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India, Russia likely to sign arms deal during Putin's visit

Oct 4, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in India for a two-day visit during which the two countries are expected to sign a $5 billion deal for Russian S-400 missile systems despite the specter of U.S. sanctions

Myanmar burns ivory, skins to fight illegal wildlife trade

Oct 4, 2018

Authorities in Myanmar have burned an estimated $1.3 million worth of confiscated ivory and other parts of endangered animals, days after a conservation group charged that the country's ivory exports to China are increasing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Beijing amid tension

Oct 4, 2018

Secretary of State Pompeo due to visit Beijing next week amid tensions over trade and China's claims in the South China Sea

China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine

Oct 4, 2018

Chinese media say tax authorities have ordered actress Fan Bingbing to pay taxes and fines but would spare her from criminal prosecution

World Bank cites 'deep concern' over Tanzania statistics law

Oct 3, 2018

World Bank cites 'deep concern' over Tanzania statistics law that criminalizes opposing data

Chinese media say actress Fan Bingbing has been ordered to pay taxes and fines but won't be prosecuted if taxes are paid

Oct 3, 2018

Chinese media say actress Fan Bingbing has been ordered to pay taxes and fines but won't be prosecuted if taxes are paid

India's sanitation summit overshadows problems that persist

Oct 1, 2018

The United Nations is celebrating the sanitation gains made in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 at a summit this week in New Delhi, but struggles with open defecation remain in the heart of India's capital

China manufacturing weakens amid US tariff battle

Sep 30, 2018

Chinese manufacturing weakens as export demand shrinks amid tariff battle with Washington

Cartoons that 'humiliate' officials in Rwanda now a crime

Sep 29, 2018

Cartoons, writings that 'humiliate' officials in Rwanda are now a crime; journalists worried

Former Chinese stock market regulator jailed for corruption

Sep 28, 2018

Former China securities regulator sentenced to 18 years in prison for taking bribes, insider trading

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