BEIJING (AFP) - China on Thursday backed US President Barack Obama's calls for the US and Russia to slash their atomic arsenals, saying the two former Cold War rivals should bear the brunt of global nuclear disarmament.
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India's monsoon rains could ease soon after hitting 89 per cent over averages in the week to June 19, according to weather office sources, in a third straight week of downpours that have caused major flooding in north India.
TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwanese rights group said on Thursday that it has invited high-profile Chinese dissident Hu Jia to come to Taiwan to meet exiled blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who is due to visit the island soon.
BEIJING (AFP) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon said on Thursday that talks regarding the Korean peninsula should be first and foremost about ending North Korea's nuclear programme.
BEIJING (AFP) - China and Russia on Thursday attacked a US government report that accused them of failing to do enough to combat human trafficking, a finding that could trigger sanctions by Washington.