BEIJING - President Xi Jinping announced on Thursday he would cut troop levels by 300,000 as China held its biggest display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by most Western leaders. | Video
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TAIPEI - Taiwan has allocated T$3 billion ($92.55 million) over four years, beginning next year, to launch a long-awaited program for the island to build its own diesel-electric submarines.
MADRID - Spain's general election will be held in December, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday, but he did not give an exact date.
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