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Iran refuses to give black boxes to Boeing for plane crash investigation

TEHRAN, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Iran's civil aviation authority has said it will not hand over two black boxes recovered from an ill-fated Ukrainian airliner with 176 people aboard to the plane's manufact

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Chile launches int'l campaign to boost adventure tourism

SANTIAGO, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chile launched an international ad campaign on Wednesday to promote the country as an adventure travel destination.The move followed a dip in foreign visitors driven away

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Interview: Northern Powerhouse "top priority" for UK gov't to tackle regional inequalities -- expert

LONDON, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- The north of England will thrive in the decades ahead if it gets the kind of support London and the south east has long enjoyed, a British expert has said, calling on the B

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Corbyn Wants Urgent UK Security Meeting After US Killing of Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani

Earlier, The Guardian reported that the UK was reportedly not informed in advance of the US airstrike aimed against Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani.The UK Labour P

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Benchmark mortgage rate edges down in U.S. housing market

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Mortgage rate decreased slightly in the United States last week, the U.S. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac, said Thursday. For the

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel sign intergovernmental agreement for construction of EastMed gas pipeline

ATHENS, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Greece, Cyprus, and Israel signed on Thursday in Athens an intergovernmental agreement for the construction of the Eastern Mediterranean (EastMed) natural gas pipeline whic

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Rio's New Year Celebrations draws almost 3 million to Copacabana

02:00 Rio de Janeiro's New Year Celebration is only the city's second biggest party after Carnival. And this year's $2.5 million bash rang in 2020 with the usual revelry superstition a

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