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India and US vow to boost defense, trade ties in first high-level US visit since Modi's election win

Jun. 18, 2024 02:24 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and the United States on Monday pledged to boost defense and technology cooperation and remove long-standing barriers to bilateral strategic trade, following a meeting between the national security advisers of both countries. National Security Adviser Jake...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as Italy flexes its right-wing muscles

Jun. 13, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

BORGO EGNAZIA, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit opened Thursday with agreement reached on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

G7 summit opens with deal to use Russian assets for Ukraine as EU's traditional powers recalibrate

Jun. 13, 2024 06:02 AM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — A Group of Seven summit is opening Thursday with agreement on a U.S. proposal to back a $50 billion loan to Ukraine using frozen Russian assets as collateral, giving Kyiv a strong show of support even as Europe's political chessboard shifts to the right. ...

At least 40 Indians die in a fire at a building housing foreign workers in Kuwait

Jun. 12, 2024 15:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire swept through a building that housed foreign workers in Kuwait early Wednesday, killing at least 40 Indian nationals and injuring more than 50, India's external affairs ministry said. Local officials said the blaze appeared to be linked to code...

Indian PM Modi names Cabinet for coalition government after his party lost majority

Jun. 10, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Narendra Modi, newly sworn in for a third straight term, named a Cabinet on Monday that retained his top ministers in crucial portfolios despite his Hindu nationalist party losing their majority in a shock election result. There was no change in the top...

Relying on coalition partners, Modi is sworn in for a rare third term as India's prime minister

Jun. 09, 2024 11:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi was sworn in Sunday for a rare third consecutive term as India’s prime minister, relying on his coalition partners after his party failed to win a parliamentary majority in a surprise outcome. Modi and his Cabinet ministers took the oath of office,...

Narendra Modi's third term as India's prime minister may prove the most challenging

Jun. 09, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office for a third consecutive term on Sunday, but it may hold more challenges for the popular-but-polarizing leader than his past decade in power. His Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which won by landslides in...

Narendra Modi is sworn in as the prime minister of India for a rare third consecutive term

Jun. 09, 2024 09:58 AM EDT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi is sworn in as the prime minister of India for a rare third consecutive term.

India's Modi elected as leader of coalition and set to form new government

Jun. 07, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday was formally elected leader of the National Democratic Alliance coalition, which won the most seats in the national election after his political party failed to win a majority on its own. The 73-year-old leader, who...

Third term for Modi likely to see closer defense ties with US as India's rivalry with China grows

Jun. 06, 2024 23:12 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Fresh from declaring victory in India's election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered few details on the agenda for his third term, but went out of his way to underline he would continue to focus on raising the country's military preparedness and clout. That...