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China pledges USD 124 bln for Silk Road, terms it project of

The United States welcomed efforts by China to promote infrastructure connectivity as part of its Belt and Road initiative and USA companies can offer top value services, White House adviser Matt Pottinger said on Sunday. The North Korean delegation largely kept a low profile at the summit, and there was no evidence that its presence had affected participation despite USA misgivings.


Macron sworn in as new president of France

Macron sworn in as new president of France

He then chose to be driven by military jeep rather than civilian limousine to the Arc de Triomphe, where he stood in the rain, without coat or umbrella, to light the flame in tribute to France's war dead at the tomb of the unknown soldier - a powerful reminder of France's role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence alliance.



North Korea launches ballistic missile

North Korea is seeking to develop a long-range missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead, and has so far staged five atomic tests, two of them a year ago. China has placed economic sanctions on North Korea and Donald Trump has sent an "armada" to the peninsula, as well as activating the THAAD anti-missile programme.


The favorite wins again, as Always Dreaming takes the Kentucky Derby

The favorite wins again, as Always Dreaming takes the Kentucky Derby

The New York-based duo has teamed up often over the years and is the sport's leading money winners. A fixture around Churchill Downs who's been writing about, talking about and betting on the Kentucky Derby for years, Demling comes into the 143rd edition of the event on a mind-blowing streak: He nailed eight straight Oaks-Derby doubles entering 2017.



Salvador Sobral of Portugal wins 2017 Eurovision song contest in Kiev

By the time it came to the public vote however, Portugal had a firm lead with Bulgaria and Sweden coming in second and third place. The winning song was titled Amar Pelos Dois . For the contest, Kiev's main Kreshchatyk Street was transformed into a Eurovision fan zone with a large stage, beanbags and European Union flags. Anja Nissen will join fellow Australian contestant Isaiah Firebrace in the Eurovision grand final.