China, Kazakhstan expect G20 summit to chart course for world economy

HANGZHOU,   (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev on Friday expressed the hope that the upcoming G20 summit can chart a course for the world economy, cultivate growth engines...

China provides $1 trillion in ‘green credit’ by end-June: regulator

China's banks had provided a total of 7.26 trillion yuan ($1.09 trillion) in "green credit" by the end of June this year, the banking regulator said on Friday, part of its efforts to steer...

Putin says he doesn’t know who hacked U.S. Democratic Party: Bloomberg

By Jack Stubbs | MOSCOW MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin said he did not know who was behind the hacking of U.S. Democratic Party organizations but the information uncovered was important, Bloomberg news agency...

Weapons storage blast fires off bombs on Baghdad, killing four

BAGHDAD A blast caused by a fire at a weapons storage in eastern Baghdad on Friday set off rockets that hit neighboring districts, killing at least four residents and injuring a dozen others, police...

Uzbek President Karimov has died: diplomatic sources

Uzbek President Islam Karimov has died after suffering a stroke at the age of 78, three diplomatic sources told Reuters on Friday, leaving no obvious successor to take over. The Uzbek government did not immediately...

Fatal attack on Pakistan courthouse, Christian community

Suicide bombers have killed at least 11 people in twin attacks in the northwest of the country. It is the latest in a spate of violence againt religious minorites carried out by the Pakistani...

For people in Kolkata, Mother Teresa is already a ‘saint’

For many in India's Kolkata city, Mother Teresa had already acquired sainthood during her lifetime. For them, the forthcoming declaration of her sainthood by Pope Francis on Sunday is merely a matter of formality. When...

China to establish green financing mechanism for greener growth

BEIJING,   (Xinhua) -- China will establish a green financing mechanism to facilitate the economy's transition to sustainable growth, becoming the first country worldwide to make such a move. The decision aims to encourage more private...

Commentary: Revamping global economic governance in due course

by Xinhua writer Liu Jie HANGZHOU,   (Xinhua) -- When the Group of 20 (G20) leaders gather in China seeking a remedy for sluggish global economic growth, something equally consequential will also be on the table:...

Xi calls for joint efforts with Saudi Arabia in supporting G20’s role

BEIJING,   (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called for joint efforts with Saudi Arabia to make sure the G20 Summit in Hangzhou will succeed in boosting world economic growth and perfecting global...