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Sindhu trounces Yamaguchi at Dubai Super Series Final

Dubai: Already assured of a semifinal spot, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu continued her rampaging run with a straight-game demolition of World No. 2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi at the USD one million Dubai Super Series Final here today. World No. 3 Sindhu thrashed Yamaguchi 21-9 21-13 in just 36 minutes to top group A in women’s […]

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India

US has elevated its engagement with India: Tillerson

Washington: The United States has elevated its engagement with India as part of its effort of free and open Indo-Pacific, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. “As part of the free and open Indo-Pacific, we have elevated our engagement with India,” Tillerson said. “We’ve long had a trilateral relationship in the Indo- Pacific between […]

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India

N Korea missile test: Trump, Abe and Moon discuss collective response

Washington: US President Donald Trump today held emergency talks with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss their collective response to the latest provocative North Korean missile test. North Korea test fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile, posing a major challenge to Trump after he slapped […]

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World

US, China rejects ‘freeze for freeze’ agreement on North Korea

Washington: The US and China have agreed not to accept “freeze for freeze” agreement on North Korea, President Donald Trump has said as he pledged a global campaign of “maximum pressure” to denuclearise Pyongyang. During his recent trip to China, Trump said Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to faithfully implement United Nations Security Council resolutions […]

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India

Modi holds key bilateral meetings on the sidelines of ASEAN summit

Manila: In the backdrop of emerging configuration of a key quadrilateral alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held separate talks with his counterparts from Japan Shinzo Abe and Australia Malcolm Turnbull focusing on crafting a new strategy for the Indo-Pacific region. On the sidelines of the ASEAN summit, Modi also held bilateral meetings with Vietnamese […]

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India

Modi, Abe discuss ways to strengthen strategic cooperation

Manila: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held wide-ranging talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe with a focus on further ramping up the special strategic partnership between the two Asian giants. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the annual summit of the 10-nation ASEAN grouping which is being attended by a number of […]

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India

India, Aus, Japan, US hold talks on Indo-Pacific cooperation

Manila: Signalling a widening of their security cooperation under the proposed quadrilateral coalition, officials from India, the US, Japan, and Australia today held extensive talks here to pursue common interests in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region where China has been aggressively expanding its military presence. In the meeting, seen as the first major move in formation […]

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India

Thorny South China Sea issue may dominate ASEAN summit

Manila: With China’s controversial military buildup likely to be a major issue at the ASEAN summit, Premier Li Keqiang today clearly reiterated Beijing’s long- held position that it wants to bilaterally resolve its disputes with its neighbours over the South China Sea. In an article published in leading newspapers here, Li admitted that the bilateral relationship […]

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India

G4 nations seek swift negotiations for UNSC reform

Washington: India, Brazil, Germany and Japan have called for an immediate start of the text-based negotiations to reform the UN Security Council, asserting that it was important to make the apex organ of the world body more reflective of the 21st century realities. Speaking on behalf of the G4 nations, Permanent Representative of Japan to the […]

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India

‘Indo-Pacific’ over ‘Asia-Pacific’ reflects India’s rise: US

Washington: The Trump administration today defended the use of “Indo-Pacific” phrase instead of “Asia Pacific”, saying it captures the importance of the rise of India with which the US has strong and growing ties. “We have strong and growing ties with India. We talk about ‘Indo-Pacific’ in part because that phrase captures the importance of India’s […]