China's state-run newspaperGlobal Times derided critics in the West Thursday for condemning a new initiative forcing all religious buildings to fly China's red flag as a means to "enhance the concept of nation.
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North Korea's state newspaperRodong Sinmun published a column Wednesday urging North Koreans not to be enticed by other cultures or ways of life, insisting instead that the brutally repressive communism of the Kim family regime is the "best in the world.
Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping offered a rousing defense of globalism and suggested "the evolution of global governance system will have a profound impact on the development of all countries" during Wednesday's opening of the BRICS summit in South Africa.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert offered an official condemnation for the communist government of Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua on Tuesday, urging his regime to end its "cowardly attacks" on unarmed protesters and Catholic leaders, including clergy.
Chinese Communist Party head Xi Jinping landed in South Africa Monday night for the third leg of his regional trip and spent Tuesday negotiating with President Cyril Ramaphosa, ultimately signing a million-dollar investment deal with his country.
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert sharply rebuked the Russian government during Wednesday's regular press briefing, calling Moscow's response to election meddling allegations "absurd" and insisting that the two countries did not come to any agreements at this week's Helsinki summit.
China's state-runGlobal Timeswarned Russia in a Tuesday column not to trust that any agreeableness on President Donald Trump's part will be a permanent change in U.S. policy, adding that Trump's "America First" policy makes it impossible for Washington to have true international allies.
Adnan Oktar, an Islamic television host long accused of running a "sex cult" in Turkey, was arrested on Wednesday along with over one hundred of his supporters, many among them his scantily-clad female accomplices he calls "kittens.
Anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin took to Twitter Monday to condemn President Donald Trump preemptively for what she described as an inevitable conclusion of the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Turkey: that Trump "will drop to his knees and blow this dictator.
Turkish President Recep TayyipErdoğan announced during his inaugural address Monday that Turkey is entering a "new era," where the nation will take center stage in geopolitics and citizens are expected to submit to the will of the state for the greater good of Turkish identity.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded on Sunday to an extensive diatribe published against him in North Korea's official state media, asserting that his demand for complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization (CVID) was not "gangster-like," but reflective of the world's hopes for the nation.
The government of Turkey issued a blanket decree Sunday firing18,632 state employees for unspecified "links with terror groups" and has increased the number of arrests for "insulting the president" ahead of the inauguration of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Monday.
The State Department revealed Thursday that a second American citizen in China has suffered adverse health effects similar to those of an American diplomat in Shanghai and 26 diplomats in Havana, Cuba, part of a wave of attacks of unknown origin.
The official newspaper of the Communist Party of China (CPC), thePeople's Daily, condemned "pompous" and "incredibly exaggerated" pro-Chinese propaganda in the country, reporting that CPC leader Xi Jinping has ordered state media outlets to temper their language.
LGBT Turks staged a gay pride rally Sunday in Istanbul despite warnings by police that the event was not legal, after reportedly coming to a last-minute agreement to allow a smaller gathering.
Mexico tried to avoid it. They tried to keep radical leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) out of power. And they succeeded – twice – before ultimately being left with no better options on their presidential ballots.
An extensive report published byThomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday finds that the price of a child bride in eastern Africa, particularly South Sudan and Kenya, has skyrocketed as families seek ways to avoid starvation and ensure their children have food and shelter.
The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on July 12. The announcement follows a meeting between Putin and Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton, in Moscow this week.
Taiwan'sPresident Tsai Ing-wen asked the world to help Taiwan "constrain China" in an interview with Agence-France Presse (AFP) on Monday, warning that the world's "democracy, freedom and freedom to do business" were imperiled by the Communist Party.
National Security Adviser John Bolton helped finalize a time and place for a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday.
China's state-controlledGlobal Times newspaper lamented on Monday the persistence of "nationalist" distrust of the Communist Beijing regime throughout the rest of Asia, warning Chinese corporations to "delicately" assert themselves and their projects.
The South Korean outlet Yonhap reported on Monday that closed North Korean restaurants near the border in China have begun renovations, a sign that they are preparing for sanctions to lift on the country as part of an ongoing dialogue with the United States.
The Chinese state newspaperGlobal Times made the argument Monday that Western-style multi-party democracy has no place in Asia, citing numerous examples of Asian heads of state arrested for corruption.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan celebrated his election victory Sunday, declaring that "the sufferers of our region and all oppressed in the world" won the election as opposition leaders and international observers decry widespread arrests, ballot irregularities, and censorship.
Turkey's ruling and opposition parties have launched the final stretch of this year's presidential campaign, with elections scheduled for Sunday, amid widespread concerns that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will cruise to an easy win through irregular voting situations and possible election fraud.
The U.S. State Department confirmed Thursday that the number of American citizens suffering "health effects" from an unspecified attack at the American embassy in Havana, Cuba, has risen to 25.
Reports in South Korean media, citing a Korean lawmaker speaking on national radio, reported Thursday that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could be visiting North Korea again as soon as this weekend.
The families of those killed in the 1996 shootdown of planes belonging to the Cuban-American Brothers to the Rescue charity requested support from Congress Wednesday in their mission to seek indictments against dictator Raúl Castro and other senior Cuban government officials for their relatives' murders.
North Korean products and workers reportedly began flowing into China at an accelerated rate following dictator Kim Jong-un's meeting with American President Donald Trump last week, and China has apparently begun lifting a ban on Chinese tourism to the fellow communist regime Tuesday – indications that China expects sanctions on North Korea to soon lift.
North Korea's state newspaperRodong Sinmun and its Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) condemned the West's "reptile media" on Monday for promoting capitalism, which the propaganda outlets described as "a corrupt society rushing headlong into its doom.
Colombia's conservative right clinched a decisive victory Sunday, handing the reins of the country over to now President-elect Iván Duque.
China's state media announced Friday that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) had executed a military drill in the South China Sea testing target drones in an aerial attack simulation.
China's state media continued dismissing the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Thursday in a piece ostensibly meant to attack American media, but that described the summit's results as "a vague four-point joint statement with no timetable or roadmap.
South Korea's presidential office said Thursday that leftist President Moon Jae-in would consider ending joint military exercises with the United States if North Korea "implements denuclearization measures and sincere dialogue continues.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured reporters in a joint press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Seoul Thursday that the United States is not considering removing sanctions on North Korea until itsnuclear program verifiably ceases to exist.
State television broadcast an extensive 40-minute documentary-style feature on dictator Kim Jong-un's meeting with "supreme leader" U.S. President Donald Trump two days after Kim returned to North Korea, announcing that Trump treated Kim with "respect and endless admiration.
South Korea's conservatives, including members of the right-wing Liberty Korea Party, have expressed dismay at President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, decrying the lack of enforcement of any denuclearization agreement and substance in their joint declaration.
North Korea's state newspaper,Rodong Sinmun,dedicated its front page and its first spread Wednesday to photos and analysis of Tuesday's meeting between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Chinese state media sought to reinject Beijing into the conversation following Tuesday's historic summit between North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, suggesting Americans"borrow some wisdom from Eastern philosophy" and abandon "unrealistic ideas" that the U.S.
The government of South Korea issued a statement Tuesday expressing confusion regarding President Donald Trump's announcement that he would end joint military exercises with Seoul as part of an agreement with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
NBA star Dennis Rodman, who has cultivated a closer relationship to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un than any other American in the world, broke down in tears on CNN describing the death threats he claims to have received for advocating peace between Pyongyang and Washington.
The looming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday has the potential to open up global tourism and foreign investment to North Korea, with little prospect of any profits reaching the North Korean people.
The office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in confirmed on Monday that President Donald Trump had called Moon from Singapore for a final chat before his scheduled meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Tuesday morning.
North Korea's state media outlets extensively covered dictator Kim Jong-un's departure to Singapore on Sunday to meet President Donald Trump, calling the meeting "historic" and telling readers the two leaders will share "wide-ranging and profound views" on everything from denuclearization to ending the Korean War.
The rightful owners of two of Cuba's largest ports, stolen from their families by the communist Cuban revolution, launched a campaign this week in conjunction with human rights organizations to discourage American tourism in the island nation.
North Korea's state news service, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), boasted that its Chinese counterpart Xinhua praised the country's seaside resort town of Wonsan, applauding the "fresh development" in North Korea's economy.
North Korea's state media – the only means North Korean people have of learning about the outside world – mentioned the scheduled summit between President Donald Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un in a report Friday, one of the few confirmations North Koreans know the summit is happening.
The conservative South Korean newspaperChosun Ilbo reported Friday that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un will have to borrow a foreign plane to reach the planned summit between himself and President Donald Trump scheduled for Tuesday.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry's regular briefing Wednesday featured yet another tirade against the president of U.S. military assets in the South China Sea, which have increased operations to keep the region free of Chinese colonization in the past year.
The South Korean news service Yonhap confirmed on Wednesday thatU.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is going to Singapore next weekwhen President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
South Korea'sJoongang Ilbo, citing "a source familiar" with China-North Korea relations, reported Wednesday that dictator Kim Jong-un requested Chinese economic investment in his country during his most recent summit with counterpart Xi Jinping.
The Roman Catholic Church in Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended the issuing of sacraments until the government announces an end to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in that country, the outlet Religion News Service reported on Tuesday.
A report published Wednesday, as the Chinese Foreign Ministry asserted it was “not scared” of a growing U.S. presence in the region, suggests China has withdrawn some of its missile systems in the South China Sea.
North Korea's state media has not ceased its barrage of antagonistic propaganda against the free world, publishing a column Tuesday declaring that all capitalist societies are "doomed to come to an end" a week before a scheduled summit between dictator Kim Jong-un and the leader of the capitalist world, President Donald Trump.
U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) enjoyed a "friendly meeting" with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Monday, praising his "fluent" understanding of internet issues as an engineer. The meeting was the first with an American government guest since taking office for Díaz-Canel, who remains subordinate to the country's leader, dictator Raúl Castro.
Multiple South Korean newspapers reported on Monday that North and South Korea seek to declare an official end to the Korean War, perhaps as soon as on the date of the scheduled summit between U.S.
The Spanish newspaperEl País revealed this weekend that Chinese banks did not loan any funds to the socialist regime of Venezuela throughout 2017 and have yet to do so this year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly sent a letter last week to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un inviting him to participate in the 4th Eastern Economic Forum, set to occur inVladivostok, Russia, in September.
President Donald Trump told reporters following a meeting with senior North Korean officials on Friday that he does not see the United States investingheavily in the reconstruction of North Korea should both parties finalize an official end to the Korean War.
The Chinese Communist Party, under Xi Jinping, has expanded its religious crackdown on Islam and Christianity to Taoism. In a column Friday, theGlobal Times cites a "patriotic" Taoist priest who insists the native Chinese religion is not Chinese enough without "core socialist values.
The Kremlin hinted at the potential for a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, telling reporters Friday that such a summit "may indeed take place.
A prominent human rights activist, formerly a supporter of North Korea, spoke to reporters about the country Thursday at a symposium in South Korea, telling them that, based on his studies, he believes it is "impossibleto find the whereabouts of all nuclear weapons in North Korea.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enjoyed a 90-minute "working dinner" Wednesday in New York City with Kim Yong-chol, a U.S. Treasury-sanctioned "Specially Designated Person," intended to get the diplomats to know each other better and to discuss the preliminaries of denuclearization.
North Korea's state news service KCNAissued a vocal defense of its abysmal human rights record on Tuesday, alleging that "socialist Korea" presents "a good example in guaranteeing the genuine civilization and human rights" in contrast to the free societies of the West.
North Korean state media reported on Wednesday local time that the nation's senior diplomats would cancel scheduled high-level talks with South Korean counterparts, reportedly over military drills Seoul had planned to execute with the United States.
Former North Korean diplomatThae Yong-ho, who defected and now operates out of South Korea, warned in a press conference Monday that the "final destination" of the Kim regime is to possess nuclear weapons and that, in his estimation, Kim Jong-un "will never give them up.
North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Saturday that the communist regime would hold a ceremony on a date between May 23 and 25 to permanently shut down the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, and journalists from five countries, including the United States, were invited to attend.
In an extensive interview published Thursday covering his ties to Iran, accusations of chemical weapons use, and a potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad referred to the U.S.
North Korean state media quoted dictator Kim Jong-un as stating in talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday that his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump would be an "excellent first step toward promotion of the positive situation development in the Korean peninsula," the first mention of the meeting in state media.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro announced on Wednesday that Venezuelan mothers will receive a 1.5 million bolívar deposit in their bank accounts, a "bonus" to celebrate Mother's Day in the socialist Latin American country.
For the first time since dictator Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump agreed to an unprecedented in-person meeting, North Korea's state media – the only media available to North Korean citizens – reported on Kim's ongoing diplomacy with the United States on Thursday.
Meeting in Japan for a summit between their three nations,South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Wednesday to pressure the United States into providing North Korea economic rewards for abiding by international law, if the Kim regime chooses to do so.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded to President Donald Trump on Tuesday immediately following his national address announcing the U.S. would withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, accusing Washington of "never" keeping promises or respecting international law.
An American pastor facing 35 years in prison in Turkey for alleged ties to terrorist groups will not have a chance to leave prison until his next hearing on July 18, the court presiding over his case decided on Monday after dismissing all witnesses assembled to defend the pastor without listening to their testimony.
Chinese state media confirmed on Tuesday that this week, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un made his second visit in as many months to China, attending a "welcome banquet" that Xi Jinping said made him "feel happy" about their relationship.
North Korea welcomed a delegation of Brazilian lawmakers this week to Pyongyang to reportedly discuss bilateral ties. Among those present was presidential candidate Sen. Fernando Collor de Mello.
The Chinese government-run newspaperGlobal Timespublished a feature yesterday on rapper Wang Yifan, a "patriotic" hip-hop artist recently embroiled in controversy after performing a freestyle at Pennsylvania State University warning students that China "will make Americans call us 'daddy.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in North Korea Wednesday for the first visit by a Chinese top diplomat to Pyongyang in 11 years. Wang told high-level North Korean officials that China "supports and congratulates" dictator Kim Jong-un's new policy of diplomacy with South Korea.
American media outlets circulated news reports Wednesday afternoon alleging that North Korea had "released" the three U.S. prisoners it is known to have placed in labor camps as punishment for crimes against the nation's communist ideology.
American media outlets circulated news reports Wednesday afternoon alleging that North Korea had "released" the three U.S. prisoners it is known to have placed in labor camps as punishment for crimes against the nation's communist ideology.
A senior South Korean government official told reporters in Seoul on Wednesday that President Moon Jae-in believes that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un "understands" that denuclearizing his country would that require international inspectors receive access to the country's nuclear test site.
Having significantly modified its tone on the nation's illegal nuclear weapons program, North Korea's state media outlets have turned their outrage towards American-style free societies, referring to democracy on Wednesday as the world's "most reactionary and unpopular ruling system.
Chinese state media urged citizens to work hard to benefit Beijing in celebration of International Workers' Day, a Marxist holiday, on Tuesday, extensively quoting Communist Party leader Xi Jinping's assurance that "happiness is achieved through hard work.
Cuban authorities arrested Eliécer Llorente, the teenaged son of dissident Daniel Llorente, to prevent him from repeating the protest act that his father performed a year ago Tuesday: running ahead of the communist International Workers' Day parade waving a U.S.
China's National People's Congress passed a law, going into effect on Tuesday, prohibiting any speech or behavior that desecrates "the deeds and spirit of the heroes and martyrs" of the Communist Party.
The regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad announced Monday that it had awarded North Korean Ambassador to Damascus,Jang Myong Ho, Syria's "Order of Merit of Excellent Degree" in honor of his work to bring Assad deeper in the orbit of dictator Kim Jong-un.
North Korean state media reported Monday that dictator Kim Jong-un has proposed changing North Korea's time zone to align with South Korea as it was for decades before Kim chose to move the time up by half an hour as a symbolic gesture against Japan.
The governments of Japan and China, typically on the opposite sides of most regional political issues, both praised Friday's summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the first time on their border today, reportedly discussing an end to the Korean War, family reunification, and joint infrastructure projects.
In a commentary published shortly after dictator Kim Jong-un began his travel to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday, North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) declared that North Korea had "definitely risen to the position of a world-level politico-ideological and military power.
The Chinese communist regime published a white paper on Tuesday detailing the alleged litany of human rights abuses Americans face, ranging from sexual harassment in Hollywood to the presence of wealthy individuals in politics.
Various reports in American and South Korean state media Friday evening indicated that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un announced the halt of nuclear and missile tests in his country.
Turkey's Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced on Wednesday that it would hold snap parliamentary elections on June 24, expected to reinforce President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's control of national policy.
In his debut speech as the "President" of Cuba on Thursday, Miguel Díaz-Canel, billed as Raúl Castro's hand-picked successor, made abundantly clear that Castro would continue to govern the country, telling the National Assembly that Castro "will preside over all major decisions for the present and future of the nation.
North Korea's state media outlets, which have remained largely silent on talks for an in-person meeting between communist dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump, did not disclose on Wednesday the news that CIA Director Mike Pompeo met Kim personally in Pyongyang.
Nigerian officials failed to confirm or deny news this week that nearly 100 girls had died in captivity as the nation observed four years since Boko Haram abducted over 200 girls from the northeastern village of Chibok.
President Donald Trump promised his administration would continue to be "very tough" of the communist regime of Cuba and its Venezuelan proxy in an exclusive Spanish-language interview with Univisión during his visit to Hialeah, Florida, on Monday.
International news outlets were abuzz Tuesday with the news that theCuban General Assembly, the nation's legislature, will vote a new president in to replace Raúl Castro, leaving the head of state running only the Communist Party.
Two far leftist groups occupied a luxury beachfront triplex property Monday that Brazilian police say leftist ex-president and current presidential frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received as part of a kickback from companies benefitting from corruption during his tenure.
The Chinese state-run newspaperGlobal Times condemned the Western strikes on Syrian regime assets in Damascus in a column on Sunday, declaring the strikes the behavior of "rogues" and positing that U.S.