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Philippine official downplays alleged China war threats

On 19 May, the outspoken Filipino president said during a televised speech that he raised the South China Sea issue and Manila's arbitral victory with Xi. Mr Duterte has sought to engage China more, with Beijing promising loans and investment that will be vital to his ambitious US$180 billion (S$250 billion) infrastructure overhaul.


CBI defers framing of charges against six saffron leaders

CBI defers framing of charges against six saffron leaders

The court was hearing a case against the accused alleged to having been involved in demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya in 1992. On April 19, the SC had restored the serious criminal conspiracy offence against Advani and the other accused and directed the court to frame charges .


British police hunt possible bomb-maker, accomplices after Manchester bombing

British police hunt possible bomb-maker, accomplices after Manchester bombing

The entertainment industry has paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack , which claimed the lives of 22 concert-goers on Monday night. Salman Abedi , 22, was born in Britain to Libyan parents. Rudd complained about USA officials leaking sensitive information about Abedi to the press, saying that could take "the element of surprise" away from Britain's security services and police.



OPEC extends production cuts

Africa's third biggest oil producer said in January that it was seeking to become the sixth country from the continent to join OPEC after its Mines and Hydrocarbons minister met with officials in Vienna to submit his country's bid. It would accelerate the market's transition into "backwardation", when oil prices for immediate delivery are higher than prices for future crude shipments.


Iran: Rouhani hits back at Trump, pledging to continue ballistic missile enrichment

Iran: Rouhani hits back at Trump, pledging to continue ballistic missile enrichment

Talking to RFE/RL's Armenian service (Azatutyun.am), majority said they had voted for continued reforms. And Iranian decision-makers are well aware of this. "We are not here to lecture-we are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship". As far as India is concerned, Rouhani's victory suits New Delhi by representing continuity and stability in bilateral policies.