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In China
August 16, 2017 9:42 am gmt |
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China overtook Japan to become the world’s largest holder of U.S. Treasury securities in June, the latest data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Tuesday. China’s holdings of U.S. treasuries increased by 44.3 billion U.S. dollars in June, the fifth consecutive monthly rise, with ...
In America
August 16, 2017 7:02 am gmt |
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US President Donald Trump has again blamed both sides for the violent unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one protester dead and others injured. In a statement on Monday, he had condemned white supremacists. But in New York on Tuesday he also blamed left-wing supporters for charging at th...
In America
August 16, 2017 5:31 am gmt |
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Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an “ambitious” first round of trade talks, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday (August 15), as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the 23-year-old pact by early next year. The United States Trade Repre...
In World
August 15, 2017 7:30 am gmt |
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North Korea’s leader received a report from his army on plans to fire missiles towards Guam and said he will watch the actions of the United States before making a decision to fire, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday. Kim Jong-un ordered the army to be ready to launch should...
In World
August 14, 2017 8:06 am gmt |
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Guam officials said on Monday (August 14) that they do not plan to evacuate the island in the event of a missile attack amid threats from North Korea, citing the time frame would be “too short”. Guam governor Eddie Baza Calvo nevertheless reiterrated that the security threat level remains...
In Srilanka
August 14, 2017 6:43 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to visit the United States of America in an official capacity to attend the United Nations General Assembly session. The 72nd session will be held from September 12 till 25. President Sirisena is due to attend the session on September 19. This will mark the...
In World
August 12, 2017 6:56 am gmt |
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Saturday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula over the phone. China hopes that the parties concerned will exercise restraint and refrain from taking any action that will aggravate tensions on the penin...
In Colombo
August 12, 2017 5:30 am gmt |
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A bipartisan delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Colombo on Wednesday, August 9 to further strengthen ties between the governments and people of Sri Lanka and the United States. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, Chairman of the House Appro...
In Sports
August 12, 2017 4:42 am gmt |
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The Los Angeles City Council on Friday (August 11) voted unanimously to authorize the city to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2028 Summer Games. The contract gives the city a greater share of any financial surplus from the Games and includes an IOC contribut...
In America
August 11, 2017 8:37 am gmt |
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A car which plunged 500 feet (152 meters) off a cliff into a raging river may contain the bodies of two missing Thai students. Police in Fresno, California have been working for two weeks to try and retrieve the vehicle, which is stuck in the middle of a fast-moving part of Kings River. In a [&hellip...
In Latest Stories
August 11, 2017 4:37 am gmt |
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In the escalating game of chicken between North Korea and the US, North Korea is showing no signs of flinching: Pyongyang has announced detailed new plans for firing four ballistic missiles that would fly over Japan and land between 19 and 25 miles off the shore of the US territory of Guam. North Kor...
In jappan
August 10, 2017 10:59 am gmt |
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Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Thursday (August 10) Japan will be fully prepared to intercept North Korea’s missile with its defence systems which includes the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3). North Korea dismissed on Thursday warnings by U.S. President Donald Trump th...
In World
August 9, 2017 5:49 am gmt |
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North Korea said Wednesday that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam with its intermediate range ballistic missiles, state news agency KCNA reported. The threat came hours after US President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury” over ...
In World
August 8, 2017 9:08 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary Rex Tillerson arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday (August 8) and met his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai for a bilateral meeting. Tillerson is the most senior U.S. official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup, when the U.S. downgraded diplomatic and military ties with Bangkok, Washington...
In World
August 7, 2017 6:32 am gmt |
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On the streets of South Korea and Japan’s capitals on Monday (August 7), most residents expressed doubt that new United Nations sanctions imposed on their North Korean neighbour will be effective. The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed sanctions on North Korea on Saturday (Augu...
In America
August 6, 2017 8:53 am gmt |
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday urged his North Korean counterpart to abide by U.N. resolutions and stop provoking “the international community’s goodwill” with missile launches and nuclear tests. Mr. Wang spoke to reporters in Manila after meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yon...
In Latest Stories
August 6, 2017 6:02 am gmt |
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The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a U.S.-drafted resolution on Saturday that aims to slash the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) annual export revenue by a third in response to Pyongyang’s two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests in July...
In Business
August 3, 2017 9:28 am gmt |
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Apple boss Tim Cook has defended his company’s decision to comply with the Chinese government’s demand it remove VPN software from the App Store. Virtual Private Networks are often used to skirt censorship and surveillance in countries with tight restrictions on internet use. The company has been hea...
In America
August 3, 2017 8:49 am gmt |
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Co...