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  • *China to host next Belt and Road Forum in 2019. BEIJING, May 15- Chinese President Xi Jinping and 29 other heads of state on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to build an open economy and ensure free and inclusive trade, under the ambitious Belt and Road initiative led by Beijing. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the...

  • BEIJING, May 15- India didn't show up. Despite the distractions, China stuck to the script at the first major summit dedicated to its new " Silk Road" initiative to open land and sea corridors across Asia and beyond, pushing President Xi Jinping's free trade message hard. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, pointed to how seriously China took it.

  • Putin on cyber attack

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports the latest on the global cyberattack that affected companies in over 150 countries over the last few days.

  • *First working week in Asia since attacks hit. *France says more attacks likely. BEIJING/ LONDON, May 15- The WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack hobbled Chinese traffic police and schools on Monday as it rolled into Asia for the new work week, while authorities in Europe said they were trying to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus.

  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on May 25 to consider whether to extend output cuts agreed in December last year between OPEC and 11 non-member countries, including Russia. With a nine-month extension now the minimum expectation for the OPEC meeting, the group has a lot of work to do to persuade its members and some non- OPEC...

  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meets in Vienna on May 25 to consider whether to extend output cuts agreed in December last year between OPEC and 11 non-member countries, including Russia. With a nine-month extension now the minimum expectation for the OPEC meeting, the group has a lot of work to do to persuade its members and some non- OPEC...

  • *China to host next Belt and Road Forum in 2019. BEIJING, May 15- Chinese President Xi Jinping and 29 other heads of state on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to build an open economy and ensure free and inclusive trade, under the ambitious Belt and Road initiative led by Beijing. President Donald Trump's "America First" policy, which included the scrapping of the...

  • Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world's two top oil producers, agreed on Monday on the need to extend the cuts for a further nine months until March 2018 to rein in a global crude glut. At a news briefing in Beijing, where he is attending an international conference, Putin was asked how confident he was that the agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia would bring...

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends the first roundtable session at the One Belt, One Road international forum at the Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center.

    Russian President Putin said on Monday that extending oil output cuts for a further nine months would ensure stable oil prices.

  • Addressing other world leaders at a summit on the initiative in Beijing, Xi said it was necessary to coordinate policies with the development goals of institutions including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, ASEAN, African Union and the European Union. Xi pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road which aims to bolster China's global...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader came to power in South Korea pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons programme, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialogue. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *South Korea holds National Security Council meeting. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, May 14- North Korea, defying calls to rein in its weapons program, fired a ballistic missile that landed in the sea near Russia on Sunday, days after a new leader in South Korea came to power pledging to engage Pyongyang in dialog. North Korea has consistently test-fired missiles in that...

  • *Some diplomats see plan as way for China to push influence. BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road...

  • *Some diplomats see plan as way for China to push influence. BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt and Road...

  • *Some diplomats see plan as way for China to push influence. BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt...

  • *Some diplomats see plan as way for China to push influence. BEIJING, May 14- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged $124 billion on Sunday for his ambitious new Silk Road plan to forge a path of peace, inclusiveness and free trade, and called for the abandonment of old models based on rivalry and diplomatic power games. China has touted what it formally calls the Belt...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons program, days after a new leader in its old rival South Korea came to power pledging to engage it in dialog. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and higher than an...

  • SEOUL, May 14- North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of calls to rein in its weapons programme, South Korean and U.S. officials said, days after a new leader took office in the South, pledging to engage it in dialogue. The missile flew 700 km and reached an altitude of more than 2,000 km, according to officials in South Korea and Japan, further and...