International Relations

Taliban asks voters to stay away

Electoral rallies and gatherings could become potential targets, warn insurgents The Taliban warned Afghans on Tuesday to keep away from election rallies and ordered its fighters to “stand against” the planned September vote. The militants and other insurgent groups conducted frequent attacks during previous elections, and this year’s campaign season …

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No Red Notice yet against Sandesara

Group faces allegations of bank loan fraud involving Rs. 8,100 crore. The Interpol is yet to issue Red Notices against Chetan and Nitin Sandesara, promoters of the Vadodara-based Sterling Biotech Limited group which faces allegations of bank loan fraud involving Rs. 8,100 crore. The Enforcement Directorate, which is pursuing a …

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U.S. senator seeks probe into FaceApp

Russian-made FaceApp is caught in a political storm The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, is in the eye of a political storm in the U.S., with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its “national security and privacy risks”. A …

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China-U.S. feud rises over Taiwan

Beijing has threatened to sanction U.S. companies over arms sales to Taipei Amid growing trade tensions with the U.S., China is going ahead with its decision to sanction American companies selling weapons to Taiwan. The State-run tabloid, Global Times , earlier this week nailed specific steps that China can take …

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ICJ verdict has exposed Pak.: Jaitley

‘World court has given it an opportunity to comply with the rule of law and reform its processes’ Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dubbed the International Court of Justice judgment in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case a “comprehensive victory for India.”“Pakistan lost conclusively before the ICJ. Its farcical processes through which …

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Release Jadhav forthwith, India tells Pakistan

‘We’ll continue efforts to free him’ A day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asked Pakistan to review the death penalty given to former naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, India called upon Pakistan to release him forthwith. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, making a statement in both Houses of Parliament, …

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EU launches probe into Amazon over data use

Says it gets undue edge over rivals The European Union’s powerful antitrust authority launched an in-depth investigation into Amazon on Wednesday, amid suspicions the U.S.-based internet behemoth misuses merchant data hosted on its website. The formal investigation opens a new chapter in the European Union’s campaign to address the dominance …

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