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Putin lauds India with eye on military, energy ties

Putin lauds India with eye on military, energy ties

NEW DELHI: Russian President Vladimir Putin lauded India as “a great power” on Monday as he arrived in New Delhi to bolster military and energy ties with a traditional ally being courted by Washington. It is only the Russian leader’s second trip abroad since the coronavirus pandemic began — he …

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Coral reefs of western Indian Ocean at risk of collapse: study

Coral reefs of western Indian Ocean at risk of collapse study

NAIROBI: Rising sea temperatures and overfishing threaten coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean with complete collapse in the next 50 years, according to a groundbreaking study of these marine ecosystems. The findings, published in the journal Nature Sustainability on Monday, warned that reefs along the eastern coast of Africa …

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US warns Russia of strong response to attack on Ukraine

US warns Russia of strong response to attack on Ukraine

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden warned President Vladimir Putin Tuesday of a “strong” Western economic response to any attack on Ukraine, while the Kremlin leader demanded guarantees that the NATO alliance not push closer to Russia. The two leaders met by video link in a tense, two-hour summit seen as …

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At least 53 migrants killed in Mexico road accident

At least 53 migrants killed in Mexico road accident

At least 53 migrants were killed Thursday in Mexico after the truck they were hiding in hit a retaining wall and overturned in the southern state of Chiapas, a major transit point for those trying to reach the United States. Another 58 people also were hurt, three of them seriously, …

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US wins appeal against block on Assange extradition

US wins appeal against block on Assange extradition

LONDON: The US government on Friday won an appeal against a London court ruling that had blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain. Washington challenged a decision made in January that the 50-year-old Australian would be a suicide risk if he was transferred to the US justice …

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Indian farmers head home after year-long protest

Indian farmers head home after year-long protest

NEW DELHI: Thousands of Indian farmers were packing their belongings and dismantling tent cities on Saturday as they headed home from the Delhi outskirts following a year-long protest against the government’s agriculture policies. In a rare retreat last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced and pushed through parliament the repeal …

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