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President Trump, PM Modi to meet at G-20 Summit in June

Both U.S. President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi look to further strengthen the U.S.-India strategic partnership and build on the achievements of the last two years. U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have agreed to meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan on June 28 and 29. “The leaders look forward […]

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Taiwan changing name of de-facto embassy in US

The foreign ministry tweeted that the Coordination Council for North American Affairs was being renamed the Taiwan Council for US Affairs. Taiwan says it is changing the name of its de-facto embassy in the US amid the strongest relations between the sides in decades. The foreign ministry tweeted that the Coordination Council for North American […]

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US official urges Pacific nations to keep ties with Taiwan

Six Pacific island nations give diplomatic recognition to Taiwan. They account for a third of Taiwan's diplomatic allies around the world and are under intensifying pressure from Beijing to switch allegiances as it builds influence. A top US diplomat for Southeast Asia has urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning […]

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China to assist Sri Lanka in its anti-terror efforts

Xi, Sirisena discuss ‘security cooperation’ Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised “all possible assistance” to Sri Lanka — from defence cooperation to intelligence sharing — for the island’s efforts to “strengthen national security by wiping out terrorism”, according to sources here. President Maithripala Sirisena, currently in Beijing for an international conference, met Mr. Xi on […]

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Masood Azhar terror listing: A victory for India and its diplomacy, says BJP

Opposition not celebrating U.N. designating Masood Azhar a global terrorist for fear of paying a political price The BJP on Thursday said the U.N. designating Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist was a victory for India and Indian diplomacy, adding that the Opposition parties appeared reluctant to celebrate the achievement fearing that they may […]

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Supporters of Chinese billionaire’s accuser decry censorship

University of Minnesota student Liu sued billionaire Richard Liu last month, claiming he raped her inside her Minneapolis apartment. He denies it. Six Chinese social media accounts have been shut after advocating support for a woman who accused JD.com founder Richard Liu of rape. Chen Chun, a writer in southern China, said WeChat informed him […]