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India plans cuts to imports from Malaysia, Turkey in row over occupied Kashmir

INP NEW DELHI India is planning to cut some imports from Turkey and widen curbs on palm oil from Malaysia to oil, gas and other products, government officials said,...

Russian parliament to review Putin PM pick after shock overhaul

Online MOSCOW Russian lawmakers will begin reviewing President Vladimir Putin’s nomination of a little-known tax chief as the new prime minister Thursday after his...

Russian govt resigns after Putin calls for reforms

The resignation was announced by Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev news agency MOSCOW The Russian government has resigned after President Vladimir Putin’s annual State of the...

Forecast rain to bring both relief and new risks to fire-stricken Australia

ONLINE MELBOURNE Forecast storms are expected to bring some relief on Wednesday from the huge bushfires scorching Australia but the predicted heavy downpours also carry...

Rouhani urges ‘unity’ after plane protests

news agency tehran President Hassan Rouhani appealed Wednesday for “unity” and flagged the need for radical changes to the way Iran is run, after a wave of angry...

Cyprus rescues 101 Syrian migrants off coast

news agency NICOSIA Cyprus police said they rescued 101 Syrian migrants sighted on a boat off the Mediterranean island’s southeast coast on Tuesday. A patrol vessel...

Trump impeachment articles heading for the Senate

news agency WASHINGTON The US House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, and pressure was mounting...

US, China set to sign vital trade truce

news agency washington The world’s two dominant economic powers, the United States and China, are poised to sign a trade truce on Wednesday, letting businesses around...

Germany investigates three over ‘spying for China’

Monitoring desk FRANKFURT German prosecutors on Wednesday said they were investigating three people who allegedly spied for China, with media reporting that a German...

US Treasury removes currency manipulator label on China

SYMBOLIC MOVE news agency washington The United States on Monday removed the currency manipulator label it imposed on China last summer, in a sign of easing tensions...