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McCain seeks defence funding to help Asia against China challenges| Reuters

May 30, 2015

McCain seeks defence funding to help Asia against China challenges| Reuters

WASHINGTON A leading U.S. senator has proposed that the United States provide hundreds of millions of dollars to help train and equip the armed forces of Southeast Asian countries faced with Chinese territorial challenges. Republican Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the proposal in an amendment to the 2016 U.S. #Economy #United States #India #China #France #Health #Africa #Argentina #United Kingdom #John McCain #Mexico #opinion
Exclusive - U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed: sources| Reuters

May 30, 2015

Exclusive - U.S. tried Stuxnet-style campaign against North Korea but failed: sources| Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO The United States tried to deploy a version of the Stuxnet computer virus to attack North Korea's nuclear weapons programme five years ago but ultimately failed, according to people familiar with the covert campaign. The operation began in tandem with the now-famous Stuxnet attack that sabotaged Iran's nuclear programme in 2009 and 2010 by destroying a thousand or more centrifuges that were enriching uranium. #Business #Sports #United States #India #China #Pakistan #Middle East #science #Africa #North Korea #Argentina #Latin America
Expanding presence in China's periphery: Modi to visit 5 Central Asian nations after Russia trip in July

May 29, 2015

Expanding presence in China's periphery: Modi to visit 5 Central Asian nations after Russia trip in July

Prime Minister Narendra Modis second year in office is set to be even more hectic than his first year in terms of his foreign travels. After his maiden trip to Bangladesh next week (6-7 July), he is due to visit Russia on 7 July for attending multilateral events. Soon after that, he is likely to visit all five Central Asian countries -- Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. #India #China #Narendra Modi #Russia #Central Asia #frenemy
In a symbolic gesture against illegal trading, China destroys 600kg of ivory

May 29, 2015

In a symbolic gesture against illegal trading, China destroys 600kg of ivory

China destroyed more than six hundred kilograms of ivory in front of media and diplomats as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks. #China #NewsTracker #ivory #Enviornment #african elephants #illegal trading
Fugitive ex-Chinese official, investigated for graft, detained in U.S. | Reuters

May 28, 2015

Fugitive ex-Chinese official, investigated for graft, detained in U.S. | Reuters

WASHINGTON A former senior Chinese official, who went into hiding after being sought by anti-corruption investigators in China, has been detained in the United States, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Thursday. #China #Middle East #science #Health #markets #Italy #Argentina #Copyright #Latin America

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From just another Chinese player to Grand Slam champion: The metamorphosis of Li Na

Sep 19, 2014

From just another Chinese player to Grand Slam champion: The metamorphosis of Li Na

Tennis stars come in all sizes, shapes, and personalities. Some of them stay in the spotlight throughout their playing careers and then fade into oblivion. But there are some others whose legacies continue to be written well after they hang up their rackets. And Li Na is one of them. #Sports #China #Tennis #Serena Williams #Roger Federer #French Open #Maria Sharapova #Li Na #Grand Slam champion
How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea