chessIndia FM in China visit after border row
Beijing (AFP) May 9, 2013 – Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid begins a two-day trip to China on Thursday, just days after the resolution of a border flare-up that highlighted longstanding tensions between the Asian giants. The world’s two most populous countries have in recent years seen relations improve and trade boom, and both sides had sought to stay low-key over the latest row, which lasted several weeks. … more

S.Korea leader offers peace steps on North
Washington (AFP) May 8, 2013 – South Korea’s president on Wednesday proposed small peace steps with North Korea including a park on the tense border but said that the communist state had to give up its nuclear weapons. A day after an air-tight show of unity with US President Barack Obama, President Park Geun-Hye vowed before a joint meeting of the US Congress that any fresh “provocations” by North Korea would be “met deci … more

Dutchman appears for ‘biggest ever’ cyberattack
The Hague (AFP) May 08, 2013 – A Dutchman arrested in Spain last month in connection with an unprecedented cyberattack that reportedly slowed down the Internet, has been extradited to the Netherlands where he appeared before a judge on Wednesday, Dutch prosecutors said. Sven Olaf Kamphuis, 35, was transferred to the Netherlands on Monday night following his arrest last month in Barcelona by the Spanish police. “He app … more