Modi, Xi meet, take stock of developments post Wuhan
Qingdao (China): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met on Saturday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here and signed deals on Beijing sharing Brahmaputra river data with New Delhi and India's export of rice to China.
In China, special lane for smartphone addicts
Beijing: Cities around the world have special lanes for cyclists and pedestrians, but a Chinese city has gone a step ahead by creating an exclusive lane for slow-walking smartphone users, the media reported.
Putin in China for state visit
Beijing: Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in China's capital for a state visit on Friday ahead of attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit scheduled to begin in the city of Qingdao from Saturday.
IKEA to go green, eliminate single-use plastic
Almhult (Sweden): Leading Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA has announced that it will outlaw single-use plastic products from its global stores and restaurants by the end of 2019.
US kindergarteners learn 'Lockdown' rhyme
New York: The mother of a five-year-old girl in the US shared a picture of a rhyme that teaches toddlers how to prepare for a mass shooting, that has gone viral with people expressing outrage, media reported.
We'll be polite but firm with Trump: Trudeau, Macron
Quebec: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that they will continue to be "polite and respectful" to US President Donald Trump, although they will be "firm" with Washington.
Trump blames Canada for burning White House in 1812 War
Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday reproached Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, claiming that Canada burned the White House in the War of 1812, although that was actually done by British troops, media reports said.
Mystery illness strikes more US diplomats in China
Washington/Beijing: The US State Department is evacuating several Americans from China amid health concerns about mysterious symptoms arising after unusual noises detected by US diplomats and their families working in the consulate in Guangzhou.
14 killed in Baghdad explosion
Baghdad: "The latest report said that 14 people were killed and more than 90 others were wounded by the huge explosion of an explosive cache in eastern Baghdad," Xinhua quoted an Interior Ministry source as saying.
US business groups launch campaign to oppose Trump's tariffs
Washington: Three US business groups, funded by major conservative political donors, have announced a multi-year, multimillion-dollar campaign to promote free trade and oppose Donald Trump administration's tariffs against imports from around the world.
Euro is EU's future: Jean-Claude Juncker
Brussels: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said the future of the euro is the future of the European Union (EU) as a whole, and one of the main challenges of the EU is to complete Economic and Monetary Union.