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PTI Last Updated at 10-11-2018 17:12:22 IST

New Delhi, Nov 10 (PTI): Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

FGN6 US-PENCE-MODI

Singapore summit: Pence and Modi to discuss bilateral, defence cooperation, says WH

Washington: US Vice President Mike Pence and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would discuss India-US defence cooperation and bilateral relationship during their meeting in Singapore next week, the White House said Saturday, asserting that "sky is the limit" for New Delhi's role in the Indo-Pacific region. By Lalit K Jha

FGN5 US-LD LANKA

US says tracking situation 'very closely' after Sri Lanka President Sirisena dissolves Parliament

Washington: The United States Saturday said it was tracking the situation "very closely" after Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament, with the White House voicing concern over the island nation's external debt situation. By Lalit K Jha

FGN13 LANKA-UNP-PARLIAMENT

Ousted Lanka PM's party to fight dissolution of parliament in court

Colombo: Ousted Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party will challenge in court what it termed as the illegal dissolution of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena a day after he announced a snap election in January. By Lalit K Jha

FGN16 RAJAN-INDIA-LD ECONOMY

India's economic growth held back due to demonetisation, GST: Raghuram Rajan

Washington: Demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are the two major headwinds that held back India's economic growth last year, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said, asserting that the current seven per cent growth rate is not enough to meet the country's needs.By Lalit K Jha

FGN10 LDALL-US-SAUDI-YEMEN

US welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes engaged in Yemen war

Washington: The US has welcomed Saudi Arabia's "decision" to cease taking American support and instead use its own military capabilities for refuelling aircraft from the Riyadh-led coalition engaged in the Yemen war. By Lalit K Jha

FGN3 TRUMP-MACRON-2NDLD ARMY

Trump says Macron's call for European Army 'very insulting'

Washington: US President Donald Trump Saturday said the suggestion of his French counterpart Emanuel Macron that Europe should build its own army was "very insulting", asserting that Europe should first pay its "fair share" to NATO. By Lalit K Jha

FGN9 US-CHINA-TRADE-TALKS

China open to trade talks with US

Washington: Asserting that US-China bilateral trade is "critical to the world economy", a top Chinese diplomat said Beijing has kept its door open for trade talks with the Trump administration, as the two top global economies are locked in a trade war. By Lalit K Jha

FGN12 US-CHINA

No country should use any excuse to engage in militarisation in South China Sea: Beijing

Washington: Asserting that there is no problem of freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, Beijing said no country should use any excuse to engage in militarisation in the region.By Lalit K Jha

FGN11 US-CHINA-REPRESSION

US expresses concern over repression of religious groups in China

Washington: The US on Friday accused China of repression of religious groups in the country, in particular Christians, Tibetans and Uighur Muslims, even as Beijing asked Washington to stop interfering in its internal affairs. By Lalit K Jha

GN4 AUS-STABBING-ATACKER

Melbourne stabbing attacker identified as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from Somalia

Melbourne: Victoria Police Saturday identified the man, who set a car on fire and stabbed three people, killing one of them, before being fatally shot in the Australian city of Melbourne, as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali from Somalia.

FGN15 FRANCE-WWI-COMMEMORATIONS

World War I centennial commemorations underway

Paris: A weekend of commemorations involving dozens of world leaders to mark 100 years since the end of World War I is underway, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicking off the events in France and elsewhere with a visit to a cemetery. (AP)

FGN8 US-LD FIRE

Nine die in California wildfires, tens of thousands forced to flee

Paradise (US): Nine people were declared dead and tens of thousands evacuated Friday as fierce wildfires raged across the western US state of California, with one rapidly spreading blaze threatening the famed resort of Malibu.

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