COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - Coming just a few weeks after the 'historic' Trump-Kim Jong Un meet, the just-concluded Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki has proved controversial among sections abroad as well in the US. For these groups, Trump seems to be a US President in a mighty hurry. A 'Fool rushing-in where angels fear to tread.'

COLOMBO (The Island/ ANN ) - China said yesterday that since 2002 its contribution to global economic growth was on an average of 30 percent.

DENPASAR, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Bad weather forced scores of fast boats that travel from Bali to Lombok and Nusa Penida Island to stop operations on Thursday.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Crucial factor in rescue mission despite starting with limited resources, chain of command and adaptive approach enabled rescuers to overcome the challenges.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Report urges Asean to play immediate role in ending the atrocities in Myanmar.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) -Thailand could lose a significant amount of e-commerce income without an effective law that’s effectively enforced.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Asian Development Bank sees local consumer prices staying elevated for the rest of the year such that it projected inflation to average of at least six-year high of 4.3 per cent in 2018 and breach the government’s target range.

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) – The largest convenience store chain in Taiwan recently opened its second unstaffed store in Taipei, eying the potential profit created by the growing convergence of online and offline shopping.

MINAMISOMA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - A horse and rider gallop on Karasuzaki beach in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, early Thursday morning, ahead of the 1,000-year-old Soma Nomaoi equestrian festival on July 28-30.

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily/ ANN) - Malaysia is short of scientists and engineers. By 2020, a total of 493,830 engineers and scientists are needed based on estimation but currently only 70,000 engineers are registered