Trump praises US-India relations after talks with Modi

Trump praises US-India relations after talks with Modi

Media captionThe leaders spoke to reporters after their first-ever meeting President Donald Trump says the relationship between the US and India “has never been stronger”, following talks with Indian PM Narendra Modi. In a joint news conference, he said he looked forward to improving the trading relationship between the two countries. Mr Modi said he […]

Trump and Modi hold first talks at White House

Trump and Modi hold first talks at White House

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The war in Afghanistan is also expected to be discussed by the two leaders Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump are holding their first face-to-face meeting. Trade and security issues are expected to top the agenda for their talks at the White House, after which they […]

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Vatican concerns over bishop detained in China

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China’s Roman Catholics are hopeful that relations between the country and the Vatican will improve The Vatican has expressed “grave concerns” for one of its bishops who was detained after being “forcibly removed” from his diocese in China. Chinese Catholic bishop Peter Shao Zhumin was seized by authorities in […]

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Liu Xiaobo: Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Liu Xiaobo is a poet and human rights campaigner Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been moved from prison to hospital after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Mr Liu, a human rights campaigner, was jailed in 2009 on subversion charges for calling for greater democracy. His lawyer says […]

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

North Korea refuses Olympic offer from South

Image copyright AFP Image caption South Korea is hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018 North Korea has rejected an offer from the South to form a unified team for next year’s Winter Olympics. South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in backed proposals for a collaboration after it was suggested by sports minister Do Jong-hwan. But North […]

British rugby fan crashes on New Zealand All Blacks’ couch

British rugby fan crashes on New Zealand All Blacks’ couch

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ioane brothers: national stars and surprise hosts to one British rugby fan When a British rugby fan supporting his side in New Zealand was offered a place to stay over with some friendly locals, he had no clue he would end up in the home of two All […]

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Takata: Airbag-maker files for bankruptcy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The faulty devices have been linked to at least 17 deaths globally Japanese car parts maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Japan. It is facing billions of dollars in liabilities over its defective airbags, which have been linked to at least 17 deaths worldwide. Some […]

Crown Resorts staff jailed for enticing Chinese gamblers

Crown Resorts staff jailed for enticing Chinese gamblers

Image copyright WILLIAM WEST Three Australian employees of casino group Crown Resorts have been jailed after pleading guilty to illegally promoting gambling in China. Jason O’Connor, a senior executive in charge of attracting Chinese high-rollers, was sentenced to 10 months by the Baoshan District Court in Shanghai. Jerry Xuan and Pan Dan received nine-month jail […]

Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds

Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds

Image caption The Great Barrier Reef supports 64,000 jobs, according to a new study The Great Barrier Reef is worth A$56bn (£33bn; $42bn) and is critical to supporting economic activity in Australia, according to a new report. Deloitte Access Economics calculated the figure on the reef’s total “economic, social and icon value”. It found the […]

Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

Narendra Modi: India PM talks tough on terror ahead of Trump meeting

Image copyright @narendramodi Image caption Mr Modi’s speech on India’s approach to terrorism could be an attempt to find common ground with Mr Trump Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India “proved its power” to the world when it launched “surgical strikes” on militant bases in Pakistan. Mr Modi, in the US on an […]

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