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19-Nov-2017 Washington

Should have left US basketball players in Chinese jail : Donald Trump

Lashing out at the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players freed earlier this month after being arrested in China for theft, US President Donald Trump said that he should have left them in jail.Trump responded to the father of LiAngelo Ball, who on...

19-Nov-2017 Harare

Will chair ruling party congress in December : Robert Mugabe

 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has told his countrymen on live television that he will chair the ruling party's congress in December to resolve problems afflicting the ZANU-PF, a media report said.Mugabe's address on national television on Sunday evening came...

19-Nov-2017 Harare

Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Mugabe, names Mnangagwa new leader

Zimbabwe's ruling party Zanu-PF on Sunday sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader and appointed his former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the new leader, the BBC reported.Mugabe's sacking of Mnangagwa as Vice President two weeks ago had prompted an extraordinary...

19-Nov-2017 Islamabad

Court decision can't weaken my relationship with people : Nawaz Sharif

Kicking off his ruling partys mass contact campaign, disqualified Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Sunday that no decision of the court can weaken his relationship with the masses."The (large) number of people gathered here, and their support proves...

18-Nov-2017 Johannesburg

Resolution possible in Zimbabwe crisis : Jacob Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma has said that he was cautiously optimistic about an amicable solution to the ongoing political crisis in Zimbabwe.The Zimbabwean military took control of the African country early Wednesday morning, placing President Robert...

18-Nov-2017 Washington

'Crooked' Hillary worst loser of all time : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton -- his Democratic rival in the 2016 elections -- as the worst loser of all time after she accused him of failing to accept responsibility for sexual assault allegations."Crooked Hillary Clinton is the...

18-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump adds five judges to Supreme Court nominees list

US President Donald Trump has added federal appellate Judge Brett Kavanaugh and four other jurists to his list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court, the White House has announced.The most notable new name, Kavanaugh is a judge in the US Court of Appeals...

17-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump hails China's move to send envoy to N.Korea

US President Donald Trump has hailed the Chinese government for sending an envoy to North Korea as a "big move" in the wake of his five-country trip to Asia.In a tweet late Thursday, Trump appeared to suggest it could lead to developments in the nuclear...

16-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump says freed basketball players should thank Xi Jinping

The US President on Thursday said three college basketball players freed by China after being arrested for shoplifting should thank the Asian nation's head of state for intervening on their behalf.In a news conference on Wednesday in Los Angeles, the three...

15-Nov-2017 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani accuses Saudi Arabia of urging Israel to attack Lebanon

 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted Saudi Arabia for appealing to Israel to launch a military attack on Lebanon, Press TV reported.It is "shameful" that Saudi Arabia has urged Israel to carry out military strikes against Lebanon, Rouhani said,...

14-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Donald Trump promises major announcement on his return to Washington

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced he will make a major statement upon his arrival at the White House after a two-week tour of Asia, during which he visited Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines."I will be making a major statement...

13-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump urges US lawmakers to cut top tax rate

US President Donald Trump has waded in the tax cuts debates by urging lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Congress to cut the top income tax rate to 35 per cent.Members of the US House of Representatives and Senate have been debating their respective...

13-Nov-2017 Manila

Donald Trump promises to fix trade deficit with Asia

US President Donald Trump on Monday promised to reduce his country's trade deficit with Asia and pitched at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit here for reciprocal trade relations.Trump said the US seeks "economic partnerships on the...

13-Nov-2017 Vientiane

Xi Jinping in Laos on state visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Monday on a state visit to Laos after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Vietnam.This marks the first visit in 11 years by a Chinese head of state to Laos, Xinhua news agency reported.Xi...

13-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Donald Trump grapples with Asean 'group handshake'

US President Donald Trump, known for his awkward and at times aggressive handshakes with fellow world leaders, struggled during a traditional group handshake at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit here on Monday.Trump was befuddled...

13-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

India, US working for Asia's future : Narendra Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India and the US were working together "for the future interests of Asia"."Relations between India and the US are growing," Modi told the media ahead of a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump here."Our...

13-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Donald Trump lauds 'great relationship' with Duterte

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he had a "great relationship" with his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, who is accused of carrying out a brutal campaign of extrajudicial killings in his nations war on drugs.The two leaders met for...

13-Nov-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Donald Trump to push agenda at 31st Asean Summit

US President Donald Trump on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit here, where he is set to discuss security issues with his fellow leaders.Trump posed in the customary group photo and later...

11-Nov-2017 Da Nang (Vietnam)

Xi Jinping urges Abe to improve China-Japan ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to take more "practical actions" to improve bilateral ties and properly manage differences in a "constructive way"."To improve China-Japan ties, the key is mutual trust," Xi told Abe on...

11-Nov-2017 Da Nang (Vietnam)

Vladimir Putin again denies US poll meddling claim: Donald Trump

 US President Donald Trump on Saturday said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin again denied interfering in the 2016 US elections and felt "insulted" by the allegations.The two leaders met briefly at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit here and...

10-Nov-2017 Da Nang (Vietnam)

Donald Trump pitches ‘America First' trade policy at APEC Summit

US President Donald Trump on Friday pitched an "America First" trade policy at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit (APEC) here, warning that he will not allow "the US to be taken advantage of any more."Speaking at a gathering of business leaders,...

10-Nov-2017 Da Nang (Vietnam)

Xi Jinping defends globalisation against Trump's bilateral stance at APEC

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday championed the "cause of globalisation" at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in contrast to US President Donald Trump who advocated for "bilateral policies"."Over the last few decades, economic globalisation...

10-Nov-2017 Da Nang (Vietnam)

Donald Trump praises Narendra Modi at APEC Summit

US President Donald Trump on Friday commended India for achieving "astounding" growth since opening its economy and heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has been working to bring the country and its people together.Trump was speaking...

10-Nov-2017 Da Nang (Vietnam)

Donald Trump arrives in Vietnam for APEC Summit

US President Donald Trump arrived here on Friday to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.In his speech to regional leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, Trump was heavy on history and full of praise for the countries representing...

09-Nov-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump to meet during APEC summit in Vietnam

 Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his US counterpart Donald Trump at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, a top official said here on Thursday.Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said Putin and Trump will meet on Friday,...

09-Nov-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin voices support for Asia Pacific FTA

Russia supports the idea of establishing a free trade area (FTA) in the Asia Pacific region, which is believed to enhance the country's position in the region's market, President Vladimir Putin said in a statement."We support the idea of forming an Asia-Pacific...

09-Nov-2017 Beijing

Donald Trump slams N. Korea, urges countries to cut trade ties

US President Donald Trump on Thursday urged all countries to stop arming, financing and trading with the "murderous" North Korean nuclear regime.Addressing a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall, Trump, on a three-day...

09-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Sheikh Hasina, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee flag-off Bandhan Express

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday jointly flagged-off the Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express via video-conferencing.The dignitaries also inaugurated the International...

09-Nov-2017 Beijing

Xi Jinping, Donald Trump discuss North Korean crisis

Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his visiting US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday where they discussed the North Korean nuclear crisis.The two leaders met at the Great Hall of the People here.hile Xi promised cooperation and coordination on the...

08-Nov-2017 Beijing

Donald Trump lands in China amid tensions with North Korea

US President Donald Trump arrived here on Wednesday on a state visit likely to focus heavily on trade and tensions with North Korea.The third leg of the US President's five-nation Asia tour comes after stops in Japan and South Korea. It is Trump's first...

08-Nov-2017 Seoul

Do not try us: Donald Trump warns North Korea

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a blunt warning to North Korean Korean leader Kim Jong, declaring during his first major speech in Asia that continued nuclear provocation could result in the communist nation's obliteration."The weapons you...

08-Nov-2017 Seoul

Donald Trump cancels surprise visit to North Korea border

 US President Donald Trump on Wednesday cancelled a visit to the tense Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas because bad weather ostensibly made it impossible for him to travel by helicopter to the border from Seoul.The president's helicopter convoy...

08-Nov-2017 moscow

Russia's arms export to reach $15.3 bn in 2017: Vladimir Putin

Russia's export of arms and military equipment is expected to reach $15.3 billion by the end of 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday."Based on the results of January to September of this year, the portfolio of orders for military-technical cooperation...

07-Nov-2017 Seoul

Donald Trump arrives in S.Korea for two-day visit

US President Donald Trump arrived here on Tuesday for a two-day visit that will include a bilateral summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in.The US leader landed at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, some 70 km south of Seoul, from Japan, reports...

06-Nov-2017 Mumbai

India visit a turning point in bilateral relations : Maris Kucinskis

Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said that his visit would be a turning point in the relationship between the two countries, an official statement said on Monday.He added that Latvia had already started food processing units as a joint venture with Indian...

05-Nov-2017 Tokyo

Donald Trump meets Japanese Emperor

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on Monday met Japanese Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace in here.Trump arrived here on Sunday, the first leg of his extensive five-nation tour through Asia, reports...

05-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump hails anti-terrorism cooperation with Saudi Arabia

US President Donald Trump has lauded Saudi Arabia on achieving the commitments he announced during the Riyadh Summit earlier this year, the White House said on Sunday.Trump made the remarks in a telephone call with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud...

05-Nov-2017 Dhaka

622,000 Rohingyas have taken refuge in Bangladesh : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that 622,000 Rohingyas have already arrived in the country and urged Myanmar to repatriate them immediately.Sheikh Hasina, who was speaking at the inauguration of the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference...

05-Nov-2017 Tokyo

Donald Trump in Japan, begins five-nation Asia tour

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that "no dictator" should underestimate Washington's resolve, as he arrived in Japan to begin his five-nation tour through Asia, media reports said."No one, no dictator, no regime should underestimate American resolve,"...

04-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump urges Saudi Arabia to list Aramco on NYSE

US President Donald Trump has urged Saudi Arabia's Aramco to choose the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)for its initial public offering (IPO), a media report said."Would very much appreciate Saudi Arabia doing their IPO of Aramco with the New York Stock Exchange....

04-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump embarks on 11-day Asia tour

US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, the media reported on Saturday.It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years, reports...

03-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump threatens IS, says group will pay for attacking US

US President Donald Trump warned on Friday that the Islamic State will pay a high price for its attacks against this country, after the terrorist group asserted that the suspected perpetrator of the attack last Tuesday in New York is one of its soldiers.In...

03-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump pressures Justice Department to probe 'crooked Hillary'

US President Donald Trump on Friday pressured the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate Hillary Clinton, ticking through a slew of issues involving the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee and her party, and urging law enforcement to "do what is...

02-Nov-2017 Washington

Donald Trump against solution for 'DREAMers' in spending bill

US President Donald Trump has ruled out allowing Congress to include any legislation to provide a solution for so-called "DREAMers" in the spending bill this year.Trump took the position in a White House meeting on Thursday with seven Republican Senators,...

02-Nov-2017 Washington

Powell has 'wisdom to guide our economy': Donald Trump

Announcing Jerome Powell's appointment as chairman of the Federal Reserve, US President Donald Trump expressed confidence and said the former has the "wisdom and leadership to guide our economy"."Based on his record I am confident that Jay has the wisdom and leadership...

02-Nov-2017 Pyongyang

Xi Jinping writes to Kim Jong-un, urges stable ties

North Korean state media on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter to Kim Jong-un urging him to maintain stable ties between the two countries at a time of increasing distance between Beijing and Pyongyang.The letter was published by the...

02-Nov-2017 Nay Pyi Taw

Suu Kyi visits Myanmar's conflict-hit Rakhine state

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday arrived in Rakhine on her first visit to the state since deadly violence broke out late August forcing over 600,000 members of the Rohingya Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh.According to U Zaw Htay, director-general...

01-Nov-2017 Tehran

Vladimir Putin hails Iran nuclear deal as good pact

 Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers in 2015 is a "good pact in line with expansion of peace and stability in the region".Putin, who made the remarks on Wednesday, was on a visit to Iran to attend...

01-Nov-2017 New York

Narendra Modi, Donald Trump vow to fight terrorism together

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump vowed during a phone call to continue jointly fighting terrorism, according to the White House.Modi expressed condolences for the deaths caused by the terrorist attack in New York on Tuesday, the White...

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