• FBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organizationFBI director says antifa is an ideology, not an organization
    FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group. Read more »
  • Pak to set up markets along border with Afghan, Iran to boost trade, curb smuggling: ReportPak to set up markets along border with Afghan, Iran to boost trade, curb smuggling: Report
    Pakistan will set up 18 markets along its border with Afghanistan and Iran to simultaneously boost trade with the two neighbours and curb the menace of smuggling that has dented the economies on both sides, according to a media report on Friday. Read more »
  • Taiwan scrambles fighter jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz islandTaiwan scrambles fighter jets as 18 Chinese planes buzz island
    Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as 18 Chinese aircraft buzzed the island, including crossing the sensitive mid-line of the Taiwan Strait. China had earlier announced the start of combat drills near the Taiwan Strait, denouncing what it called collusion between Taiwan and the US. Taiwan said 18 Chinese aircraft were involved, a far larger number than it has previously announced. Read more »
  • US Senate Democrats offer $350 million own China planUS Senate Democrats offer $350 million own China plan
    The plan was backed by 11 Democrats, including Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, but its prospects were unclear because President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans control the Senate and determine which legislation it considers. Read more »
  • China begins military drills as senior US official visits TaiwanChina begins military drills as senior US official visits Taiwan
    Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said Friday's drills, about which he gave no details, were taking place near the Taiwan Strait and involved the People's Liberation Army's eastern theatre command. "They are a reasonable, necessary action aimed at the current situation in the Taiwan Strait and protecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity," Ren said. Read more »
  • India, US, Australia interested in building China's dream canal in Thailand: ReportIndia, US, Australia interested in building China's dream canal in Thailand: Report
  • Japan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reformsJapan new PM begins 1st full day, vows to push reforms
  • First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming out on Nov 17First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming out on Nov 17
    The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out November 17, two weeks after the Election Day. It's called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office. The publication date for the second volume has not yet been determined. Read more »
  • Don't turn Covid-19 into 'political football': WHODon't turn Covid-19 into 'political football': WHO
    Trump took exception on Wednesday to comments from the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, who said a vaccine could be broadly rolled out in mid-2021 and masks might be more effective. Read more »
  • US envoy to UN has 'historic' meeting with Taiwan officialUS envoy to UN has 'historic' meeting with Taiwan official
    US Ambassador Kelly Craft had lunch with Taiwan's top official in New York, a meeting she called “historic” and a further step in the Trump administration's campaign to strengthen relations with the self-governing island. Craft said her lunch with James K J Lee, director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York was the first meeting between a top Taiwan official and a US ambassador to the UN. Read more »
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