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India, Japan discuss Indo-Pacific region, maritime security

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Japan discussed the Indo-Pacific region and maritime security among other issues in the fourth round of the India-Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue here, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. The two sides exchanged views on various topics of mutual interest including the Indo-Pacific region, maritime security, cooperation in humanitarian assis...

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IAEA inspection to Iranian university authorized: Minister

Tehran, July 19 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently inspected an Iranian university, Science Minister Mansour Gholami said on Wednesday. Iran's Supreme National Security Council had authorized the inspection, Gholami was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. He denounced the claims that such visits damage national interests, saying that the inspections...

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Trump under fire for defending Putin over poll meddling

Washington, July 17 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is facing a barrage of criticism for defending his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over claims of Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential elections. At a joint news conference with Putin following their summit in Finland on Monday, Trump refused to denounce the Russian leader for interfering in the presidential campaign and i...

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US challenges five WTO members for imposing retaliatory trade tariffs

Washington, July 17 (IANS) The US on Monday launched a dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) challenging five WTO member countries for applying trade tariffs in retaliation for US President Trump's recent actions on the aluminum and steel trade. According to a US Department of Commerce statement, the US has launched separate disputes at the WTO against China, the European Union, ...

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Sahil Phull to play national security agent

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actor Sahil Phull, known for TV shows like Kundali Bhagya and Uttaran, will play a national security agent in the digital project The Birthday Gift. It's a web series by Bengali filmmaker Arindam Chakraborty and produced by Biocine entertainment, Sahil, who earlier appeared in Vikram Bhatt's web series Twisted 2, said in a statement. I am happy to play the...

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Protests continue in Iraq over lack of jobs, basic services

Baghdad, July 16 (IANS) Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in protest over lack of jobs and basic service, police said. In Dhi Qar province, dozens of protestors gathered around the provincial council building and others attacked offices of al-Hikma, Badr and Fadhiela political parties in the city of Nasriyah, some 375 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Xin...

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Aadhaar biometric data cannot be hacked: Minister

Panaji, July 15 (IANS) The biometric data of Aadhaar cannot be hacked even if someone tried a billion times, Union Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday, while calling the data storage system completely safe and secure. ... the system contains my fingerprints and my iris scan, kept in a safe and secure condition which cannot be broken into even with billi...

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Trump-Putin summit should proceed: Pompeo

Washington, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the summit between President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin should proceed even as the political fallout continues over the indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers. Despite calls by top Democrats in Congress for Trump to cancel the meeting scheduled to take place in Finland on Mond...

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Won't gang up against China in Indo-Pacific: India

Beijing, July 13 (IANS) India on Friday told China that it is for free and open Indo-Pacific region and does not believe in ganging up against Beijing in the area as the two countries held their second maritime affairs dialogue. The revival of so-called quad -- an idea of anti-China bloc containing the US, Japan, India, and Australia in the Indo-Pacific -- has worried China, which has be...

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India puts forward its vision on Indo-Pacific to China

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India on Friday elaborated on its vision for the Indo-Pacific region during the second India-China Maritime Affairs Dialogue held in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on various topics of mutual interest, including perspectives on maritime security and cooperation, blue economy, and further strengthening of practical cooperation, the External Affairs Minist...

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Guterres backs Zeid's call for Kashmir human rights probe

United Nations, July 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's call for an international investigation into human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir saying that it represents the voice of the UN. Guterres also defended at a news conference on Thursday his own report on children in armed conflict that referred to s...

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Guterres backs Zeid's call for Kashmir human rights investigation

United Nations, July 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has backed Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein's call for an international investigation into human rights situation in Kashmir saying that it represents the voice of the UN. He also defended at a news conference on Thursday his own report on children in armed conflict that referred to situations in Jam...

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Guterres defends his and Zeid's reports on Kashmir as 'voice of UN'

United Nations, July 12 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday mounted a strong defence of reports dealing with Kashmir issued recently by him and Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, saying that they were covered by the the general mandate of human rights instruments. Guterres backed Zeid's call in his report for an investigation into the human rights ...

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Rajnath institutes five Police Medals

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday instituted five Police Medals to promote professionalism and excellence in service and give recognition to those security personnel doing good work in stressful environment and in difficult areas. These five medals -- Special Operation Medal, Police Antarik Suraksha Seva Padak, Asadharan Aasuchana Kushalta Padak, U...

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S. Korean envoy heads to US to plan dialogue with North

Seoul, July 11 (IANS) The South Korean representative in the negotiations for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula left for the US on Wednesday as part of efforts to coordinate the next steps in the ongoing dialogue with the North Korean regime about its disarmament. The envoy, Lee Do-hoon, left from Seoul's Incheon International Airport on Wednesday and will be in Washington till Sa...

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China-friendly code behind iPhone-crashing bug: Report

San Francisco, July 11 (IANS) A code added to appease the Chinese government was the culprit behind a bug that crashed iPhones of some users when they wrote Taiwan or used the Taiwanese flag emoji, claims a security researcher. The bug, which is now fixed, was spotted in iOS 11.3, security researcher Patrick Wardle, a former hacker for the US National Security Agency, wrote in a blog pos...

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Suspected Tunisian IS supporter expelled from Italy

Rome, July 10 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Interior Minister Mattel Salvini deported a 26-year-old Tunisian accused of supporting the Islamic State jihadist group, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The suspect was expelled aboard a flight to Tunis from Malpensa airport near Milan, the ministry said. The Tunisian had been living in the northwest Italian port city of Genoa after he was ...

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Taiwan's ex-president charged with breach of trust, economic offences

Taipei, July 10 (IANS) Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was on Tuesday officially charged with breach of trust and economic irregularities while approving sales of assets owned by his party Kuomintang, the Taipei prosecutor's office said. The Kuomintang (KMT) party had accumulated huge wealth in the form of cash, securities and real estate during its rule from 1949 to 2000, which ...

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Switzerland moves WTO against US tariffs on steel, aluminium

Geneva, July 10 (IANS) Switzerland has moved the World Trade Organization (WTO) disputing the unjustified US tariffs on steel and aluminium, the Swiss Economy Ministry said on Tuesday. From Switzerland's point of view, the additional duties, which according to the US have been introduced to protect national security, are unjustified, according to the official statement cited by Xinhua ne...

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India accuses Zeid of bias on Kashmir, Guterres of overstepping mandate

United Nations, July 10 (IANS) India has accused UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein of exhibiting clear bias in his report on Kashmir and criticised Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of overstepping his mandate in his report on children in armed conflict. In the double-barrel attack, India's Deputy Permanent Representative Tanmaya Lal told the Security Council on Monday ...

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