India launches first nuclear-powered submarine
India launched its first nuclear-powered
submarine yesterday, officials said, underlining its military
To breathe life into faltering peace talks :
US in diplomatic push for Mideast peace
Defence Secretary Robert Gates heads to the
Middle East on Sunday as part of a broader diplomatic push by
President Barack Obama to breathe life into faltering peace talks
between Israel and the Palestinians, US officials said.
Macau gets new leader
A low-key former Macau official was endorsed on
Sunday by a small, pro-Beijing electoral college to serve as the
enclave’s next chief executive, with no changes expected in gaming
policy in the Chinese-ruled gambling hub.
Sino-US relationship priority for both sides
The US-China relationship "is a priority for
both countries" and both sides aim to build confidence through the
upcoming Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), a US expert on
international relations told Xinhua in an interview on Friday.