* Chinese language President Xi Jinping on Tuesday held talks with visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Beijing. The 2 presidents had a complete and in-depth trade of views and reached a sequence of necessary frequent understandings on China-Indonesia relations and on worldwide and regional problems with mutual curiosity.
* Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo held talks in Tokyo on Wednesday forward of this yr’s Group of 20 main economies’ summit in Bali in November which Widodo will host.
* Cameroonian President Paul Biya on Tuesday met with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, to debate regional safety and bilateral financial ties.
* Greece and Saudi Arabia will discover additional bilateral cooperation in lots of sectors with emphasis on vitality, as introduced by the 2 sides through the two-day go to of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz to Athens on Tuesday.
* Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday stated that the conclusion of talks for the salvage of the 2015 nuclear deal requires US dedication, in keeping with the official IRNA information company.
* Bulgaria’s Socialist occasion deserted plans on Wednesday to suggest a brand new coalition authorities after failing to scrape collectively a majority in parliament, a improvement that guarantees recent elections within the autumn for the Balkan nation.
* The Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) on Tuesday slashed the worldwide progress forecast for 2022 to three.2 p.c, down by 0.4 proportion level from the April projection, in keeping with its newly launched replace to the World Financial Outlook (WEO).
* The Lao authorities is contemplating importing gasoline from Saudi Arabia and exporting agricultural produce to the oil-rich nation.
* European Union (EU) member states have reached a political settlement on a 15 p.c voluntary discount of pure fuel demand from the typical of 2017-2021, officers introduced on Tuesday.
* The primary ships to export grain from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports could transfer inside a number of days below a deal agreed by Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations final week, a U.N. spokesperson stated.
* Ukraine will get some 1.6 billion euros (about 1.62 billion USD) from the European Funding Financial institution (EIB), Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal introduced on Tuesday.
* Gasoline flows from Russia to Germany by way of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline stay at round 40 p.c capability in the meanwhile, the Federal Community Company (BNetzA) stated in its each day fuel replace on Tuesday.
* Bangladesh has sought a 4.5 billion USD mortgage from the Worldwide Financial Fund, the Each day Star newspaper reported on Tuesday, becoming a member of South Asian neighbours Pakistan and Sri Lanka in searching for assist to deal with mounting stress on their economies.
* The Russian armed forces will conduct the Vostok (East) 2022 strategic train from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, the Russian Protection Ministry introduced on Tuesday.
* European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen has stated that Poland should fulfil its obligations on reforming its judicial system if it desires to acquire some 35 billion euros (35.35 billion USD) in EU funding for post-pandemic restoration. Nonetheless, Poland insists it has met all of the situations set out by the EU.
* Russia has determined to depart the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) after 2024 and can begin constructing a Russian one by that point, stated Yury Borisov, director common of Russia’s state house company Roscosmos, on Tuesday.
* Iran’s fuel export income for the primary 4 months of the Iranian yr (March 21 to July 21) reached nearly 4 billion USD, the semi-official ISNA information company quoted Oil Minister Javad Owji as saying on Wednesday.
* The French Parliament adopted on Tuesday a invoice ending the state of well being emergency and COVID-19 associated mandates on Aug. 1.
* The Republic of Korea logged the best Could deaths amid a fast unfold of the COVID-19 sub-variant, statistical workplace knowledge confirmed on Wednesday.
* New Zealand stated new COVID-19 circumstances have been trending down and it regarded seemingly the nation would keep away from a feared worst-case situation of 20,000 infections each day.
* Scientists advising the World Well being Group (WHO) on monkeypox say the window is closing to cease its unfold, with circumstances presently doubling each two weeks, elevating considerations that it’s going to take a number of months for the outbreak to peak.
* No less than 10 extra folks have died in India’s western state of Gujarat after having drunk spurious liquor, taking the toll within the incident to 38, state officers stated on Wednesday.