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  • US, EU, Australia, Canada agree to end export credit support for coal power

    US, EU, Australia, Canada agree to end export credit support for coal power

    The UK, the host to the COP26 after missing 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ended all financial support for overseas fossil fuel projects in March 2021 and is encouraging international partners to make similar commitments

    October 23, 2021
  • ‘US backs humanitarian aid for N.Korea, but sanctions must remain’

    ‘US backs humanitarian aid for N.Korea, but sanctions must remain’

    The remarks from the US State Department official came shortly after UN Special Rapporteur on North Korean Human Rights Tomas Ojea Quintana argued that the sanctions on the North should be eased during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    October 23, 2021
  • Russia invites US for talks on Afghanistan next week

    Russia invites US for talks on Afghanistan next week

    Sources said the meeting would take place on Tuesday and that the countries "will try to work out a common position on the changing situation in Afghanistan".

    October 16, 2021
  • US returns to UN Human Rights Council after a gap of three years

    US returns to UN Human Rights Council after a gap of three years

    The US under the Trump administration withdrew from the Geneva-based Human Rights Council in June 2018, accusing the council of being a "hypocritical and self-serving organization" and biased against Israel.

    October 15, 2021
  • Soft Nepal security poses threat

    Soft Nepal security poses threat

    The incident that put Nepal on the global violent extremism map occurred in December 1999, with the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 from Kathmandu.

    October 5, 2021
  • US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

    US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

    It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government scientists say they’ve exhausted efforts to find these 23

    September 29, 2021
  • Feelers from NK

    Feelers from NK

    The United States toughened sanctions following North Korea’s provocative run of nuclear and missile tests in 2016-17

    September 29, 2021
  • Indo-US joint meet to boost management of global health threats: Bharati Pawar

    Indo-US joint meet to boost management of global health threats: Bharati Pawar

    Addressing an inaugural session of the 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue, being hosted by India, at the Ministry of Health, she said “Collaboration between our countries will advance scientific discovery and management of global health threats.”

    September 28, 2021
  • Haiti & the Envoy

    Haiti & the Envoy

    Washington’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned in protest against the Biden administration’s policy of deporting thousands of migrants back to the Carribean nation from a camp on the US-Mexican border.

    September 27, 2021
  • Modi returns to India with 157 artifacts and antiquities handed over to him by the US

    Modi returns to India with 157 artifacts and antiquities handed over to him by the US

    The artifacts and antiquities were handed over to Prime Minister Modi by the US president Joe Biden following a long process of identification and authentication being carried out by India's Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) preceding their final hand over.

    September 26, 2021
  • US pushes on with Covid vaccine plan as booster shot approved

    US pushes on with Covid vaccine plan as booster shot approved

    The US could be facing another "dark winter," though this can be avoided if Americans get vaccinated to a "very high degree" in the coming months, the nation's top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said.

    September 26, 2021
  • Pakistan’s dilemma in dealing with the US

    Pakistan’s dilemma in dealing with the US

    The discussions to be held between the Pakistani and the US establishment on the sidelines of the ongoing UN session would give some indication of how the two sides coordinate their activities in the Afghan context.

    September 25, 2021
  • Blue-water Gambit

    Blue-water Gambit

    The entire Chinese juggernaut or economic ‘miracle‘ (that finances the patent expansionist ambition) is predicated on the seamless to-and-fro of its wares, supplies and energy requirements. For this, ensuring that no enemy power can enforce a ‘choke‘ or stranglehold on its trade / seafaring routes, is imperative. Guaranteeing such sovereign power-assertion triggers justifiable fears of encroachment and usurpation of the traditional spheres of influence of other countries.

    September 23, 2021
  • ‘US economic recovery would reverse if debt limit not raised’

    ‘US economic recovery would reverse if debt limit not raised’

    US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen also warned that a default on US debt would "likely precipitate a historic financial crisis" that would compound the damage of the continuing public health emergency.

    September 20, 2021
  • France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine row

    France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine row

    The development comes after Canberra scrapped a deal to acquire French-designed submarines and decided instead to invest in the US nuclear-powered submarines.

    September 18, 2021
  • Conflict at the cost of the poor

    Conflict at the cost of the poor

    the top five arms companies were all based in the United States: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and General Dynamics. These five companies together registered $166 billion in annual arms sales.

    September 15, 2021
  • US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end

    US marks 20 years since 9/11, in shadow of Afghan war’s end

    The U.S. marks the milestone anniversary Saturday under the pall of a pandemic and in the shadow of a frantic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

    September 11, 2021