1. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to deepen their "strategic partnership" while scolding the United States for a series of moves that they said threatened their countries.

2. Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico was in "very serious" but stable condition after he was shot five times in an assassination attempt.

3. AI videos are spreading fast in India as the election progresses.

4. US President Joe Biden and Republican rival Donald Trump agreed to face off in two debates on June 27 and Sept. 10.

5. Democrats are deeply divided over Biden's handling of both the war in Gaza and the US campus protests against it.

6. Meta's social media sites Facebook and Instagram will be investigated for potential breaches of EU online content rules relating to child safety.

7. The US's intensified efforts to reduce trade with China have greatly boosted imports from Vietnam, which relies on Chinese input for much of its exports.