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Xinhua Insight: China alerted by serious soil pollution, vows better protection

BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Under the smoggy sky, another environment hazard is brought into the spotlight in China as an official report confirmed Thursday about 16.1 percent of its soil is polluted.Alarmingly, about 19.4 percent of the farming land ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 4 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Putin says never planned Crimea's accession

MOSCOW, April 17 (Xinhua) -- President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Moscow has never planned to incorporate Crimea, insisting that danger for Russian-speaking population had been "absolutely palpable.""We preplanned nothing, just following the current ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

China's high-end catering industry sees negative growth

GUIYANG, April 17 (Xinhua) -- China's high-end catering and food industries were hit hard in 2013 amid the country's anti-corruption and austerity campaigns, statistics showed.Revenue of the high-end catering sector reached 818.1 billion yuan (about 131.6 ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 4 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Probable cause for S.Korean ferry sinking emerges

SEOUL, April 17 (Xinhua) -- A South Korean passenger ferry, which sank in waters off the country's southwestern coast on Wednesday, was strongly believed to have been caused by a sudden turn in direction.The sudden turn triggered vehicles and shipping ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 6 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Embassy confirms 2 Chinese nationals aboard ill-fated South Korean ship

SEOUL, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese embassy here confirmed Thursday that two Chinese citizens were on board a South Korean passenger ship, which capsized in waters off South Korea's southwest coast Wednesday, leaving at least nine people dead and ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 10 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Russia not to seek self-imposed isolation: Putin

MOSCOW, April 17 (Xinhua) -- President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia was not going to seek self-imposed isolation in the global arena.Putin, during a four-hour live chat with the Russian public, said the country frequently comes across failure ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

5 dead, 17 trapped in flooded coal mine

QUJING, Yunnan, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Another four bodies were retrieved on Thursday after 22 miners were trapped in a flooded coal mine on April 7in southwest China's Yunnan Province, rescuers said.According to a spokesman with the emergency response ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Taiwan will not reopen service pact talks

TAIPEI, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan's mainland affairs office has said it will not renegotiate its signed service trade pact with the mainland, despite Taiwanese students' protests on the matter.A statement issued by the office on Wednesday evening added ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 7 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

U.S., Russia, Ukraine differ on focus issues of Geneva talks on Ukraine

GENEVA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- As top diplomats from EU, Russia, United States and Ukraine were gathering Thursday here for talks for the first time since the Ukraine crisis, they still can't agree on what the focus of the meeting should be.According to ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 7 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

China-EU investment decline is temporary not trend: MOC

BEIJING, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The shrinkage in investment between China and the European Union (EU) in the first quarter of 2014 is temporary rather than a trend, and the prospects for their economic cooperation are bright, said a Ministry of Commerce ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 8 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

Tulip flowers blossom in Shandong

Tulip flowers are in blossom at the Botanical Garden in Rizhao, a coastal city of east China's Shandong Province, April 16, 2014. (Xinhua/Liu Mingzhao) 1 2 1 2 ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 8 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 3 reports

4th Beijing Int'l Film Festival opens

Actress Zhang Ziyi recites during the opening ceremony of the 4th Beijing International Film Festival in Beijing, capital of China, April 16, 2014. The 8-day-long festival kicked off on Wednesday.(Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 16 hours ago]

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"Due to the information about possible provocations on the common border and terrorism, our border guards temporarily increased control over citizens entering the country from Russia" the press service said, without giving further details
"This quarter we generated higher year-over-year revenues in all three of our business segments, demonstrating the momentum we have built across the firm" said James Gorman, chairman and chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley
He noted that Russian special services were "strictly controlled by the state and society and their activity is regulated by law."
"The mother must be devastated. I sincerely hope the missing child is safe and sound" he said

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