PresidentXi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were filmed saying warm goodbyes as their two-day meeting ended with China’s leader saying they were driving geopolitical change around the world ... A video of Xi’s departure on Wednesday was filmed with translators speaking for both men ... The Russian president responded. “I agree.” ... .
At least four people have been killed in a Russian drone strike that hit a school near Kyiv which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said showed Moscow was not interested in peace ... An ambulance driver called to the scene was among those killed, the office of Ukraine's prosecutor general said ... A fire affecting more than 300sq ... .
PARIS. French PresidentEmmanuel Macron will go live on television Wednesday, hoping to heal deep divisions across France caused by a brutal fight over his pensions reform that has dented his popularity ...People involved in the discussions told AFP that Macron has already ruled out any radical break with the political status quo ... .
North Korea has fired multiple cruise missiles, Seoul's military said, the latest launch which comes as South Korea and the United States stage major joint military drills ... "Detailed specifications are being analysed by South Korea-US intelligence authorities," it added ... Known as FreedomShield, the drills run for at least ten days ... .
Uganda’s parliament has passed a bill which would criminalise people who identify as gay, or a sexual minority. Individuals could face lengthy prison terms if the bill is signed into law by PresidentYoweri Museveni... Homosexual acts are already illegal in the east African country ... The law had been widely condemned by Western countries ... .
KABUL/ISLAMABAD, March 22 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on Richter scale has jolted parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, causing panic. The official number of casualties is not yet available at the time. The quake hit the Afghan capital Kabul and several more provinces in the country at 09.17 p.m ... ■ ... .
An eyewitness testified Tuesday that actor Gwyneth Paltrow crashed into another skier in a 2016 accident at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort, injuring him, a sequence of events Paltrow's lawyer disputed. ... Paltrow denies being at fault in the Feb. 26, 2016, accident and said Sanderson was exploiting her wealth and celebrity ... .
A Swedish court has given GretaThunberg and hundreds of other climate activists the go-ahead to proceed with a class action lawsuit against the Swedish government for “insufficient climate policy” ... On Tuesday, NackaDistrict Court said the lawsuit could go ahead after the group made adjustments to the claim ... ‘Choices we make now’ ... .
Iran vows to reciprocate the European Union and the UK's recent repetitive move to impose sanctions on Iranian targets over, what Brussels and London have called, human rights violations ... The riots erupted in September following the tragic death of the woman, named Mahsa Amini ... Dozens of people and security personnel were killed during the riots ... ....