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France looks to include India and several other countries as permanent UNSC members

India is at the forefront of efforts to push for the long-pending reform of UNSC, emphasising that it rightly deserves to be a permanent UN member.
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The world is not even close to the next great recession

The world economy might be messy and there will be regional divergences aplenty, but it is not terrible as IMF data shows there are still some chances of growth.
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Germany floats proposal for EU ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar

The German proposal comes days after France imposed a ban on Masood Azhar in the wake of the 14 February Pulwama attack.
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Germany proposes EU-wide ban on Masood Azhar after France freezes his assets

Proposal requires consensus but if it does go through, it will result in a travel ban and freezing of Jaish chief Masood Azhar's assets in 28 European countries.

Qureshi tells German FM that Pakistan is taking steps to eradicate terror groups

Germany's foreign minister Maas also called Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss Pakistan-German relations and the security situation in the region.
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Currency conundrum in US-China trade negotiations

As US and China work at striking a currency deal, ThePrint takes a look the possible issues that may crop up.
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World’s most significant security conference warns of toughest challenge since Cold War

Munich Security Conference says liberal world order now being dismantled by Donald Trump’s presidency, among other threats.
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India favoured Rafale also because of its ‘nuclear advantage’

India picked the Rafale because France didn't have a problem with the aircraft being nuclear-capable, according to former Indian envoy Rakesh Sood.
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German Ambassador to India is diplomat by day and concert musician by night

Martin Ney, who is believed to be moving on from his diplomatic posting, held last private concert in India at his residence Tuesday.
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These are the best countries to live and work in — and to boost your salary

Singapore topped the ranking as best place to live and work for a fourth straight year, beating New Zealand, Germany and Canada.

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One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

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IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.