|France issues rooster stamp on Chinese New Year|
France postal service company La Poste has issued stamps to embrace the Year of Rooster in Chinese Lunar New Year.
|Estonia issues stamp of Chinese New Year of Rooster|
The Estonian Post has issued a stamp to mark the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese Lunar New Year.
|Abe, Trump to hold 1st summit meeting on Feb.10|
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to hold their first summit meeting in Washington.
|Lunar New Year more than a celebration in China|
The start of the Lunar New Year has seen celebrations take place around the world, with events as colorful as they are diverse.
|China boom for Manchester property|
Property experts in Manchester are hoping that the Chinese New Year and Spring Golden Week will bring them a boom in business.
|Brazilian president sends Chinese New Year's greetings|
Brazilian President Michel Temer sent a message on Friday evening extending his best wishes for the Chinese Lunar New Year, and the city kicked off its first public celebration of the occasion, also known as the Spring Festival.
|Syria denies rumors of Assad's health issues|
Syria's presidential media office denied on Friday recent rumors circulated on several news outlets that President Bashar al-Assad is in a critical condition after suffering a stroke.
|Trump says "very early" to consider lifting sanctions on Russia|
U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that it is "very early" to talk about lifting sanctions on Russia in relation to the Ukraine crisis. British PM says Trump "100 percent" behind NATO; Putin, Trump to talk by phone on Saturday: Kremlin
|Mexico's president, Trump agree to keep wall dispute private|
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Friday agreed to keep a bitter and ongoing dispute over a border wall project out of the public realm, the office of the presidency said. Trump wants 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico
|Security Council renews UN sanctions against Central African Republic|
The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to renew sanctions against the Central African Republic (CAR) for another year until Jan. 31, 2018.
|Iran, Russia agree to cooperate in nuclear sectors|
Iran and Russia have developed a roadmap to jointly produce nuclear fuel, Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Friday.
|Putin, Trump to talk by phone on Saturday: Kremlin|
Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to hold his first phone conversation with the new U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday, the Kremlin said Friday.
|Morocco foils terror attack, arrests 7 IS suspects|
Morocco's interior ministry announced on Friday that security forces have foiled an Islamic State's (IS) terror attack during a large scale anti-terrorism operation.
|Trump wants 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico|
U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. Trump says meeting with Mexican president would be "fruitless"; Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump amid wall dispute
|UN chief sends Lunar New Year greetings to Chinese people|
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sent a message to the Chinese people and wished them a happy Lunar New Year which falls on Saturday.
|14 miners trapped in collapsed gold mine in Tanzania|
At least 14 people, including one Chinese national, were trapped after a small gold mine collapsed in Tanzania's northwestern region of Geita on Thursday, local police and the mine's management said.
|Empire State Building shines in special Chinese Lunar New Year design|
The top of the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York, will shine in red and gold at sunset Thursday and Friday celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year that starts on Jan. 28.
|Final death toll in Italy hotel avalanche reaches 29, as last bodies recovered|
The final death toll of an avalanche that hit a hotel in central Italy last week rose to 29 people, Italian authorities confirmed on Thursday.
|Alexander Van der Bellen sworn in as Austrian president|
Alexander Van der Bellen was sworn in as Austrian president at a ceremony in the historical assembly hall in parliament in Vienna on Thursday. Xi sends congratulations to Austria's new president
|Assad says latest cease-fire "gateway" to peace in Syria|
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Thursday that success of the latest cease-fire represents a gateway to the peace in Syria, state news agency SANA reported.
|Fast-track bill on Brexit faces political obstacle course|
The British Government laid a brief bill before parliament Thursday to pave the way for Britain's exit from the European Union.
|Italy hotel avalanche death toll rises to 24, 5 still missing|
At least 24 people died in an avalanche that crushed a ski resort in Italy's central Abruzzo region last week, Italian authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
|Trump signs two executive orders to boost border security|
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to boost border security before his scheduled speech at the Department of Homeland Security. Trump orders to build wall but Mexican migration to U.S. is plummeting
|New Pentagon chief to visit Japan, S. Korea next week|
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will travel to Japan and South Korea next week for his first overseas visit since taking office, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
|British PM vows to publish Brexit plan in White Paper amid pressure|
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday pledged to set out the government's Brexit plans in a formal policy document, a White Paper, responding to members of Parliaments (MPs) who have been calling for greater Brexit transparency.