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Given recent developments following the outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, the era of China being the go-to manufacturing destination for the U.S. companies appears to be coming to an end. The United States seeks to decouple its economy from Communist China in a post-coronavirus scenario, media reports say. Washington wants to empower India and other Indo-Pacific allies to replace manufacturing supply chains running through China.

With neighboring countries struggling with the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, Beijing is tightening its control of disputed islands in the South China Sea. During President Barack Obama's time in office, China began a massive project of creating artificial islands in the area. These man-made islands have since been converted into military installations, naval bases, and aircraft landing strips for the Chinese military.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced strong support for the World Health Organization (WHO) after the United States cut its funding earlier this week. Chancellor Merkel "expressed her full support for the WHO," German government spokesman Steffan Seibert said on Thursday. German leader "defends the WHO's work following sharp criticism from Trump," German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to block Iran's bid for a $5 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), news reports say. The international funding organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., is currently considering an Iranian request for "emergency funding," citing the outbreak of Wuhan Coronavirus in the country.

Hundreds of thousands of Indians came out to welcome U.S. President Donald Trump and First lady Melania Trump in the northwestern city of Ahmadabad as he began a two-day tour of the country. This is his first official visit to the Asian country. Crowds cheered President Trump as he rode in the armored presidential limousine, "The Beast," along the 22-km route from the airport to the Motera stadium, venue for the "Namaste Trump" rally.

Almost a week after the United Kingdom left the European Union, French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday unveiled a pan-European nuclear doctrine as part of country's new military strategy. "The vital interests of France now have a European dimension," he declared during the graduation ceremony at the French War College, l'Ecole de Guerre. Following Brexit, France is now the only nuclear power within the EU.
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