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Italy’s China chill runs deeper than fears over the coronavirus

Taipei Times.com By Alan Crawford  /  Bloomberg Almost a year after Italy broke with its US and European partners to sign up to China’s influence-extending Belt and Road Initiative, relations between Rome and Beijing risk deteriorating rather than getting closer. The anticipated economic boost for Italy has yet to materialize, with its trade deficit with China widening further last year, and if Rome’s intention was to generate goodwill with Beijing, the government undermined that effort with its decision to halt flights to China over worries about the spread of the coronavirus. As Italy endures its own deadly outbreak, Italian President Sergio Mattarella has made a show of reaching out to Chinese nationals in an attempt to quash anti-foreigner sentiment — earning praise from Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) and easing some political tensions. However, in economic terms, the Belt and Road memorandum’s vagueness and a change of government since Italy signed it have cooled the drive for

BLF claims responsibilities of two different attacks on Forces.

sangar publication  - 02 Mar, 2020 at 9:51 am Sangar News Balochistan Liberation Front has claimed the responsibilities of two different attacks on Pakistani forces in Kech and Awaran areas of Balochistan on Sunday. According to details, in a media released statement, the spokesperson of Balochistan Liberation Front  Major Gwahram Baloch claimed the responsibilities of two different attacks on the Pakistani forces. The spokesman Major Gwahram Baloch said that at 6-AM in the morning, our fighters ambushed a Pakistani army infantry patrolling team in Mand, Katrinz where Killed three and one was injured in the attack. In another released statement to the media the spokeman of Balochistan Liberation Front said that on Saturday at evening BLF sniper squad attacked and killed a Pakistani military official in Malesh Band, Mashkay area of district Awaran. He viewed that such attacks on occupying forces will be continued till the independence of Balochistan. https://www.sangarpublication.org/ar