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As Harris eyes US presidency, reaction in her mother’s native India is muted but tinged with pride

Jul. 23, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — When Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president in the U.S., residents in her maternal family’s ancestral village in southern India watched in real time, setting off fireworks, holding up portraits of her and wishing her a long life. But, four years later, as...

India's Modi focuses on jobs creation in first budget after winning polls

Jul. 23, 2024 05:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly formed government presented an annual budget to Parliament that raises spending to generate more jobs and spur economic growth, while aiming to appease coalition partners it needs to stay in power. In her budget speech...

Black voters feel excitement, hope and a lot of worry as Harris takes center stage in campaign

Jul. 22, 2024 20:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Black voters, who helped power Joe Biden to the White House, expressed a mix of hope and worry Monday over his exit from the presidential race and the prospect of Vice President Kamala Harris becoming the Democratic nominee. A key Democratic constituency, Black...

India has ramped up its wind and solar energy. It now needs to expand places to store it

Jul. 21, 2024 02:54 AM EDT

BENGALURU, India (AP) — At a Coca-Cola factory on the outskirts of Chennai in southern India a giant battery powers machinery day and night, replacing a diesel-spewing generator. It's one of just a handful of sites in India powered by electricity stored in batteries, a key component to...

4 Indian soldiers are killed in a gunfight with suspected rebels in disputed Kashmir

Jul. 16, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four Indian soldiers were killed in a gunfight with suspected rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region of Kashmir, the Indian military said Tuesday. The soldiers were killed late Monday when they were fired at by militants hiding in the forests of...

Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu

Jul. 15, 2024 04:19 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony in Kathmandu. Khadga Prasad Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition...

India's Modi discusses the Ukraine war with Austria's leader a day after meeting Putin

Jul. 10, 2024 07:28 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the war in Ukraine on Wednesday with the leader of Austria, an ally of Kyiv that has a policy of military neutrality, emphasizing the need for diplomacy a day after he met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Modi...

Putin hosts India's prime minister to deepen ties, but Ukraine looms over their relationship

Jul. 09, 2024 22:15 PM EDT

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday, seeking to deepen the relationship between the two nuclear powers at a time when NATO leaders gathered in Washington and Russia launched deadly missile attacks in Ukraine that hit a children's hospital. ...

Suspected rebels kill 5 Indian soldiers after ambushing their vehicle in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Jul. 09, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Suspected rebels fighting against Indian rule in the disputed region of Kashmir ambushed an army vehicle on Monday in the region's south, killing five Indian soldiers and wounding other five, officials said. No insurgent group immediately claimed responsibility...

Putin meets Indian prime minister in Russia on his first visit since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine

Jul. 08, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Moscow on Monday for a two-day visit, his first since Russia sent troops into Ukraine, complicating the relationship between the longtime partners and pushing Russia closer to India’s rival, China. Modi met Russian...