World · 12:16 AM UTCChina's new ambassador arrives in U.S. with words of optimism
China's new ambassador to Washington, Qin Gang, on Wednesday wished the United States victory against COVID-19 and said great potential awaited bilateral relations, striking an optimistic tone as he arrived at his new post amid deeply strained ties.
Middle EastIsraeli troops shoot dead Palestinian boy in West Bank, officials say
Israeli troops shot and killed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy who was riding in a car with his father in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Palestinian officials said.
AmericasBrazil to vote on tax reform next week, corporate profit changes seen
Brazil's lower house of Congress is expected to vote on tax reform next week, with the bill likely be amended to exclude certain small companies' profit and dividend taxes, senior lawmakers steering the process said on Wednesday.