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Following are the top foreign stories at 1730 hours

PTI New Delhi
Updated: 12-10-2019 18:13 IST
Following are the top foreign stories at 1730 hours

FGN18 CHINA-INDIA-VISA Xi visit: India extends five-year e-visa facility for Chinese tourists

Beijing: In a bid to attract more tourists from China, New Delhi has relaxed e-visa rules for Chinese travellers, timing it to coincide with the visit of President Xi Jinping to India, the Indian embassy here said on Saturday. By K J M Varma

FGN6 US-CHINA-2NDLD TRADE Have reached a "substantial" trade deal with China, says Trump

Washington: The United States has reached a "very substantial" Phase 1 trade deal with China, President Donald Trump announced on here Friday, giving a boost to the stock market in New York. By Lalit K Jha

FGN9 US-GANDHI-RESOLUTION Resolution celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's legacy introduced in US House

Washington: Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives celebrating Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary and his enduring legacy. By Lalit K Jha

FGN29 NEPAL-XI Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives in Nepal

Kathmandu: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Saturday on a two-day state visit, becoming the first head of the Communist nation to visit Nepal in 23 years during which the two countries are expected to sign a number of agreements, including an extradition treaty. By Shirish B Pradhan

FGN8 US-SAUDI-IRAN US announces deployment of additional 3K troops to Saudi Arabia

Washington: The United States has announced to deploy additional 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia in view of the "increased threat perception" due to drone attacks on oil facilities. By Lalit K Jha

FGN12 US-SYRIA-LD FIRING US troops in Syria came under fire from Turkish incursion: Pentagon

Washington: US troops near the northern Syrian border came under artillery fire from Turkish positions on Friday, a Pentagon spokesman said, warning that the US was prepared to meet aggression with "immediate defensive action." (AFP)

FGN19 US-SENATOR-LD PAK US Senator says Pakistan must end support to terror groups

Washington: Pakistan must end support to terrorist groups, a top US Senator has said, a day after meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan and the army chief, discussing with them what more can be done to preempt terror attacks and prevent the spread of radicalism.


Thousands march again, gas bombs thrown in Hong Kong Hong Kong: Protesters marching peacefully hit the rain-slickened streets of Hong Kong again in multiple locations on Saturday, defying police warnings that they were gathering illegally. Police said rioters tossing gasoline bombs also damaged a subway station. (AP)


Turkish forces take Syrian town Ras al-Ain, defence ministry says Istanbul: Turkish forces have taken control of the Syrian border town of Ras al-Ain, which has been a focus of its operation against Kurdish militants, the defence ministry said Saturday. (AFP)


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