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India's Modi marks year in office

| May 14, 2015

India's Modi marks year in office

Narendra Modi marks the first anniversary of his landslide election win in a bullish mood about his mission to transform India into a great power, despite doubts about the delivery of economic reforms. A year on from his victory, the prime minister’s domestic opponents ...

May 8, 2015

North Korea warns of strikes against South's navy

North Korea’s military warned on Friday of “unannounced targeted strikes” against South Korea’s navy, accusing the South of violating its territorial waters off the peninsula’s west coast, the scene of deadly naval clashes in the past. Pyongyang’s warning came during the annual crab fishing ...

Apr 27, 2015

China to merge scores of major state firms: report

China is considering merging scores of its biggest state-owned enterprises to create around 40 national champions from the existing 112, Xinhua, the nation’s official news agency, said Monday. The report said state firms would be merged or acquired, but gave no timelines or details ...

Apr 23, 2015

Philippines chides China's 'insecurity' over disputed sea

The Philippines on Wednesday chided China for its “insecurity” over its claim to the South China Sea, after a Beijing-based tabloid dubbed the country a “cute little submissive” of the United States. The response from President Benigno Aquino’s spokesman Edwin Lacierda came after the ...