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First freight train linking London to China completes 12,000km run in twenty days

First freight train linking London to China completes 12,000km run in twenty days

Beijing, April 29 Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip, becoming the world’s second-longest rail route. The journey is the latest effort in China’s drive to strengthen trade links with western Europe

What Trump’s 100 days in office means for India

Washington, April 28 Since this is the season of the Indian Premier League, a slapdash analogy is timely: Imagine a batsman during a 20-overs encounter. While the strokes may at times appear scintillating, such an innings is forged with not one, but many elements of risk. The innings that is being played out by US

Marine Le Pen’s party in turmoil over Holocaust ‘denial’ ahead of final round of election

Washington, April 28 France’s troubled wartime past is taking centre stage Friday in the country’s highly charged presidential race, as centrist Emmanuel Macron visits a Nazi massacre site and Marine Le Pen’s far-right party suffers a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial. The two candidates facing the May 7 run-off offer starkly different visions of

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South Korea gives anti-submarine warship to Philippines, for $100

Manila, April 27 South Korea will transfer an ageing Pohang-class anti-submarine warship to the Philippines this year in return for just $100, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday, boosting its capability to patrol vast maritime borders. Outside the United States, its former colonial master and long-time security ally, South Korea has been the largest source

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