International Issues

U.S. House passes Hong Kong Rights Act

It requires U.S. President to sanction those responsible for rights abuses in city; China slams the Bill The U.S. House of Representatives passed a Bill on Tuesday sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to defend civil rights in the semi-autonomous territory, prompting an angry response from China. …

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Spies are watching our scientists, says Kremlin

‘Avoid meetings with foreign colleagues’ Foreign spies keen to get their hands on Russian research are monitoring Russian scientists around the clock, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, after experts denounced a new security decree as a Soviet throwback. The Kremlin’s comments came after scientists criticised a Ministry directive calling on …

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Trump repeats threat to take U.S. out of WTO

“But people have taken advantage. Like, for instance, they view certain countries — like China, India, many countries — for a long time, they viewed them as ‘they’re growing’,” Mr. Trump said, adding that these countries had now grown and had “tremendous advantages”. “But we’re not letting that happen anymore, …

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Trump says US learning ‘much’ from Russia missile test blast

President Donald Trump said on Monday that the U.S. is learning “much” from a deadly blast during a Russian missile test that caused elevated radiation levels. Experts have linked the blast — which killed at least five people — to the 9M730 Burevestnik nuclear-powered cruise missile.AFP Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/trump-says-us-learning-much-from-russia-missile-test-blast/article29088569.ece

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China vows to counter U.S. missile plans

China threatened countermeasures on Tuesday if the United States deploys intermediate-range, ground-based missiles in Asia and warned U.S. allies of repercussions if they allow such weapons on their territory. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday he was in favour of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in the region soon, …

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