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China pledges $124bn for new Silk Road

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs extended the country's congratulations to Chinese President Xi Jinping on his "bold and fresh" worldwide cooperation initiative, saying Manila looks forward to cooperating on "convergent priorities".



China hosts Silk Road forum to revive trade route

Gonzalez declined to name specific countries that may look to hinder China's Silk Road programme. The project passes through the Gilgit-Baltistan region which India claims it to be a part of its territory. "This will not overshadow (the summit) in an enormous way but it will absolutely continue to raise U.S. frustrations with Beijing ", he said, adding that Washington was "frustrated" that North Korea was also invited to the summit.



Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

Defense officials said the U.S.is assessing whether it was a success of failure. Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said North Korea might have launched a "new type of missile", given the altitude and duration of its flight. "The president said while South Korea remains open to the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, it is only possible when the North shows a change in attitude", Yoon Young-chan, Moon's press secretary, told a briefing.


Hanford fills in hole with dirt

Hanford fills in hole with dirt

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday. An unnamed source told NBC affiliate KING-TV that workers may have created a vibration that caused a nearby tunnel filled with highly contaminated material to collapse. "I am extremely concerned about what happened yesterday, and how the Department of Energy can give us confidence that this will not happen again", Gov.


China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

China offers billions for new Silk Road initiative

During a visit to Moscow in May 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping signed an agreement with Putin on aligning the Belt and Road Initiative with the EEU, which now groups Russia , Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. 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.



USA signs Arctic Council accord

The ministerial conference of the Arctic Council that is taking place in Fairbanks has brought together the foreign ministers of Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the USA, as well as delegates of the indigenous ethnic groups of the Far North.