Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping

TASHKENT — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Mongolian counterpart, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, met here Thursday to discuss how to enrich their comprehensive strategic partnership.

Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping
China-Mongolia ties are developing smoothly as the two sides maintain frequent contacts and their pragmatic cooperation continues to deepen, Xi said. (China-Mongolia-Xi Jinping)
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 23 (Xinhua) — Russia and China now enjoy unprecedented mutual trust, sharing either the same or similar viewpoints on international affairs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said here in an exclusive interview with Xinhua President Cai Mingzhao.
Putin said the two countries jointly safeguard international stability and are also jointly implementing the Beijing-proposed Belt and Road Initiative that aims to build a trade network connecting Asia, Europe and Africa. (Russia-China)
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FRANKFURT — At least 25 people were injured in a tear gas attack in a southwest German city on Thursday, according to local German media report.
An armed man entered a cinema in the German town of Viernheim. The attacker fired in the air and launched a tear gas attack, leaving at least 25 people injured, according to local TV reports. (Germany-Tear gas-Attack)
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KIGALI — The European Union (EU) has given Rwanda a 200 million Euros grant to help the country transform agriculture sector and improve rural livelihoods and incomes.
Rwanda and EU officials on Thursday signed the financing agreement paving way for the disbursement of funds that will support the country’s efforts towards achieving inclusive agriculture development. (EU-Rwanda-Grant)
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FREETOWN — China has promised to build a disease control center and a new office for Sierra Leone’s health ministry.
Gao Fu, Deputy Director of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, disclosed this to the media during his visit to the country Tuesday shortly after a meeting with President Ernest Bai Koroma at the State House. (Sierra Leone-China-Disease)
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GENEVA — A Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) report revealed Thursday that 33 percent of all the confederation’s deaths in 2014 were caused by cardiovascular diseases, resulting in 20,972 fatalities in the period under review.
With 16,765 deaths, cancer-related illnesses accounted for 26 percent of all fatalities, while 5,759 people died from dementia as the underlying disease, FSO indicated. (Switzerland-Cardiovascular) Enditem

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