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August 15, 2017 9:00 PM Trump joins leaders in saluting Uhuru for win

World leaders continued to congratulate President Uhuru Kenyatta for his re-election. The leaders asked Kenyans to reject violence and those with disputes to petition the courts. US President Donald Trump’s administration described the election an important step forward and acknowledged statements by international observers terming the elections credible

August 15, 2017 9:48 AM US congratulates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election

The United States has joined other nations in congratulating Uhuru Kenyatta on his re-election as the President of Kenya. In a statement on Tuesday, the White House Press Secretary welcomed calls by President Kenyatta for peace and national unity. “The United States congratulates the people of Kenya on the successful conclusion of elections, and President 2

August 12, 2017 6:00 AM North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation

China's President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid "words and actions" that worsen tensions, state media says. Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain "fire and fury" on the North. A White House statement said the US and China agreed North Korea must stop "provocative 4

August 10, 2017 8:33 PM China combs through quake region for victims

Jiuzhaigou - China on Thursday ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 20 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into the mountainous zone as rescuers fanned out to search for more victims. AFP journalists in Jiuzhaigou, a popular tourist destination near the epicentre of Tuesday night's 6.5-magnitude quake, saw dozens 6

August 10, 2017 12:20 PM As Trump Unnerves Asia, China Sees an Opening

“The Chinese don’t like North Korea’s nuclear program, but the current situation does serve their longer-term interests in eroding American leadership, because it provides a whole new set of circumstances in which America shows its weakness,” said Hugh White, a former senior defense strategist in the Australian government. Mr. Trump’s threat has particularly 7

August 10, 2017 10:38 AM China seethes on sidelines amid latest North Korea crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - Angered as the United States and its allies ignore Chinese calls to calm tensions over North Korea, and distracted by domestic concerns, China is largely sitting out the latest crisis with nuclear-armed Pyongyang. While a conflict on the Korean peninsula would affect China, and in worst-case scenarios unleash a radioactive cloud or waves 4

August 9, 2017 5:31 AM Rescuers gather bodies after southwest China quake kills 13

Rescuers picked away rubble from around a body in an area shaken by a powerful earthquake in mountainous southwestern China, then stood silently in a row, with helmets off and heads bowed to pay their respects. Tuesday night's magnitude 6.5 quake killed at least 13 people and injured 175, authorities said Wednesday. It also knocked out power and phone 8

August 9, 2017 5:28 AM North Korea considers missile strike on Guam after Trump's 'fire and fury' warning

GUAM/DANDONG, China (Reuters) - North Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury". The sharp increase in tensions rattled financial markets and prompted warnings 2

August 2, 2017 3:01 AM 5-yearly power transfer looms in China

When Xi Jinping was settling in as China’s new president in 2013, an animated cartoon went viral that presented his path to power as much more challenging than that of newly re-elected US President Barack Obama. The message for Chinese viewers was clear: Xi had worked his way through 16 grinding jobs over a 40-year political career, while Obama had somehow 5

July 31, 2017 7:15 PM Amid Border Standoff, India, Bhutan Converge At Event For Chinese Army

The Chinese Mission in India organised an event in New Delhi to observe the 90th anniversary of the founding day of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). New Delhi: While a face-off between the armies of India and China near the Sikkim sector inched towards a third month and a fresh Chinese incursion was confirmed by sources at the centre in Uttarakhand 6