Putin blames off-key piano for hesitant musical rendition

Putin was caught on camera in front of the piano at the Beijing residence. Putin performed the unofficial anthems of Russia's capital, Moscow, Moskovskie Okna , and his home city of Saint Petersburg, Gorod nad Volnoy Nevoy . " I can't even say that I was performing, I was just pressing keys as I waited for our friend and partner (President Xi )", he added. This is the first time Putin has showed off his musical skills.

Robert Lighthizer sworn in as US Trade Representative

Robert Lighthizer sworn in as US Trade Representative

Dairy Export Council (USDEC) said following Lighthizer's Senate confirmation. "When my grandchildren, who are here today, talk to their grandchildren, they will say that President Trump permanently reversed the risky trajectory of American trade, put America first and made our farmers, ranchers and workers richer and the country safer", Lighthizer said.

Sheldon Adelson 'outraged' over Tillerson embassy comments

In response to a statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Trump is carefully considering the possibility of moving the USA embassy to Yerushalayim , and that he is aware that it could prove harmful to the peace process, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu dissented.

China's Jinping urges world to reject protectionism

But some Western diplomats have expressed unease about both the summit and the plan as a whole, seeing it as an attempt to promote Chinese influence globally. CPEC is the key artery of China's Belt and Road project that aims to connect Asia, Europe and Africa through a network of roads, railway lines and ports.

With Moon as prez, Korean talks a reality

The two leaders agreed to exchange special envoys "at an early date" and Moon proposed sending a separate delegation to Beijing that will "exclusively discuss the THAAD and the North's nuclear issues", Yoon said. "State-issued history textbooks are a symbol of the rigid history education of the past and also represent a type of education that divides people by forcing them to take sides", presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan said Friday.