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Qatar to build new port in Somalia's Hobyo

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar plans to build a new seaport at Somalia's Hobyo, a potentially strategic investment in an area of East Africa fiercely contested by Gulf rivals.

China's President Xi to visit North Korea on Thursday - state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea on Thursday for two days, China's state media announced on Monday.

Qatar brings first new World Cup stadium to life as FIFA mulls expansion

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar inaugurated the first of seven new World Cup 2022 stadiums on Thursday, just weeks before a crucial FIFA summit will decide whether to expand the tournament and potentially push it beyond the tiny Gulf state's borders to accommodate a larger format.

‘We will protect our interests’

BEIJING: China’s foreign ministry said that it hopes the United States does not underestimate its determination to protect its interests, even as Washington threatened to extend tariffs to virtually all Chinese imports.

China, US have 'wisdom' to resolve trade dispute, says senior diplomat

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China and the United States both have the "ability and wisdom" to reach a trade deal that is good for both, the Chinese government's top diplomat said, as U.S. President Donald Trump said he thought recent talks in Beijing would be successful.

US shares falter, investors await US-China trade deal

NEW YORK: U.S. stock indexes closed lower while the dollar edged higher on Monday, as investors appeared to need some convincing the United States and China would reach a trade agreement and weaker-than-expected construction data did not help their mood.

Russia delivers high-speed internet to islands disputed by Japan

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has established high-speed internet service on a chain of Pacific islands off its far eastern coast, state-run telecoms operator Rostelecom said on Tuesday, despite a decades-old dispute with Japan over the territory.

African leaders back Congo president-elect after contested poll

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's president elect Felix Tshisekedi received a chorus of congratulations from African leaders on Sunday and Monday in a growing sign that his disputed election win will not be questioned internationally.

Tribunal orders Panama canal construction group to pay back $848 million

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The Panama Canal Authority said on Wednesday that an arbitration tribunal has ordered the construction consortium behind the waterway's expansion to pay back nearly $848 million (672.43 million pounds) to the canal authority.