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 Chinese President leaves for multiple state visits and G20 summit

Chinese President left for several state visits and G20 summit on Tuesday

 The Chinese President, Xi Jinping left for state visits to Panama, Portugal and Spain on Tuesday. The President is also scheduled to arrive at the G20 summit in Argentina on Friday China’s President, Xi Jinping left for a series of international visits on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan, Foreign Minister Wang Yi, and members of the Communist

Sri Lankan President refuses to reinstate ousted PM

Sri Lankan President refuses to reinstate ousted PM

Sri Lanka’s political predicament persists as President Sirisena refuses to reinstate ousted Prime Minister, Wickremesinghe In a recent interaction with the press, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to reinstate toppled Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. The President asserted that Wickremesinghe was corrupt and unable to establish strong economic policies. He added that the former Prime Minister’s liberal governing was not suitable

Russia tightens data protection post intelligence leaks

The Russian communication ministry has published a bill that implements strict policies around data protection in Russia. The bill seeks to protect leak of personal information from state agencies’ database. Russian authorities had to deal with discomfiture when the passport information of two men accused by Britain in the Salisbury poisoning case was leaked. The leaked information, reportedly, identified the two

Policemen killed in a militant attack on Chinese consulate in Pakistan

Militant attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

Three assailants from a militant group attacked the Chinese consulate in Karachi on Friday morning. This comprised an hour of firing at the consulate and has been claimed by a militant group from Balochistan called Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). The group released pictures of the three attackers and said the attack was an attempt to battle Chinese occupation. BLA has

South Korean President Stresses on the Value of ASEAN Ties in Cabinet Meeting

South Korean President, Moon Jae-in

Post his recent attendance at the ASEAN summit in Singapore followed by the APEC Summit in Papua New Guinea, the South Korean President, Moon Jae-in asserted the importance of maintaining strong ties with the ASEAN neighbours in the Tuesday cabinet meeting. The South Korean leader apprised the cabinet of India, ASEAN and Australia’s willingness to accept and cooperate with the New

India PM Narendra Modi participates in ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit

Leaders of East Asia Summit countries

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit held in Singapore today. In his address, he stressed on the importance of maritime cooperation and centrality of trade and investment essential to the advancement of the strategic Indo-Pacific region. The Breakfast Summit was preceded by a discussion between India’s Prime Minister and US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday.

President Sirisena dissolves the Parliament of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's newly appointed PM Rajapakse with President Sirisena

After ousting Ranil Wickremesinghe from his Prime Ministerial post for his party-member Mahinda Rajapaksa, President Sirisena dissolves the Parliament as it comes out that Rajapaksa does not hold majority Clearing the road for snap election two years before schedule, President Sirisena has dissolved the Parliament. A week ago, he appointed his party-member Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister by ousting RanilWickremesinghe. The newly elected Prime

South Korea grants more than US$260 million for upgradation of rail and roads in North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (left) with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un

South Korea has marked more than USD 260 million, or 295.1 billion won, for the up gradation of railways and roads in North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to connect South Korean transport networks with North Korea. Most of it is given freely, with a part given as a loan. "It is an estimate for now ... we will continue efforts,

Movie Mogul of Hong Kong, Raymond Chow, passes away

Raymond Chow with Jackie Chan

Famed movie producer from Hong Kong, Raymond Chow, who discovered martial arts legends Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, passed away at 91. Chow is said to have brought global attention to Hong Kong cinema by cofounding Golden Harvest in 1970. Some of his noteworthy movies include the likes of ‘Fist of Fury’, ‘Police Story’ and ‘The Private Eyes’. He also

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