Vladimir Putin

US leaked flight path of downed jet to Turkey, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the US of "leaking" the flight path of the downed Russian jet Su-24 to Turkish authorities, agencies report. Putin said, under the cooperation already established with the US-led coalition, Russia's military had passed on details of the flight plan of the jet that was shot down this week. "Why did we pass this information to the ...
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Indian state’s plan to ban liquor hits liquor stocks, brings cheers to women

As chief minister of India’s Bihar state Nitish Kumar Thursday announced a ban on the sale of liquor from April 1 2016, hopes rose for poor families while liquor makers fell. Socialist leader Nitish was only fulfilling a promise he had ...
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China may invest $1 trillion overseas in next 5 years

Continuing the carrot and stick approach to international trade, Premier Li Keqiang told poorer European nations that China would likely invest in their countries and import their products if they promised to buy Chinese products Li said over the next five ...
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PBOC registers foreign players for China interbank foreign exchange market

In anticipation of the International Monetary Fund accepting the Chinese yuan into its foreign exchange basket, the People’s Bank of China began to register the first group of international financial institutions allowed to enter China’s interbank foreign exchange market. Of the ...
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Wang Jianlin

Wang Jianlin on why the Wanda phenomenon works

(From Caixin) China's wealthiest person reveals the secrets of real estate success and plans for the future in an exclusive interview By Li Xiaoxiao Wang's star rose even higher in October when he was named China's richest person by the Hurun Rich List, a ...
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Coastguard officials investigate a wooden boat at Fukui port in Sakai city, western Japan

Japan probing suspected fishing boats found with decomposed bodies

(From AFP-JIJI) Japan is investigating nearly a dozen suspicious boats recently found drifting off its coastline, some with decaying bodies aboard, officials said Friday, amid speculation ...
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China to set up first overseas naval facility in Djibouti next to US airbase

Amid sweeping military reforms announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing is planning to build a naval facility in the outpost of Djibouti, East Africa, ...
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Easing of Brussels terror alert indicates Paris attacker may be abroad

Belgium's move to lower the terror threat level to 3 in the Brussels-Capital Region has led to speculation that  Europe's most wanted fugitive and terror suspect Salah ...
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Tokyo High Court

HC says ex-Aum cult member not guilty in parcel bombing

(From Kyodo) A high court on Friday ruled that former Aum Shinrikyo cult member Naoko Kikuchi was not guilty of a 1995 parcel bombing at the ...
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Farooq Abdullah

PoK will remain with Pakistan: Farooq Abdullah

(From ANI) Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said on Friday that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) belongs to Pakistan and will remain a part of ...
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Police officers stand guard outside the court house, blocking roads to the Guangzhou People's Court in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou

Chinese rights activist jailed for six years

(From Reuters) A prominent Chinese rights activist, Guo Feixiong, was sentenced to six years imprisonment on Friday by a court in southern China, amid a continuing ...
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(From Akanksharedhu.com) The nip in the air is now official. Winters are here but the daytime is still warm and tricky. Which is where layers come in handy. I am wearing a total ONLY look that is available in stores currently ... Read More
(From koreaexpose.com) By Karl Schutz UISEONG, South Korea — Ssireum, a style of Korean wrestling some say is as old as Korea itself, has been seeing a slow and silent death in South Korea in recent decades. The sport, which feature two plus-sized competitors wrestling ... Read More
India's Amit Mishra (3rd L) celebrates along with his captain Virat Kohli (R) after taking the wicket of South Africa's Faf du Plessis (L)
India won the third Test against South Africa by 124 runs to clinch the four-match series 2-0 in Nagpur on Friday. Earlier, leg-spinner Amit Mishra struck twin blows to remove the dogged duo of Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis as ... Read More
(From The Nation) A long and winding road leads from the eastern side of Inthanon Mountain to the western side and the distance has kept Mae Chaem hidden for centuries. Part of Chiang Mai Province, which welcomes hundreds of thousands of tourists ... Read More