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China is firm in its resolve to oppose THAAD deployment: People’s Daily

By Hu Zexi from People’s Daily BEIJING: China is firm in its resolve to oppose the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system and will never be hesitate in taking necessary actions to safeguard its own security interests, People’s Daily stressed in a commentary published on Saturday, …

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China dwarfs other economies in 2016 growth

By Lu Yanan, Wang Weijian from People’s Daily BEIJING: Despite sluggish global economy, China posted GDP growth at 6.7 percent year-on-year to 74.41 trillion yuan in 2016, dwarfing other major economies of the world, Chinese official told a recent press conference. Economists stressed that with a 33.2 percent contribution, China …

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Five soldiers killed in militant attack along Pak-Afghan border: ISPR

Mohmand Agency: Five soldiers of the Pakistan Army and more than 10 suspected militants were reportedly killed in a cross-border “terrorist attack” on three Pakistani border posts along the Pak-Afghan border area on Sunday night, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. ISPR in a statement said “terrorists” from across the …

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White House calls for Congress probe against Obama

WASHINGTON: The White House on Sunday demanded a congressional inquiry against the Obama administration for conducting politically motivated investigations during last year’s presidential elections in the United States. President Donald Trump also continued his Twitter attacks on his predecessor, saying that Barack Obama too had sent friendly signals to Russia …

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France’s Fillon apologises to supporters, says is innocent

Under-pressure French conservative Francois Fillon apologised to his supporters Sunday for the fake jobs scandal that threatens to sink his presidential bid but said he was sure he would be proved innocent. In a speech closely watched for signs he could abandon his campaign, Fillon told a crowd of tens …

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Babri Masjid martyrdom: India’s SC says allegations against BJP leaders not to be dismissed

India’s Supreme Court on Monday ruled that allegations against some senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in relation to the 1992 martyrdom of Babri Masjid will not be dismissed on technical grounds. The apex court expressed concern over delay in trial of senior BJP leaders including LK Advani, Murli Manohar …

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China;s economic transformation to enter new phase

By Zhu Jianhong from People’s Daily China’s economic transformation has entered a “quality improvement” phase following a period of slower growth, a Chinese economist told the People’s Daily in a recent interview. Last year, the economy experienced slower but stable growth, while the producer price index (PPI), which measures the …

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