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HK police fire tear gas at protesters in fresh clashes

IANS Hong Kong The riot police fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters in Hong Kong on Saturday as a tense standoff turned violent in the 12th week of anti-government protests with Beijing accusing the US forces of sponsoring the movement. Thousands of demonstrators, many in hard hats and gas masks, marched through the industrial Kwun Tong area and were stopped …

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Russia launches first ever floating nuclear power plant

IANS Moscow Russia has launched the world’s only floating nuclear power plant, built to withstand tsunamis and crashes with icebergs, despite criticism by environmentalists who consider it a time bomb comparable to the Chernobyl nuclear station. The Akademik Lomonosov set sail on Friday from the northern White Sea port of Murmansk and was headed for Pevek in the Chukotka region …

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India, France commit to open and secure cyberspace

PTI Chantilly India and France have vowed to fight against violent and hateful content online as they affirmed their commitment to an open and reliable cyberspace. The two countries also agreed to make digital technology a transformative factor to foster economic growth and sustainable development. The two countries laid down the roadmap on cybersecurity and digital technology in a joint …

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Despite tensions, Pak stands ready to open Kartarpur Corridor: Qureshi

PTI Islamabad Pakistan on Friday said that despite tensions with India, it stands ready to open the Kartarpur Corridor and welcome the Sikh pilgrims to take part in celebrations in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said this while speaking to a delegation of civil society and parliamentarians of Afghanistan, which …

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S Korea says will share military intelligence with Japan through US

AFP Seoul South Korea said Friday it will share military intelligence with Japan through the United States after terminating a pact that enabled the two key Washington allies to exchange such information directly. Seoul’s decision on Thursday to end the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) was the latest in a series of tit-for-tat measures that have brought relations …

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Sri Lanka ends state of emergency

AFP Colombo Sri Lanka has ended a four-month state of emergency declared after Easter suicide bombings by Islamist extremists that killed 258 people, officials said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena has been extending the emergency on the 22nd of each month since the April 21 attacks on three hotels and three churches.  However, his office confirmed that Sirisena had not extended …

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China, Pakistan targeted on persecution of religious minorities at UNSC meet

PTI United Nations China and Pakistan were targeted for their persecution of religious minorities, with western powers such the US and UK calling out both nations at a UN Security Council meeting on Thursday for the oppression faced by Christians, Ahmadis, Uighurs and other ethnic minorities. The Arria-Formula Meeting of the Security Council on ‘Advancing the Safety and Security of …

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US seeking balancing act in South Asia over Kashmir: Report

PTI Washington The US is seeking a balancing act in South Asia after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two Union Territories, according to a congressional report which said President Donald Trump’s offer to “mediate” on the issue may have contributed to the timing of New Delhi’s moves. According to the latest Congressional …

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India, other countries must fight terrorists in Afghanistan: Trump

PTI WASHINGTON Trump’s comments came a day after he indicated that the US forces would not completely withdraw from Afghanistan Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ruing that the job against terrorism was being done only by the United …

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N Korea to dismiss nuclear talks

AFP Seoul North Korea said Thursday it has “no interest” in dialogue unless Washington stops “escalating hostile military moves”, as a senior US envoy visited Seoul with an eye on reviving nuclear talks with Pyongyang. Talks between Pyongyang and Washington have stalled since a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi …

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