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Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘Meaningless’ Without US: Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘Meaningless’ Without US: Japan PM Shinzo Abe
The US and Japan are the biggest members of the massive trade deal BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: A Pacific-wide trade deal would be “meaningless” without the United States, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday, as Donald Trump vowed to abandon the agreement on his first day in office. The future of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been thrown into serious doubt after the US president-elect repeated a pledge to... 

Another North Korea Intermediate Range Missile Fails After Launch

Another North Korea Intermediate Range Missile Fails After Launch
North Korea fired a missile that failed immediately after launch. SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: North Korea fired a missile that failed immediately after launch early on Thursday, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said, hours after the two countries agreed to step up efforts to counter the North’s nuclear and missile threats. The missile was believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan and was launched from the western city of Kusong, where the isolated... 

North Korea’s nuclear test will affect power dynamics among neighbouring Asian countries

North Korea’s nuclear test will affect power dynamics among neighbouring Asian countries
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan People watch a TV news program reporting North Korea’s nuclear test at Seoul Railway Station in South Korea. North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test on Friday morning at 9 am local time in yet another defiance of UN resolutions. The South Korean government reported that this was possibly the biggest explosion so far and it appears that Pyongyang is beginning to make serious nuclear advances. South Korean... 

Chinese Ships, Planes Hold War Games In Sea Of Japan

Chinese Ships, Planes Hold War Games In Sea Of Japan
A landing craft air cushion assigned to the South China Sea Fleet under the PLA Navy. BEIJING: Chinese planes and ships held war games in the Sea of Japan last week, the military said, during which Beijing displayed its latest -generation frigate at a time of bitter territorial disputes with Asian neighbors. The Defense Ministry said in a statement on its website late Saturday that the long-range exercises staged Friday pitted a red army against a... 

China detains Japanese national over espionage charges

China detains Japanese national over espionage charges
Beijing: Beijing has confirmed it is investigating a Japanese suspected of “endangering China’s national security”, following Japanese reports that he had been detained, the latest irritant in relations between the two nations. The foreign ministry gave the confirmation in a statement quoted by China’s Global Times newspaper late on Saturday, but did not specifically state that he had been detained. The claim of endangering... 

Delhi Students to Participate in Finals of Nasa Competition

Delhi Students to Participate in Finals of Nasa Competition
Twelve students from a Delhi school have been selected to participate in the finals of the prestigious International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) at Nasa. The Class X to XII students of Delhi Public School, R K Puram, were invited by Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy and Space Jitendra Singh for an interactive session on the eve of their departure for Florida. Hailing the achievement of the students, Singh said they not only... 

India bags all but China’s vote, decision on NSG bid likely today

India bags all but China’s vote, decision on NSG bid likely today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Tashkent on Thursday. China’s great wall appeared to be crumbling before Indian diplomacy on Thursday. Beijing was left isolated as every other government of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) spoke at the opening of the Seoul plenary in favour of accepting India into the elite international nuclear technology club. At the end of the first tense session of... 
 
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