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Turkish military operation imminent in Kurdish-held Afrin in Syria


Following Turkey's deployment of troops around the Kurdish-held Afrin Canton in northwestern Syria, many feel a Turkish military operation is imminent, a sense augmented by reported withdrawal of most Russian troops from the canton.

Trade can help reduce poverty in Africa


Addressing a forum on fighting poverty and common development at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, late last month, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said China and African countries should work together to eradicate poverty for future generations.

Ice that can fire a national energy revolution


Many say methane hydrate, found under sediments on sea and ocean floors, is the energy of the future because it can generate 10 times more energy than coal and hardly causes any pollution when burned.

Safety tips for studying abroad


The disappearance of Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois, has struck a chord with many people.

US's ties with China and India not 'zero-sum relationship,' expert says


It was just a few weeks ago when US President Donald Trump accused India of seeking to profit from the Paris climate accord. But that seems like a distant past.

What Donald Trump has pledged on health care?


President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational strokes. Nonetheless he made some clear promises along the way.

Germany and France to lead post-Brexit EU in further integration


More EU integration is a "foregone conclusion", and France and Germany will take the lead on post-Brexit reforms starting this year, the European Union's second-in-command said, adding that he hoped the east-west split in the bloc would heal.

What next for airbag maker Takata after bankruptcy filing?


Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp (7312.T) has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan.

Bike-sharing companies spearhead China's output of innovation overseas


With leading bike-sharing companies gearing up for global expansion, China's innovation in on-demand transportation has surprised the world with a business model that stands out in the sharing economy.

APD REVIEW | A Week of Life and Death for May and UK


The speech delivered by Queen Elizabeth II on June 21 leaves a vital week for May, which has become a matter of life and death.