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U.S., South Korea could scale back joint drills, says Esper

U.S. military exercises with South Korea could be scaled back to aid diplomacy with the nuclear-armed North, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, as Pyongyang warned it was running out of patience. The North has long protested joint military drills, which it condemns as preparations for invasion, and has set Washington an end-of-year deadline to come […]

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Adani, U.S. group to set up data centres in India

To utilise infra developed by Adani In a move to boost its foray into the data centre domain, Adani Group has announced that it is partnering with San Francisco-based Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data centre, co-location and interconnection solutions. The Gujarat-based $13-billion integrated business conglomerate is setting up a mega piece of […]

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EU ambassador to be deposed as impeachment inquiry rolls on

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who has become a key figure in the probe, will be deposed on Tuesday. For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of […]

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One dead, five hurt in Washington, D.C. shooting: police

It was not immediately clear if a suspect had been taken into custody in the incident, but a law enforcement source told Reuters it was not considered an “active shooter” situation. One person was killed and five others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on the streets of Washington, D.C., not far from the White […]

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Bill Gates to honour Modi for Swachh Bharat Mission

The Gates Foundation in a statement said it respects the petitioners’ views, but Mr. Modi will receive its annual Goalkeepers Global Goals Award for providing 500 million people in India safer sanitation. Bill and Melinda Gates aren’t backing down from honouring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about Kashmir region. A dozen people, some […]

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Rupee rebounds 27 paise to 72.12 against U.S. dollar

Forex traders said the Indian currency gained following weakness in the U.S. dollar. The Indian rupee clawed back some lost ground on Wednesday, gaining 27 paise to settle at 72.12 against the U.S. dollar in line with a recovery in domestic equities. At the interbank foreign exchange market, the rupee opened at 72.20 a dollar […]

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Five U.S. Governors to visit India over next two months

The governors of five US states — New Jersey, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware and Indiana — are scheduled to visit India over the next few months to enhance economic ties with the country. They will be leading high-powered trade delegations comprising top businesses from their respective states. The unprecedented move of five American governors visiting India […]

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Navies of India, Japan, U.S. hone mine sweeping skills

The three nations are taking part in an exercise off the coast of Japan since July 18 Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Navy are taking part in a 10-day-long Mine Warfare Exercise (MWE) off the coast of northern Japan. The exercise began on July 18. “This is the second edition […]