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Cooperating with China helps improve EU’s competitiveness

Xinhua September 03, 2019 17:19:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will reportedly visit China from Friday to Saturday with a large delegation of German CEOs. Analysts believe a prime objective of the trip is to ensure that German-Chin...

Four dead, three injured in Mumbai ONGC plant fire

-- September 03, 2019 17:02:21

Four people have been killed and three seriously injured in a fire at an oil and gas processing plant on the outskirts of Mumbai run by India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp, a local police official...

MH17 investigators want to speak to Ukrainian prisoner

-- September 03, 2019 16:58:22

Dutch prosecutors investigating the downing five years ago of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine want to speak to a man being held by Ukrainian authorities, calling him a “person o...

China's rural population percentage cut by 50pc over 70 yrs

-- September 03, 2019 16:53:54

The proportion of China's rural population has been reduced by nearly 50 per cent since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. The pro...

Iran's Rouhani says no bilateral talks with US

Reuters September 03, 2019 15:09:37

Iran will never hold bilateral talks with the United States but if it lifts all the sanctions it reimposed on Iran it can join multilateral talks between Iran and other parties to a 2015 nuclear deal,...

HRW dubious of Myanmar army seeking justice

-- September 03, 2019 14:12:09

Plans announced by Myanmar’s military to prosecute soldiers for actions at a village where security forces reportedly killed as many as 400 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority drew skepticis...

Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first: Imran Khan

-- September 03, 2019 11:56:44

Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday, amid tensions with arch-rival India after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the disputed Kashm...

UNHCR expresses alarm at statelessness risk in India’s Assam

FE Online Desk September 02, 2019 20:38:37

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has expressed concern over the publication of a National Register of Citizens (NRC) that may put large numbers of people in India’s north-eastern...

Tory Brexit rebels to hold showdown meeting with British PM

Xinhua September 02, 2019 18:14:08

Several former British cabinet ministers, also known as Brexit rebels among Tory members of parliament, are expected to have a showdown meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, the beginni...

Assam NRC makes no one stateless, says India

-- September 02, 2019 16:24:48

Indian Ministry of External Affairs has said the exclusion from the final list under the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has no implications for the rights of an individual resident in Assam. "It...

Fiji looks forward to 1st 5,000 e-passports

-- September 02, 2019 16:03:19

The Fiji Immigration Department and a group of technical officials from the Muhlbauer ID Services in Germany are working around the clock to put in the final touches to the much-awaited e-passport sys...

HK students boycott classes after weekend of violence

Reuters September 02, 2019 12:26:09

Hundreds of Hong Kong university and school students swapped classes for democracy demonstrations on Monday, the latest act of defiance in an anti-government movement that has plunged the Chinese-rule...

Australia intercepts Sri Lankan boat with 13 asylum seekers

-- September 02, 2019 12:03:43

Australia’s military intercepted a Sri Lankan boat carrying 13 asylum-seekers last month, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Monday, as Canberra sought to defend the relocation of a...

N Korea denies amassing $2.0b through cyberattacks on banks

-- September 01, 2019 21:12:30

North Korea denied on Sunday allegations that it had obtained $2 billion through cyberattacks on banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, and accused the United States for spreading rumours, reports Reuter...

Hong Kong suffers another bout of pain

Global Times September 01, 2019 17:41:08

Hong Kong, known as Pearl of the Orient, a hub for international trade and finance and a food haven, underwent another bout of pain on Saturday as a large number of radical protesters organised illega...

Iran unveils new advanced combat drone

Xinhua September 01, 2019 17:30:17

Iran's army unveiled state-of-the-art drone on Sunday, which is capable of tracking and hitting distant targets. The drone, named Kian, has been designed and produced in two types and tested by the I...

Will punish soldiers for Rohingya atrocities: Myanmar army

Reuters September 01, 2019 14:28:30

Myanmar’s army will court-martial soldiers after a new finding in an inquiry into atrocities in Rakhine state, from which more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a 2017 army-led campaign the Uni...

AI-powered face changing app sparks privacy concern

Global Times August 31, 2019 19:16:24

A mobile app based on AI technology that can replace face picture of an actor or actress with user's own picture went viral on the Chinese internet Saturday but it also quickly drew wide concern over...

Bus plunges into river in Pakistan, killing 24

-- August 31, 2019 12:48:43

A passenger bus carrying about 24 passengers fall into a river in Kohistan district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, killing all the people on board, a senior police officer told X...

India's Assam NRC excludes 1.9 million

-- August 31, 2019 11:54:51

As many as 1.9 million people have been left out of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) for India's border state of Assam and face the prospect of being rendered stateless. The citizenship...

Pompeo’s remarks make talks with US more difficult: North Korea

-- August 31, 2019 11:27:55

A recent remark by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about “North Korea’s rogue behaviour” will make talks with the United States more difficult, the North’s KCNA news agency o...

China to grandly celebrate its 70th National Day

Xinhua August 30, 2019 18:54:16

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a grand gathering to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) on October 1. Xi, also general secretary of the Co...

New Zealand sees largest number of homes consented since mid-1970s

Xinhua August 30, 2019 16:39:54

The number of new homes consented reached 35,472 in the year ended July 2019, the most consented in a year since the mid-1970s, New Zealand's statistics department Stats NZ said on Friday. This is th...

China rejected Hong Kong plan to appease protesters

Reuters August 30, 2019 15:30:11

Earlier this summer, Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, submitted a report to Beijing that assessed protesters’ five key demands and found that withdrawing a contentious extradition b...

Assam on alert as NRC due out tomorrow

-- August 30, 2019 14:31:38

Tens of thousands of paramilitary personnel and police were deployed in India’s border state of Assam on Friday, the eve of the publication of a citizenship register that could leave millions of...

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist arrested

Reuters August 30, 2019 11:47:20

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested on Friday on suspicion of organising illegal protests as authorities clampdown on a wave of unrest that has plunged the city into its biggest...

Xi, Duterte meet on pushing forward ties

Xinhua August 30, 2019 11:38:04

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, and the two leaders expressed their readiness to push forward ties....

Chinese colleges could capitalise on US immigration policy flaws

-- August 29, 2019 17:38:01

Ismail B Ajjawi, a 17-year-old Palestinian resident in Lebanon, was supposed to move to and enrol at Harvard on Tuesday. But his visa was canceled, and he was then deported by a US immigration officer...

India's top ports on alert for attacks from 'Pakistan-trained commandos'

-- August 29, 2019 17:13:36

India's two main ports said on Thursday they had been warned by the coastguard and intelligence officials that Pakistan-trained commandos have entered Indian waters to carry out underwater attacks on...

Hong Kong's stability, safety marred by prolonged violent protests

Xinhua August 29, 2019 17:05:46

A small television shop in Kwun Tong of China's Hong Kong has few customers, but the news programmes  on the screens kept attracting the attention of passersby. A few elderly residents frowned a...