Hourly News 2014-06-06
    2014-06-09 13:38:46     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Han




Chinese president addresses CASCF ministerial meeting

The sixth ministerial conference of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum has concluded in Beijing with the announcement of a 10-year development plan.
This follows Chinese president Xi Jinping's speech to the forum where he called for a stronger relationship between China and the Arab countries.
He is urging further cooperation when it comes to developing the new Silk Road economic belt and the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road."
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum.
The next ministerial meeting will be held in Qatar in 2016.


China urges Vietnam to stop disruptions in oil drilling operation

The Chines government has issued a statement, voicing its determination to safeguard China's marine rights and sovereignty.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei says China hopes countries outside the region will choose dialogue and negotiations to resolve disputes instead of making aggressive moves that intensify tension.
The comment follows a communique released after the G7 summit.
It says the Group is concerned about disputes in the East and South China Seas.
The spokesman has also rejected accusations that the tension with Vietnam in the South China Sea has been caused by China.
He says up to now, the Vietnamese side has not made any compensation to Chinese people and companies who have been hurt in the violent anti-China protests in Vietnam last month.


Obama and Cameron give Russia a month to meet Ukraine conditions; Obama on Scotland

Leaders of the Group of Seven have issued an ultimatum to the Russian government over the crisis in Ukraine, while expressing support for Ukraine's new government.
US President Barak Obama says Russia has one month to take concrete measures to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, or to be imposed with a new round of sanctions.
The conditions include to recognize Petro Poroshenko as the newly elected leader in Kiev, stop arms from crossing the border and cease support for pro-Russian separatist groups concentrated in eastern Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has responded the Kremlin respects the sovereignty of Ukraine and he doesn't want Ukraine to be a "pawn" in a power struggle between East and West.


Veteran Tells of "The Longest Day" 2'49

Various activities have been taking place to mark the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, or D-Day.
Three hundred soldiers from the UK, United States, Canada and France parachuted in tandem over the French village of Ranville and World War II planes flew over Utah Beach in Normandy.
Some 18 heads of state are expected to attend ceremonies in Normandy later today, including President Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Palestinians Defends New Gov't, Condemn Settlements on Naksa Day

Palestinians on the West Bank have rallied to mark the 1967 war that led to the occupation of the region by Israel
Demonstrators are defending the new Palestinian unity government which sworn in this week.
As response, Israel announced plans to build over 3,000 settlement units in the West Bank and in east Jerusalem.
The tenders have been strongly opposed by the Palestinians.
Both the United States and the UN have called for the Israeli side to halt the plan.


Search continues for the suspected gunman in Canada

Canadian police have started a massive hunt for a gunman who killed three police officers and wounded two more in the eastern city of Moncton.
The suspect in the case has been identified as Justin Bourque.
Officials have cordoned off an area northwest of the city as they look for the man.
Many schools and government offices in the community are closed.
Police say the suspect has been spotted three times since the attack but he's still at large.


Libya court rules PM election illegal

Libya's Supreme Court has ruled that the election of the new prime minister Ahmed Maitiq was illegal.
Maitiq, a businessman from Libya's third largest city of Misrata, was sworn in as prime minister last month.
But he was immediately challenged by his predecessor Abdullah Thinni and some judicial officials.
Those officials say the earlier parliamentary confidence vote which confirmed Maitiq as the new prime minister was invalid because less than half of the lawmakers attended the session.
Thinni has till now refused to transfer power, though forces allegedly loyal to Maitiq has occupied the government compound.


IMF welcomed the ECB's decision on rate cut

The International Monetary Fund has welcomed the announcement of the European Central Bank's package of measures to stop low inflation.
The ECB announced a cut its deposit rate to minus 0.1 percent and opened a 400 billion euro liquidity channel tied to bank lending.
ECB President Mario Draghi said more action will come if necessary.
The interest rate cut will come into effect on June 11.


China's e-commerce giant joins top football club

Chinese largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group has become part owner of the country's top football club Guangzhou Evergrande.
Alibaba has bought 50 percent of Evergrande's stake, worth 1.2 billion yuan, or about 190 million U.S. dollars.
In 2013, the Guangzhou club claimed the Asian Football Confederation Champions League crown, becoming China's first Asian champion since the country launched the professional league in 1994.





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