France interior ministry says the family of the Interpol president hasn't heard from him since Sept. 25.
India to keep buying Iranian oil despite U.S. sanctions
Four Taliban Commanders Killed In Farah Drone Strikes
Interpol President Meng Hongwei, who has been missing for days, was "taken away" for questioning when he landed in China, source tells SCMP
KCNA: "Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un received a message of greeting from Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad on October 2The message wished Kim Jong Un bigger progress, victory and success."
Russia has not signed an agreement on the supply of 4 frigates to India, negotiations will continue - Peskov
French police have opened an investigation into the reported disappearance last week of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of the international police organisation Interpol, a source close to the inquiry tells AFP
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As a result of roadside bomb in Zari district of Kandahar; 2 girls were killed and 16 (children, women and men) wounded.
A two-seater Indian Air Force (IAF) plane crashed in a field in Uttar Pradesh's Bagpat district on Friday, police said. However, the two pilots were safe
Russia and India have outlined large-scale long-term plans - Putin
Russia signs contract for S-400 missile supply to India, Kremlin says
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5 Chinese nationals arrested in Lavington with a number of items recovered that are believed to be a threat to our National Security.
Hong Kong refuses visa renewal for foreign press club vice-pres. who chaired independence talk
Four Civilians Killed In Kandahar Airstrike
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Electoral materials transferred to all provinces of Afghanistan
Russian government spokesman this morning: New US accusations do not hinder Putin-Modi talks, says Kremlin
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Putin and Modi start talks in New Delhi
Chinese Foreign Ministry says @VP, in his @HudsonInstitute speech, "slandered China" by claiming it meddles in US internal affairs and elections.
Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 - 37km E of Tomakomai, Japan
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Japan just launched something potentially revolutionary - their 11th Soryu class submarine uses high capacity lithium-ion batteries.
The U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan Thursday was conducting combat operations against Taliban forces in the country's south, a defense official tells VOA
(Correct @VP quote): "Also great to see more journalists are reporting the truth without fear or favor, and digging deep to find where China is interfering in our society, and why – and we hope that more American, and global, news organizations will join in this effort," adds @VP
Here's our @VOANews report on today's @VP @HudsonInstitute speech accusing China of "meddling in America's democracy."
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3 new J-20 at CFTE near Xi'an
U.S. agriculture secretary says 'we probably made a mistake' becoming too dependent on China, seeking trade deals elsewhere
Pence: "Google should immediately end the development of the Dragonfly app" which aids Chinese repression against its citizens.
"Also great to see ore journalists are reporting the truth without fear or favor, and digging deep to find where China is interfering in our society, and why – and we hope that more American, and global, news organizations will join in this effort," adds @VP.
Pence accuses China Communist Party of fostering "culture of censorship" across media and academia
"Google should immediately end development of the 'Dragonfly' app that will strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers," says @VP.
"When it comes to Beijing's malign influence and interference in American politics and policy, we will continue to expose it, no matter the form it takes," says @VP.
Vice President Pence: "What the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country," says Beijing using "covert actors" to spread propaganda in business and entertainment industries
"We will protect the private property interest of American enterprise," vows @VP in speech.
"This President will not back down – and the American people will not be swayed. We will continue to stand strong for our security and our economy, even as we hope for improved relations with Beijing," declares @VP.
China intensifying its effort to shift US public opinion and public policy away "from the America First leadership of @POTUS," says @VP. "But our message to China's rulers is this: This President will not back down – and the American people will not be swayed."
China Communist Party has also threatened and detained the Chinese family members of American journalists who pry too deep. And it has blocked the websites of U.S. media organizations and made it harder for American journalists to get visas, notes @VP.
Beijing routinely demands that Hollywood portray China in a strictly positive light, and it punishes studios and producers that don't, says @VP, citing examples with 'World War Z' and 'Red Dawn' movies.
"Beijing compelled Delta Airlines to publicly apologize for not calling Taiwan a "province of China" on its website. And it pressured Marriott to fire a U.S. employee who merely liked a tweet about Tibet," adds @VP.
"China's actions aren't focused solely on influencing our policies and politics. Beijing is also taking steps to exploit its economic leverage and the allure of their large marketplace to advance its influence over America's businesses," according to @VP.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for killing two more rival Taliban members and capturing two others in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunar province.
"Beijing circulated a sensitive document, entitled 'Propaganda and Censorship Notice,' that laid out its strategy. It states that China must 'strike accurately and carefully, splitting apart different domestic groups' in the United States," says @VP.
"By one estimate, more than 80% of U.S. counties targeted by China voted for President Trump and I in 2016; China wants to turn these voters against our administration," says @VP in speech.
"As a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country," adds @VP.
Pence on Chinese influence operations: "Beijing is undertaking a comprehensive and coordinated campaign to undermine our president, our agenda and our nation's most important ideals."
"China wants a different American president," says @VP. "There can be no doubt, China is meddling in America's democracy."
"Beijing is employing a whole-of-government approach, using political, economic, and military tools, as well as propaganda, to advance its influence and benefit its interests in the United States," says @VP.
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Supermicro stock is down 55% Apple, Amazon, and Supermicro are all denying the Bloomberg report, but the stock market appears to believe it
Vice President Pence: "Beijing has prioritized capabilities to erode America's military advantages on land, at sea, in the air and space. China wants nothing less than to push the United States of America from the Western Pacificbut they will fail."
"While our administration will continue to respect our One China Policy, as reflected in the three joint communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act, America will always believe that Taiwan's embrace of democracy shows a better path for all the Chinese people," says @VP.
"A new wave of persecution is crashing down on Chinese Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims," says @VP in speech at @HudsonInstitute.
"America had hoped that economic liberalization would bring China into greater partnership with us and with the world," says @VP. "Instead, China has chosen economic aggression, which has in turn emboldened its growing military."
"Despite such reckless harassment, the United States Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows and our national interests demand. We will not be intimidated; we will not stand down," declares @VP.
"China's aggression was on display this week, when a Chinese naval vessel came within 45 yards of the USS Decatur as it conducted freedom-of-navigation operations in the South China Sea, forcing our ship to quickly maneuver to avoid collision," adds @VP.
"China wants nothing less than to push the United States of America from the Western Pacific and attempt to prevent us from coming to the aid of our allies," says @VP. "But they will fail."
#China "coordinates and sponsors the acquisition of American firms to gain ownership of their creations," says @VP
at @HudsonInstitute a major policy speech by @VP on China that's going to make news.
KCNA: "A delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry led by Vice-Minister Choe Son Hui left here on Thursday to attend the DPRK-China negotiation in Beijing and the DPRK-Russia negotiation in Moscow as well as the DPRK-China-Russia negotiation."
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Kazakhstan planning for IPO of its uranium company that produces world's 21 percent of uranium production. Kazakhstan in a Changing Eurasia conference in New York
KCNA: "The U.S. should stop doing a self-contradictory act and make a correct choice conforming to the changed reality."
KCNA: "The U.S. loses patience, claiming that the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is its goal but it blocks denuclearization of its own accord. We will never beg the U.S. to lift the sanctions as before. The U.S. will get nothing from the sanctions."
KCNA: "The U.S. invented the sanctions against the DPRK under unreasonable pretexts and tries to keep them at a time when the pretexts are removed. Its misbehavior is so brigandish and frivolous that the U.S. itself has difficulty in discerning which is true or false."
KCNA: "The U.S. is the very one that spawned the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsulaBy nature, sanctions over nuclear issue should be imposed upon the U.S., not the DPRK."
A US service member assigned to NATO's Resolute Support mission was killed in Afghanistan today. No details were given on how or where the service member was killed. Resolute Support said however that information would be shared at an appropriate time
Putin is heading for a summit with Indian PM Modi in New Delhi.
Aramco agrees in principle to participate in a new oil refinery in Pakistan
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One injured in Herat explosion
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Expedition 56 Soyuz is about to land in Kazakhstan after six months in space
In a speech today, Pence will assert that Russia's actions "pale in comparison" to China's. "Beijing has mobilized covert actors, front groups and propaganda outlets to shift Americans' perception of Chinese policies," according to speech excerpts.
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KABUL - One person killed in magnetic mine explosion in Campany area in PD5 of Kabul city on Thursday afternoon, security source confirmed. Afghanistan
China hack allowed access to @amazon and @Apple computer servers, reports @Bloomberg.
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Eight Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel have been killed and as many wounded during a clash with Taliban militants in the Dara-i-Sauf Payeen district of northern Samangan province, an official said on Thursday.
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 118km ENE of Amahai, Indonesia
Maritime patrol aircraft US Navy P-8A Poseidon LX-N90459
Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 - 86km ESE of Ust'-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia
Pence to tell China: We will not be intimidated in South China Sea
KCNA: "An event for celebrating the Foundation Day of Korea took place in front of the Mausoleum of King Tangun on WednesdayThey performed an ancestral sacrifice for Tangun."
KCNA: "Audience highly appraises it as the fantastic one peculiar in form and content. They are seized with jubilation, seeing the DPRK flag-raising ceremony and display of radiant letters'Long Live the DPRK' formed by one hundred and tens of drones in the nocturnal sky."
KCNA: "The Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance 'The Glorious Country' for celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the DPRK is going onattracting many people at home and abroad. Every day, the stadium is crowded with people, overseas compatriots and foreigners."
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.