Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

    New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours:
    
    FGN13 US-INDIA-S400
    'India will soon find out': Trump on US sanctions over S-400 defence deal with Russia
    Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that India would soon "find out" if the punitive CAATSA sanctions apply to it over its USD 5 billion deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 Triumf air defence system. By Lalit K Jha
         
    FGN10 UN-INDIA-CLIMATE
    India lost USD 79.5 billion from climate-related disasters in 20 years: UN report
    United Nations: India suffered a whopping USD 79.5 billion economic loss due to climate-related disasters in the last 20 years, according to a UN report which highlights the impact of extreme weather events on the global economy. By Yoshita Singh
         
    FGN28 SWARAJ-SCO
    Swaraj arrives in Tajikistan to attend key SCO conclave
    Dushanbe: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Tajik capital Dushanbe on Thursday to attend a two-day conclave of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, which is expected to focus on boosting cooperation in fighting terrorism, besides deliberating on pressing regional and global issues.
    
    FGN35 PAK-SC-MUSHARRAF
    Return to Pak, there are good doctors here: SC CJ to Musharraf
    Islamabad: "There are good doctors in Pakistan", Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar told Pervez Musharraf on Thursday as he directed the Dubai-based former dictator to appear before the apex court to record his statement in the treason case against him.
    
    FGN12 US-TRUMP-IRAN-OIL
    We will take care of countries that will continue to buy oil from Iran after Nov 4: Trump
    Washington: The US "will take care" of countries which defy its directive to bring their oil imports from Iran to zero by November 4, President Donald Trump has warned, days after India announced that two of its firms have placed orders to import crude from the Gulf nation.By Lalit K Jha
    
    FGN18 PAK-FATF-TERROR
    FAFT team not happy with Pakistan's efforts to combat terror financing: Report
    Islamabad: Not impressed with Pakistan's efforts to combat terror financing, a delegation of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has asked it to do more to strengthen its legal framework if it wants to avoid being blacklisted by the Paris-based anti-money laundering watchdog, according to a media report on Thursday. By Sajjad Hussain
    
    FGN32 US-LD CHINA SPY
    Chinese official extradited to US to face espionage charges
    Washington/Beijing: For the first time, a Chinese intelligence official has been extradited to the US to face espionage charges for conspiring and attempting to steal trade secrets from multiple American aviation and aerospace companies, the Department of Justice has said. By Lalit K Jha    
    
    FGN7 US-TRUMP-LD HALEY
    Trump praises Haley, says she will make money
    Washington: Describing Indian-American Nikki Haley as an "extraordinary person", President Donald Trump has said the outgoing US ambassador to the UN is "going to make a lot of money" in the private sector, which she intends to join. By Lalit K Jha
    
    FGN31 US-TRUMP-2NDLD METOO
    Trump mocks #MeToo movement
    Washington: US President Donald Trump has mocked the #MeToo movement as he intensified his criticism of the campaign against sexual harassment and assault which nearly hit his Supreme Court pick Justice Brett Kavanaugh. By Lalit K Jha
    
    FGN30 IMF-PAK-MEETING
    IMF chief, Pakistan FM meet as Islamabad seeks bailout
    Nusa Dua (Indonesia): IMF chief Christine Lagarde met with Pakistani officials Thursday and said a team would visit Islamabad for talks on a possible bailout of its shaky economy. (AFP)
    
    FGN14 SENATORS-TRUMP-JOURNALIST
    US Senators call on Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist
    Washington: More than 20 top US Senators have asked President Donald Trump to order an investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts and impose sanctions against anyone found responsible for his mysterious disappearance. By Lalit K Jha
    
    FGN27 US-CHINA-LD AID
    China's development assistance builds dependency: USAID
    Washington: China's development assistance to countries is aimed at
increasing their dependency on it,     the head of America's aid agency has said, amidst
China's attempt to increase infrastructure investment as part of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. By Lalit K Jha    
    
    FGN29 LANKA-WARVICTIMS-BILL
    Lanka passes bill to compensate victims of civil war with LTTE
    Colombo: The Sri Lankan parliament has passed a law to pay compensation to the victims of the 30-year-long separatist war between the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE, nearly a decade after the end of the conflict that claimed at least 100,000 lives.
    
    FGN25 LANKA-US-CHINA
    Lanka rejects US claims, says no Chinese military base at port
    Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has rejected US' claim that China might set up a "forward military base" at a strategic port it has leased to the communist nation, describing it as "imaginary".
    
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