A meeting of G7 leaders awkwardly transformed into an out-take from a romantic comedy as Barack Obama professed the group's "love" for Germany's Angela Merkel, who in turn found time to give Italy's premier a playful squeeze.
In between talks focused on the global economy and terrorism, the US president on Friday assured a German photographer that the less-than-expressive Merkel was tops in his book.Full Story
It is billed as a groundbreaking way to deal with Hong Kong's human waste, and even includes an onsite spa free to residents, but a new eco-friendly sludge treatment plant has not washed with some locals.
The sustainable T-Park development blends into coastal hills near the town of Tuen Mun in the north of Hong Kong, a sleek low-rise building with a roof shaped like a wave.Full Story
Barack Obama fielded questions Wednesday on everything from rap and weed smoking to his good looks at a lively meeting with young Vietnamese, who see the U.S. leader as a far cry from their staid Communist rulers.
The U.S. President, on the final leg of a three-day trip to Vietnam before flying to Japan, held one of his trademark town hall gatherings with hundreds of youngsters in the country's buzzing commercial and creative capital Ho Chi Minh City.Full Story
Whoever said romance was dead has obviously not met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Full Story
An Indian airline has grounded two pilots for attempting to land their plane on a road which they mistook for a runway, the airline and reports said Monday.Full Story
India's power minister was left red-faced Friday after the electricity went out during a press conference in New Delhi held to highlight the country's achievements in reducing power cuts.Full Story
Finland's Parliament has one. Nokia has one. And now a Burger King restaurant in downtown Helsinki has its own sauna.
Hanne-Mari Ahonen, brand manager for Burger King in Finland, on Wednesday said the idea was to combine local traditions with serving burgers.Full Story
Naples has reclaimed the world record for the longest pizza after more than 200 chefs rolled out and cooked a mile-long margherita on the waterfront of the doughy delicacy's home city.
The record-breaking snack measured up at exactly 1,853.88 meters (6,082 feet), smashing the previous record of 1,595.45 meters (5,234 feet) set at last year's World Expo in Milan, Italy's food and agriculture board Coldiretti said.Full Story
Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has won a British prize that called for rude poems about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in solidarity with a German comedian facing prosecution for doing the same.Full Story
It was a bad day at the office for one unfortunate employee of South Korea's weather service Wednesday, after a mistakenly-sent fax triggered an earthquake alert.
The message warning of a 6.5-magnitude quake was part of a five-day disaster response exercise and should never have been faxed.Full Story