German chancellor Angela Merkel has sealed a trade deal with Indian prime minister Modi. India has agreed to fast-track business approvals to make it easier for German companies to operate in one of the world's fastest-growing economies.
A stalled free trade agreement between India and the European Union, its largest trading partner, was given new life. Still many issues like intellectual property rights remain to be spelled out.
In an apparent last-minute meeting, the British prime minister visited the EU Commission president in Brussels to discuss deadlocked Brexit talks. May faces pressure at home to deliver favorable results.
Speaking at the opening gala of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel have promised to foster cultural exchange and European unity. The leaders appealed to tolerance and diversity.
Indian PM Narendra Modi is visiting Myanmar at a tricky time when the country and its de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi are increasingly coming under sharp international criticism due to the plight of Rohingya Muslims.
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