NATO recognises China ‘challenges’ for first time Dec 04, 2019 0 218 12345 London: NATO is to formally recognise the “challenges” posed by China for the first time, but the alliance chief insisted on Tuesday he did not want to make an adversary of Beijing.Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said China’s growing military capabilities -- including missiles that could hit Europe and the United States -- meant the alliance had to tackle the issue together.The leaders of NATO’s 29 member states will sign off a joint summit statement on Wednesday acknowledging the “opportunities and challenges” posed by China’s rise.The meeting will also approve an internal report drawing up an action plan for how NATO should approach China.“We have now recognised that the rise of China has security implications for all allies,” the NATO secretary general said at an event in London. “China has the second largest defence budget in the world and has recently displayed a lot of new, modern capabilities including long-range missiles able to reach the whole of Europe and the United States.” (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Hindus begin mass animal sacrifice in Nepal despite protest Dec 04, 2019 0 206 Trump pledges to ‘stay out’ of Britain’s election campaign Dec 04, 2019 0 640 Trump, Macron and Erdogan clash outshines NATO summit Dec 04, 2019 0 467 Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa suspends parliament for a month ahead of snap polls AFP Colombo Sri Lanka’s new president suspended parliament for a month from Tuesday ahead of snap elections he wants to call in March to consolidate his sweeping victory. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, elected president last .. German defence minister says include Afghans in peace talks Kabul: During her visit to Afghanistan, Germany’s Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer called for the inclusion of Afghan politicians in peace talks with the militant Islamist Taliban, at a press conference .. Japan’s Abe offers to meet S Korea’s Moon after months of tension Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would be willing to meet face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in during his visit to China for a trilateral summit in late December. The two .. Spain’s lawmakers sworn in with far-right Vox as third-largest party AFP Madrid Spain’s new parliament met for its opening session on Tuesday, with the far-right Vox as the third-largest party following a divisive election that failed to resolve years of political deadlock. Just over .. NASA finds Indian Moon lander with help of amateur space enthusiast Washington: India’s Vikram lunar lander, which crashed on its final approach to the Moon’s surface in September, has been found thanks in part to the sleuthing efforts of an amateur space enthusiast. NASA made the .. US court rules Deutsche Bank hand over Trump records DPA Washington A US court ruled on Tuesday that Deutsche Bank must hand over financial documents pertaining to President Donald Trump to Congressional committees, though the decision will likely be appealed to the .. Pakistan ex-president Zardari files bail plea on medical grounds ISLAMABAD: Former president Asif Ali Zardari – who is currently under treatment at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) hospital in Islamabad – on Tuesday filed a bail petition on medical grounds. The ..