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October 22, 2014
India says no compromise with China on territory
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 21, 2014
India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country's new national security advisor said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. Hundreds of Chinese troops allegedly moved into territory claimed by India ahead of a visit by China's President Xi Jinping last month. The troops eventually pulled back but tensions persist and last week China expressed concern over plans by India to build a highway along the bor ... read more

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Beijing expresses concern over India's planned road on border
India plans to build a highway along its remote, disputed border with China in the country's northeast, an official said Wednesday, prompting concern from Beijing. ... more
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China says no need 'so far' for PLA deployment in Hong Kong
China sees no need "so far" for its army to be deployed in Hong Kong to contain democracy protests, a Beijing official said Wednesday, without ruling out the prospect after violent overnight clashes. ... more
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Ball in Japan's court for Xi-Abe talks: China envoy
There is "a significant opportunity" for a first meeting between the Chinese and Japanese leaders at a regional gathering near Beijing next month, but the ball is in Tokyo's court, China's envoy to Japan said Wednesday. ... more
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Putin says will speak to Merkel about cancellation of key forum
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday he would speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week about the cancellation of a key forum that has served to promote ties between the two countries. ... more
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Moscow and Beijing 'natural allies' Putin tells China
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday praised growing economic ties with "natural ally" Beijing as he hosted Chinese premier Li Keqiang for high-profile talks. ... more
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China, Russia seek 'international justice', agree currency swap line
Russia and China on Monday pledged to ramp up efforts to promote a just world order as they signed dozens of deals ranging from energy to finance. ... more
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Lithuania creates response force to prevent Ukraine scenario
Lithuania on Monday announced a new rapid reaction force designed to meet what it termed new unconventional security threats highlighted by the Ukraine crisis. ... more
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US force cuts too deep in uncertain world: Army chief
The US Army leaders warned Monday that budget cuts may force them to cut the size of force too deeply at a time of proliferating security challenges. ... more
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Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks
President Petro Poroshenko will nominate his fourth defence minister of the year Monday, after dismissing the incumbent ahead of high-level talks with Moscow aimed at bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet state. ... more
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Ukraine leader sacks third defence minister this year
President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Ukraine's third defence minister of the year Sunday in a surprise decision ahead of high-level talks with Moscow on bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet republic. ... more
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China's Li in Russia for Putin talks
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Sunday arrived in Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin as Russia is struggling with its most pronounced isolation since the end of the Cold War. ... more
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Li visits Germany, China's 'anchor' in Europe
China's Premier Li Keqiang met German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday for the year's third top-level talks between the Asian and European export powers despite growing disquiet over human rights and business rules. ... more
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Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to pull thousands of troops from the border with Ukraine, the Kremlin said ahead of key talks on a fragile truce in the ex-Soviet country. ... more
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Obama urged to press Xi on Hong Kong's democracy
Hong Kong protestors won powerful US backing Thursday as a high-level panel urged President Barack Obama to press concerns about democracy with Beijing and called for fresh monitoring of the city's progress. ... more
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Pentagon chief in trip to Colombia, Chile, Peru
Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel departed Thursday on a six-day tour of South America but the US-led war against the Islamic State group in the Middle East will be looming over his trip. ... more
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Partial lifting of U.S. arms sales to Vietnam condemned by China
China objected Friday to the U.S. decision to partially lift its ban on selling weapons to Vietnam, calling it an interfering and destabilizing action. ... more
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China builds military airstrip on disputed island: Xinhua
Beijing has completed a runway for military aircraft on a South China Sea island also claimed by Vietnam, state-run media reported, as it asserts its territorial claims in the area. ... more
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Hong Kong, the golden goose Beijing cannot sacrifice
Hong Kong's democracy protests have stoked fears of retribution from China, but observers say the city is simply too valuable to punish and sideline, even as it faces a long-term challenge from mainland rival Shanghai. ... more
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Ukraine lobbies NATO, IMF as deaths mount
Ukraine dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels on Wednesday to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that killed eight more civilians and troops. ... more
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Dalai Lama marks Nobel anniversary as Western support wanes
As the Dalai Lama marked his 25th year as a Nobel laureate this week, a row over South Africa's failure to grant him a visa underscored the huge challenge facing the movement he launched more than half a century ago. ... more
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Panetta tell-all in rich tradition of dirt dishing memoirs
It's as much a Washington tradition as fireworks on July 4. ... more
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Philippines, US marines conduct exercises near China-held reef
Over 6,000 Philippine and US marines carried out a military exercise on a Philippine beach Sunday near a disputed reef occupied by Chinese ships which has become a potential regional flashpoint. ... more
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HK protesters refuse to budge as deadline to clear streets arrives
Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters remained stubbornly encamped on the streets as dawn broke on Monday, just hours before a government deadline to clear key thoroughfares they have blockaded for more than a week. ... more
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White House rejects Panetta critique of Obama
The White House on Monday rejected claims by ex-Pentagon chief Leon Panetta that President Barack Obama is too reticent to take on opponents and lacks the passion to lead. ... more
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