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Prime Minister Narendra Modi
India

India and Japan will contribute to an Indo-Pacific that is open, free, and inclusive, with respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity: Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an op-ed published in a leading Japanese newspaper on Monday that India and Japan will contribute to the creation of an open, free, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, connected by secure seas, integrated by trade and investment, defined by respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, and anchored in international law. […]

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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
World

Protesters in Sri Lanka demand a new government a day after riots killed eight people

On Tuesday, protesters and a leading trade group in Sri Lanka called for a new administration to take control of the country’s crisis, while the president appealed for calm a day after rioting killed eight people and forced his brother to resign as prime minister. Sri Lanka is in the midst of its greatest economic […]

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UN Security Council
India

France supports India’s ambition for permanent membership in the reconstituted UNSC, NSG

According to a joint statement issued by the two countries after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with French President Emmanuel Macron, France reiterated its commitment to support India’s bid for permanent membership in a reformed UN Security Council and New Delhi’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group. India has been in the vanguard of UN […]

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1 200 bodies found near Kyiv
World

Ukraine says 1,200 bodies found near Kyiv as east braces for onslaught

 Ukraine’s president warned his nation Sunday night that the coming week would be as crucial as any in the war. “Russian troops will move to even larger operations in the east of our state,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his nightly address. He accused Russia of trying to evade responsibility for war crimes. “When people lack the […]

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Ukraine crisis | Russia continues
World

Ukraine crisis | Russia continues to pound Chernihiv

Britain’s defense ministry says Russia continues to pound Chernihiv in northern Ukraine, despite Moscow’s claim to have scaled back its offensive around that city and Kyiv. The Ministry of Defense says significant Russian shelling and missile strikes have continued. It said on Thursday that Russian forces continue to hold positions to the east and west […]

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Russian Belarusian hackers target Ukraine
International

Russian, Belarusian hackers target Ukraine in phishing, Google says

Alphabet Inc’s Google said it has seen Russian hackers well-known to law enforcement, including FancyBear, engaging in espionage, phishing campaigns, and other attacks targeting Ukraine and its European allies in recent weeks. Google’s Threat Analysis Group, which focuses on disrupting computer hackers and issuing warnings about them to users, said in a blog post on […]

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Crude oil tops $100
Commodiity

Crude oil tops $100 as Russian forces invade Ukraine; Gold prices rise sharply

Global crude oil and gold prices soared on February 24 after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced military action in Eastern Ukraine but iterated that he does not plan to occupy Ukraine. Russia’s action comes days after the country recognized the independence of two separatist regions in Easter Ukraine following a speech by Putin. Oil prices, […]

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US allies ready to retaliate for Russian cyberattacks
World

US, allies ready to retaliate for Russian cyberattacks

The United States and its allies are prepared to respond to Russian cyberattacks amid escalating tensions over Ukraine, with the scope of retaliatory actions or sanctions depending on the severity of the hacks, U.S. and European officials said on Tuesday. U.S. President Joe Biden, speaking hours after Ukraine reported its defense ministry and two banks […]

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Ukraine tensions Fed hike talk drag on euro
World

Ukraine tensions, Fed hike talk drag on euro

Tensions in eastern Europe weighed on the euro on Tuesday and pushed demand for the dollar and the safe-haven yen, while the greenback was also helped by debate about more aggressive U.S. interest rate hikes. The euro was at $1.1308 in early Asia having touched $1.1278 the day before, its lowest in a week-and-a-half. The […]

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Saudi Arabia transfers Aramco shares
World

Saudi Arabia transfers Aramco shares worth $80 billion to state fund

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has transferred 4% of Saudi Aramco shares worth $80 billion to the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, the government said. The shares will bolster the Public Investment Fund’s (PIF) strong financial position and high credit ratings in the medium term, the crown prince said in a statement. The fund is […]

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