USA complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit

Kicking off the forum is a welcome dinner at around 6 pm on Sunday, which Duterte is scheduled to attend. It said on Tuesday that North Korea would send a delegation to the summit but gave no other details. A US delegation was attending the meeting, led by Matt Pottinger, special assistant to Trump and senior director for East Asia at the National Security Council.

Syrian FM describes Kurdish role as 'legitimate'

Syrian FM describes Kurdish role as 'legitimate'

The Pentagon said the de-escalation agreement would not affect the US -led air campaign against IS. "The question today is: Do we have all the elements we need to understand the substance and the way this agreement is going to be implemented?" 'Despite these violations, we can still say that hostilities have dropped, said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

India likely to skip China's Belt and Road summit, neighbours attending

Denying any attempts to form a "small group" of nations taking part in the Belt and Road initiative of which CPEC is a part, Mr. Xi said China plans to build it as a road to peace and link his country to much of Asia, Europe and Africa. President Xi Jinping greeted leaders from 29 nations for the two-day summit in Beijing after US and South Korean military officials confirmed that Pyongyang had launched a ballistic missile.

Letters: The electoral arithmetic of Macron's victory means a bumpy ride

Macron's party now has no seats in parliament. The Socialists remain torn between the radical left of their defeated candidate Benoit Hamon and the more centrist branch that had been led by Valls. "I will fight with all my strength against the divisions that are undermining us", Macron said in a solemn speech at his campaign headquarters on Sunday.

North Korea ballistic missile launch challenges new leader in Seoul

Yoon quoted Moon as saying South Korea is "leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating". It was his second appearance before reporters Sunday after North Korea fired the missile that Japanese officials say may have been a new type given its flight time and unusually high altitude.