The News Scroll 14 December 2018  Last Updated at 5:09 pm | Source: PTI

Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

New Delhi, Dec 14 :


Chinese FM to visit India next week for first meeting of people-to-people mechanism

Beijing: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit India next week to attend the first high-level meeting of Sino-India 'people-to-people mechanism' agreed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping in June, officials announced here on Friday.


Nepal govt bans use of Indian currency notes above Rs 100

Kathmandu: The Nepal government has banned the use of Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 denominations, a move that could affect Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan nation where Indian currency is widely used. By Shirish B Pradhan


Operational independence of central banks important for carrying out their responsibilities: IMF

Washington: Operational independence is important for a central bank to carry out its responsibilities, a senior IMF official has said, amidst the growing debate in India over the RBI's autonomy following Urjit Patel's resignation as its governor.


IMF to check Pakistan's debt sustainability before loan: Official

Washington: The IMF will conduct a proper debt sustainability analysis of Pakistan before granting it any loan, a senior official has said, amid concerns that Islamabad is seeking a multibillion-dollar bailout package from the global financial body to pay back Chinese creditors. By Lalit K Jha


Lanka President to appoint new prime minister by Monday: Report

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he will choose a new Prime Minister and Cabinet by Monday, but vowed never to reappoint Ranil Wickremesinghe, whose ouster sparked an unprecedented political crisis in the country.


Washington: A 35-year-old Indian IT professional was sentenced in the US to nine years in prison for a "brazen sexual assault" against a sleeping woman during a flight early this year and will be deported to India after the completion of his jail term. By Lalit K Jha


China lodges 'stern' protest with US over Senate bill on Tibet

Beijing: China has lodged a "stern" diplomatic protest with the US over the Senate passing a bipartisan legislation that seeks to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, officials and journalists access to Tibet, even as Bejing asked Washington not to make it a law.


Pak court tells Govt to send Indian national Hamid Nihal Ansari home within one month

Islamabad/Peshawar, Dec 14 A top court in Pakistan has given one month deadline to the federal government to complete formalities to deport Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari, whose three-year jail term will end on Saturday.


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