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Trump says 'not talking boots on the ground' if action taken against Iran
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was "not talking boots on the ground" should military action be necessary against Iran, and said any conflict would not last long.
U.S. pushes Middle East economic plan, Palestinians reject it
Palestinians poured scorn on a $50 billion economic formula launched by the Trump administration for Israeli-Palestinian peace as the United States sought on Wednesday to win support for the plan as a foundation to ending the decades-old conflict.
Cricket: Gayle delays retirement to play home series against India
West Indies opener Chris Gayle wants to play the home series against India in August-September reversing his earlier decision to quit international cricket after the ongoing World Cup, the batsman said on Wednesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo promises to ensure oil supplies to India after Iranian crude ban
The United States will ensure India receives adequate supplies of oil as New Delhi stops buying Iranian crude in line with U.S. sanctions, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
U.S. wants 'reasonable' trade deal with China: U.S. Commerce Secretary
The United States "is not looking for victory" with China over trade but wants "a sensible deal that addresses the legitimate issues that we have," U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday.
Hong Kong activists urge G20 leaders to help "liberate" city
Thousands of people in Hong Kong joined an evening protest and marched to major foreign consulates on Wednesday, urging leaders gathering for this week's summit of G20 nations to back their demand to scrap a controversial extradition bill.
U.S. aims to restart China trade talks, will not accept conditions on tariff use
The United States hopes to re-launch trade talks with China after President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping meet in Japan on Saturday, but Washington will not accept any conditions around the U.S. use of tariffs in the dispute, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.
UAE's NPCC forecasts foreign contracts to drive 34% revenue rise
Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) expects revenue to grow by 34% this year on the back of projects it has won overseas, its chief executive said on Wednesday.
G20 climate talks will be difficult - German official
Discussions on climate change will be particularly tough at the G20 summit of leading economies in Osaka, Japan, this year, a German government official said on Wednesday.
Pompeo vows cooperation with India but trade, defence issues unresolved
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reduce heightened trade tension with India on Wednesday, promising a renewed focus on negotiating better ties, but giving few specifics of how they would overcome their disputes over trade and investment.
ICC prosecutor seeks Bangladesh and Myanmar investigation
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday moved closer to opening a full investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya people who were driven from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Afghanistan's Ghani to visit Pakistan in bid to step up peace effort
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani will visit Pakistan on Thursday to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, less than a week after its neighbour hosted Afghan opposition leaders to discuss ways to end an 18-year-long war.
Special Report: Inside the West's failed fight against China's 'Cloud Hopper' hackers
Hacked by suspected Chinese cyber spies five times from 2014 to 2017, security staff at Swedish telecoms equipment giant Ericsson had taken to naming their response efforts after different types of wine.
Analysis: Slow pace of reforms spurring higher coal imports by Indian utilities
Coal imports by Indian utilities are surging after the government failed to open the industry to competition, despite passing a liberalization policy 16 months ago, because of bureaucratic indecision and resistance from unions, industry and government officials said.
U.S. border agency acting head leaving as House passes migrant aid funding bill
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said on Tuesday its acting commissioner is resigning as House Democrats passed a $4.5 billion funding package to ease a migrant surge that has subjected children detained at U.S-Mexico border to overcrowded conditions.
India's gold demand could fall to three-year low as prices hit record high
India's gold demand could fall 10% in 2019 from a year ago to the lowest level in three years as record high local prices dent retail purchases during a key festive season, the head of an industry body told Reuters.
U.S., North Korea in behind-the-scenes talks over third summit, Moon says
The United States is in behind-the-scenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed working-level negotiations that have been stalled since the second such meeting in February, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.
One killed as militants attack Pakistan police housing complex
A police constable was killed and five people injured in Pakistan on Wednesday, following a gun battle with Taliban militants at a police housing and training complex, security officials said.
U.S. Special Counsel Mueller to testify before House panels on July 17: statement
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who issued a report in April on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, will testify in open session before the House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence Committees on July 17, the panels' Democratic chairmen said on Tuesday.
U.S. launches economic formula for Middle East peace, Palestinians unhappy
The Trump administration launched a $50 billion economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace on Tuesday, saying an investment programme for the Palestinians was a precondition for ending the decades-old conflict.