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Don't play with fire, China warns America

China has warned the United States to stop playing with fire over Taiwan and lodged a complaint after Washington issued guidelines that will enable US officials to meet more freely with officials from the island that China claims as its own.

Apr 14, 2021, 10:27 AM IST

United States to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 2021

The US, the official said, will coordinate with NATO allies and partners about a drawdown of their forces in the same timeframe beginning before May one ending before the 20th anniversary of September 11.

Apr 13, 2021, 23:41 PM IST

United States' universities divided over COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students

US colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the COVID-19 vaccine, including whether they should — or legally can — require it.

Apr 12, 2021, 13:26 PM IST

US warns China, says action against Taiwan would be a 'serious mistake'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that it would be a serious mistake for anyone to try to change the existing status quo of  Taiwan by force. 

Apr 12, 2021, 11:42 AM IST

Will fight a war, defend ourselves to the very last day if China attacks, says Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu noted China flew 10 warplanes into Taiwan's air defense identification zone on Monday and deployed an aircraft carrier group for exercises near Taiwan.

Apr 08, 2021, 08:27 AM IST

COVID-19: All American adults to be eligible for vaccine by April 19, announces President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday moved up the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility target for all American adults to April 19, but warned that with new virus variants spreading "we`re still in a life-and-death race" with the coronavirus.

Apr 07, 2021, 08:41 AM IST

Global COVID-19 caseload tops 131.6 million, India third worst-hit country

The overall global COVID-19 caseload has topped 131.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.85 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Apr 06, 2021, 09:11 AM IST

India critical in solving climate crisis, says US ahead of John Kerry’s New Delhi visit

Ahead of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's New Delhi visit, starting Monday (April 5), the US has said that India is a "critical part of the solution to the climate crisis". 

Apr 05, 2021, 07:29 AM IST

United States suspends all trade ties with Myanmar until elected government returns

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Monday (March 29) announced the immediate suspension of all US trade engagement with Myanmar.

Mar 29, 2021, 20:49 PM IST

China says it firmly opposes Quad alliance, tells US to refrain from 'creating troubles out of nothing'

China has said that it was firmly opposed to the Quad alliance consisting of the US, India, Australia and Japan and has asked Washington to refrain from making "troubles out of nothing" and do more to contribute to regional peace and stability.

Mar 26, 2021, 08:00 AM IST

At least ten people, including cop, killed in Colorado supermarket shooting in US

US President Joe Biden has been informed of the Boulder supermarket shooting that reportedly left several people dead, informed White House spokesperson Jen Psaki.

Mar 23, 2021, 07:01 AM IST

Breaking News: US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin visits India

US Defense Minister Lloyd Austin arrives in India on a 3-day tour, which is the first visit by a US minister since the formation of the Biden government. Lloyd Austin will meet India's Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and NSA Ajit Doval.

Mar 19, 2021, 19:02 PM IST

Call centre fraud: Indian national from Gurgaon sentenced to 3-year in US federal prison

Sahil Narang, 29, who was in the United States illegally at the time of his arrest in May 2019, is described in court documents as a key participant in a sophisticated so-called Tech Fraud and Refund Fraud online telemarketing schemes that targeted technologically unsophisticated computer users, usually senior citizens.

Mar 18, 2021, 07:07 AM IST

Georgia massage parlor shootings claim 8 lives, man taken into custody

Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said three people were killed at a spa in northeast Atlanta, while a fourth person was killed at another spa across the street. He said all four victims were female, and "It appears that they may be Asian."

Mar 17, 2021, 07:43 AM IST

India-US ties going much deeper, reflected in PM Modi-Biden equation, says India's US Ambassador

Following first-ever Quad virtual summit, Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu emphasised that the relations between New Delhi and Washington is going "much deeper". 

Mar 15, 2021, 09:46 AM IST

Striving to ensure that Indo-Pacific is accessible and governed by international law: Quad leaders pen joint op-ed

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, United States president Joe Biden, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison and Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga  jointly-authored opinion article for The Washington Post. 

Mar 14, 2021, 14:46 PM IST

G7 meet in United Kingdom could witness first in-person Quad meet

The group met on March 12 at the leaders level for the first time, but the meet was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 14, 2021, 07:06 AM IST

US condemns China at UN rights forum for abuse of Uighurs, Tibetans

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who meets his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Alaska next week, is due to raise the treatment of Uighurs, US officials have said.

Mar 13, 2021, 15:59 PM IST

Brazil suffers worst run of daily deaths since Coronavirus Pandemic began

World Health Organization said the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil is very concerning and serious action needs to be taken.

Mar 13, 2021, 10:44 AM IST

We strive for a region that is free, open, and unconstrained by coercion: Quad leaders

India, Australia, Japan and the United States said that they are united in a shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. 

Mar 13, 2021, 08:05 AM IST