(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The United States (US) Federal Agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the public release of documents said to detail Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hacking tools, US officials say."FBI and CIA launch criminal investigation into malware leaks"
(INDIA, LANKAPUVATH) – A Court in Western India has handed life prison sentences to an academic and 4 other people for having links to Maoist rebels waging an insurgency against the State."Delhi University Professor sentenced to life for Maoist links"
(CHINA, LANKAPUVATH) – China has proposed that North Korea suspend its tests of missile and nuclear technology to “Defuse a looming crisis.”"China calls on North Korea to suspend missile and nuclear tests"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY.COM.CN) – President Xi Jinping said China will continue to open up in all respects, particularly in further liberalizing and facilitating trade and investment, while calling on Sunday (05) for Shanghai to take a leading role in deepening reform and boosting innovation."President Xi calls on Shanghai to lead way"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – United States (US) President Donald Trump signed a new executive order Monday (07) that bans immigration from 6 Muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from January’s previous order, and reinstates a temporary blanket ban on all refugees."President Trump signs new travel ban, exempts Iraq"
(WASHINGTON, LANKAPUVATH) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey has rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that his predecessor, Mr. Barack Obama, ordered a wiretap of his phone before he was elected United States (US) President, US media say."FBI Director rejects President Trump’s wiretap claim"
(NORTH KOREA, LANKAPUVATH) – North Korea has launched 4 ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan. 3 Of them fell into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) after flying some 1,000 Km (620 miles), in what Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a “New stage of threat.”"North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles into sea"
(MOGADISHU, LANKAPUVATH) – Some 110 people have died in Southern Somalia in the last 2-days from famine and diarrhea resulting from a drought, the Prime Minister said on Saturday (04), as the area braces itself for widespread shortages of food."Somalia says 110 dead in last 48-hours due to drought"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY.COM.CN) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday (05) that China will “Try to achieve better results” in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2017, as its growth target is set at “around 6.5 percent”. Analysts said the goal is achievable since the economy could have hit the trough last year."Chinese Government aims to pursue more proactive, effective fiscal policy"
(CHINA DAILY, CHINADAILY/COM.CN) – Having made headlines at the Davos World Economic Forum with his vigorous defence of globalisation, President Xi Jinping is expected to take the spotlight in another gathering with global influence: the Two Sessions in Beijing. The 5th session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and the 5th session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), will open on Friday (03) and Sunday (05), respectively."Two Sessions to highlight President Xi’s thoughts"