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Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder to get Medal of Freedom

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe meet amid big-power rivalries at Apec

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing. AP

Obama announces visa deal; Xi asks Putin to continue to ‘harvest the fruits of their friendship’

US wants China ‘to do well’: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during Apec Summit. AP

Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret talks to free two American prisoners were not the precursor to nuc-lear negotiations

China unveils Mars rover after India’s Mangalyaan

Seeking to catch up with India’s Mangalyaan mission, China has unveiled its Mars rover being developed to scurry the Red Planet’s surface for signs of water and life and plans to test it in the rugged

Xi Jinping offers China-driven ‘Asia-Pacific dream’

Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha (left) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping (right) during their meeting— AFP

China Prez warns on Taiwan independence, backs HK chief; Xi, Putin to ‘gather fruit’ of deepening ties

China pledges $40 bn for Silk Road project

Mr Xi said the Silk Road fund will be ‘open’, and welcomed investors from Asia and beyond to ‘actively’ take part in the project

John Kerry denies US linked Iran atom talks

US secretary of state John Kerry on Saturday vehemently denied that Washington offered to discuss cooperation with Iran in the fight against Islamic militancy if a nuclear deal was reached with Tehran

China and Japan agree to mend ties

China’s President Xi Jinping with world leaders after a photo session prior to the “Dialogue On Strengthening Connectivity — AFP

Foreign ministers hold first talks after 2 yrs, move paves way for talks at Apec

China lifts ban on Face Book, Twitter for Apec meet

Internet controls lifted in media room; media could search Dalai Lama too

China to ‘severely punish’ pro-Dalai Tibet officials

China will severely punish officials in Tibet who support the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader and Nobel laureate, the region’s top Communist leader said according to state media reports Wednes

Every time Pakistan says it wants to talk about Kashmir, India finds itself on the back foot.

The “Budgetometer” and its elsewhere equivalent played the real hero — caught in between the ecstatic urge to give a 10-plus and the understandably unreasonable rush in search of a negative score, it