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China says it doesn’t need Taiwan’s permission to open new air route

TAIPEI: China said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk, reported Reuters. Beijing has …

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Trump,Xi discuss trade, Korean Peninsula

BEIJING -Xinhua- Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, on Tuesday discussed bilateral trade and the situation on the Korean Peninsula by phone. The phone call came amid strengthening of efforts to keep China-U.S. trade relations right on track and at a …

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Pakistan,China hold joint Indian Ocean expedition

KARACHI: Launching the countries’ first joint scientific collaboration at the North Indian Ocean along the Makran Trench on Sunday, Chinese and Pakistani researchers started an ocean-bottom seismograph (OBS) for the first time using Shi Yan 3, a scientific research vessel from the South China Sea …

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Indian army chief remarks cannot help to preserve peace in region: China

BEIJING -UNS: Taking a strong note of remarks by the Indian army chief about China and the Donglong border area, a Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Monday said the negative remarks by a senior Indian official were against the consensus reached between the heads of the …

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Israeli PM in India: Promising closer ties with India against Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived here on Sunday for the first visit by an Israeli leader in 15 years, promising closer ties with India against Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke protocol to receive Netanyahu and his wife Sara. The visit marks …

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Trump says he has a ‘very good relationship’ with NK’s Kim

Donald Trump has suggested he has a “very good relationship” with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader he previously threatened to “totally destroy” over the country’s increasingly serious nuclear threats, reported The Independent. “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” Mr …

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Indian army chief says he favors ramping up military offensives against Pakistan,IHK

NEW DELHI: Indian army chief General Bipin Rawat has threatened to intensify military operations in occupied Kashmir to suppress freedom struggle and to pile up pressure on Pakistan. In an interview with Press Trust of India, General Bipin said he favored ramping up military offensive …

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Trump, on possibility of North Korea talks, says: ‘Who knows where it leads?’

WASHINGTON/SEOUL: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after the first intra-Korean talks in over two years that the United States was willing to speak to North Korea “under the right circumstances,” although it was far from clear whether this would pay dividends, reported Reuters. …

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India orders fresh inquiry into historic Sikh masscare

New Delhi -UNS /AFP: India is to reopen nearly 200 unsolved cases associated with a frenzied massacre of Sikhs in 1984 that left nearly 3,000 dead, mainly in the capital New Delhi. The Supreme Court said Wednesday it would task a new three-member panel with …

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China in talks with Pakistan to build overseas military base

BEIJING -UNS: US President Donald Trump‘s tirade against Pakistan has appeared to further boost economic and defence ties between Beijing and Islamabad, as China is in talks with Pakistan to build its second overseas military base close to Iran’s Chabahar port, a report by Chinese …

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