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Putin and Xi hail burgeoning Russia-China ties

Asia Pacific / Politics Jun 6, 2019

Putin and Xi hail burgeoning Russia-China ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hosted Chinese leader Xi Jinping for Kremlin talks that reflected increasingly close ties between the two former Cold War-era communist rivals. Xi called Putin his "close friend," noting that they have met nearly 30 times over the last six ...

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

Asia Pacific / Politics Jun 2, 2019

China vows military action if Taiwan, sea claims opposed

China's defense minister warned Sunday that its military will "resolutely take action" to defend Beijing's claims over self-ruled Taiwan and disputed South China Sea waters. Speaking at an annual security conference in Singapore, Gen. Wei Fenghe did not direct the threat at the U.S. but ...

Modi to face foreign pressures in second term

Asia Pacific / Politics | ANALYSIS May 31, 2019

Modi to face foreign pressures in second term

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term in office after responding to a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in troubled Kashmir with an airstrike inside Pakistan, allowing him to turn voters' attention away from the country's highest unemployment rate in decades. Now, ...