Following are the top foreign stories at 2000 hours

    
    FGN23 JAISHANKAR-GERMANY-MEETINGS
    Global security conversations should hear India's views: Jaishankar says in Germany
    Munich: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that global security conversations should hear the views of India as he arrived here in Germany for the prestigious Munich Security Conference.
    
     FGN8 CHINA-VIRUS-2NDLD TOLL
     Death toll in China's coronavirus nears 1,500 with 5,090 new cases
     Beijing: The death toll in China's novel coronavirus outbreak has spiked to nearly 1,500 with 121 new fatalities reported mostly from the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases of infection jumped to nearly 65,000, health officials said on Friday. By K J M Varma
         
     FGN17 PAK-TURKEY-KASHMIR
     Erdogan raises Kashmir in Pak Parliament, says issue close to both countries
     Islamabad: Notwithstanding India's objection, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday once again raked up the Kashmir issue, vowing that Ankara will support Pakistan's stand as it is a matter of concern to both the countries. By Sajjad Hussain
    
    FGN24 JAPAN-SHIP-VIRUS-LD INDIANS
    Third Indian crew on board cruise ship off Japanese coast tests positive for coronavirus
    Tokyo: A third Indian crew on board a cruise ship off the Japanese coast has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Indian Embassy in Japan said on Friday as authorities confirmed that 218 people have been infected with the deadly virus on the quarantined ship.

    
    FGN25 PAK-SAEED-REAX
    Nurturing violent actors a dangerous policy: Pak media after Hafiz Saeed's conviction
    Lahore: Prominent Pakistani newspapers on Friday said there is a growing realisation within the government and security establishment that nurturing violent actors like Hafiz Saeed was a dangerous policy and the time has come to put an end to their activities. By M Zulqernain
    
     FGN20 US-INDIA-TRUMP-LD DIPLOMAT
     Trump, Modi to outline next chapter of 'natural alliance' between US and India: Wells
     Washington: When President Donald Trump travels to India this month to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two leaders will outline an ambitious vision for the next chapter of the "natural alliance" between the two countries, according to a top American diplomat. By Lalit K Jha
    
     FGN19 UK-MALLYA
     Vijay Mallya says ED, CBI been 'totally unreasonable'
     London: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has claimed that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have treated him "unreasonably" over the past four years. By Aditi Khanna
    
     FGN15 CHINA-VIRUS-US
     China rejects US charge of lack of transparency in sharing coronavirus info
     Beijing: China on Friday rejected US allegations that it is not transparent enough in sharing the details about the coronavirus outbreak, saying it was working with the international community in an "open and highly responsible manner" to contain the global crisis. By K J M Varma
    
     FGN14 US-INDIA-LD ENERGY
     US ready to meet India's energy demand; trade talks continue: White House
     Washington: The US is ready to supply oil and gas to energy-hungry India as much as it wants as there is a huge potential for bilateral cooperation in the key sector, a top White House official has said ahead of President Donald Trump's maiden visit to the country. By Lalit K Jha
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