Thu08242017

LAST_UPDATEThu, 24 Aug 2017 2pm

U.S. Targets Chinese, Russia Entities For Helping North Korea

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The United States on Tuesday imposed new North Korea-related sanctions, targeting Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for supporting Pyongyang's weapons programs, but stopped short of an anticipated focus on Chinese banks.

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China Urges U.S. To Fix 'Mistake' Of Sanctioning Firms Over North Korea

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: The United States should "immediately correct its mistake" of imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and individuals to avoid damaging bilateral cooperation, a Chinese embassy spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Mexico Rights Group Slams 'Systematic Violence' Facing Migrants

MEXICO CITY, Aug 23 -- The Human Rights Commission of Mexico has demanded that the government comply with reparation orders for the families of migrants who were murdered in the San Fernando massacre in 2010.

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Trump Defends Response To Charlottesville Violence During Thunderous Rally

PHOENIX: U.S. President Donald Trump revved up supporters on Tuesday with a defense of his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia, and a promise to shut down the government if necessary to build a wall along with the border with Mexico.

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Candido Rios, 10th Journalist Assassinated In Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Aug 23 -- Candido Rios, a Mexican journalist has been shot dead, according to El Periodico in Guatemala, bringing to 10 the media workers killed in Mexico in 2017.

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Japan Defense Ministry To Seek Record US$48 Bln Budget For Fiscal 2018

Itsunori Onodera

TOKYO, Aug 23 -- Japan's Defense Ministry will make a record budget request of 5.25 trillion yen (about US$48.0 billion) for fiscal 2018, including expenditures to strengthen the country's defense in response to series of ballistic missile launches by North Korea, Japan's Jiji Press reported government officials as saying on Tuesday.

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Trump Voices Mild Optimism About Ties With North Korea

Pic: ReutersPHOENIX: U.S. President Donald Trump expressed cautious optimism on Tuesday about a possible improvement in relations with North Korea after months of mounting tension over its weapons programs.

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Kofi Annan To Meet Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi On Rakhine Report

YANGON, Aug 23 -- Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, who arrived in Yangon Tuesday, is scheduled to hold talks with State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi later on Wednesday on the release of the commission's final report on Rakhine state, China's Xinhua news agency reported, according to the Information Ministry.

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Indonesia To Present Citizen Protection Award

Arrmanatha Nasir.

JAKARTA -- Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will organise the 2017 Hassan Wirajuda Citizen Protection Award (HWPA) to recognise people's contribution in Indonesian citizens protection, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported.

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Thai Police Ready Thousands For Yingluck's Friday Verdict

Photo: The Nation Thailand

BANGKOK – Up to 4,000 police officers will be on guard in and around the Supreme Court complex at Chaengwattana here on Friday (Aug 25) when the court delivers its verdict on a controversial case involving former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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