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Russian President Putin meets with Chinese leaders

Jun 25, 2016

Russian President Putin meets with Chinese leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday emphasized economic ties with China and praised what he called Russia’s “all-embracing and strategic partnership” with its neighbor, during a visit to Beijing that takes place against the background of a drop in trade and lingering mistrust. Putin ...

Jun 25, 2016

China says has stopped communication mechanism with Taiwan

The Chinese government said on Saturday it had stopped a communication mechanism with Taiwan because of the refusal of the self-ruled island’s new government to recognize the “one China” principle, in the latest show of tension between the two. China, which regards Taiwan as ...

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

Jun 24, 2016

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

In the heart of Solo city, not far from the Islamic boarding school founded by the radical cleric who inspired the 2002 Bali bombings, the staff of an unremarkable-looking restaurant prepare for another day serving the humble staples of the Indonesian diet to hungry ...

Jun 24, 2016

China, Russia, Mongolia ink economic corridor plan

China, Russia and Mongolia signed a development plan on Thursday to build an economic corridor that will boost transport links and economic cooperation among the three neighbors, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The plan comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping said Chinese companies ...

Jun 24, 2016

Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines: Jakarta

Seven Indonesian sailors have been taken hostage in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday, the latest in a string of abductions in the waters between the two Southeast Asian neighbors. “We got confirmation of an incident of ...

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Jun 24, 2016

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Emergency personnel mounted rescue efforts amid scenes of carnage Friday as the toll from hurricane-force winds and a tornado in China rose to at least 98 dead, with hundreds more injured. Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to ...