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September 16, 2014
US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia
Washington (AFP) Sept 11, 2014
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. US negotiators nevertheless felt they had a "useful exchange of views" with their Russian counterparts and have "agreed to continue the dialogue," it said in a statement. Both sides "acknowledged the importance" of the treaty "and reconfirmed their commitment to it" during Thursday's meeting, it added. The US and Russi ... read more

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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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India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia
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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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US, Russia to hold talks on 1987 arms control treaty
A US delegation heads to Moscow Thursday to discuss the 1987 arms control treaty with their Russian counterparts, with both sides accusing the other of violations. ... more
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Ukraine in NATO would be 'unprecedented challenge': Russia
Russia said emphatically on Tuesday it did not want Ukraine to become a NATO member, describing such a possibility as an "unprecedented challenge to European security". ... more
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Hu's he? China's ex-president drops down rankings: paper
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China warplane interception 'unsafe', 'unprofessional': US official
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NATO pushes initiatives in face of Russian aggression
NATO leaders are aiming to strengthen alliance capabilities amid Russian aggression in the Ukraine and growing threats elsewhere that threaten Europe. ... more
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India expects 'substantial' results from Xi visit
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said Monday that India expected "substantial" results from Chinese President Xi Jinping's maiden visit to New Delhi later this month while classifying Beijing as a competitor. ... more
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Russian plane overflies Canadian ship in Black Sea
A Russian military plane circled over a Canadian frigate on a NATO mission in the Black Sea, a maneuver Ottawa denounced Monday as "unnecessarily provocative." ... more
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Philippines' Aquino to seek Europe's help in China sea dispute
President Benigno Aquino will seek European support for Philippine efforts to resolve maritime territorial disputes with China during a week-long visit to EU nations including France and Germany, a foreign ministry official said Monday. ... more
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Obama to host Security Council session September 24
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Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice
President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to China will be an "important milestone" in relations, the top White House national security aide said Monday at a meeting with officials in Beijing. ... more
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Japan PM travels to South Asia to offset China influence
Japan's prime minister won Dhaka's support for Tokyo's bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council as he began a visit to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka aimed at offsetting China's mounting influence in South Asia. ... more
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Mongolia balances between the dragon and the bear
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Top Obama aide in Beijing to highlight vital China ties
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NATO leaders accuse Russia, aid Ukraine
NATO leaders on Thursday accused Russia of failing to take "a single step towards peace" in Ukraine even as President Petro Poroshenko voiced "careful optimism" about forging a ceasefire with pro-Moscow rebels. ... more
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EU considers travel ban on Russian defence minister
The European Union may impose a travel ban on Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as part of a new package of sanctions targeting Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, sources said Thursday. ... more
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Hong Kong media tycoon under graft investigation
Anti-corruption officers conducted an early morning raid Thursday on the Hong Kong home of Jimmy Lai, an outspoken mogul whose media empire is often highly critical of Beijing. ... more
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South Africa 'refuses' Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit
South Africa has refused to grant a visa for the Dalai Lama to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town next month, his representative said Thursday. ... more
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Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt
Three men arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital's airport were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy and one of Manila's biggest malls, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
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China sends 'special envoy' to Taiwan over APEC summit
Taiwan confirmed Wednesday that a "special envoy" from China had delivered a letter inviting Taiwan to an APEC summit in Beijing, as hopes faded of a historic meeting between their leaders at the event. ... more
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