North Korea conducts its seventh ballistic missile test-launch of the year

The summit, in Sicily, is May 26-27. The launch at 5:27am Seoul time (4:27am Singapore time), from a region named Kusong located north-west of Pyongyang, came two weeks after North Korea fired a missile that disintegrated minutes into flight, marking its fourth consecutive failure since March.

North Korea keeps low profile after US complaint at China summit appearance

China's decision to scale up financial support for the Belt and Road, after billions of US dollars of investment over the past three years, underscored the country's resolution to push forward the initiative. "Spanning thousands of miles and years, the ancient silk routes embody the spirit of peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutual benefit", he said.

China opposes latest N. Korean missile test

North Korea has tested a ballistic missile in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after the inauguration of a new leader in South Korea and coinciding with a major global summit in Beijing hosted by ally China. Past North Korean missiles have flown farther than Sunday's test, landing closer to Japan, but this launch follows a series of high-profile failures.

India skips Belt and Road Summit; Pakistan, China firm on CPEC

The Russian leader complained about "illegal sanctions" - a possible reference to US trade penalties imposed on Moscow over Ukraine - and warned that trade protectionism is creating a "breeding ground" for terrorism. Three agreements were signed pertaining to economic and technical cooperation worth 3.4 billion yuan (about Dollars 490 million) for the strategic Gwadar port in southern Pakistan and East Bay expressway, a 19 kilometre controlled access road under construction in Gwadar.

White House, Pentagon weighing Syrian safe zones

White House, Pentagon weighing Syrian safe zones

Syria has said it won't allow worldwide peace keepers, under the supervision of the United Nations to monitor the zones, but rather wants Russian military police to be in charge. It calls on Syrian forces and rebels to reduce their fighting in the special zones. Russian Federation meanwhile said it had tabled a draft resolution at the United Nations Security Council to back up its plan.

President Trump warns Comey about 'leaking', implies talks were recorded

Trump said that he had been planning to fire the former FBI Director regardless of the guidance from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Mr. Trump said "there was no collusion" with Russian Federation, but said he wanted "to get to the bottom, if Russian Federation or anybody else is trying to tamper or play with our election".