World News in Brief: June 10

Sunday, 2018-06-10 07:01:55
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Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted a dinner on June 9 evening to welcome guests who gather in the coastal city of Qingdao for the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

* The presidents of China, Russia and Mongolia pledged to strengthen trilateral cooperation during their meeting in Qingdao on June 9. The guests are in Qingdao for the 18th SCO summit.

* During a meeting on June 9 in Qingdao, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to take their April meeting in Wuhan as a new starting point to promote bilateral relations.

* Renegotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could lead to a new trilateral trade deal with substantial changes or two separate trade agreements, US President Donald Trump said on June 9 at a press conference at the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada.

* Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pressed Washington to reconsider the US tariffs imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum, and encouraged President Donald Trump to work with Canada to address unfair trade during their meeting at the G7 summit in Quebec on June 8, according to the official G7 website.

* Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko discussed the exchange of detainees in a phone call on June 9, the Kremlin said in a press release.

* The China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline has carried a total of 8.9 million tonnes of crude oil into China after one year of operation, according to its operator in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

* A total of 472 migrants were rescued off Morocco's northern coast on June 8 night, the Moroccan navy said in a statement on June 9.

* King Abdullah II of Jordan will participate in a meeting in Saudi Arabia's Mecca on June 10 to discuss means to support the Jordanian economy, the state-run Petra news agency reported June 9.

* At least two people were killed and 20 were wounded after a bomb went off on June 9 at a market in the Iraqi town of Khalis in Diyala province, security sources said.

* Thousands of workers took to the streets in Lisbon on June 9, demanding the improvement of their living and working conditions.

* Three civilians were killed in the south of Saudi Arabia from a missile launched from Yemen by the Houthi movement, said Saudi state-owned Al Ekhbariya TV on June 9 night.

* The United Arab Emirates (UAE) biggest free zone Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) welcomed Islamic Bank of Afghanistan as its newest member, DMCC said in a release on its website on June 9. DMCC harbors more than 15,000 firms from 170 countries employing 60,000 people.