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Trump sparks diplomatic mess with Kashmir ‘mediator’ offer, but his record on mediation isn’t great

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Donald Trump has stumbled into the decades-long dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, offering to be a “mediator” in the conflict, seemingly upending longstanding US policy and creating a diplomatic mess. The US president made the offer at a White House meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, which was supposed to Read More

China offers to jointly explore Moon with India, hails successful Chandrayaan-2 mission launch

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Just a day after India successfully launched its Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission, Beijing says it is ready to team up with New Delhi to explore Earth’s natural satellite, possibly offering a way to mend ties with its rival neighbor. China welcomes the start of India’s flagship Chandrayaan-2 mission, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chungying told a press Read More

‘Nuclear war is not an option’: Pakistani PM says he’d give up nukes if India did so too

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In a stunning statement, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said that he would be willing to give up his nation’s nuclear weapons if its rival India vowed to do the same. He also urged New Delhi to come to the negotiating table. When asked by Fox News’ Bret Baier if India offered to relinquish it Read More

India to buy Russian rocket engines for its space program

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New Delhi has plans to purchase rocket engines from Moscow for its growing national space program, Russia’s deputy prime minister said. The announcement follows the successful launch of a new Indian expedition to the Moon. Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters in New Delhi on Monday about the planned rocket sales, and recognized India’s Read More

‘No such request made’: India DENIES Trump was asked to mediate Kashmir crisis

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India is denying that its prime minister ever asked US President Donald Trump to mediate in the long-standing dispute over Kashmir, after Trump made a comment about it in a meeting with the Pakistani PM in Washington. “No such request has been made by PM Narendra Modi to US President,” Raveesh Kumar, spokesman for Read More

Death toll from India, Nepal, Bangladesh floods jumps to over 300

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DHAKA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the worst-affected areas. A flood-affected woman wades through flooded area in Jamalpur, Bangladesh July Read More

IEA ‘significantly’ concerned on Strait of Hormuz, sees well-supplied oil markets: Birol

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New Delhi — The International Energy Agency is “significantly” concerned about geopolitical tensions, including in the Strait of Hormuz, but oil markets are currently well supplied and unlikely to see “huge price increases for now,” the head of the agency said Friday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Read More

IEA says does not expect ‘huge increase’ in crude prices

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FILE PHOTO: International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol speaks during the “Rome 2015 MED, Mediterranean dialogues” forum in Rome, Italy, December 11, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Photo NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The International Energy Agency (IEA) doesn’t expect oil prices to rise significantly because demand is slowing and there is a glut in global crude Read More

Exclusive: IEA revising oil demand growth forecast down on slowing economy

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The International Energy Agency (IEA) is reducing its 2019 oil demand forecast due to a slowing global economy amid a U.S.-China trade spat, its executive director said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A pump jack operates in the Permian Basin oil production area near Wink, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. Picture taken Read More

India’s monsoon rains below average in past week, raising crop worries

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MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s monsoon rains were 20% below average in the week ending on Wednesday, the weather office said, as summer showers turned patchy over the central, western and southern parts of the country, raising concerns over the progress of crop plantings. FILE PHOTO: A woman takes photographs with her mobile phone against Read More