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Chinese defence minister says war with U.S. would be a disaster

SINGAPORE  – Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe criticised the United States on Sunday for its support for self-ruled Taiwan and for naval operations in the disputed South China Sea, but said conflict or war between the two countries would be a disaster. Wei told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, Asia’s …

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Tunisia PM Chahed elected as leader of new secular party

  TUNISIA – Tunisia’s secular Tahya Tounes party, founded this year, elected Prime Minister Youssef Chahed as its president on Sunday, confirming expectations of his leadership months before parliamentary and presidential elections. The new party was formed in January after months of wrangling within ruling coalition party Nidaa Tounes, resulting in …

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A Historic Win by Modi in Lok Sabha Election 2019

Mr Narendra Modi secures maximum votes in Lok Sabha elction 2019 and rejoices his victory by pledging to maintain business-friendly policies and a firm stance on national security. According to Indian Election Commission’s results, Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance won 348 out of 542 seats up for grabs, up from …

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10,000 more troops to send to Middle East, Pentagon says

  The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, US officials said Wednesday. The officials said no final decision had been made yet, and it …

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BJP gets an early lead, but it’s just started

With the counting of votes underway across 1,100 centres to elect the 17th Lok Sabha, all eyes will be on who comes victorious at the end of this mammoth exercise. Majority of exit polls have given the Narendra Modi-led NDA a clear majority. Sumalatha Ambareesh is leading in Mandya Lok …

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The biggest economies are on edge of full-blown tech cold war

The US is reportedly considering restricting Hikvision, a Chinese surveillance equipment provider active in Xinjiang, from buying US components, escalating already tense ties between the world’s two largest economies. According to the New York Times, the US commerce department is considering placing Hikvision on a trade blacklist that would require …

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Afghan Taliban not serious about peace, says govt chief

Kabul (Web Desk) The Taliban in Afghanistan have not yet shown any sign they are serious about ending their 17-year insurgency despite US efforts to push a fresh peace process, the country´s de facto prime minister told AFP. Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as “chief executive” of the unity government in …

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State assembly dissolved in IoK: report

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) The governor of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) state dissolved the local legislative assembly late on Wednesday in a sudden move that could lead to fresh elections in the disputed region, the Press Trust of India reported. It came after two rival political alliances both staked claim to …

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