Xinhua World News Summary at 1530 GMT, May 27

Xinhua World News Summary at 1530 GMT, May 27

ISTANBUL – Turkey expects and to take concrete steps and stop supporting terrorist organizations in exchange for Ankara raising objections to the two countries’ NATO membership, Turkish Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.

“Both countries must take concrete steps. Our expectations are not impossible. They must stop supporting terrorism if they want to be members of an like NATO,” Cavusoglu told a joint news conference with his Romanian and Polish counterparts in Istanbul. (Turkey-NATO-Sweden-Finland)

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TEHRAN – The death toll from a 10-storey commercial building that collapsed in ’s southwestern city of Abadan rose to 24, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported on Friday.

To date, 34 of the 37 injured have been discharged from the hospital, ISNA reported, citing Ehsan Abbaspour, deputy governor of southwestern Khuzestan province. (Iran building collapse death toll)

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– The ongoing flooding in India’s northeastern state of has affected more than half a million people and killed 30 people so far, officials said on Friday.

There has been no respite from the ongoing flooding situation in the state and according to the Assam State Disaster Authority, the floods have affected 12 districts. (India-Flood )

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WASHINGTON – The US price index for private consumption spending, the ’s preferred inflation measure, rose 6.3 percent in April over the past year, the Department of Commerce reported on Friday.

This compares with a growth of 6.6 percent on an annual basis in March, according to the department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. (US-PCE inflation).

Source: sn.dk

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