Daily Archive: March 3, 2017

Mar
03

China’s 2017 defense budget rise to slow again

BEIJING (Reuters) – Defying pressure for a strong increase in defense spending, China said on Saturday its military budget this year would grow about 7 percent, its slowest pace since 2010.

Mar
03

North Korean murder suspect says Malaysia in conspiracy to damage Pyongyang’s honor

BEIJING (Reuters) – Ri Jong Chol, a suspect in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader, said in Beijing that he was a victim of a conspiracy by Malaysian authorities attempting to damage the honor of North Korea.

Mar
03

Malaysia rejects insinuation it violated U.N. sanctions on North Korea

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Saturday rejected any suggestion it may have violated sanctions imposed by the United Nations on North Korea, after a Reuters report that North Korea-linked firms were running an arms network in the country.

Mar
03

Bruised DUP edge buoyant Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland election

BELFAST (Reuters) – The pro-British Democratic Unionist Party narrowly remained Northern Ireland’s largest party after edging Irish nationalists Sinn Fein by a single seat in snap elections ahead of arduous talks to resurrect their power-sharing government.

Mar
03

China’s anti-corruption overhaul paves way for Xi to retain key ally

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s sweeping overhaul of its anti-corruption architecture could enable President Xi Jinping to justify retaining his key ally and top graft buster Wang Qishan beyond retirement age, sources with ties to the leadership say.

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