India and US sign defense agreement

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Kathmandu: India and the United States have signed a landmark defense agreement on Tuesday.The agreement, reached at a time when tensions between India and China have been rising for months since the Ladakh incident, has been taken seriously. According to the agreement, some sensitive satellite images, maps and other information related to defense will be… Continue reading India and US sign defense agreement

Turkish President’s Appeal: Don’t Buy French Products

A protester in Istanbul holds a picture of Emmanuel Macron, which has been defaced with a shoe print Photograph. Photo courtesy: AFP

France: France has appealed for foreign governments to stamp out calls by what it calls a “radical minority” for a boycott of French products after Emmanuel Macron’s public backing of the Muhammad caricatures.According to a report of The Guardian, the appeal came as anger escalated across the Islamic world over the president’s remarks at a… Continue reading Turkish President’s Appeal: Don’t Buy French Products

China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms over Taiwan arms sales

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Raytheon and other U.S. companies it says are involved in Washington’s arms sales to Taiwan, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.Zhao Lijian told journalists that China was acting to protect its national interest, but did not spell out what form the sanctions… Continue reading China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms over Taiwan arms sales

RSS chief Bhagwat says strengthening ties with Nepal’s neighbors to counter China

Kathmandu: Mohan Bhagwat, head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which influences the policy-making of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, has said relations with neighboring countries, including Nepal, need to be strengthened to challenge China.Addressing an annual event organized by the RSS on the occasion of Vijayadashami in Nagpur, India, he slammed China for encroaching… Continue reading RSS chief Bhagwat says strengthening ties with Nepal’s neighbors to counter China

Number of Armenian troops killed in Karabakh conflict rises by 36 to 963: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The defence ministry of Nagorno-Karabakh said on Saturday that the number of Armenian troops killed in the latest conflict in the region that began on Sept. 27 had risen by 36 to 963, the Interfax news agency reported. The collapse of two Russia-brokered ceasefires has dimmed hopes for a quick end to… Continue reading Number of Armenian troops killed in Karabakh conflict rises by 36 to 963: Ifax

U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections

FILE PHOTO: Certified nursing assistant (CNA) Jermaine LeFlore prepares to take a patient's nasal swab at a drive-thru testing site outside the Southside Health Center as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Bing Guan/File Photo

(Reuters) – The United States broke its daily record for new coronavirus infections on Friday as it reported 84,218 new cases due to outbreaks in virtually every part of the country, according to a Reuters tally.The spike in cases comes less than two weeks before the presidential election on November 3 and is hitting battleground… Continue reading U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections

New York State OASAS to award for expanding the “Triple P” Positive Parenting Program

New York: The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports has announced the award of nearly $800,000 to expand the “Triple P” Positive Parenting Program, an evidence-based prevention practice that has been shown to reduce risky behaviors among youth.Nine OASAS prevention providers were awarded funding under this initiative, which was provided through the… Continue reading New York State OASAS to award for expanding the “Triple P” Positive Parenting Program

Trial of Russian in alleged bitcoin fraud to wrap in Paris

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors requested on Friday a 10-year jail term and a fine of 750,000 euros ($888,634) against Alexander Vinnik, who is accused of being behind a 135 million-euro ($160 million) fraud campaign that used ransomware and the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The 41-year-old Russian, who is also wanted in the United States and Russia,… Continue reading Trial of Russian in alleged bitcoin fraud to wrap in Paris

France extends curfew as COVID second wave surges in Europe

(REUTERS): French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a curfew imposed last week on Paris and eight other cities would be extended to 38 more departments, confining 46 million out of the country’s 67 million population to their homes from 9 pm to 6 am.“A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is now under way in… Continue reading France extends curfew as COVID second wave surges in Europe

Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

ROME (AP): Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue.The papal thumbs-up came midway through the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which premiered at the Rome Film… Continue reading Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions