Proposed by Xi in 2013, the development strategy focuses on connectivity and cooperation among nations in Asia, Africa, Europe and beyond. Xi said China would contribute 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) to the Silk Road Fund, which was set up in 2014 to finance infrastructure projects and provide aid worth 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion) to developing countries and global organizations taking part in the initiative to revive the ancient trade route.
McCullough also riled women's rights activists with her answer on feminism, saying she'd prefer to use her made-up term "equalism" instead. As for McCullough, she used her crowning moment to point directly at the camera and give a shout-out to America, telling viewers that they can do anything they put their minds to and to believe in themselves.
Macron handily defeated far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff, and now must pull together a majority of lawmakers for his year-old political movement to run in the mid-June legislative election. Half of the candidates for the 577 seats up for grabs in the two-round June 11-18 election to National Assembly will be new to politics, Macron has said.
On 1 May, the attack was carried out by the Border Action Team (BAT), which comprises the special forces, under the cover of shelling by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. "The firing is presently ongoing", Mehta added. "SDM, Nowshera, Harbans and local police officers rushed to Kalsian to coordinate with assessment teams", he said.
Pakistan is willing to work with China in actively implementing various projects related to the CPEC and steadily pushing forward the cooperation on energy and infrastructure construction, including the Gwadar port project, he said. It has no geographical boundaries. He said the initiative signifies that geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, and that the centre of gravity should shift from conflict to cooperation.
The plan, details of which will still be worked out over the next several weeks, went into effect at midnight on Friday. Turkey, Russia and Iran signed a memorandum at the end of Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana yesterday, backing Russia's proposal to create four "de-escalation" zones in Syria .