Free Press Journal
  • Trump hails ‘great bond’ with Duterte, draws flak

    Manila : Donald Trump declared on Monday he had a “great relationship” with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, a self-proclaimed killer who is waging a drugs war that rights groups say involves mass murder, as the leaders joked with each other in Manila, reports AFP.

  • BRICS reaffirms commitment on competition

    A joint declaration on Friday pledging continued efforts to implement policies and practices that encourage competitiveness.

  • Next round of India-China boundary talks will be held in due course: China

    Beijing: The next round of Special Representatives talks between India and China over the boundary issue will be held in due course, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said today. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will hold talks with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, who are currently the designated Special Representatives. Both sides have so far held 19 rounds of talks.

  • Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to set out competing trade visions at APEC

    Danang: US President Donald Trump arrived in Vietnam today where he is expected to flesh out his”America First” vision for the future of world commerce, fresh from a visit to fellow superpower China which is pitching itself as the new architect of global free trade. Trump, who tweeted his arrival shortly after stepping off Air Force One at Danang airport, is likely to press his protectionist doctrine when he addresses CEOs ahead

  • Defiant Hong Kong soccer fans boo China anthem

     Hong Kong : Hong Kong soccer fans loudly booed China’s national anthem at a match on Thursday in the Chinese-controlled city, defying Beijing days after Communist leaders tightened penalties for disrespecting the song.

  • Masood Azhar a ‘bad guy’: US

    Washington: Masood Azhar is a “bad guy” and the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief should be declared a global terrorist, the US today said days after China blocked another bid at the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on the Pathankot terror attack mastermind.

  • China’s stand on Masood harming its ties with India, claim experts

    Last week, China for the fourth time had blocked a bid at the UN by the US, France, and Britain to list Azhar as a global terrorist, citing a lack of consensus among the members of the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.

  • Sitharaman visits Arunachal Pradesh, China raises objection

    Beijing : China on Monday criticised Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying her tour of the “disputed area” is not conducive to peace in the frontier region and asked New Delhi to create an “enabling environment” to resolve the border row.

  • China launches two navigation satellites

    Beijing : China has successfully launched two navigation satellites, taking another step in building its own global positioning network to rival the US-based GPS with a constellation of over 30 satellites, reports PTI.

  • It was important to qualify for WC on merit: Skipper

    Kakamigahara : Indian women’s hockey team on Sunday qualified for the World Cup by winning the Asia Cup and captain Rani said it was important for the team to enter next year’s mega event on merit.

  • China extends new law on anthem to Hong Kong

    Beijing : China on Saturday adopted a new law stipulating a three-year punishment for disrespecting the national anthem, which would also be enforced in the specially administered provinces of Hong Kong and Macau.

  • Donald Trump embarks on 11-day Asia tour

    Washington: US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, the media reported on Saturday.

  • No consensus over listing Masood Azhar as global terrorist: China

    Beijing: China today indicated that there was no change in its policy of blocking India’s efforts to list Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN, saying there was still no consensus over the issue.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping writes to Kim Jong-un, urges stable ties

    Pyongyang: North Korean state media on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter to Kim Jong-un urging him to maintain stable ties between the two countries at a time of increasing distance between Beijing and Pyongyang. The letter was published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), reports Efe news.