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BEIJING (Reuters) - Military ties between China and Pakistan are the “backbone” of relations between the two countries, a senior Chinese general told Pakistan’s...

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Australian aged-care stocks plunge as powerful inquiry looms

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Pakistan’s army chief visits Beijing after “Silk Road” tension

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Pompeo slams Kerry for ‘inappropriate’ meetings with Iran officials

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New York sues U.S. to stop fintech bank charters

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Oil prices claw back on supply concerns though but demand worries...

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Suu Kyi defence of jailing of Reuters journalists ‘unbelievable’: Haley

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