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September 28, 2014
Stoltenberg takes helm at pumped-up NATO but challenges loom
Brussels (AFP) Sept 28, 2014
Former Norwegian premier Jens Stoltenberg will on Wednesday take charge of a revitalised NATO which less than a year ago looked like a Cold War dinosaur in a fast-changing world. The alliance has a newfound sense of purpose thanks to the Ukraine crisis but Stoltenberg will be aware that it must also face up to many other and longer-term challenges, analysts said. It is simplistic to focus just on Russia, they caution, when what is needed is a "21st century threat response" which requires money a ... read more

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Russia behaving like Islamic State group: Lithuania
Russia is acting like a "terrorist" in Ukraine and in its intimidation of other neighbours, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite said in an interview released Thursday. ... more
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Abe makes fresh call for Japan-China summit
Long-frosty ties between Tokyo and Beijing were showing signs of a slight thaw Friday after a meeting between their two foreign ministers and as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renewed his call for a summit. ... more
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China and Japan resume maritime talks: Xinhua
China and Japan have resumed talks on maritime affairs, Chinese state media said Wednesday, a tentative sign that frosty relations may be beginning to thaw. ... more
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Chinese warships in first call at an Iran port: media
Two Chinese destroyers have arrived at Iran's Gulf port of Bandar Abbas, in an unprecedented visit attesting to a new rapprochement between the two countries, Iranian media reported Sunday. ... more
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NATO says Russian forces 'still inside Ukraine'
NATO's top military commander on Saturday said Russian forces were still operating in Ukraine and that a ceasefire was not working, but he expressed hope a new peace plan could bring progress. ... more
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Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border
The Ukrainian government accused Russia on Thursday of massing around 4,000 troops on the border of Russian-annexed Crimea and Ukraine, as multiple Crimean residents also reported seeing troop movements. ... more
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Twin crises could shape Obama's twilight years in office
With voters souring on his statesmanship as never before, President Barack Obama has a sudden chance to use two sudden world crises to recast his final two years in office. ... more
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Uighur scholar defiant as China separatism trial ends
A prominent scholar from China's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority strongly rejected charges of separatism and said he loved his country as his trial ended on Thursday, his lawyer said, in a prosecution critics warned could worsen tensions in the unstable Xinjiang region. ... more
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India says Modi raised China border incursions with Xi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of incursions by Chinese troops on the disputed border during talks with visiting President Xi Jinping, the foreign ministry said Thursday. ... more
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State media urges China to say if Iceland envoy was spy
A Chinese state-run newspaper Thursday urged Beijing to say whether its ambassador to Iceland was a spy following reports he had been held for leaking intelligence to Japan, while authorities said they had "no information" on the matter. ... more
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China's Xi makes maiden India visit, seeking to reset ties
India's new prime minister rolled out the red carpet for Xi Jinping in his hometown Wednesday, as the Chinese president began a maiden visit with Asia's rival superpowers seeking to reset relations. ... more
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China mum as Iceland envoy reportedly held for spying
China refuses to clarify the status of its ambassador to Iceland, who left the country mysteriously in January, the Icelandic foreign ministry said Wednesday, after a news report that he has been arrested for spying for Japan. ... more
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US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia
Washington's concerns that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty "were not assuaged" during a meeting between the two sides in Moscow, the State Department said Thursday. ... more
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Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence
The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said Tuesday. ... more
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China's Xi pledges closer defence ties with Sri Lanka
China's President Xi Jinping Tuesday announced increased defence and maritime security cooperation with Sri Lanka, whose Beijing-funded strategic port developments have caused unease in neighbouring India. ... more
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Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area: minister
Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country's defence minister said on Tuesday. ... more
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China's Xi visits India, sets tone for future relations
India's new prime minister will spend his 64th birthday Wednesday at a private dinner with Xi Jinping in his home state of Gujarat, as the Chinese president begins a visit that will set the tone for relations between Asia's rival superpowers. ... more
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British PM holds fire on IS, pursues cautious strategy
The murder of British aid worker David Haines has upped the pressure on London to take the fight to the Islamic State, but Prime Minister David Cameron is proceeding with caution - and some confusion. ... more
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More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll
More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan in the future, a new poll revealed Wednesday, after two years of intense diplomatic squabbles. ... more
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China offers Russia 'helping hand' in Xi, Putin talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a "helping hand" in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan Thursday, state media reported. ... more
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China warns citizens to avoid Philippines
China on Friday warned its nationals to avoid visiting the Philippines, citing a foiled bomb plot against the Chinese embassy in Manila and the danger of criminal gangs. ... more
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India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia
China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track - all just 250 kilometres (150 miles) from India's coast. ... more
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Vietnam accuses China of attacking fishermen
Hanoi has accused Chinese sailors of attacking a group of Vietnamese fishermen near a disputed island chain, the latest in a string of maritime spats between the communist neighbours. ... more
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China's President Xi to visit India next week
China's President Xi Jinping will make his first state visit to rival Asian giant India next week, officials said Tuesday, as Beijing sought to allay fears it is encircling its neighbour. ... more
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