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Targeting core Labour voters, UK's May promises more workers' rights

On a visit to southern England, May committed to keeping European Union guarantees on workers' rights, getting workers represented on company boards and protecting pensions from "irresponsible behavior by company bosses" - a clear reference to billionaire Philip Green who oversaw the demise of department store BHS.



China's Xi Jinping confident in future of new OBOR effort

Some 64 nations in Asia, Africa and Europe, with a variety of political systems and at various stages of development, sit along the trade routes Beijing has planned. It has infused Pakistan's economy with new vitality and dynamism. He said Gwadar Port will link up East, West and South Asia. "We should build an open platform of cooperation and uphold and grow an open world economy", Xi said in his opening address outlining China's vision.



Macron names Edouard Philippe as French prime minister

Success in the parliamentary elections is vital to his chances of pushing through his plans to cut state spending, boost investment and create jobs, after years of economic malaise and high unemployment. "We regret it", LR said in a statement. Philippe is a close associate of former Prime Minister Alain Juppe, who leads the moderate wing of The Republicans and has indicated that he favors helping Macron.



China's Xi decries protectionism, touts Silk Road

Ethiopian Prime Minister hailed China for its economic growth, thanked President Xi for his vision and said China being the largest developing country and second largest economy in the world, is continuously playing "a critical role for global development and open approach across the developing nations".


Local ranchers optimistic about new USA trade deal with China

Local ranchers optimistic about new USA trade deal with China

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross touted the deal, which would open China's market to USA beef exports after years of restrictions as a "herculean accomplishment". "United States is to publish a proposed rule by July 16, 2017, at the latest, with the United States realizing China poultry exports as soon as possible", said the release.


Albion prepared to pull the plug on Taylor deal

Albion prepared to pull the plug on Taylor deal

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has said the club may walk away from talks with Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor if the row over his transfer fee goes to a tribunal. It's a risk that, at this moment, is not worth taking '. Regarding the compensation figure for the left-back, Pulis added: "We wanted to find out what the price was to see if we'd be interested".