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Inflation, corruption could impact China’s stability: Wen

Inflation, corruption could impact China’s stability: Wen

Washington: Corruption and inflation could have an “adverse impact” on stability in China, Premier Wen Jiabao warned Sunday, also acknowledging that the people’s thirst for democracy was “irresistible.” In a rare and wide-ranging interview with CNN, Wen touched on what […]


China-Japan row clouds Europe, Asia leaders’ event

China-Japan row clouds Europe, Asia leaders’ event

BRUSSELS: European and Asian leaders begin three days of talks Monday centred on trade, IMF reform and climate change but under the cloud of a territorial spat between Japan and China. Leaders will meet at the royal palace in Brussels […]


US charges dozens in global cybercrime network

US charges dozens in global cybercrime network

New York: More than 60 people in an eastern European-based cybercrime network were charged in the United States for using computer viruses to infiltrate US bank accounts, prosecutors said Thursday. Federal prosecutors in New York said the defendants were “involved […]


World’s first ‘cyber superweapon’ attacks China

World’s first ‘cyber superweapon’ attacks China

Beijing: A computer virus dubbed the world’s “first cyber superweapon” by experts and which may have been designed to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities has found a new target — China. The Stuxnet computer worm has wreaked havoc in China, infecting […]


Ecuador president rescued amid police, military clash

Ecuador president rescued amid police, military clash

QUITO: Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa returned to the presidential palace after being rescued from the hospital where he had holed up amid an armed confrontation between rebel police and loyal government troops, officials said. Loyal government troops hustled Correa out […]


North Korea says nuclear arms must be strengthened

North Korea says nuclear arms must be strengthened

UNITED NATIONS: North Korea on Wednesday vowed to strengthen its nuclear arsenal because of the threat from the United States, and never to abandon its deterrent. The new blow to international efforts to tempt the North back to nuclear disarmament […]


Two Koreas set for first military talks since 2008

Two Koreas set for first military talks since 2008

Seoul: South and North Korea are Thursday to hold their first military talks for two years in an attempt to ease tensions heightened by a naval disaster near their disputed sea border. Three officers from each side will meet at […]


Japan mulls island troops, China exports resume

Japan mulls island troops, China exports resume

TOKYO: Japan is considering stationing troops near islands at the centre of a row with China, a news report said Wednesday, but Beijing’s move to ease mineral exports raised hopes for an easing of friction. Asia’s two powerhouses have been […]


Japan demands China pull back boats from disputed islands

Japan demands China pull back boats from disputed islands

Tokyo: Japan demanded Monday that China pull back two fisheries patrol boats from near a disputed island chain that is at the centre of the worst diplomatic row in years between the Asian giants. Tokyo also summoned Beijing’s ambassador to […]


 
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