Germany, Russia to ink multibillion deals
Updated: 2010-07-15 14:42
YEKATERINBURG, Russia: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev are expected to oversee the signing of an array of deals between German and Russian companies worth billions of dollars.
Siemens earlier sold eight trains to Russian Railways which are now running between Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia's first high-speed train route.
Germany is Russia's major trading partner with the trade between two countries topping $15 billion in the first quarter of the year.
Merkel and Medvedev are also expected to discuss Russia-EU relations and international issues including Iran's nuclear program.
Wimbledon semifinalist Li Na led host China to capture the team tennis title on Tuesday at the Asian Games, accomplishing her Asiad tour with three consecutive victories.
Born into a family of doctors, Maxime became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the age of 12, after hearing about TCM theories such as health preservation and recuperation.
Acupuncture and Peking Opera have been selected as candidates for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status.
A groom carries his bride from a wedding coach in Xuchang, Henan province, Nov 11, 2010. Produced a local factory, various original hand-made wedding carriages were displayed on the streets, attracting young people chasing fashion and an environment-friendly lifestyle.