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Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, delivers a speech during a special address on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos

Germany is calling the shots in Europe and Merkel isn’t sorry

Tightening foreign-investment rules, coordinating response to China & challenging Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny are telling examples of Germany's power.
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At WTO meet, Delhi objects to EU & Taiwan ‘rush’ to corner India on import tariff hikes

Japan has also joined the dispute against India at WTO over import tariff hikes imposed on information and communications technology in 2019.
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8 lakh Indians in Kuwait could lose jobs, WHO inquiry in China & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
The top of the bronze statue 'Europe' stands outside the European Union parliament building alongside a European Union flag in Brussels, Belgium

EU’s landmark recovery package, Africa’s ‘worrying’ situation & other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Siri & Alexa under fire in EU’s antitrust inquiry into ‘Internet of things’

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said voice assistants change how we 'interact with things' & may present users with limited options and not an array of choices.

US drug overdose deaths surge, Germany’s naked swimming controversy & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
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Modi raises China dispute at India-EU Summit, Brussels talks about both being ‘democracies’

PM Modi said India and the 27-nation bloc are ‘natural partners’. During the summit, both sides also launched a high-level trade & investment dialogue.
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After paracetamol crisis, EU says will diversify supply chains ahead of India trade summit

India restored exports of HCQ & paracetamol as global demand grew with pandemic. It also led to calls in EU to re-evaluate supply chains.
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India, EU ‘far apart’ on trade deal, but to revive talks today at first summit in 2 years

EU & India have been planning a free trade deal since 2007. Now, as PM Modi virtually meets EU leaders, high-level trade dialogue expected to be announced.
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India-EU Summit slated for 15 July after over two-year break, to be held virtually

Bilateral relations between New Delhi and Brussels have been strained in recent years over issues ranging from trade and investment to Kashmir and CAA.

On Camera

A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?