Category: Foreign News

Maldives wants to restructure debt to China

The Maldives foreign minister says his country needs to restructure its massive debt to China, which he says has put the Indian ocean archipelago in a difficult situation.

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Former Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj passes away

Former Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Tuesday night following cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 67.

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Gunman kills 20 in rampage at Walmart store in Texas

A gunman armed with a rifle killed 20 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday and wounded more than two dozen before being arrested, authorities said, after the latest U.S. mass shooting sent panicked shoppers fleeing.

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Anti-India banners fly above during India – Sri Lanka match

In yet another incident that has political overtone, unnamed aircrafts flew over the Headingley stadium with anti-India banners during the World Cup match between India and Sri Lanka  at Leeds on Saturday.

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China and U.S. agree to restart trade talks

The United States and China agreed on Saturday to restart trade talks and Washington will not levy new tariffs on Chinese exports, China’s foreign ministry said, raising hopes for the world’s two largest economies to resolve their trade war.

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Mass shooting in US state of Virginia kills 12, several injured

US police say 12 people have been killed and several others injured in a mass shooting at a municipal building at Virginia Beach, in the state of Virginia.

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ISIS bans women burkas after chiefs attacked by veiled assassins

In a bizarre turn of events, Islamic State fighters are now banning women from wearing burkas in security centres in the northern Iraqi city of Monsul and have declared the full-face veils are now a security risk.

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Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral is on fire

The spire atop the iconic Notre Dame cathedral collapsed amid a devastating fire at the Paris cathedral on Monday, just days before Easter Sunday.

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World’s largest airport ‘Starfish’ to open this year in China

The phoenix-shaped Beijing Daxing International Airport is due to open in September as the crews are putting the final touches on what will be one of the world’s largest and busiest airports. Designed by the late British architect Zaha Hadid.

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Julian Assange arrested by British police at Ecuadorean embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on Thursday by British police and carried out of the Ecuadorean embassy, where he has been holed up for nearly seven years to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault.

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New Zealand mosque shootings kill at least 49, seriously wound 20

WELLINGTON – At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism.

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Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, killing 157

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster.

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Trump plans to scrap preferential trade treatment for India

U.S. President Donald Trump looked set to open a new front in his trade wars on Monday with a plan to end preferential trade treatment for India that allows duty-free entry for $5.6 billion worth of the country’s exports to the United States.

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India Demands “Immediate, Safe Return” Of Air Force Pilot Captured By Pakistan

Indian government today said it expects the “immediate and safe return” of an Indian Air Force pilot captured by Pakistan after an air combat between the two sides for the first time since 1971, which marked the worst escalation between the neighbours in decades.

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Trump and North Korea’s Kim predict success in high-stakes nuclear summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Vietnam on Wednesday for a second summit that the United States hopes will persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for promises of peace and development.

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Pakistan says it shot down Indian jets, carried out airstrikes in Kashmir

Pakistan carried out airstrikes and shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, Pakistani officials said, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a war in 1971, prompting leading powers to urge both sides to show restraint.

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