"Russia's economy continues to show moderate growth, under sound macroeconomic policies but with structural constraints and the effects of sanctions," the IMF said in a report on the Russian economy.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang says any disputes between China and the US should be resolved through talks.
The protest leaders had planned to name members of a civilian body to take over from the ruling military council which took power on April 11 after ousting veteran leader Omar al Bashir.
A senior party official says those arrested include the acting head of the National Congress Party, ousted President Omar al Bashir's former first deputy and former aide.
Spain's Socialists led in a poll published on Saturday with 30.3 percent of votes, equivalent to between 122 and 133 seats in the 350-seat parliament.
The Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, leaving 157 people dead.
The UN migration agency says two boats capsized off Godoria, a locality in northeast Obock region, "due to overloading and heavy surges."
Nigerian Army disputes Daesh claim saying an attack on troops by insurgents in the Borno village of Logomani was repelled and eight soldiers were hurt, none with life-threatening injuries.
National Assembly president Juan Guaido, his wife and several lawmakers were arrested in Venezuela.
Wang Weijing, a Poland-based staffer, was "immediately" sacked because "this incident created harmful effects on Huawei's global reputation," the firm said in a statement cited by the Global Times.
Russia says its hypersonic 'Avangard' missile can carry nuclear and conventional warheads, reach almost any point in the world and evade a US-built missile shield.
Sharif, 68, had been sentenced to 10 years in jail in a corruption case by an accountability court in May this year, but the Islamabad High Court suspended the conviction in September.
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