Vatican, China prepare to renew historic deal to US anger
Pope Francis has been working hard to repair ties with the Communist country, but his overtures run contrary to US President Donald Trump's efforts to push a religious freedom theme against China in his campaign for a second term.
Born to prevent war, UN at 75 faces a deeply polarized world
The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary Monday with its chief urging leaders of an increasingly polarized, go-it-alone world to work together and preserve the organization's most important success since its founding: avoiding a military confrontation between the major global powers.
Beijing unlikely to approve Oracle, Walmart's TikTok deal: Global Times
Technology: “From the information provided by the U.S., the deal was unfair. It caters to the unreasonable demands of Washington. It's hard for us to believe that Beijing will approve such an agreement,” the editorial read.
India: Death toll in Bhiwandi building collapse rises to 17
India|: Bhiwandi, Maharashtra: The death toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse in Maharastra rose to 17, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said. "Death toll rises to 17 in the Bhiwandi building collapse, which took place in Thane district of Maharashtra on Monday," according to the rescue agency. ALSO SEE India: Here are five upcoming patriotic films to watch out for India illuminates in tricolour on Independence Day eve Indian Independence Day: Preparations in full swing ahead of celebrations Beyond borders: India and Pakistan share a beautiful camaraderie with unique bonds of culture, food and films The NDRF said a total of 20 people have been rescued so far. The incident happened at around 3.40 am on Monday. Soon after the incident, the NDRF, fire brigade and police teams reached the spot and started carrying out the rescue operations. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the loss of lives in the incident. The President tweeted, "The loss of lives in the building collapse at Bhiwandi, Maharashtra is quite distressing. In this hour of grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the accident victims. I wish speedy recovery of the injured. Local authorities are coordinating rescue and relief efforts." "Saddened by the building collapse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Condolences to the bereaved families. Praying for a quick recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are underway and all possible assistance is being provided to the affected," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Ren Zhiqiang, who criticized China's Xi Jinping, jailed for 18 years
News/World: The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping's handling of the coronavirus pandemic was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Tuesday on corruption charges, a court announced.
Trump could face tax fraud probe, Manhattan prosecutor says
Manhattan's district attorney said on Monday he might have grounds to investigate President Donald Trump and his businesses for tax fraud, as he seeks to persuade a federal appeals court to let him obtain Trump's tax returns. The lawyers said the "mountainous" public allegations of misconduct, including misstatements about business properties, could justify a grand jury probe into possible tax fraud.