Pentagon officials said it was the first time Chinese warships were seen there but that no threat was detected.

He announced that the armed forces would be cut by 300,000 personnel as part of a modernization drive.

President Xi Jinping sought to allay regional fears, pledging that “China will never seek to expand.”



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At least 18 Afghan civilians died, and attention has focused on an Army Special Forces team.

Beijing has learned not to expect much from its prickly ally.

M.M. Kalburgi, earlier targeted for his controversial views on Hinduism, was the third intellectual killed in India since 2013.

Millions of first-time investors were drawn into China’s stock frenzy until the boom turned into a bust.

At least 11 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in exchanges of fire, officials said.

Kim Jong Un also dismissed some officials who were involved in the recent standoff with South Korea.

Shanghai's main share index rose 4.8 percent Friday, building on a similar rise the previous day.

Markets closed up 2 percent, lifted by positive economic news.

China's Xi Jinping seems unwilling to surrender control of the economy to market forces.

Two U.S. think tanks say Pakistan is rapidly producing warheads because of fear of a threat from India.

Hairdresser Zhang Liang dreamed of driving a Ford Mustang. Now he says he has even stopped buying new clothes.

In an about-face from the previous week, the Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 600 points Wednesday, snapping a six-day losing streak.

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