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All countries should respect each other's sovereignty: Xi

Since its launch in 2013, the Belt and Road initiative - also known as One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative - has mobilised China domestically and resulted in bilateral cooperation deals signed by Beijing with other countries and worldwide organisations.


North Korea test firing of missiles is a threat to International Peace

North Korea test firing of missiles is a threat to International Peace

China's foreign ministry has expressed opposition to North Korea's test-launch of a ballistic missile and called on all sides to exercise restraint. The missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean, Japanese and US militaries said.


Scottish Tories in U-turn to back free prescriptions

Scottish Tories in U-turn to back free prescriptions

Whiteford said: "The cat is now out of the bag - while Ruth Davidson is heading to the north-east to pretend the Tories are the fishermen's friends, her Westminster bosses are plotting a very big sellout". The Conservatives and industry leaders said the SNP had selectively leaked excerpts from a letter from Leadsom to the Scottish Fishermen's Federation that disclosed that the United Kingdom government knew it may have to integrate some parts of European Union law on fisheries after Brexit.



Trump says forging peace in Middle East may not be so tough

Abbas pointed toward a likely partnership while crediting Trump's " great negotiating ability ". "We will get it done", Trump said Wednesday, with Abbas at his side. and the PA " on a range of issues ", including private sector development, regional security and counterterrorism. Trump was joined by his point man in the peace efforts, Jared Kushner, his son-in-law, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser H.R.


Macron sworn in as French President

Macron sworn in as French President

He is the first French president who doesn't originate from one of the country's mainstream parties. First-time politician Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated Sunday as France's president, facing the hard task of transforming electoral success into political strength in a society beset by unemployment and divided by anger.