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France's new government announced
World2017-05-18 08:48December 19 2018 10:05:41

France's new government announced

The formation of the new French government to be headed by conservative lawmaker Edouard Philippe, appointed after Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as France's new president, was announced.

Merkel, Macron agree to strengthen eurozone after first meeting
World2017-05-17 21:58December 19 2018 10:05:41

Merkel, Macron agree to strengthen eurozone after first meeting

German media reported Tuesday that plans to strengthen the eurozone are in motion after newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron met German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Indian comedy 'Dangal' tops Chinese box office
World2017-05-17 14:01December 19 2018 10:05:41

Indian comedy 'Dangal' tops Chinese box office

The Indian comedy “Dangal” rocketed to top spot in China with box office sales of 330 million yuan (about 48 million U.S. dollars) in the week ending May 14.

Indian film 'Dangal' becomes hit in China
World2017-05-17 09:31December 19 2018 10:05:41

Indian film 'Dangal' becomes hit in China

Indian film “Dangal” has earned more than 450 million yuan (65 million U.S. dollars) in 11 days, becoming the highest grossing Indian movie in China.

Chinese filmmakers have a treasure trove of stories to explore
World2017-05-17 09:31December 19 2018 10:05:41

Chinese filmmakers have a treasure trove of stories to explore

The Bollywood Movie Dangal, which tells the inspirational story of a wrestler who trains his two daughters to be world champions, has been a surprise hit with Chinese audiences.

Cuba announces clinical trial of anti-Alzheimer's drug
World2017-05-17 08:57December 19 2018 10:05:41

Cuba announces clinical trial of anti-Alzheimer's drug

Cuba's health authorities announced clinical trials will soon begin for a new drug which seeks to slow down the degenerative effects of Alzheimer's disease.

No second-wave ransomware cyber-attack in worldwide: experts
World2017-05-16 20:51December 19 2018 10:05:41

No second-wave ransomware cyber-attack in worldwide: experts

After locking down the files on a computer, the ransomware called "WannaCry" displays a window demanding the user to pay an initial ransom of 300 US dollars' worth of Bitcoin to regain control of their computer.

Macron becomes new French president
World2017-05-14 19:23December 19 2018 10:05:41

Macron becomes new French president

Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as the president of France in an inauguration ceremony at the Elysee Palace on Sunday.

Stan Lee's POW! to focus more on Asian market after acquisition by Chinese company
World2017-05-14 13:31December 19 2018 10:05:41

Stan Lee's POW! to focus more on Asian market after acquisition by Chinese company

After being acquired by a Chinese company, POW! Entertainment will focus more on the Chinese market and Asian market, said Stan Lee, legendary comic creator of the American media and entertainment company.

S.Korea's ruling party to push for parliamentary hearing on THAAD
World2017-05-12 18:05December 19 2018 10:05:41

S.Korea's ruling party to push for parliamentary hearing on THAAD

South Korea's ruling Minjoo Party said Friday that it will push for public hearing on the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system to stop conflicts over the issue.

Shanghai Disney Resort holds world premiere of latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean'
World2017-05-12 17:01December 19 2018 10:05:41

Shanghai Disney Resort holds world premiere of latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean'

Film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the series, premiered at Shanghai Disney Resort on May 11.

Iraqi refugee in Germany pleads guilty to raping two Chinese students
World2017-05-12 08:53December 19 2018 10:05:41

Iraqi refugee in Germany pleads guilty to raping two Chinese students

A 32-year-old Iraqi refugee has pleaded guilty to the rapes of two Chinese students near Germany's Ruhr-University in Bochum last year.

New S. Korean president says to visit DPRK under right conditions
World2017-05-10 20:56December 19 2018 10:05:41

New S. Korean president says to visit DPRK under right conditions

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said Wednesday he will visit Pyongyang, capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), under right conditions.

Chinese English textbook adapted into film
World2017-05-10 14:01December 19 2018 10:05:41

Chinese English textbook adapted into film

A film based on the fictional characters in the most popular Chinese English textbook will hit theaters in June.

.S. President Trump fires FBI director Comey
World2017-05-10 09:28December 19 2018 10:05:41

.S. President Trump fires FBI director Comey

U.S. President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the White House said in a statement Tuesday.

Athletes become TV stars, but may lose standing
World2017-05-09 16:31December 19 2018 10:05:41

Athletes become TV stars, but may lose standing

As more Chinese athletes become household names, sports stars are cashing in on their celebrity status by signing up for reality TV shows. Yet playing the fame game can come at a price.

Indian film 'Dangal' set to make history in Chinese mainland
World2017-05-09 10:02December 19 2018 10:05:41

Indian film 'Dangal' set to make history in Chinese mainland

Earning 76.4 million yuan ($11.06 million) during its first weekend in the Chinese mainland, biographical sports drama Dangal is now the second highest-earning Indian film in China.

Gun battle leaves 44 dead in northern Afghan province
World2017-05-09 08:52December 19 2018 10:05:41

Gun battle leaves 44 dead in northern Afghan province

At least 44 persons including 40 militants have been killed as fighting has been continuing between Taliban and government forces in the northern Kunduz province over the past two days.

Polls open in France's runoff presidential election
World2017-05-07 18:39December 19 2018 10:05:41

Polls open in France's runoff presidential election

More than 66,000 polling stations in the French European mainland opened at 08:00 local time (0600 GMT) and are scheduled to close at 20:00 (1800 GMT) in big cities, while the rest will close at 19:00 (1700 GMT).

Boko Haram frees 82 Chibok school girls in Nigeria: official sources
World2017-05-07 08:34December 19 2018 10:05:41

Boko Haram frees 82 Chibok school girls in Nigeria: official sources

At least 82 out of the more than 200 Chibok girls that were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 in Nigeria's restive northeastern Borno State have been released.

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