After a summer rain, Qiu Xianglin likes to grab his camera and takes a walk along the Heilongjiang River, which serves as a boundary between China and Russia. If a rainbow stretches over the river between China's Heihe city and the Russian city of Blagoveshchensk, he is thrilled for days.

The Netherlands and its Benelux partners are seeking alignments among Nordic and central European countries to promote a more liberal and less federal European Union as they are trying to balance a Franco-German axis that could dominate EU's integration after Brexit, said Dutch experts.

Britain's decision to leave the European Union (EU) will not be a handicap to collaboration between Britain and China in financial services and trade, according to James Sassoon, chairman of the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

Earlier in the day British Prime Minister May had paid a visit to the scene of the disaster, where she met senior figures in the emergency services dealing with the event.

The sudden exit of the head of the U.S. delegation lowered expectations for the ongoing Group of Seven (G7) environmental ministerial talks, showing differences between the United States and the group's other countries can be hardly resolved.