Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Aug. 18
LONDON– Chinese Ambassador to Britain Zheng Zeguang called on the United States and Britain to handle their ties with China by showing respect and avoiding confrontation, in an opinion article published Tuesday in The Guardian. “Taiwan has been an inalienable part of China’s territory since ancient times,” he expounded the historical context of the Taiwan…
TASHKENT — An explosion of a gas cylinder in a bus has killed six people and injured 16 more in central Uzbekistan, the country’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said on Thursday.
The blast occurred in a gas station in the Akaltyn district of the Syrdarya region Thursday afternoon. The bus explosion happened after refueling, the ministry said in a report. (Uzbekistan-Gas Cylinder Explosion)
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LONDON — Chinese Ambassador to Britain Zheng Zeguang called on the United States and Britain to handle their ties with China by showing respect and avoiding confrontation, in an opinion article published Tuesday in The Guardian.
“Taiwan has been an inalienable part of China’s territory since ancient times,” he expounded the historical context of the Taiwan question in the article titled “Taiwan is now a touchstone issue for the UK, the U.S. and for us in China. This is how we see it.” (Britain-China-Ambassador)
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WASHINGTON — U.S. Federal Reserve officials indicated that further rate hikes could follow as they saw “little evidence” that U.S. inflation pressures were subsiding, according to the minutes of the Fed’s latest policy meeting released Wednesday.
“Uncertainty about the medium-term course of inflation remained high, and the balance of inflation risks remained skewed to the upside, with several participants highlighting the possibility of further supply shocks arising from commodity markets,” showed the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)’s July 26-27 meeting.(US-Fed minutes-Inflation)
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LAGOS — Security agencies have partially locked down the Nigerian economic hub of Lagos due to the threat of an attack by unknown gunmen, the state police chief said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a weekly police meeting in Lagos, police chief Abiodun Alabi said the police and other security agencies in the city were ready for intruders. (Nigeria-Security) Enditem
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