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India launches 5G services, Modi calls it step in new era

Oct. 01, 2022 05:12 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services in India on Saturday, calling it a “step towards the new era.” The launch in select cities will cover the entire country over the next couple of years, a government statement said. Modi launched...

Indian opposition party seeks to shed dynastic rule image

Sep. 30, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s main opposition party, the Indian National Congress, is set to choose a person who is not a member of its dominant Nehru-Gandhi family as its next president as it struggles to recover before key upcoming elections. Although the party has been led...

India bans Muslim group for alleged terrorist activities

Sep. 28, 2022 01:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s government banned a Muslim organization for five years, accusing it Wednesday of funding terrorist activities, providing armed training to its supporters and radicalizing people for anti-India activities. The ban followed the arrests and detentions of...

Kishida opens diplomacy rush as Japan preps divisive funeral

Sep. 26, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held a series of meetings with foreign dignitaries Monday in what he's called “funeral diplomacy" the day before he hosts a controversial state-sponsored ceremony for former leader Shinzo Abe. Kishida has been criticized for...

Apple Inc will manufacture iPhone 14 in India

Sep. 26, 2022 06:09 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Apple Inc. will make its iPhone 14 in India, the company said on Monday, as manufacturers shift production from China amid geopolitical tensions and pandemic restrictions that have disrupted supply chains for many industries. “The new iPhone 14 lineup introduces...

India stays neutral on Ukraine war, previews G-20 term at UN

Sep. 24, 2022 23:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — India's foreign minister laid out the country's plans for its turn at the G-20 presidency during his speech Saturday in front of the U.N. General Assembly. India assumes the mantle of the consortium of leading developed and developing nations in December....

Pakistan's prime minister talks Kashmir, floods at UN

Sep. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif appealed for a peaceful end to the dispute over Kashmir and deplored regional instability, invoking the perennial themes of Pakistan's U.N. addresses after dedicating the first half of his speech Friday to the ravages of recent floods. ...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the UN General Assembly

Sep. 19, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After two years of virtual and hybrid summits, the world’s leaders are reconvening on the river’s edge in New York this week at the U.N. General Assembly, an exercise in multilateralism born from the hope for lasting peace that followed World War II. The...

For Russia's Putin, military and diplomatic pressures mount

Sep. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine's partly recaptured northeast. Western officials and analysts...

Cheetahs make a comeback in India after 70 years

Sep. 17, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seven decades after cheetahs died out in India, they're back. Eight big cats from Namibia made the long trek Saturday in a chartered cargo flight to the northern Indian city of Gwalior, part of an ambitious and hotly contested plan to reintroduce cheetahs to the...