Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Aug. 17

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, August 17, 2019
Adjust font size:

KIEV -- Nine people were killed and another 10 injured in a hotel fire in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa early Saturday, the State Emergency Service said in a news release.

According to the release posted on the service's website, the fire began at 1:34 a.m. local time (2234 GMT) in the Tokyo Star Hotel. (Ukraine-Hotel Fire-Death)

- - - -

PYONGYANG -- The U.S. and South Korean authorities keep staging joint military drills despite warnings from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which would bring disastrous consequences, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Saturday.

"This is an open denial and an outright challenge to the historic DPRK-U.S. joint statement in which commitments were made to establish new DPRK-U.S. relations and build lasting and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula," the KCNA said. (US-S.Korea-DPRK)

- - - -

JAKARTA -- Seven people including two children were killed and four others went missing as a ship caught fire in waters off central Indonesia's Southeast Sulawesi province on Saturday, head of communication for media at the national search and rescue office Yusuf Latief said.

The incident happened in waters off Bokori Island in Konawe district after the ship left from a sea port in Kendari of the province. (Indonesia-Ship Fire)

- - - -

BRUSSELS -- The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker had to shorten his holiday in Austria for medical reasons.

He was taken back to Luxembourg where he will undergo an urgent cholecystectomy (surgical removal of the gallbladder), the European Commission said on Saturday afternoon. (EU-Juncker) Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from