Taipei, Taiwan – Asia must avoid “chaos and conflicts” or the region’s future will be lost, Chinese premierLi Qiang has said. Speaking to an international audience of political and business leaders on Thursday, Li said China can be an “anchor for world peace” and stability and will continue undertaking reforms and opening up ... .
Since Donald Trump left office, he has consistently maintained that he had a great relationship with several well-known dictators ... The former president reiterated his position on dictators in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity this past week on Hannity.
Russian forces have had some success in the eastern frontline city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian military officials said, adding that their fighters were still holding on in a months-long battle in which both sides have suffered heavy casualties ... "Our defenders are holding the city and are repelling numerous enemy attacks." ... 'Can't be protected' ... .
PARIS (Reuters) – Protests will not stop the pension reform or other policy changes, French PresidentEmmanuel Macron said on Thursday before unveiling a plan with 50 measures aimed at avoiding a water crisis this summer and in the coming years. The plan touches on a wide range of measures including how to re-use water, share water, and avoid leaks.
MEXICOCITY (AP) — A Mexican court on Thursday issued arrest orders for six people in relation to the fire that killed 39 migrants at a detention facility earlier this week in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, according to the federal prosecutor leading the investigation ... It was not clear whether those guards had keys to the cell doors ... authorities.
Manila. At least 31 people died and 230 were rescued after a fire engulfed a ferry in the southern Philippines, authorities said Thursday ... Rescuers, including the Philippine Coast Guard and fishermen, saved 195 passengers and 35 crew as the blaze ripped through the ferry off Baluk-Baluk Island in Basilan province ... READ MORE ... .
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