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Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings if city chief doesn’t quit
Student leaders of the pro-reform protests in Hong Kong have come up with an ultimatum to the city’s chief, saying if he doesn’t step down they’ll start storming government buildings.

01.10.2014 11:21

​Oil prices edge up after hitting 22-month low
The price of crude oil is recovering Wednesday after a sharp drop the day before, when it touched a 22-month low. This is after an HSBC report signaled that manufacturing activity was robust in China, the world’s second biggest oil consumer.

01.10.2014 06:37

Positive Chinese reaction to Indian Mars mission could mean closer links
China’s positive reaction on the success of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is a very mature move which proves the skeptics of India-China bonhomie wrong.

30.09.2014 14:50

Tens of thousands up all night: Massive protests light up Hong Kong skyline (PHOTOS)
Hong Kong is witnessing one of the city's largest rallies in decades, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to join a protest movement, widely known as #OccupyCentral, demanding election reform.

30.09.2014 17:20

​Hong Kong’s ‘Semi-Autonomous Democracy’ is still a leap forward
As the Occupy Central movement cries foul over electoral regulations imposed by Beijing, few acknowledge that the proposed reforms are far more representative than any previous electoral mechanism in Hong Kong’s history.

30.09.2014 10:55

Umbrella Men: Hong Kong’s #OccupyCentral goes viral & visual (PHOTOS)
Over swirls of teargas and blankets of pepper spray that covered Hong Kong, the humble umbrella has become a vital defense tool for Occupy Central protesters, rapidly growing into the rally’s new symbol and an inspiration for viral posts on the web.

29.09.2014 15:50

US softens position on Iranian nuclear program
Amid stalled talks with Iran over limiting its nuclear program, the US is reportedly considering a proposal that would let Tehran keep half of its centrifuges while reducing its stock of uranium gas so much that a weapon would take over a year to create.

26.09.2014 16:16

China ready to ramp up fruit & veg exports to Russia – official
Beijing is ready to meet fruit and vegetable demand in Russia after Moscow’s food embargo on the West, a Chinese commerce official said. Boosting agricultural trade, already worth $20 billion a year, would further cement Russia’s links with China.

24.09.2014 08:05

Karzai’s farewell speech: US didn’t want peace in Afghanistan
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai punctuated on Tuesday his tumultuous 13-year relationship with the United States, alleging that America invaded Afghanistan in 2001 for “its own interests” and never really wanted peace in the region.

23.09.2014 14:04

China’s Xi Jinping demands Army should be ready ‘to win regional war’
Chinese President Xi Jinping is reportedly reshuffling the country’s top brass and calling on Beijing’s army chiefs to improve troops’ combat readiness so that they are able to “win a regional war.”

23.09.2014 06:22

Lessons from Xi Jinping’s India Visit
​Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to India (September 17-19) yielded quite positive results, but, sadly, left much more in the “not achieved” bracket with both New Delhi and Beijing to blame for squandering away the opportunity.

22.09.2014 16:04

Modi warms up to Xi keeping ‘border’ as the key word
While economics and pragmatic foreign policy are the triggers, results of the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minster Narendra Modi in India, are decided elsewhere - at the disputed Sino-Indian border.

22.09.2014 15:51

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