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World opinion shifts against Russia as Ukraine worries grow

The tide of international opinion appears to be decisively shifting against Russia, as a number of non-aligned countries are joining the United States and its allies in condemning Moscow’s war in Ukraine and its threats to the principles of the international rules-based order. Western officials have repeatedly said that Russia has become isolated since invading Ukraine in February. Until recently, though, that was largely wishful thinking. But on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, much of the international community spoke out against the conflict in a rare display of unity at the…

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What the UN is doing in Pakistan is a in the ocean of what is needed: Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday exhorted the international community to step up efforts to help flood-ravaged Pakistan rebuild resilient communities and infrastructure to resist future disasters, while conceding “what the UN is doing in Pakistan is a drop in the ocean of what is needed.” Secretary General Guterres made these remarks in Sukkur in Pakistan’s Sindh province, where he was visiting flood-hit areas. Taking an aerial view of the flood-affected regions along with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the UN chief termed the flood devastation ‘unimaginable’. Countries vulnerable to climate…

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Putin attends joint military drills with China, others

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday attended sweeping war games in his country’s far east involving troops from China and other nations, in a show of military muscle amid the tensions with the West over Moscow’s action in Ukraine. The weeklong exercise that began Thursday is intended to showcase growing defense ties between Russia and China and also demonstrate that Moscow has enough troops and equipment to conduct the massive drills even while its forces are engaged in fighting in Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Vostok 2022…

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Portugal health minister quits after pregnant Indian woman dies; probe ordered

The tragic death of a pregnant Indian woman in Portugal while being shifted between crisis-hit hospitals here has led to the resignation of the country’s health minister Marta Temido while authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. The 34-year-old Indian woman reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest during an ambulance transfer from Santa Maria hospital, which had no vacancies in the neonatology service, to another hospital in the capital. It follows a string of incidents this summer that critics blame on a staffing crisis across Portuguese natal units, the BBC…

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Govt may invite financial bids for Shipping Corp sale in March quarter

The government is likely to invite financial bids for privatisation of state-owned Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) in the March quarter, an official said. “The demerger of non-core and land assets of Shipping Corporation is at an advanced stage. The process is expected to be over in about three months’ time, after which financial bids will be invited,” the official told PTI. The financial bids from potential investors are expected in the January-March quarter, the official added. In May, the board of Shipping Corp had approved an updated demerger scheme…

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Biden calls US vets before Afghan withdrawal anniversary

President Joe Biden on Monday called the leaders of two U.S. veterans groups assisting Afghans who have fled from the country on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Biden spoke to the leaders of the veterans-led #AfghanEvac and Honour the Promise groups to express his appreciation for their work resettling Afghan allies in the United States since the U.S. ended the 20-year war in Afghanistan. They discussed the substantial efforts that have been undertaken by the U.S. government, veterans, and by so many Americans…

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India To Play A Key Role In Countering China: US Navy Chief

America’s highest-ranking Navy officer, Gilday told an in-person seminar hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Thursday that India presents China with a two-front problem, reported Nikkei Asia. US Chief of Naval Operations Adm Mike Gilday said that India will be a crucial partner for America in the future, playing a key role in countering China. America’s highest-ranking Navy officer, Gilday told an in-person seminar hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Thursday that India presents China with a two-front problem, reported Nikkei Asia.  “They now force China…

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Zelenskyy to host Lviv talks with UN chief, Turkish leader

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is due to host the UN chief and Turkey’s leader Thursday for talks on the recent deal to resume Ukraine’s grain exports, the volatile situation at a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant and efforts to help end the nearly six-month-old war. UN Secretary-General Ant nio Guterres arrived Wednesday in Lviv, near Ukraine’s border with Poland, where he will meet Zelenskyy and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said that among other issues, Guterres will discuss “his overall efforts to do what he can…

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Biden says US & India are indispensable partners; invokes Mahatma Gandhi in Independence Day message

The US and India are indispensable partners, President Joe Biden has said and recalled Mahatma Gandhi’s “enduring message of truth and non-violence” to honour 75 years of India’s democratic journey. This year, the US and India also celebrate the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Biden said, underling that the two democracies will continue to stand together to defend the rules-based order, advance a free and open Indo-Pacific and address the challenges that the world is facing. “As people around the world, including nearly four million (40 lakh) proud Indian-Americans, celebrate…

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I would rather lose than win on a false promise: Rishi Sunak

 Britain’s prime ministerial candidate Rishi Sunak has insisted that he would rather lose the Conservative Party leadership race to replace Boris Johnson than win on a false promise on how he plans to tackle the economic crisis. In an interview with the BBC, the British Indian former Chancellor said he was committed to helping the most vulnerable families with the cost-of-living crisis and felt a “moral responsibility to go further” and provide “extra help” over the winter. The issue has become the key dividing line between him and his rival,…

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