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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...

Putin vows to press attack on Ukraine; courts India, China

Sep. 16, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Friday to press his attack on Ukraine despite Ukraine's latest counteroffensive and warned that Moscow could ramp up its strikes on the country's vital infrastructure if Ukrainian forces target facilities in Russia. ...

Putin thanks China's Xi for his 'balanced' stand on Ukraine

Sep. 15, 2022 22:02 PM EDT

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday for his “balanced” approach to the Ukrainian crisis and blasted Washington's “ugly" policies at a meeting that followed a major setback for Moscow on the battlefield. ...

6 men arrested in rape, killing of teenage Indian sisters

Sep. 15, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Six men were arrested Thursday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly raping and killing two teenage girls whose bodies were found hanging from a tree a day earlier. The 15- and 17-year-old girls belonged to the Dalit community, the...

11 dead, 29 injured in bus accident in Kashmir

Sep. 14, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A minibus tumbled into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, killing 11 people and injuring 29 others, officials said. At least 36 people were on board the bus when the accident occurred near Sawjian, a village in Jammu’s Poonch district, the...

Anger over past, indifference meet queen’s death in India

Sep. 13, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Just hours before news of Queen Elizabeth II's death spread, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a fiery speech urging India to shed its colonial ties in a ceremony to rename a boulevard that once honored King George V. Rajpath, formerly called Kingsway, was a...