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Smartphones make people more tired, less productive: Australian study   SYDNEY, March 26 (Xinhua) -- One in five women and one in eight men are becoming more tired and less productive, a new Australian study on mobile phone use revealed on Tuesday.   Led by the Queensland University of Technology in Australia, researchers surveyed 709 mobile phone users across... [2019-03-26 13:40:00]
Vietnam faces high budget deficit, public debts: report   HANOI, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The state budget deficit, which regularly remains at a high level, and rising public debt are among the biggest macro-economic risks faced by Vietnam, daily newspaper Vietnam News on Tuesday quoted local economists and scholars as saying.   Vietnam's public spen... [2019-03-26 13:38:00]
Britain invests in health projects aiming to enhance disease treatment   LONDON, March 22 (Xinhua) -- A series of health projects, which aim to transform outcomes for patients through new technology, have received funding from the Biomedical Catalyst program, the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) announced on Friday.   The Biomedical Catalyst program is jointly... [2019-03-23 14:11:00]
Trump says has no idea about Mueller report timing   WASHINGTON, March 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday he has "no idea" about when Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia probe, will turn in his report.   "I have no idea about the Mueller report," Trump responded on the White House lawn to the question... [2019-03-23 14:09:00]
Spotlight: Jordan’s agricultural sector fails to benefit from border reopening with Syria: experts   AMMAN, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Although the border crossing between Jordan and Syria was officially reopened in mid October 2018, Jordan's agricultural sector does not benefit from the move, experts said.   Jordan has not exported a single kg of fruits or vegetables to neighboring Syria since... [2019-03-22 10:18:00]
State lawmaker injured by gunmen in northern India   NEW DELHI, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Unidentified gunmen shot and injured a lawmaker of main ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, local media reported on Thursday.   Yogesh Verma, a BJP member of Uttar Pradesh legislative Assembly who represents the Lakhim... [2019-03-22 10:17:00]
May 22 would be new Brexit day if British PMs approve withdrawal deal next week -- Tusk   BRUSSELS, March 21 (Xinhua) -- European Union's (EU) 27 members unanimously agreed to Art. 50 extension until May 22 if Withdrawal Agreement is approved next week by Britain's House of Commons, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said on Twitter Thursday.   If the Withdrawal Agre... [2019-03-22 10:16:00]
France to deploy military troops to preserve calm in "Yellow Vest" protests   PARIS, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Military forces would be poured across French cities to help maintain public order during "Yellow Vest" protests planned this weekend, Benjamin Griveaux, the government's spokesman said on Wednesday.   The spokesperson told reporters that President Emmanuel Macr... [2019-03-21 10:49:00]
Pompeo attends Mideast summit in Jerusalem   JERUSALEM, March 20 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attended a summit with Israeli, Greek, and Cypriot heads of states in Jerusalem on Wednesday, discussing a natural gas pipeline.   The meeting was attended by Pompeo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Cypriot Pres... [2019-03-21 10:49:00]
U.S. Fed leaves rates unchanged, plans to end balance sheet runoff at end of September   U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a press conference in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 20, 2019. The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday left interest rates unchanged after concluding a two-day policy meeting, in a move that met market expectations and ref... [2019-03-21 10:47:00]
Trump nominates former Delta executive to lead federal aviation authority   WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump has chosen, Stephen Dickson, a former Air Force pilot and executive for Delta Air Lines, to be the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the White House announced on Tuesday.   Trump is planning to nominate Dickson, who oversaw flight ope... [2019-03-20 11:20:00]
May to ask for Brexit delay as uncertainty continues at Westminster   LONDON - Downing Street confirmed Tuesday that British Prime Minister Theresa May will write to European Council President Donald Tusk asking for Britain's departure from the bloc to be delayed.   The latest development came after the bombshell decision by the Speaker of the House of Commo... [2019-03-20 11:18:00]
Pence, Iraqi PM talk over phone regarding security, economy issues   WASHINGTON, March 18 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday talked with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi over phone regarding security and economic issues.   According to a statement issued by the White House, Pence and Abdul Mahdi "discussed opportunities to advance the... [2019-03-19 13:57:00]
AU chief condemns terrorist attack against Malian army   ADDIS ABABA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Monday condemned the recent terrorist attack against a military base of the Malian army.   Chairperson of the pan African bloc made the remarks following a gunmen attack against a Ma... [2019-03-19 13:56:00]
New high-speed train route planned between Berlin and Cologne   BERLIN, March 18 (Xinhua) -- A new line of the German high-speed ICE train is being planned between the Ruhr area and Berlin with top speeds of 300 km an hour, the German Federal Ministry of Transport announced on Monday.   The new train line would run every half an hour between the German... [2019-03-18 22:28:00]