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Mattis says a decision is closer on strategy for Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of sometimes heated internal debate, the Trump administration has almost reached a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday. He gave no hint of what the strategy would look like. In remarks...
photo: US Navy / Jette Carr
India aims to restrict Chinese business, tightens power, telecom rules
New Delhi: India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check China's advance into sensitive sectors. Chinese firms such...
photo: Creative Commons / kremlin.ru
Chinese Australians organized car rally in Sydney against India on Doklam issue
The car rally reportedly passed through Chinatown, Martin Place, Sydney Opera House, the Art Gallery of NSW, before arriving at their ultimate destination - the Consulate General of India in Sydney. With India-China stand-off at Doklam, near the Sikkim-Tibet-Bhutan tri-junction still continuing,...
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Infosys CEO and MD Sikka resigns
Infosys Ltd said on FridayVishal Sikka has resigned as managing director and chiefexecutive of the company with immediate effect. U B Pravin Rao has been appointed as interim-managingdirector and chief executive, India's no. 2 software servicesexporter said in a statement. Sikka has now been...
photo: AP / Rafiq Maqbool
Venezuela Supreme Court orders dissident lawmaker's arrest
Venezuela's high court issued an arrest order for the ousted chief prosecutor's husband after authorities accused him of running a USD 6 million extortion ring, a ruling promptly denounced by government critics as a move aimed at silencing opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. The...
photo: AP / Ariana Cubillos
Peru's Defense Minister Warns Of New Potential Drug Hot Spot
Peru’s defense minister warned Thursday a new cocaine-producing hot spot is gaining traction in Peru near its border with Columbia and Brazil and local authorities expressed concern the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will join forces with drug traffickers there, Reuters...
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Report: Mattis, South Korean Defense Minister Plan Talks on No. Korea, Regional Issues
Reuters reported U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has a meeting scheduled with his South Korean counterpart, Defense Minister Song Young-moo, later this month following a phone call between the two officials on the eve of a U.S.-Japanese security meeting, the Pentagon announced Thursday. During...
photo: US Army / Amber I. Smith
Appeal Denied For Princeton University Doctoral Student Held In Iran For Spying
Reuters reported a Princeton University student convicted on espionages in Iran and sentenced to 10 years in prison has had his appeal denied, the university and his wife said Thursday. His family and the university deny charges Xiyue Wang, a history doctoral student and U.S. citizen, was “spying...
photo: AP / Friend of Xiyue Wang via AP
Lawsuit Against Doctors Who Created CIA Torture Program Reaches Settlement
Two men who said they were brutally tortured while being detained in CIA prisons and the family of another man who died in custody settled their lawsuit against two psychologists who developed the agency’s program — ending what could have been a landmark case weeks before the trial, CNN reported....
photo: US Navy / MCS3 Joshua Nistas
UN Report Reveals Saudi Coalition Blamed For 51 Percent Of Child Deaths In Yemen
According to a draft of a United Nations report, a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition is responsible for 51 percent of child casualties and injuries in Yemen last year, Reuters reported on Thursday. The draft report on children and armed conflict — which still must be authorized by U.N...
photo: AP / Hani Mohammed

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