EU's Michel urges Xi to use influence on Russia

STORY: The head of the institution bringing together the leaders of the 27 EU member states said Xi and he agreed "that nuclear threats are not acceptable and highly dangerous and endanger the international community."

Michel said the issue of the ongoing protests in China had been discussed during his meeting with Xi.

"You know that for the EU the right of assembly is an important fundamental right guaranteed by international instruments - legally-binding instruments - and also by national constitutions," he said.