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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...

Stock markets buckle from Paris to Mumbai under stress of election results: Will the US be next?

Jun. 20, 2024 08:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Elections have consequences for financial markets. But what that means for investors is often hard to predict. Just look at France, where the threat of electoral losses for the president’s centrist party recently sent the French stock market to its worst week in...

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...