• G20 leaders told 'avoid empty talk' by China's Xi Jinping

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    China: China's President Xi Jinping has urged leaders of the world's 20 largest economies to avoid "empty talk" as they look to quicken economic growth. World leaders are at the annual G20 economic summit, which is being hosted in China for the first time. President Xi said the global economy was at a "crucial juncture" due to volatile markets and feeble trade. Also discussed on the first day of the G20 were the global steel crisis, trade barriers and the UK's Brexit talks. President Xi said: "Against risks and challenges facing the world economy, the international community has high expect...Read More


  • US, India sign military logistics agreement

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    WASHINGTON: The United States and India signed an agreement on Monday governing the use of each other's land, air and naval bases for repair and resupply, a step toward building defence ties as they seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China. Welcoming the signing of the bilateral "Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement' (LEMOA), defence minister Manohar Parrikar and US defence secretary Ashton Carter said the pact will facilitate opportunities for "practical engagement and exchange". LEMOA facilitates the provision of logistical support, supplies, and services between the US and ...Read More


  • Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 7 points, race tightens in key states

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    AFP: Meanwhile, in another poll conducted, as many as 54% of Republican and party-leaning voters believe Donald Trump isn't the best choice as the party's nominee Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has opened up a significant lead of seven percentage points over her Republican rival Donald Trump, a latest poll has said, even though other surveys indicated a tightening race in the key states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Monmouth University poll, conducted from last Thursday to Sunday, shows Clinton leading Trump by 46% to 39%. As per the poll, Clinton is winning 85% of self-ident...Read More


  • China names new Communist Party chief in Tibet

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    China: Wu Yingjie (left), Tibet's next Communist Party secretary, speaks to Padma Choling, chairman of the People's Congress of Tibetan Autonomous region in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters Wu Yingjie gets top job in politically sensitive Himalayan region The Chinese Communist leadership has reshuffled senior posts in key regions after its annual closed-door meeting in the seaside town of Beidaihe, putting a new cadre in control in the politically sensitive region of Tibet, as well as Yunnan and Hunan. Wu Yingjie has been named as Tibet's next Communist Party secretary, the official Xinhua news ...Read More


  • North Korea Threatens to Fire at US

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    SEOUL: South Korea - North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by "provocative" American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. The North's Korean People's Army accused U.S. and South Korean soldiers of "deliberate provocations" by aiming their lights at North Korean guard posts at Panmunjom since Friday evening. The KPA said in a statement that the soldiers' actions have seriously threatened the safety of North Korean troops and disrupted their normal monitoring activities. It said the activities...Read More