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World’s cereal production headed for a record in 2017: FAO


The world’s cereal production is headed for a bumper 2017, with total output on track for a record, the United

Africa poaching now a war, task force warns


The fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa’s leading anti-poaching coalition said Thursday, as it called for

Trump issues disaster declaration for storm-battered Puerto Rico


US President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico, the White House said Thursday, one day after

Baidu announces $1.5 bln fund for autonomous driving


Chinese internet giant Baidu on Thursday announced a $1.5 billion investment in autonomous driving projects over the next three years,

Trump and Merkel: global partners, worlds apart

The first time Donald Trump met Angela Merkel, pictures of their awkward non-handshake in the Oval Office went around the world

Iran defends nuclear deal, warns Trump to respect it

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani insisted Wednesday his country has complied with the nuclear accord it signed with six world powers, and

World afraid of nuclear war with N. Korea, says UN chief Guterres

Global anxieties about a nuclear war are at their highest level in decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he

At Dubai expo, Chinese firms look to tap lucrative halal market

Standing behind her stall at a Dubai exhibition centre, Dai Dong He offered passersby what looked like carefully wrapped biscuits or

Palestinian premier plans Gaza visit after Hamas concessions

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah is poised to visit Gaza for talks, a senior official said Monday, after Hamas agreed steps

Iran says US seeking to undermine nuclear deal

Iran’s nuclear chief on Monday accused the United States of seeking to undermine a landmark 2015 deal with major powers, calling