Highlights: New Year messages from world leaders

Heads of state and government from across the globe have given speeches and sent messages to mark the arrival of 2020, reflecting on the past 12 months and looking ahead to the challenges and opportu


Roundup: In New Year messages, European leaders voice concerns and aspirations

LONDON, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of European countries have voiced concerns and aspirations in their Christmas and New Year messages, as the eventful year of 2019 comes to an end. In her New Year


Macron's New Year address crucial amid unabated social movement: experts

PARIS, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- The New Year's speech of French President Emmanuel Macron would be crucial as France continued to be shaken by a social movement against the government's pension reform pla


Teenager makes third attempt to scale Mt. Qomolangma in bid to be youngest Aussie to summit

​An Australian teenager is making her third attempt at scaling the world's tallest mountain in a bid to become the youngest Australian to summit Mount Qomolangma, but it will be her youngest brother on top of the world.

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