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TIRANA -- The Albanian Radio Television and China's National Radio and Television Administration signed here on Saturday an agreement on the broadcasting of Chinese television programs.

The agreement authorized the Albanian Radio Television to broadcast the documentary on China's governance "China: Time of Xi" and feature film "Kids of Wuzhumuqin Town." (Albania-China-Agreement)

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PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan -- More than 12 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 16 villages liberated from the militants' clutch in the northern Baghlan province, an army spokesman in the northern region, Abdul Hadi Jamal, said Sunday.

The operation was launched four days ago against Taliban militants in parts of Baghlan province and so far 16 villages have been liberated in Dand-e-Ghori, Dand-e-Shahabudin and Kilagai areas of the restive province, the spokesman said. (Afghanistan-Militants-Operation)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will no longer host the 2020 Group of Seven (G7) summit at his golf resort in the state of Florida as announced due to criticism from Democrats and media.

"... based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020," Trump said in a series of tweets on Saturday night. (U.S.-G7 Summit-Trump)

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MUMBAI -- Global entertainment service provider -- Netflix plans to invest in Indian stories and storytellers and to be home to the best stories on women, officials with the company said during the ongoing Mumbai Academy of Moving Image Mumbai Film Festival here late Saturday.

"As we deepen our investment in stories and storytellers from India, we are determined to bring to life more smart, vibrant and fully-realised female characters...who are funny, fierce and fantastically flawed," said Srishti Arya, director for International Original Film-Netflix India. (India-Entertainment-Film festival) Enditem

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