China reassures Pakistan on ties ahead of Xi’s meeting with Modi

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Monday reassured Pakistan that relations between the two countries were as firm as ever and would “never rust”, ahead of a meeting this week between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could unnerve Islamabad. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif (left) and Chinese State Councilor and…

Singapore PM’s job: Once decided over cake and coffee, now mulled over for months

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singaporeans are not used to uncertainty when it comes to their future political leaders. FILE PHOTO Singapore’s Prime Minister and Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party Lee Hsien Loong (C) celebrates with supporters after the general election results at a stadium in Singapore September 12, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo Only one party…