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China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

China can’t ‘buy its way out’ of global problems: US

By AFP SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA:  China cannot use its economic power to dodge its international responsibilities in the South China Sea and in deterring North Korea, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Monday. After talks in Australia, Tillerson insisted Washington wanted a productive relationship with Beijing, but said China must pull its weight on important […]

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

Bid to strip Pakistani-American militant’s citizenship may mark new Trump way

The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of seeking to strip a convicted militant of his US citizenship as he serves the last several years of a 20-year prison sentence for plotting to destroy New York’s Brooklyn Bridge. Some national security experts suggested Tuesday the move might signal a new, tougher line under […]

Lobbying under way for top job at FO

Lobbying under way for top job at FO

ISLAMABAD: Intense jockeying for the foreign secretary’s position has begun as the time for a final decision is drawing closer and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has initiated deliberations over prospective candidates. The post will fall vacant after incumbent foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, who has been designated as ambassador to the US, moves to Washington to […]

Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east under way

Aleppo Syria battle: Evacuation of rebel-held east under way

An operation to evacuate a besieged rebel-held enclave in the Syrian city of Aleppo is now well under way. Syrian state TV showed footage of at least 10 ambulances and a long line of green buses leaving eastern Aleppo. The evacuation of civilians, rebels and wounded people had been due to take place on Wednesday […]