonthly session on Wednesday. Lawmakers will deliberate a draft counter-terrorism law that aims to improve intelligence gathering, and enhance international cooperation.
For more in-depth analysis, we're joined in the studio by Gregory Yingnien Tsang, current affairs commentator.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says additional sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' should events in eastern Ukraine warrant them. He's suggested a decision may come soon.
Ukraine's central bank unexpectedly banned most currency trading on Wednesday, only to reverse the decision overnight, causing havoc in the market for its plunging currency, the hryvnia.
Russia does not rule out protecting its national interests in the Arctic with military means. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says a wide range of security threats and challenges is emerging lately in Russia's Arctic zone.
With the battlefield quieter, the dispute between Russia and Ukraine has reopened on another front: natural gas. Their so-called winter gas deal is due to expire at the end of next month.
The Spring Festival in China drew to a close Wednesday as millions of people returned to work, but not before they logged some serious miles during the 7-day break. More than 360 million trips were made, a total greater than the population of the US.