Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and members of both the delegations hold talks at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Moscow would be happy to mend ties with Washington after a report by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Monday.
Xi thanked Putin and said that in China Putin was extremely popular, the report said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping appears on Friday as guest of honour at Russia’s showcase economic forum, as the two neighbours present a united front in the face of shared troubles with the US.
Australian officials on Thursday began planning the grim task of disposing of almost 400 whale carcasses as hopes faded there would be many more survivors of one of the world's biggest mass strandings of the mammals.
Two police officers were shot and wounded late on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests ignited by a grand jury decision that civil rights activists decried as a miscarriage of justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC headquarters lit up in the Saudi colours to mark the event.