Google's VP of Public Policy Karan Bhatia told the US Senate that the much-criticised project has been terminated. However, Bhatia highlighted that it is not a new development and the first public mention was back in March, BuzzFeed reported.

Analysts say that the breakdown of trade talks between Washington and Beijing in May and President Donald Trump's decision to raise tariffs sharply on Chinese goods damaged the consumer confidence within the Chinese economy.

All the Pakistani Army and government are interested in is exploiting the mujahideen for specific political objectives, only to dump or persecute them later," Zawahiri claimed, highlighting Pakistan's role while casting them in a negative light

"Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met China's President in Wuhan and it was a good round of talks. It is expected that Xi Jinping will visit India this year," Jaishankar said.

Oyo Hotels and Homes said on Tuesday it has expanded its presence to more than 337 cities in China with five lakh rooms and emerged as the largest single hotel brand.

Thailand, the current chair of ASEAN, has urged participating countries to rapidly conclude negotiations on an agreement to the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP).

Threats to global growth outlook from protectionism have become much more significant in recent months which raise the possibility of disruptions to trade and investments, according to Fitch Ratings Inc.

Rebiya Kadeer, a prominent Uighur political activist, will join world leaders at the annual G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, later this month despite protest by China, the Japan Times reported on Sunday.

The report titled 'The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights' estimated that the world's population is expected to increase by two million by 2050, from 7.7 billion today to 9.7 billion.

Amidst renewed trade frictions with China, US President Donald Trump on Sunday (local time) claimed that he will not let the Asian country become the top superpower while in office.