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Shift in Cuba policy would be failure for U.S., says expert


Any shift in Washington's policy on its relations with Cuba would come to a dead end and have a direct impact on the progress made towards normalizing bilateral ties, a Cuban expert said Wednesday.

APD REVIEW | Macron stands at peak of power, but challenge is coming


French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has claimed a sweeping victory in the first round of elections to the National Assembly. Macron's La Republique en Marche (The Republic on the Move, LREM) and its allies took 32.3 per cent of the vote, official figures released on June 11.

APD REVIEW | Will Theresa dismay? Will hard Brexiters soften?


Although UK Prime Minister Theresa May won a lot of praises from the 1922 committee after her presentation in front of the backbenchers.

Cooperation between China and Europe runs through Kazakhstan


The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Kazakhstan took place on 8-9 June. The next day, the 2017 Astana Expo, which is scheduled to last for three months, got underway. These two events are indicative of Kazakhstan's – and Central Asia's – growing geopolitical and geo-economic importance.

Brookings: Everyone loses in UK election


Teresa May became the second Conservative Prime Minister in less than year to take an unnecessary gamble, and lose.

THAAD’s deployment delay may overshadow US-South Korea alliance


South Korean President Moon Jae-in has decided to suspend the additional deployment of the US anti-missile Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, citing the need for an environmental impact assessment (EIA).

Poverty alleviation & ecological conservation:Green Eco in Chongqing


CHONGQING, CHINA, June 9 (APD) - From June 5 to 9, HK and Macao media workers made a tour to southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, witnessing its latest developments and tremendous changes.

APD REVIEW | British general election under shadow of terrorism


Along with the explosions made be suicide bombers, the British election is still held as scheduled under the darkening shadow of terrorist threat.

APD REVIEW | Qatar crisis: Tragedy of small states with big ambition


Now Qatar is in big trouble. As media reports, as of now, a total of eight countries, namely Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Yemen, Mauritius, Libya and Maldives, have announced to cut ties with Qatar, a wealthy nation that hosts the largest American military facility in the Gulf region.

APD REVIEW | Rethinking western way of terrorist attacks broadcasting