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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Proposes Military Talks With North Korea

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Proposes Military Talks With North Korea

South Korea President Moon Jae-in pledged to engage the North in dialogue as well as bring pressure to impede its nuclear and missile programmes.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Raps US Bill Over Taiwan Military Ties

“China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military contact between the US and Taiwan,” Lu told reporters at a regular press briefing, adding that Beijing had made “stern representations” to Washington over the “negative content” of the bill.

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INDIA POLITICS: ‘Isolate Corrupt Politicians’: Narendra Modi

INDIA POLITICS: ‘Isolate Corrupt Politicians’: Narendra Modi

“When law takes its course against those who loot the nation, we have to unite against those who seek an escape route,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi says.

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INDIA POLITICS: Ram Nath Kovind Biography

INDIA POLITICS: Ram Nath Kovind Biography

Ram Nath Kovind born 1 October 1945 entered politics in 1994 when he was elected as Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh. Read Ram Nath Kovind Biography.

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INDIA POLITICS: Ram Nath Kovind With Hindu Nationalist Roots to Become Next President

INDIA POLITICS: Ram Nath Kovind With Hindu Nationalist Roots to Become Next President

“Ever since I took over as governor, I have no political affiliation. The president of India is above politics,” Ram Nath Kovind said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang May Have More Bomb Fuel than Thought: US Think Tank

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang May Have More Bomb Fuel than Thought: US Think Tank

There were signs too of at least short-term activity at North Korea’s Experimental Light Water Reactor that could be cause for concern, 38 North said.

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HONG KONG POLITICS: Carrie Lam Offers Condolences to Wife of Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

HONG KONG POLITICS: Carrie Lam Offers Condolences to Wife of Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo

“Hong Kong people are compassionate and so I share that compassion of Hong Kong people by sending my condolences to the wife and family of Mr Liu,” Lam.

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CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Remarks

CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Warns Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Remarks

China warned Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen saying her remarks about death of a Nobel Peace laureate were “very dangerous” for cross-strait relations.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian, Tajikistani Militaries Start Massive Military Drills

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russian, Tajikistani Militaries Start Massive Military Drills

“The military of Russia and Tajikistan are participating jointly for the first time in a snap readiness check,” said Colonel Yaroslav Roshchupkin, the assistant commander of Russia’s Central Military District

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RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

RUSSIA POLITICS: War Legacy: US WWII Tanks Retrieved from Barents Sea in Russia (VIDEO)

Two US tanks deployed in the Second World War were retrieved from the Barents Sea near the Kildin Island. Watch the video of War Legacy: US WWII Tanks.

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CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Aircraft Carrier ‘Enters Taiwan Defense Zone’

CHINA POLITICS: Chinese Aircraft Carrier ‘Enters Taiwan Defense Zone’

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense added in a statement on Wednesday that the 60,000-ton carrier had entered the ADIZ at 02:40 a.m. local time and had steered north via the western side of the Taiwan Strait, China’s side of the strait.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

The most shocking discoveries was that the text in documents Maryam sent to the investigators, allegedly from 2006, was rendered in the “Calibri” font.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Criticism of Trump Jr. for Talking With Russian Lawyer ‘Wild’, Overblown: Lavrov Russian FM

RUSSIA POLITICS: Criticism of Trump Jr. for Talking With Russian Lawyer ‘Wild’, Overblown: Lavrov Russian FM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says, “I was amazed to find out that Trump’s son is accused of talking to her [Natalia Veselnitskaya].”

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CHINA POLITICS: China Troops Open First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

CHINA POLITICS: China Troops Open First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

“The base will ensure China’s performance of missions, such as escorting, peace-keeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and west Asia,” it said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia’s New Deadly ICBMs Can ‘Rip US Air Defenses Apart’: Russian Deputy PM

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia’s New Deadly ICBMs Can ‘Rip US Air Defenses Apart’: Russian Deputy PM

“These weapons are able to clear the United States’ missile defense both of today and of tomorrow – and even of the day after tomorrow,” Rogozin said.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

Activists in the Pakistani city of Karachi also held a protest rally in solidarity with the Kashmiris.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

PAPUA NEW GUINEA POLITICS: Vote Counting Begins Amid Electoral Roll Confusion

Tension in PNG has been high for months amid a groundswell of unrest following allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Peter O’Neill.

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INDIA POLITICS: India Places Kashmir Under High Security Order, Deploys Thousands of Government Forces

INDIA POLITICS: India Places Kashmir Under High Security Order, Deploys Thousands of Government Forces

India and Kashmir News: “I have never seen restrictions of this magnitude before,” said one local speaking on condition of anonymity.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Navalny Set Free After 25 Days in Jail

RUSSIA POLITICS: Navalny Set Free After 25 Days in Jail

“Alexei has arrived (on the premises of) Anti-Corruption Fund (the organization he created to denounce the corruption of elites),” Kira Yarmysh said.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

RUSSIA POLITICS: Russia to US: Clarify Syria ‘No-Fly Zones’ Proposal

Russia has suspended communications with the US, which used to be carried out via a hotline set up to prevent accidents over Syrian airspace.

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