Working with India on pact against unilateral US Sanctions: Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister
Against the background of the increasingly aggressive use of financial sanctions by the US administration, Russian policy is aimed at gradual de-dollarisation of the economy. Together with our main partners, including India, we are working on developing economic and legal mechanisms to reduce the negative impact of restrictions, asserted Russia’s foreign minister.
India close to concluding a trade package with US: Shringla
The outgoing Ambassador, soon to take up his new assignment as India's next forei...
Kim says North Korea ends tests moratoriums, threatens ‘new’ weapon
Washington was swift to respond, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urgi...
Trump deploys more troops in West Asia after Embassy attack
Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday night that “in response to recent events” in Iraq, and at Trump’s direction, he authorised the immediate deployment of the infantry battalion from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He did not specify the soldiers’ destination.
US-China 'phase one' trade deal to be signed January 15
The two sides earlier this month announced a "Phase One" deal in their nearly two-year trade confrontation.
North Korea’s Kim Jong holds top party meeting ahead of US deadline
Kim presided over the meeting which discussed a new “transparent, anti-imperialist independent stand”, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.
Philippines bans 2 US senators, mulls new visa rules
President Rodrigo Duterte will impose a requirement on US nationals to get visas should any Philippine officials involved in the incarceration of senator Leila de Lima be denied entry to the US, as sought by US senators Richard Durbin and Patrick Leahy.
S&P 500, Nasdaq hit fresh record highs on trade deal hopes
Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 2.43-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and by a 1.49-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq.
US, India announce establishment of annual Parliamentary Exchange
The Parliamentary Exchange was announced as part of the final joint statement of the US-India 2+2 meeting. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper hosted Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar for the second 2+2 dialogue in Washington.
Phase-one China-US trade deal: what’s in and what’s missing?
The US and China announced Friday that they reached a phase-one trade deal but provided little detail about it.
China suspends US Navy visits over bill supporting Hong Kong protests
The law, signed last Wednesday by President Donald Trump, mandates sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong officials who carry out human rights abuses and requires an annual review of the favorable trade status that Washington grants Hong Kong. The legislation was backed by US lawmakers who are sympathetic to the protesters and have criticised Hong Kong police.
Jamaat-e-Islami promotes terrorism & radicalism in South Asia: US lawmaker
Congressman Jim Banks stressed that there is a lack of awareness and action by the US against the activities of the JeI. It may be pointed out that JeI leaders in Bangladesh were opposed to independence movement in 1971 and were part of Pakistan Army’s crackdown against innocent civilians in erstwhile East Pakistan.
Donald Trump raises stink, claiming garbage from India reaches Los Angeles
Trump was particularly agitated that the rest of the world, particularly developing countries such as China and India, had corralled Washington into the Paris Accord on climate change and put the onus on the US to clean up the planet while themselves not doing much. The Accord, Trump claimed, would have done "trillions and trillions of dollars of destruction" to the US.
Iran downs unidentified drone near Gulf coast: Reports
The unmanned aircraft was downed over Iranian territory with a domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missile.
Why the bottom-up approach to eradicating poverty might not work
Big picture reforms will eradicate poverty, not small tweaks to programmes that botique RCTs provide.
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