Tag Archives: Xinhua
River Plate Secure Copa Libertadores Knockout Spot
A second-half penalty from Rodrigo Mora earned River Plate a berth in the Copa Libertadores knockout phase as the Argentine outfit secured a 1-1 draw at home to Emelec. The visitors took the lead at the Monumental Stadium when Ayrton Preciado fired in from close range on the hour mark on Wednesda..
S. Korean Banks Post Biggest Quarterly Profit In Six Years
Seoul: South Korean banks posted the biggest quarterly profit in six years thanks to one-off factors, data provided by a financial watchdog showed on Tuesday. Net income of local commercial banks was 4.3 trillion won ($3.8 billion) in the January-March quarter up 49 per cent from a year earlier, ..
13 Persons Injured As Car Crashes Into Hospital In Japan
Tokyo: At least 13 persons were injured when a car crashed into a hospital lobby in Oita prefecture of Japan on Tuesday, police said. The injured are being treated at the Oita Nakamura Hospital for light wounds, Xinhua news agency quoted the police as saying. The driver of the mini car was a w..
1 Killed In Stabbing Attack On Texas University Campus
Houston: At least one person was killed and three others were injured on Monday in a stabbing attack on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), which is located at the capital city of the US state of Texas. The attack occurred outside of the Gregory Gymnasium in East Campus j..
Being US President ‘Big Burden On The Family’: Trump
Washington: US President Donald Trump said in an interview published on Sunday that his position in White House has affected his family life, adding that his wife Melania Trump has been "terribly abused by the press". "There is no question, it is a big burden on the family," Xinhua news agency qu..
Lebanese President Meets Brazilian Footballer Ronaldinho
Beirut: Lebanese President Michel Aoun met former World Player of the Year Ronaldinho on his arrival here to take part in a much-anticipated friendly football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona legends. Aoun welcomed Ronaldinho during the meeting on Wednesday, adding that the upcoming game i..
Easy Win For Barcelona To Remain Top Of Liga Santander
Madrid: FC Barcelona enjoyed their most placid 90 minutes of football this season as they cruised past bottom of the table Osasuna 7-1 in the Camp Nou Stadium to remain top of the Liga Santander. While Barca have the title at stake, Osasuna went into the game on Wednesday night knowing a defeat c..
Uganda Beefs Up Security Ahead Of World Cross Country Meet
Kampala: Host Uganda has beefed up security in and around the capital Kampala where the 2017 World Cross Country athletics championships are slated to be held on March 26. Dominic Otuchet, President of Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), on Thursday said that with over 800 visitors coming into the..
Bus Accident Kills 38 People In Haiti
Panama City: A bus ran into a crowd in the city of Gonaives in northern Haiti on Sunday, killing at least 38 people and wounding 17 others, local report in capital Port-au-Prince quoted Haitian rescue officials as saying. Citing the report, Xinhua said that the accident occurred at about 3 a.m. o..
China Sets 2017 GDP Growth Target At Round 6.5%
Beijing: China has set its GDP growth target at around 6.5 per cent for 2017, compared with a target range of 6.5-7 per cent for 2016, according to a government work report available to the media on Sunday. "[China will] pursue better results in actual economic work," Xinhua news agency quoted th..