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Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project Launch Today

 Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project Launch Today

On Day 2 of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Gujarat, he and PM Narendra Modi will jointly lay the foundation stone for the high-speed train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which is expected to be completed by 2022. On Wednesday night,

PM Modi hosted a grand dinner for his Japanese counterpart and his wife Akie at Ahmedabad's famous 'Agashiye' restaurant, known for its sumptuous Gujarati cuisine.

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'Sad Day' For NKorea If US Takes Military Action, Says Trump

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US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would prefer not to use military action against North Korea to counter its nuclear and missile threat but that if he did it would be a "very sad day" for the leadership in Pyongyang.

Trump again pointedly declined to rule out a US military response following North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test as his administration seeks increased economic sanctions, saying Pyongyang was "behaving badly and it's got to stop."

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Trump To Speak With Xi Jinping On North Korea: White House

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US President Donald Trump would discuss with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping the security challenge posed by North Korea following Pyongyang's biggest nuclear weapons test, the White House said.

On Sunday, North Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile and called its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a "perfect success", sparking world condemnation and promises of tougher US sanctions.

President Trump's call to Xi Jinping is part of his efforts to reach out to global leaders on the issue of North Korean threat.

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In Latest Test, NKorea Detonates Its Most Powerful Nuclear Device Yet


North Korea sharply raised the stakes in its stand-off with the rest of the world Sunday, detonating a powerful nuclear device that it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that could be attached to a missile capable of reaching the mainland United States.

Even if Kim Jong Un's regime is exaggerating its feats, scientific evidence showed that North Korea had crossed an important threshold and had detonated a nuclear device that was vastly more powerful than its last - and almost seven times the size of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

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Hydrogen Bomb Test A 'Perfect Success', Can Be Loaded Onto Missile: NKorea

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North Korea declared itself a thermonuclear power on Sunday, after carrying out a sixth nuclear test more powerful than any it has previously detonated, presenting President Donald Trump with a potent challenge.

The North has tested a hydrogen bomb with "perfect success", a jubilant newsreader announced on state television, adding the device could be mounted on a missile.

The test was of a bomb with "unprecedently large power", she said, and "marked a very significant occasion in attaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force".

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Japan Military Seeks Record Budget After NKorea's Missile Launch

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Japan's defence ministry said on Thursday it will request its largest-ever annual budget, just days after nuclear-armed North Korea fired a rocket over the country in a provocation that drew global condemnation.

The ministry announced it is asking for 5.26 trillion yen ($47.9 billion) for the fiscal year through March 2019 to beef up its missile defence.

That follows on five straight years of budgetary increases as territorial tensions with China also aggravate Japan's security concerns.

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NKorea's Latest Launch Suggests It Rejects Both United States Threats, Offers To Talk

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North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan was unprecedented, but President Trump's response Tuesday was not - a renewal of his warning that "all options are on the table" and a reminder that the possibility of military action has not yet deterred North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The missile launch seemed designed to wreak just the right amount of havoc: enough for Kim to show that he would not be cowed but not so much as to invite the "fire and fury" that Trump warned could follow continued North Korean threats.

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Donald Trump Had Undisclosed Hour-Long Meeting With Putin At G20 Summit

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After his much-publicized, two-and-a-quarter-hour meeting early this month with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Donald Trump chatted informally with the Russian leader for up to an additional hour later the same day.

The second meeting, undisclosed at the time, took place at a dinner for G-20 leaders, a senior administration official said. At some point during the meal, Trump left his own seat to occupy a chair next to Putin. Trump approached alone, and Putin was attended only by his official interpreter.

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Trump Said To Not Shy Away From Sudden Strike On North Korea

In the wake of North Korea's failed medium-range missile test this weekend, President Donald Trump is willing to consider ordering "kinetic" military action, including a sudden strike, to counteract North Korea's destabilizing actions in the region, said a person familiar with the White House's thinking.

But Trump's very strong preference is for China to take the lead on dealing with North Korea, said the person, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.

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Donald Trump, China's Xi Jinping Meet As Trade, North Korea Issues Loom

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, spending some social time together with their wives before digging in to the thorny trade and security issues that bedevil the relationship between the world's two largest economies. Trump said he wants to raise concerns about China's trade practices and urge Xi to do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions in the talks, though no major deals on either issue were expected.

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