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US, China truce terms don’t match

Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) There are discrepancies coming out of US and China in their terms regarding the temporary truce in an ongoing trade war that was agreed upon during the weekend's G20 summit.While Beijing has stressed on "as soon…

Duterte jokes about smoking marijuana

Manila, Dec 4 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has taken the lives of thousands in the country, caused outrage after he claimed he smoked marijuana to stay awake though he later claimed the comment was just a…

Netanyahu to meet Pompeo in Brussels

Jerusalem, Dec 3 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later in the day in Brussels to discuss regional issues.A statement issued by Netanyahu's Office said he…

Trump hopes to meet Kim early 2019

Buenos Aires, Dec 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he hopes to have a second meeting with North Korean leader in January or February 2019 and that they were considering three places for the summit."I think we're going…

New Mexican President sworn in

Mexico City, Dec 2 (IANS) Leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has been sworn in as the new Mexican President following his landslide victory in the July 1 presidential election.Lopez Obrador, 65, took oath on Saturday before a crowd…

Suu Kyi leaves for Nepal

Yangon, Nov 29 (IANS) Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday embarked on an official visit to Nepal where she will attend the Asia Pacific Summit in Kathmandu, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said here.Suu Kyi is making the trip…

Brexit gets EU nod

Brussels, Nov 25 (IANS) The European Union on Sunday approved the UK's withdrawal agreement from the EU, its chief official Donald Tusk announced in Belgium leaving it upon the UK Parliament to consent to the deal fecilitating Britains…

India, Laos review bilateral ties

Vientiane, Nov 23 (IANS) India and Laos reviewed the entire gamut of their bilateral ties during the Ninth Joint Commission meeting co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith here…