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  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

    China lodged a diplomatic protest on Saturday after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan.

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic...

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, the first such contact between the two sides in nearly four decades, but China dismissed the call as a "petty action" by the self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S....

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, the first such contact between the two sides in nearly four decades, but China dismissed the call as a "petty action" by the self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S....

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, the first such contact between the two sides in nearly four decades, but China dismissed the call as a "petty action" by the self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S....

  • President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, a call China dismissed as the "petty action" of a self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China...

  • President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, but China, which considers the self-ruled island its own, said it was confident Washington's "one China" policy would not change. The 10- minute telephone call was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched...

  • President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, a move that is likely to infuriate China, which considers the self-ruled island its own, and complicate U.S. relations with Beijing. The conversation was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched...

  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.

    President-elect Donald Trump is willing to play any role to help "fantastic" Pakistan overcome problems, PM Nawaz Sharif's office said.

  • Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's energy and industry minister, speaks to a member of his delegation ahead of the 171st Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

    With OPEC deal falling into place and other market forces at work, the new norm for crude could be $50 to $60, says trader Naeem Aslam.

  • Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

    Facebook has software to suppress posts from appearing in people's news feeds in specific geographic areas, The New York Times reports.

  • DUBAI, Nov 22- Pakistan International Airlines is evaluating an order for wide-body Airbus and Boeing jets as it looks to upgrade its ageing fleet, an executive for the state-owned airline said on Tuesday. "Boeing 777 X would be a good option," the airline's executive director of human resources and works, Raheel Ahmed, told reporters on the sidelines of a...

  • Pakistani rescue workers unload a baby injured in the bomb blast from an ambulance. At least 52 people were killed in the explosion at a Sufi shrine on Nov. 12.

    Officials say hundreds of devotees were in the shrine complex devoted to the Sufi version of Islam when the bomb exploded.

  • A customer handles Indian rupee banknotes at a local market in Hyderabad, India.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes would be withdrawn from circulation at midnight.

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 8- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes would be withdrawn from circulation at midnight to crack down on rampant corruption and counterfeit currency. The surprise move was designed to bring billions of dollars worth of cash in unaccounted wealth into the mainstream economy, as well as hit...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 8- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes would be withdrawn from circulation at midnight to crack down on rampant corruption and counterfeit currency. The surprise move was designed to bring billions of dollars worth of cash in unaccounted wealth into the mainstream economy, as well as hit...

  • The surprise step appears designed to bring billions of dollars worth of cash in unaccounted wealth into the mainstream economy, as well as hit the finances of Islamist militants who target India and are suspected of using fake 500 rupee notes to fund operations. A report by Washington- based think-tank Global Financial Integrity estimated that India lost...

  • *India, Britain launch working group on trade, investment. NEW DELHI, Nov 7- British Prime Minister Theresa May offered India a possible improved visa deal on Monday, as the two countries kicked off talks on boosting trading links ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union. May, making her first bilateral trip outside Europe since Britons voted on June 23...

  • "As a result of the Finance Minister's efforts and persuasion, Renault has decided to invest in Pakistan," the statement said. A Renault spokesman in Paris confirmed the plans, saying the company "has entered into exclusive negotiations with Ghandhara and Al Futtaim Groups to develop the Renault brand in Pakistan, including a manufacturing plant on the Ghandara...

  • Hindu Sena activists organize a hawan and chant mantras invoking the Hindu Gods to help Republican candidate Donald Trump to win the US presidential election at Jantar Mantar on May 11, 2016 in New Delhi, India.

    The GOP candidate may not be too kind toward foreigners or immigrants, but a minority of Asian-Americans support him.