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Beijing denies US plane intercept

BEIJING, May 20, (Agencies): China has denied US allegations that two Chinese fighter jets acted unprofessionally in intercepting an American military plane earlier this week, saying that its aircraft were acting in accordance with the law”. “Related remarks from the US side are inconsistent with fact,” the Chinese Ministry of …

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Saudis to build own missile capability

Riyadh launches Saudi Arabian Military Industries … SAMI to localise 50 percent of military spend U.S. STICKS TO IRAN N-DEAL … SANCTIONS BALLISTICS RIYADH, May 18, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s biggest defence spenders, on Thursday said it is creating a new military industries firm as part of …

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Rouhani looks to beat cleric Raisi – Foreign funds eye to gain foothold

TEHRAN, Iran, May 18, (Agencies): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political future on opening Iran ever so slightly to the outside world and overcoming hard-liners’ opposition to secure a historic nuclear deal in exchange for relief from crippling sanctions. He’ll soon find out if voters think it’s enough to …

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Australian tax official charged in $123 million fraud probe

A senior Australian tax bureaucrat and two of his children are among 10 people charged in connection with a sophisticated tax fraud that police say netted 165 million Australian dollars ($123 million) in less than a year. Australian Taxation Office Deputy Commissioner Michael Cranston faces up to five years in …

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‘Interference with internal policies’ – Manila rejects EU aid

MANILA, May 18, (AFP): The Philippines said Thursday it would refuse European Union grants that “interfered” with its internal affairs, following the bloc’s repeated criticism of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly drug war. The European Union has been one of the most vocal international critics of the drug war, which has …

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UN orders Pakistan not to execute Indian national

The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian naval officer convicted of espionage and terrorism, in a case that has further strained relations between the Asian neighbors. The UN court ruled unanimously that Pakistan shouldn’t carry out the death penalty on Kulbhushan Jadhav pending …

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New cyberattack underway – Bid to mine virtual currency

PARIS, May 17, (AFP): Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week’s assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP on Wednesday. The new attack targets the same vulnerabilities the WannaCry ransomware worm exploited but, rather than freeze files, uses the hundreds …

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Saudis gear for Trump visit – Sudan’s Bashir to attend summit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 17, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia is literally counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until Donald Trump lands in the kingdom for his first overseas trip as US president this weekend. The kingdom has launched a website in four languages with a countdown clock and …

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‘High chance of clashes with North’

N. Korea poses threat to China, Russia: US admiral SEOUL, May 17, (Agencies): South Korean President Moon Jae-In warned Wednesday there was a “high possibility” of military clashes along the border with North Korea as tensions mount over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions. Moon, who was sworn in last week, warned that …

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