Hourly News 2014-06-10
    2014-06-13 13:38:11     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Han



China to play constructive role in Iran nuclear talks

The Chinese government is promising to keep playing a constructive role with the Iranian nuclear talks.
The comments from the Chinese side comes as Iran is holding its first bilateral talks in decades with the United States.
The Iranian side is also going to hold separate talks with Russia.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying.
"Now the negotiation is entering uncharted waters. It will now involve more complicated and sensitive issues. All parties need to put aside differences to seek a common ground. We believe that bilateral talks between Iran and individual members of the six powers will help to strengthen mutual understanding and promote negotiations. We are willing to keep close contacts with all parties and play a constructive role in the process. "


US, Iran hold nuclear talks after decades of standoff

A 2nd day of direct talks between the United States and Iran are set to get underway later on this Tuesday in Geneva.
The two days of direct talks will conclude today.
The two sides met for closed-door sessions for the first time in years yesterday.
It's unclear how the first round of meetings went.
Iran and the United States are meeting for the first time directly in decades to discuss issues connected to Iran's nuclear program.
Iran and Russia are also set to meet separately in Rome following the sessions in Geneva.
The talks come as Iran prepares to meet with the P5+1 again in Vienna next week.
The last round of P5+1 talks failed to come up with a final resolution to the long-running dispute.


Iran, Turkey further boosts bilateral ties

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has been meeting with Turkish officials in Ankara in an attempt shore up ties among the two countries.
Rouhani has overseen the signing of a number of deals connected to banking, transportation and energy.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says both sides want to build a preferential trade partnership agreement.
The talks come after years of relative estrangement between the two countries.


Xi urges independent innovation in science, technology

Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed "innovation" is the key to the development of science and technology here in China.
He made the remarks a joint conference for the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, two top think tanks in this country.
He's also talked about the need to develop more home-grown talent in the field.
More than 13-hundred researchers have attended the event, which is meant to help develop collaboration in the area of science and technology.
Other members of the politburo have also attended the session.


China, Bangladesh vow to further partnership

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has met with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina Wajed in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
The two sides has expressed the willingness to further develop the cooperation relationship in trade, energy and a number of other areas.
The Premier says he hopes Bangladesh would support for China's collaboration with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
Wajed is in China for a 6-day official visit.


Indian PM Modi meets with Chinese FM

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Modi says India's new government is willing to work toward common development with China.
He has also suggested the two countries maintain high-level visits and use each other's strengths to deepen cooperation in areas such as infrastructure, manufacturing, and I-T.
Wang Yi has also met with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.


New line-up of Greek cabinet reshuffled

The conservative-led coalition government of Greece has been reshuffled.
The new administration of Antonis Samaras includes a 21-member cabinet.
Among some of the notable names includes Evangelos Venizelos staying on as government vice-President and foreign minister.
The new cabinet ministers are scheduled to be sworn-in later on this Tuesday.


Over 50 insurgents killed in Nigerian military raid

Nigerian authorities have announced they've killed over 50 suspected Boko Haram rebels in operations through this past weekend.
The deaths come amid both raids and the Nigerian military's successful repelling of an insurgent attack.
Most of the fighting has taken place in the restive northeast of the country, which is the main base area for Boko Haram.
Boko Haram has been a major security threat in recent years, with the group involved in massacres and kidnappings.
The group took up arms in 2009 to try to back its demands for Sharia Law to be enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.


16 security troops killed in northern Iraq

At least 16 Iraqi security officers have been killed in an attack in northern Iraq on Monday.
The attack near Mosul has also left 6 other Iraqi security forces injured.
A suicide bomber drove a truck loaded with fuel into an Iraqi military compound.
It's believed al-Qaeda's offshoot in Iraq is responsible.
The assault on the army base is the culmination of a day of violence in Iraq on Monday, which has left 46 dead and close to 170 others injured.





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