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By Charlotte Greenfield and Stanley White WELLINGTON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after U.S. President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord. The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a pillar of former U.S. President Barack Obama's pivot to Asia. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has…
01.24 / 06:28
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The Military Zone 7 needs to proactively intensify relations with the Royal Cambodian Army to help ensure peace, friendship, stability and development along the Vietnam – Cambodia b…
01.24 / 06:10
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 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc wished Kamal Malhotra, new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Vietnam, a successful term at a meeting in Hanoi on January…
01.24 / 06:09
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New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday demanded President’s rule in Tamil Nadu to redeem the state from the “Naxals, Jehadis and Porkis”, after the protests over Jallikattu at Marina Beach in Chennai turned violent. “President’s Rule necessary. CRPF, BSF and Army must be mobilised for strike. It is now or ……
01.24 / 05:46
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The government in the future will increase the funds for research in all sectors including tea, plantations, health, fisheries said President Maithripala Sirisena. Addressing a ceremony to commemorate 150 years of tea plantations and 92 years of the Thalawakelle Tea Research Institute (TRI) he made these remarks. After Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, President Sirisena is the first head of state to visit the Tea Research Institute in Talawakelle. President Sirisena said that the…
01.24 / 05:45
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New delhi:Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi over Congress-SP alliance for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the BJP today said the Congress vice-president needed such a tie-up to save his political career. “..This shows that Rahul Gandhi needs Akhilesh’s cycle carrier to save his political career, while junior Yadav (UP CM Akhilesh Yadav) knows that…
01.24 / 05:06
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The Afghan neighbors have started parallel interference in Afghanistan internal affairs and have folded sleeve of enmity with Afghans. Since long time, Pakistan has…
01.24 / 04:49
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Officials of the ministry for defense (MoD) assured the people of Afghanistan on taking necessary measures to better ensure security in spring. Brig. Gen. Dawlat…
01.24 / 04:48
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by Wan Ting Koh THE Workers’ Party (WP) fired its first salvo on Jan 22, six days after a landmark ruling by the apex court on the use of the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA). Basically, the Court of Appeal judges ruled in a 2-1 split decision that the G cannot be defined as a “person” under Section 15 of the POHA. Then, hours after WP’s first statement, the Law Ministry (MinLaw) replied. And WP countered. WP said that MinLaw failed to address two of the key po…
01.24 / 04:46
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By Trevor Hunnicutt HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Reuters) - China's progress toward full inclusion of its stocks in global benchmarks could be halted if the world's second-largest economy cracks down further on people moving money out of the country, index provider MSCI Inc's top executive said on Monday. In recent months China has been tightening its grip on individuals and businesses trying to move money out of the country in an effort to stabilize a faltering yuan, though it has sometimes denied…
01.24 / 04:06
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The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Sunday announced the launch of a 14-month national internet “clean-up campaign” on unauthorized…
01.24 / 03:59
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Jan 24 (Reuters) - Gold prices hit their highest in twomonths on Tuesday, pushed up as the dollar weakened due tosuspicions President Donald Trump's administration might seek acompetitive advantage through a weaker currency. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold prices were firm at $1,217.81 per ounceby 0056 GMT. They earlier touched their strongest since Nov. 22at $1,219.59. * U.S. gold futures were up 0.1 percent at $1,217.40per ounce. * The dollar index, which measures the…
01.24 / 01:45
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By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar slumped to a seven-week low against a currency basket on Monday, weighed by concerns about the early days of U.S. President Donald Trump's administration that have so far been marred by protests, a protectionist inauguration speech, and angry comments on Twitter. The safe-haven yen has been the main beneficiary of U.S. political uncertainty, rising for a second straight session against the dollar. The yen has gained nearly 3…
01.23 / 21:40
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By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell to a seven-week low against a basket of key world currencies on Monday and global stock markets slipped amid investor concerns over protectionist rhetoric by U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. Treasury yields dipped and gold rallied as demand for safe-haven assets was boosted by Trump's stance on trade. On Monday, Trump told U.S. manufacturing executives he would impose a hefty border tax on firms that import products into…
01.23 / 20:39
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PoliticalKamani AlwisTags: Print EditionProvincial Council members and former Pradeshiya Sabha members belonging to the UNP will receive special attention by the party and entrusted with the duty of educating the people about on going development projects as well as projects planned by the government, State Enterprise Development Minister and UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said. He said the party is now in the process of creating an awareness among those members about the task…
01.23 / 20:01
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KAITHAL: Samples of material used in construction of pond system, roads and streets exceeding Rs 10 lakh will be sent to Central or state …
01.23 / 19:42
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Polls in UP, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Punjab and Goa will be held between February 4 and March…
01.23 / 19:13
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of prominent constitutional and ethics lawyers sued President Donald Trump on Monday, accusing him of violating the U.S. Constitution by letting his hotels and other businesses accept payments from foreign governments. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan by the nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington contended that Trump is "submerged in conflicts of interest" because of ties with countries such as China, India and…
01.23 / 17:37
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New Delhi: The Congress party, which had lauded Priyanka Gandhi’s role in cobbling together an alliance with Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, was today evasive about the part she could play in the party in future. Congress spokesperson Ajoy Kumar said Priyanka, who had hitherto limited herself to Amethi and Rae Bareli Parliamentary seats represented by …
01.23 / 17:36
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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: The Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Monday trained guns at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party and alleged that the promises made by the ruling party in its election manifesto are false and misleading. “The promises made by Samajwadi Party in their election manifesto are misleading for the public,”…
01.23 / 15:14
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