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India boosts defense ties with Bangladesh as it tries to become a counterweight to China

Jun. 22, 2024 07:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Bangladesh on Saturday moved to bolster their defense relationship and signed agreements for expanding cooperation in maritime security, ocean economy, space, and telecommunication sectors, as New Delhi tries to present itself as a regional power and a counterweight to...

Indian opposition leader Arvind Kejriwal granted bail after arrest in bribery case

Jun. 20, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Arvind Kejriwal, an Indian opposition leader and New Delhi’s chief minister, was granted bail on Thursday by a court in the capital, after he was arrested in a bribery case in March. Kejriwal, the leader of the Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, was taken...

Illegally brewed liquor kills at least 34 with dozens hospitalized in southern India

Jun. 20, 2024 10:20 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 34 people have died and dozens hospitalized after drinking illegally brewed liquor in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, local media reported on Thursday. The state's chief minister M K Stalin said the 34 died after consuming liquor that was tainted...

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...

Indian national pleads not guilty in plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in New York City

Jun. 17, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Indian national extradited to the United States pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges arising from an alleged failed plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist leader in New York. Nikhil Gupta, 52, was extradited to the U.S. on Friday from the Czech Republic...

G7 leaders tackle migration, AI and economic security on second and final day of summit in Italy

Jun. 14, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations turned their attention to migration, artificial intelligence, economic security and the Indo-Pacific region on Friday, the second and final day of their summit in Italy. The G7 leaders stressed their determination to meet global...

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...

India investigates attack by suspected militants in Kashmir that killed 9 on Hindu pilgrimage

Jun. 12, 2024 08:50 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is investigating an attack in which suspected militants fired at a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing nine and injuring 33, officials said Monday. The attack caused the vehicle to fall into a deep gorge Sunday in Jammu...