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January 27, 2015
Obama wraps India visit with pleas on religion, climate
New Delhi (AFP) Jan 27, 2015
US President Barack Obama urged India to promote religious tolerance and do more to combat global warming Tuesday as he wrapped up a visit aimed at forging a new friendship between the world's largest democracies. Speaking to an audience of mainly young people, Obama said the United States could be India's "best partner" but put pressure on his hosts over a range of political and social issues, including women's rights. The US president also said their countries could forge "one of the defining ... read more

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China facing 'unprecedented' security risks, says Party
China is facing "unprecedented national security risks", the ruling Communist Party's top leaders said Friday after a monthly meeting led by General Secretary Xi Jinping. ... more
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Ukraine's 'Russian Woodpecker' takes stab at Putin
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster was ordered deliberately by Moscow, as a coverup to distract attention from a failed weapons project. ... more
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Russia-US Space Cooperation May Fall Victim to Politics
Tensions between power-brokers in Washington and Moscow could discourage cooperation between the two nations in space exploration and the development of new technologies, member of the Russian Cosmo ... more
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China has never asked Huawei to spy: CEO
China's controversial telecommunications equipment maker Huawei supports the ruling Communist Party and loves the country, its CEO said Thursday, but stressed Beijing has never asked it to spy on the United States or others. ... more
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Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict
Ukrainian forces on Thursday abandoned their defence of a long-disputed airport in the country's separatist east and vowed a response to Russia's escalating "aggression" in one of the deadliest days of the nine-month war. ... more
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Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back
The Philippines' foreign minister on Thursday slammed China's attempts to build islands in the disputed South China Sea, prompting Beijing to accuse Manila of making "trouble out of nothing". ... more
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China planning naval base in Namibia: report
Namibia and China are discussing plans for a Chinese naval base in the southwest African country, the Namibian newspaper reported Tuesday, prompting an immediate denial from Beijing. ... more
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US-Cuba relations: Tense ties take new turn
Relations between the United States and Cuba, more strained than neighborly over the past century, have seen US occupations, Cold War enmity, and even the brink of nuclear war. ... more
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NATO says Russia has increased equipment flows into Ukraine
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday Russia had recently increased the flow of heavy arms and equipment into eastern Ukraine but he declined to comment on Kiev's charge it has 9,000 troops on the ground helping pro-Moscow rebels. ... more
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Pope Francis leaves door open to Dalai Lama meeting
Pope Francis left the door open on Monday to a meeting with the Dalai Lama, denying that he refused to receive the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in December over fears of upsetting China. ... more
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China's Xi gets 62 percent pay rise: report
Chinese President Xi Jinping and the other six members of the Communist Party's elite Politburo Standing Committee have been given 62 percent pay rises, state-run media said Tuesday, as civil servants get their first increases since 2006. ... more
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'Russian forces' attack Ukraine troops in separatist east
Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russian forces of attacking its soldiers fighting pro-Kremlin insurgents in the ex-Soviet republic's separatist east. ... more
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US should deploy troops to Baltics: Brzezinski
The United States and its allies should deploy troops to Baltic states to deter Russia from staging a possible incursion in those countries, former presidential national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, told lawmakers Wednesday. ... more
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Fighting eases in Donetsk after Ukraine claims airport victory
Fighting eased in the Donetsk region on Monday after Ukraine launched a major offensive and claimed to clear pro-Russian rebels from most of the airport outside the key eastern city. ... more
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US Concerned About Russia's Emerging Strategic Military Capabilities
The United States is concerned about Russia's emerging strategic capabilities in nuclear, space, cyber security spheres, Commander of US Strategic Command Adm. Cecil Haney said on Thursday. "R ... more
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Top Chinese spymaster probed for corruption
China's ruling Communist Party said Friday it has put the deputy chief of the country's top intelligence agency under investigation, the latest high-ranking figure probed in a much-publicised corruption crackdown. ... more
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Japan approves biggest ever defence budget amid Asia tensions
Japan approved its largest-ever defence budget for the next fiscal year on Wednesday, as hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe looks to strengthen surveillance of territorial waters in the face of a continuing spat with China. ... more
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Confucius the Redeemer symbol of Xi's Chinese Dream
Arms outstretched like Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer, a towering Confucius statue stands in the seaside resort that hosts the Chinese Communist leadership's summer retreat, opposite a hulking monument to President Xi Jinping's dreams. ... more
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Japan, China resume talks on maritime hotline: reports
Japan and China resumed talks on Monday about setting up a hotline to prevent sea clashes, following frequent sparring between ships from the two sides around disputed islands. ... more
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China says Sri Lanka 'friendship runs deep' despite election
China on Friday downplayed the impact of Sri Lanka's presidential election upset, dismissing suggestions that the stunning win by Maithripala Sirisena could shake up Beijing's plans in the Indian Ocean. ... more
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West facing 'payback' for colonialism, says China paper
The religious and cultural tensions the West faces are "payback" for slavery and colonialism, a Chinese state-run newspaper said Tuesday in the wake of the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. ... more
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US scaling back bases in Europe in cost-cutting move
The US military said Thursday it will close a major air base in Britain and withdraw from 14 other installations across Europe as part of a reorganization of forces to save money. ... more
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Merkel sets strict terms on easing Russia sanctions
German Chancellor Angela Merkel set strict terms Thursday for easing EU sanctions on Russia as the 28-nation bloc unlocked new aid to help Ukraine overcome its devastating Kremlin-backed revolt. ... more
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China Nobel winner praises Communist party
Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan has heaped praise on the ruling Communist party and its leader Xi Jinping in an interview likely to renew debate about his political stance. ... more
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