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US President Joe Biden listens as Australian PM Scott Morrison speaks via videoconference during the announcement of the new AUKUS partnership on 15 September 2021 | Photo: Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg

Security in Indo-Pacific is not a simple affair. AUKUS, China missile, and Taiwan prove that

Indo-Pacific security is a dangerous affair. The single-most significant strategic development in the past two decades has been China's ‘area access denial’.
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By declaring both Sidhu and Channi as election face, Congress undoing its own smart politics

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France recalls ambassadors to US, Australia over submarine deal

A top French diplomat said that for Paris"this is a strategic question concerning the very nature of the relationship between Europe and the United States about the Indo-Pacific strategy."
(Representational Image) walk with umbrellas past stores in Wuhan on 30 April | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Forget Covid origin, the new question is when the first coronavirus case was

A series of articles in journals report circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in different countries way before officially recorded. US House Committee addendum has added to the chorus.
The first flight with French and foreign nationals landed in Paris on 17 August 2021

France evacuates 21 Indians from Kabul who were providing security at French Embassy

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar thanked his French counterpart for evacuating the Indian nationals from Kabul to Paris, in the backdrop of the Taliban takeover.
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France fines Google $593 million for failing to pay media companies fairly for news

Google is facing a global onslaught as regulators across the world sharpen scrutiny of the largest tech firms, their advertising business, apps and search.
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Stung by French fine, Google promises to change its advertising model around the world

Google said it is committed to working proactively with regulators everywhere to make improvements to its products, and that it will be 'testing & developing behavioural changes'.
Flowers on blankets arranged to resemble gurneys during a protest against the government's pandemic response outside of the Raul Gazzola hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 24 March 2021 | Photographer: Dado Galdieri | Bloomberg

Covid-19 pandemic: Brazil crosses 4 lakh deaths, Hong Kong fears 5th wave with new mutant

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Rafale jet at the induction ceremony in Ambala. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Rafale training of IAF pilots in France comes to an end, eyes on ‘Lethal 16’ next

Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria also flagged off 4 more Rafale fighters in France that are expected to land in India Thursday, taking the total number of the aircraft to 18.
Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan agitators burn a photo of French President Emmanuel Macron in protest against blasphemous caricatures published in France in 2020 | @SabahKashmiri | Twitter

All about Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, extremist group now outlawed by Imran Khan regime

Last week, Pakistan banned the TLP under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The party has been seeking downgrade of Paris-Islamabad ties, among other demands.

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Pedestrians walk along Rajpath boulevard as India Gate monument stands shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India| Bloomberg

How emerging economies can afford the transition to cheaper, greener power

Delaying the switch to zero-carbon power isn’t giving developing countries a chance to catch up with richer nations — it’s retarding their development.
An empty Taj Mahal in Agra | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Hotels shut, taxis sold, guides ‘begging’: How Covid devastated tourism in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Lack of foreign tourists has hit tourism sector in Delhi-Agra-Jaipur ‘golden triangle’ hard, while lockdowns have meant even domestic tourist numbers are yet to match pre-pandemic figures. 

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A Kilo-class submarine of the Indian Navy (Representational image) | Commons

‘Lot of money changed hands’, says CBI after arresting 5 including serving Navy commander

The five persons have been arrested for ‘leaking sensitive information in connection with the modernisation of a submarine project’
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Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.
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