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Hong Kong Rights Bill Clears US Congress, Heads to Trump

US

WASHINGTON – US lawmakers unanimously approved legislation that promotes human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and also supports anti-China protestors in the city, giving President Donald Trump the bill rejected by Beijing. The White House did not threaten to veto the measure, and according to a source familiar with …

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NATO Ministers Gather Amid Tensions with France

Brussels

BRUSSELS – NATO foreign ministers are gathering in Brussels to prepare a leaders’ summit in two weeks amid tensions over French President Emmanuel Macron’s complaints about the “brain death” of the alliance. France said it’s concerned about a lack of US leadership at NATO, the unpredictability of Turkey after its …

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Saudi Arabia, China Kick off Naval Drill

Naval

JEDDAH – Saudi Arabia and China kicked off on Sunday mixed naval drill Blue Sword 2019. The three-week exercise aims to boost cooperation between the Saudi Royal Navy and the Chinese People’s Navy and train forces on countering maritime terrorism and piracy. Commander of the Western Fleet Vice Admiral Faleh …

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China Heightens Efforts for an Intra-Afghan Dialogue

China heightens efforts for Intra-Afghan dialogue

KABUL – A Chinese diplomat in Kabul met State Minister for Peace Affairs Abdul Salam Rahimi and discussed the upcoming intra-Afghan dialogue in Beijing on Wednesday. Chinese Chargé d’Affaires in Kabul Wang Daxue met Rahimi and shared details about the preparations for the peace talks among the Afghans in Beijing …

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Summit of BRICS Countries to Start in Brazilian Capital

BRICS

BRASILIA – The two-day 11th BRICS member-state summit-Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa-will start in Brasilia on Wednesday and will put together the members of the international organization aimed at promoting global multipolarity. The event is being held in Brazil as it holds this year’s rotating BRICS presidency. Together …

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China Urges US to Stop Pushing for Hong Kong-Related Bill

China

BEIJING – China had already lodged “stern representations” with the United States about the Hong Kong-related bill and urged that it not be passed into law, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press briefing on Wednesday. “China will take vigorous measures to firmly respond, to staunchly safeguard …

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CPEC Projects, Pakistan, China Agree to Enhance Security System

CPEC

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and China have agreed to enhance cooperation to put in place a more effective security system for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects with Gwadar Port as pilot project in this regard. Both countries reached the consensus in recently concluded 9th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of CPEC. Pakistan’s …

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