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Swaraj meets Bhutanese foreign minister amid Doklam standoff

Swaraj meets Bhutanese foreign minister amid Doklam standoff

Though there was no official word on as to what was discussed between the two leaders, the meeting comes in the backdrop of the current standoff in Doklam — a trijunction between India, China and Bhutan. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup) Related News External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today met her Bhutanese […]

by December 21, 2018

Chinese Navy eyes Indian Ocean as part of PLA’s plan to extend its reach

Top News China’s Navy wants to join hands with India to maintain security of the Indian Ocean, amid growing concerns in New Delhi over the increasing presence of the PLA fleet in India’s backyard. Throwing open its strategic South Sea Fleet (SSF) base in the coastal city of Zhanjiang to […]

by December 21, 2018
WWII veteran, 93, brings back flag taken from enemy soldier

WWII veteran, 93, brings back flag taken from enemy soldier

More than 70 years later, Strombo (right) is returning the Japanese flag to his fallen enemy’s family. (Source: AP) Related News Marvin Strombo was behind Japanese enemy lines on a Pacific island during World War II when he realized the other five men in his squadron had moved on without […]

by December 21, 2018

Kenya waits to hear final results of already disputed vote

Voters line up early morning in cold weather at a polling station in the Kibera Slums Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, to cast their vote. Kenyans on Tuesday voted in large numbers an election that pits President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub […]

by December 21, 2018
China should be neutral if North Korea fires first on US: Global Times

China should be neutral if North Korea fires first on US: Global Times

China, North Korea’s most important ally and trading partner, has reiterated calls for calm during the current crisis. Related News China should remain neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday, sounding a warning for Pyongyang over its plans […]

by December 21, 2018

China investigates top local social media sites in push to control content

“Users are spreading violence, terror, false rumours, pornography and other hazards to national security, public safety, social order,” the regulator said on its website. Related News China is investigating its top social media sites, including WeChat and Weibo, for failing to comply with cyber laws, the latest step in the […]

by December 21, 2018
France says contaminated eggs were sold but health risk minimal

France says contaminated eggs were sold but health risk minimal

Eggs are pictured in this illustration photo in Bad Honnef, Germany, August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/Illustration Photo Top News Nearly 250,000 eggs contaminated with an insecticide have reached shops in France and most of them have already been eaten, the French farm ministry said on Friday, adding that it saw […]

by December 21, 2018

Indian-origin man indicted over bribery conspiracy

Sud solicited bribes from a lobbyist in exchange for his assistance with liquor board matters. (Representational Photo) Top News A 39-year old Indian-origin man has been indicted in the US on charges of soliciting and accepting bribes while performing his official duties as a state government employee. Anuj Sud of […]

by December 21, 2018
Getting closer to deciding Afghan policy: Donald Trump

Getting closer to deciding Afghan policy: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump. Related News President Donald Trump has said that he is close to taking a decision on Afghanistan, for which his administration is carrying out a review of policy, with Senator John McCain unveiling his own plan for the war-torn country. “We are getting close. We’re getting […]

by December 21, 2018

Venezuela’s sanctions-hit Nicolas Maduro says he wants direct talk with Donald Trump

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (Source: Reuters) Related News Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro has said that he wants a one-to-one talk with US President Donald Trump, who has slapped him with sanctions, but stood defiant against “imperialist aggression.” Speaking to a new, all-powerful loyalist assembly he saw installed through elections last […]

by December 21, 2018