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A small ball that moved the world: 50 years of Ping Pong Diplomacy

New Delhi/Shanghai: Fifty years ago, a US table tennis team arrived in the Chinese capital Beijing on April 10, 1971, becoming the first US group to visit since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. A Chinese...

Japan’s move to call Kurils Japanese in schools may affect bilateral ties – Moscow

Moscow: Japan's move to designate the Southern Kuril Islands as originally Japanese territories in textbooks may have an impact on Russia-Japan relations, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday. According to Zakharova, Moscow drew attention to the new...

Japan reduced Chinese interceptions by over 200 last year

Tokyo: Japan said the number of incidents where its fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Chinese aircraft decreased by over 200 in the fiscal year 2020, the Japanese Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Friday. According to the statement, last...

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99

London: Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has passed away at the age of 99, officials at Buckingham Palace said on Friday. "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her...

US blacklists 7 Chinese entities over ‘Destabilizing’ Military Activities – Commerce Dept

Washington: The United States has blacklisted seven Chinese supercomputing entities for allegedly engaging in military modernization efforts that pose a threat to US national security, the Commerce Department said in a press release on Thursday. “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau...

US ready to lift Iran sanctions inconsistent with JCPOA: State Dept

Washington: The United States is ready to lift sanctions imposed on Iran so as to resume mutual compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, said State Department spokesman Ned Price. In a press briefing on Wednesday Price said “We are prepared...

US mulls expelling Russian diplomats over alleged election meddling, hacking: Reports

Washington: The Biden administration is considering expelling Russian diplomats over alleged meddling in the US presidential election and cyber attacks against the United States, Bloomberg reported citing three people familiar with the matter. The report on Wednesday said the US...

New Zealand suspends entry for Indian travellers due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Wellington: New Zealand on Thursday temporarily imposed a travel ban for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, following the surge in COVID-19 cases. The temporary suspension will start from April 11 and will remain in place until April...

Russia can provide tit-for-tat response if US expels diplomats: Senior lawmaker

Moscow: Russia can provide a tit-for-tat response if its diplomats are expelled from the United States, Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy head of the Russian upper chamber's international affairs committee, told Sputnik on Thursday. Earlier in the day, Bloomberg reported,...

Ukraine aspiring to join NATO for many years, up to alliance to decide

Washington: Ukraine has aspired to join NATO for many years but it is up to the alliance to decide whether it will accept the country, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a press briefing on Wednesday. "One, that has...
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At least 11 killed as overloaded mini-truck falls into deep gorge in UP

Etawah: At least 11 people were killed while 35 injured when a mini-truck overloaded with passengers lost control and...
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