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Yemen conflict casts shadow as deadline of Iran nuclear talks approaches

The fighting in Yemen could have a ripple-effect on the negotiations about Iran's nuclear program.

Saudi Arabia and Arab nations strike rebels in Yemen

The intevention of the Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab states follows a month-long advance by Houthi Shite rebels.

Jan-Feb industrial profits down 4.2% y-o-y

These numbers are just in profits earned by Chinese industrial firms fell 4.2 percent in the first two months of this year compared to a year ago.

Three African countries join Saudi-led coalition

Egypt, Sudan and Morocco have joined the Saudi-led coalition in support of the Yemeni government, as foreign ministers from the Middle East and North African region met in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh to discuss plans to root out the forces that have held the Yemeni government under siege.

Asia contributes over half to global economic growth

As Boao Forum host country, China hopes the meeting will promote solidarity and cooperation among Asian nations, as well as the regional integration process, to achieve a successful outcome.

Over 150 'economic fugitives' wanted in the US

The Chinese Government has provided a 'priority' list of wanted 'economic fugitives' to the United States, requesting that the country extradite them back to China. Last year, China said more than 150 'economic fugitives' were in the US, describing many of them as corrupt government officials.

Media leaders reach 'Silk Road Consensus'

The ongoing Boao Forum for Asia has also attracted the attention of the international community and received a warm response from the countries involved.

Merkel appalled that crash may have been deliberate

Investigators and grieving relatives have been struggling to rationalise what motivated Andreas Lubitz to kill all 150 people on board the aircraft, including himself.

Relatives visit crash site to pay respects

Officials and family members of victims of those on board the doomed Germanwings flight have attended a ceremony in Le Vernet in France. Earlier in the day, grieving relatives visited the crash site to pay their respects to the 150 people who died in the tragedy.

Saudi Arabia bombs Houthi rebels, kills at least 25

Huge explosions were heard in capital Sanaa as aircraft pounded an air base adjacent to the international airport. Rescue personnel said at least 25 civilians were killed, and more than 50 injured when 15 homes near the air base were reduced to rubble.

Yemeni President Hadi arrives in Saudi Arabia

Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has arrived in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh. Saudi-owned al Arabiya television says Hadi left the southern Yemeni city of Aden under Saudi protection earlier on Thursday. He will attend an Arab summit in Egypt on Saturday.

Mexico uncovers over 600 bodies in clandestine graves in 9 years

Mexico uncovers over 600 bodies in clandestine graves in 9 years

Spotlight: Germany shocked, angered when co-pilot found 'deliberately' crashes Germanwings plane

The investigation into the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 reached an unexpected and mysterious turning point on Thursday as an audio recording from the plane's black box revealed that the German co-pilot deliberately crashed the aircraft into the southern French Alps after locking his captain out of the cockpit.

China launches 'Sky Net' to capture fugitive officials

A campaign to capture corrupt officials who have fled abroad, carrying the name 'Sky Net', will be launched next month, the top anti-graft authority said on Thursday.

US, Cuba to debate human rigts in Washington

Cuba and the United States will debate human rights at a meeting in Washington on Tuesday in another sign of the thaw between the countries as they try to re-establish normal diplomatic relations after a 50-year freeze.

Expert: All air travel considerations need to be reset

Expert: All air travel considerations need to be reset

China considers inviting Western Allies for WWII military parade

China will invite leaders from all relevant countries and international organizations to the country for its commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese people's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

Saudi Arabia and Arab states strike targets in Yemen

Warplanes from a Saudi-led Arab coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels on Thursday in support of Yemen's embattled president, as regional rival Iran warned the intervention was a 'dangerous' move.

French prosecutor: Co-pilot intended to 'destroy' plane

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside 'intentionally' sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday.

National Zoo reveals names of adorable Andean bear cubs

The National Zoo's two Andean bear cubs are no longer nameless! After the public voted on the names, the zoo announced Thursday that the 19-week-old brothers have been named Mayni and Muniri.

China launches 'Sky Net' to capture fugitive officials

A campaign to capture corrupt officials who have fled abroad, carrying the name 'Sky Net', will be launched next month, the top anti-graft authority said on Thursday.

Group dancing more organized in the future

It's a common sight across China -- middle-aged and elderly dancers swaying away in public squares. And these dancing grannies or 'damas' have also been swaying up controversy in recent years, with many residents complaining their music is disruptive. Now the country wants to make it an well-organized activity.

Exclusive: Beijng Olympic legacy lasting influence

The Beijing Bid Committee delivered four presentations to the Evaluation Commission yesterday which focused on hospitality, transportation, venues in Yanqing, and media operations. One of the presenters, Xu Jicheng, addressed the Commission on China's ability to provide high quality services to media. He sat down with CCTV's Wang Dong and spoke more on this.

Session on anti-corruption held at Boao forum

A session on anti-corruption was held this afternoon at the Boao forum. Seven panelists discussed the implications of the Chinese government's wide-reaching anti-corruption campaign on the relationship between government officials and businessmen.

Chinese DM: Military adopts zero tolerance against corruption

During its monthly press conference, the Defense Ministry said the military had adopted a zero tolerance stance against corruption. Stressing the military principles of discipline and law, the ministry spokesperson also said no branch of the military would be shielded from the government's anti-corruption campaign.

Canada and China cooperate on agriculture

China and Canada have a long history of diplomatic relations and cross sector cooperation. With both countries celebrating 45 years of diplomatic ties, CCTV's reporter Liu Yang travelled to Sichuan in southwest China, to see how Canada's lesser-known winemakers are finding a firm footing with Chinese connoisseurs.

Alps crash: aviation under spotlight

French investigators are searching for the reason why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board. As David Pollard reports there's a lot at stake for the companies involved.

Greece expects to reach reform deal next week

Greece is optimistic about reaching a deal on economic reforms by next Monday and seeing an end to a freeze on its bailout funding. That was the word Thursday from Greek Economy Minister George Stathakis after talks over the past two weeks with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

AIIB to be established by year's end

The overlap of the Boao Forum and the March 31st application deadline for joining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank makes this year's forum quite special.

Boao key words: partnerships, restructuring, reshuffles

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia kicks off today in China's Hainan Province. The forum kicks off with some of the hottest topics on the internet industry and P2P financing.

Number of Spanish victims of Germanwings plane crash revised to 50

The number of Spanish victims who died in the Germanwings flight 4U9525 crash was revised by the Spanish government on Thursday to 50.

A-Z of 2015 Boao Forum for Asia in spotlight

The annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) kicked off on Thursday in China's Boao town, southern Hainan Province, where Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver keynote speech on "Asia's New Future: Towards a Community of Common Destiny" on Saturday.

Germanwings' first officer appears deliberately to refuse opening cockpit door: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 appears deliberately to refuse opening the cockpit door for the captain, said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

S. Korea decides to join China-proposed AIIB

South Korea on Thursday decided to join the China-proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as one of prospective founding members, the country's finance ministry said.

Germanwings' first officer alive till last moment before crash: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 was alive till the last moment before the crash, confirmed Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

Germanwings' first officer, German, 28 years of age: prosecutor

The first officer of the crashed Germanwings' A320 is Andreas Lubitz, 28 years of age, of German nationality, said Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held Thursday in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

No contacts between crashed Germanwings' A320 with air traffic control in last eight minutes: prosecutor

No contacts between crashed Germanwings' A320, either from the captain or the first officer, with air traffic control in its last eight minutes, confirmed Brice Robin, prosecutor of the Republic, in a press conference held Thursday in Marseille, broadcast by BFMTV.

China invites foreign military representatives to Sept. parade

China will invite militaries of relevant countries to participate in a parade later this year, a defense ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

China urges Sri Lanka to protect Chinese companies' interests

Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday called on Sri Lanka to protect the legitimate interests of Chinese companies, expressing willingness to deepen cooperation in trade and infrastructure.

President Xi meets with his Indonesian counterpart

President Xi Jinping has met with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo who is on an official visit to Beijing.

Exclusive: Forum offers clear road map of Asian cooperation

At the Boao Forum, Our reporter Ai Yang caught up with Long Yongtu, former secretary general of the forum of eight years and former chief negotiator of China's WTO entry.

Indonesian President seeks more infrastructure coop. with China

Indonesian President Joko Widodo started a three-day state visit to China today (Thursday) on an invitation from President Xi Jinping and will attend the opening ceremony of the Boao forum.

China calls for dialogue to resolve Yemen crisis

China's Foreign Ministry has expressed deep concern about the worsening situation in Yemen.

China, US in regular engagement on law enforcement

The US State Department spokeswoman has said the US is in regular engagement with China on law enforcement cooperation, including their ongoing hunt for fugitive corrupt officials in the United States.

CCB kicks off China's first money market fund in EU

London has become the first European city to trade an RMB denominated money market mutual fund.

Crossover: U.S. won't rush to make deal because of deadline of Iran nuclear talks

For more, let’s cross live now to our correspondent in Lausanne, Richard Bestic.

Kerry and Zarif meet again as deadline approaches

With an end-of-March deadline days away, US Secretary of State John Kerry is back into negotiations with Iran, hoping to seal a framework deal to roll back its nuclear program, in exchange for sanctions relief.

Oil prices surge after air strikes in Yemen

Political issues have once again impacted the global oil market. Brent crude oil prices jumped nearly 6 percent on Thursday, just after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a series of air strikes in Yemen.

Shared visions of unity: Mapping Asia's future

Earlier we spoke to our reporter Ai Yang in our Boao studio, who told us what's been happening there today, and what we can expect over the coming few days.

Sirisena welcomed by President Xi in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping has held a welcoming ceremony for his Sri Lanka counterpart Maithripala Sirisena at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Parents from Israel & Palestine seek peace

Following the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyayu, a group of Israeli and Palestinian parents -- who lost children in the troubles -- are calling for peace, reconciliation and tolerance.

Palestinian reaction to Netanyahu's reelection

Israel’s recent election outcome -- a victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right wing Likud party -- is being viewed in Palestine as a defeat.

First batch of US military vehicles arrives in Kiev

A shipment of military vehicles from the United States has arrived in Kiev.

Gulf Arab allies launch airstrikes against Houthis

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched an air strike campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters.

Report: One pilot locked out of cockpit before crash

The New York Times' report on the locked-out pilot has been circulating among aviation analysts.

Pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash: report

One of the two pilots on the crashed Germanwings flight may have been lock out of the cockpit before the plane crashed in the French Alps, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Think tank warns of consequences of UK exit of EU

A leading European think tank has warned of potentially huge economic consequences, if the UK leaves the European Union. British Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to hold a referendum on the issue after the May General Election.

Gulf Arab allies launch air strikes against Houthis

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched an air strike campaign in Yemen against Houthi fighters. Saudi Arabia has declared Yemen's airspace a 'restricted zone'.

Boao forum: Promoting regional economic integration, closer ties

The Boao forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries even closer to their development goals.

Elephants prevented truck from overturning in Louisiana

When an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a road, it was two elephants who helped save the day.

AIIB tops discussion agenda of Boao Forum

The Secretary-General of the Boao Forum for Asia, Zhou Wenzhong, said that a sub-forum to discuss consensus for AIIB among different regions and countries has been set up.

China launches new round of reform in electricity market

China's State Council has recently announced reform in the electricity market. It's been 13 years since the last round of reforms in the sector, so what are the key talking points this time around?

Shared visions of unity: Mapping Asia's future

The annual Boao Forum for Asia has kicked off in south China's Hainan Province. The Forum gathers together leaders of government, business and academia, to share visions and ideas on pressing issues facing Asia and the world.

2015 BFA focuses on Internet financing

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia kicks off today in China's Hainan province. The forum kicks off with some of the hottest topics on the internet industry and P2P financing.

Four killed as bus strikes landmine in the east of Ukraine

In Ukraine, four people have been killed and seventeen injured after a passenger bus struck a landmine in the east of the country.

Spain coming to terms with air tragedy

Spain began three days of national mourning on Wednesday for victims of the Germanwings plane crash.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank should not be a Beijing-vs-Washington issue

That the United States chooses not to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member is in and of itself not a surprise. But the level of public fury emanating out of Washington in recent weeks is a puzzle.

Application deadline for AIIB is the end of March

One of the major topics being addressed at this year's Boao Forum, the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank or AIIB, is arousing global attention.

2015 Boao Forum opens today to map Asia's future

The annual Boao Forum for Asia has kicked off in south China's Hainan Province. The Forum gathers together leaders of government, business and academia, to share visions and ideas on pressing issues facing Asia and the world.

German school loses 16 students in crash

18 of the people on board Flight 9525 came from one German town. 16 of them were pupils at a school there, the two others were their teachers.

Day two of search and recovery operations

While search and rescue teams continue their work, the leaders of Germany, France and Spain have gathered near the crash site to pay homage to the 150 victims.

Gulf Arab allies launch air strikes against Houthis

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have launched a military operation, involving air strikes, against Houthi fighters who have tightened their grip on the southern city of Aden where the country's president has taken refuge.

Starbucks CEO clarifies racial dialogue initiative

Starbucks CEO clarifies racial dialogue initiative

Ketchup on macaroni cheese gives investors appetite

Ketchup on macaroni cheese gives investors appetite

Think tank warns of consequences should UK leave union

Think tank warns of consequences should UK leave union

Boao Forum 2015: Promoting cooperation and development across Asia

Boao Forum 2015: Promoting cooperation and development across Asia

China to boost 'Made in China 2025' strategy

China's State Council pledged Wednesday to boost the implementation of the 'Made in China 2025' strategy, which will upgrade the manufacturing sector.

Xi stresses boosting public confidence in judicial system

Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that public confidence in the judicial system should be the ultimate gauge of the effectiveness of reform in this sector.

BEA manages to extract useful data from damaged Germanwings plane black box

The French aviation safety organization has managed to extract useful data from damaged black box retrieved from the downed Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed on Tuesday, a senior official said on Wednesday.

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl faces desertion charge

US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl faces a court martial on a charge of desertion with intention to shirk hazardous or important duty over his 2009 disappearance from an Afghan base.

Afghan President vows new chapter in US ties

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani professed deep gratitude to the American people Wednesday for their service and sacrifice in a protracted war in Afghanistan, but warned of extremism's persistent threat in a speech to US lawmakers.

Yemen's FM: President still in Aden

Yemen's FM: President still in Aden

Spain pays tribute to the victims

In Spain, flags flew at half-staff on government buildings and a minute of silence was held at legislative and government buildings across the country in memory of the Germanwings crash victims.

Day two of search and recovery operations at site of plane crash in French Alps

A quick descent, no distress call, the pilot's actions - It will be months or longer before the causes behind Tuesday's crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 are known, but there are initial clues that aviation experts say will be the most important to investigators.

Passengers escape moments before road swallows bus

Passengers had a lucky escape after they abandoned their bus moments before the ground fell away and swallowed up the vehicle in Brazil

Independence Day parade held in Greece

Thousands of Greeks lined a main central Athens avenue despite rain on Wednesday to watch the country's annual Independence Day military parade, with spectators allowed along the route for the first time in about three years.

China gives US 'Priority List' of fleeing corrupt officials

China has provided US authorities 'a priority list of alleged Chinese corrupt officials' believed to be at large in the United States to request their assistance.

Beijing's Palace Museum curbs use of selfie sticks

Taking that perfect picture can be easier with a selfie stick. But they're coming under growing scrutiny in China. Last week, Beijing's Palace Museum moved to limit their use. Joining other attractions around the world, in trying to keep them away.

World and business leaders gather for talks

The 2015 Boao Forum for Asia is slated to kick off on March the 26th in the scenic town of Boao, in South China’s tropical island province of Hainan.

Austria decides to participate in AIIB

As the deadline approaches for applying for founding membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, another Western country, Austria, has decided to join the organization.

Egypt's new capital city hopes to house 5 mln inhabitants

Egypt's new capital city hopes to house 5 mln inhabitants

Gov't tries to end Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Gov't tries to end Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan visits Zimbabwe

Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan visits Zimbabwe

AIIB sets headquarters in Beijing

China's Vice Finance Minister Shi Yaobin has announced the headquarters of the AIIB will be here in Beijing.

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French prosecutor: Co-pilot intended to 'destroy' plane

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside 'intentionally' sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday.

US, Cuba to debate human rigts in Washington

Cuba and the United States will debate human rights at a meeting in Washington on Tuesday in another sign of the thaw between the countries as they try to re-establish normal diplomatic relations after a 50-year freeze.

Saudi Arabia and Arab states strike targets in Yemen

Warplanes from a Saudi-led Arab coalition bombed Huthi Shiite rebels on Thursday in support of Yemen's embattled president, as regional rival Iran warned the intervention was a 'dangerous' move.

China launches 'Sky Net' to capture fugitive officials

A campaign to capture corrupt officials who have fled abroad, carrying the name 'Sky Net', will be launched next month, the top anti-graft authority said on Thursday.

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