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Russia-Ukraine war: Virtual G7 meeting with Zelenskyy today

Washington: The G-7 leaders will have a virtual meeting on Sunday with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The meeting will be chaired by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The G7 countries include Germany, United States, UK, France, Japan, Canada and Italy. “On Sunday morning, President Biden will participate in a G7 virtual Leaders meeting chaired by German...

US closes airspace for Russian flights in support for Ukraine

Washington: The United States has closed its airspace for Russian flights. In his State of the Union (SOTU) address, US President Joe Biden announced that the ex-Soviet nation’s aircraft would be banned from entering American airspace. On Monday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had urged the US and European nations to close their airspace for Russia....

Biden approves $350 million in military assistance to Ukraine

Washington DC: The United States President Joe Biden on Friday approved $350 million in military assistance to Ukraine. According to the White House, Biden authorised the Secretary of State Antony Blinken “to direct the drawdown of up to an aggregate value of $350 million in defense articles and services of the Department of Defense, and...

Putin orders invasion on Ukraine; claims aim is to demilitarise, not occupy

Moscow: After days of verbal tug of war, Russia on Thursday announced invasion on Ukraine. Announcing the “military operations” to “defend” separatists in eastern Ukraine in surprise statement, Russian president Vladimir Putin claimed the aim was to demilitarise, not occupy, the region. Putin also warned of retaliation against any interference in the...

US, Canada, EU announce economic sanctions against Russia, ‘independent’ states

Warn of more sanctions against Russia in coming days if it continues its action against Ukraine Ottawa: The tension between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate with each passing day. While the former may have denied plans to invade Ukraine, its lawmakers on Tuesday authorised President Vladimir Putin to use military force outside the country,...

Russia recognises 2 rebel-backed regions in Ukraine as independent, triggers outrage

Ukrainian President Zelensky rules out territorial concessions Moscow: Russia formally recognised two regions of Ukraine, held by rebels backed by Moscow, with President Vladimir Putin signing decrees to this effect. In the decrees, Putin also directed the Russian defense ministry to send troops to the regions for “peacekeeping”. Accusing Russia of damaging peace...

Amid Russia-Ukraine tensions, Biden agrees ‘in principle’ to meet Putin

Accepts French President Emanuel Macron’s proposal for a summit, but will meet Putin only if Russia does not invade Ukraine Washington: Amid the ongoing, and escalating, tensions between Russia and Ukraine, the United States President Joe Biden has ‘in principle’ agreed to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin if the latter does not invade Ukraine....

Ukraine says soldier killed in shelling in separatist east

Kyiv: The fears that Russia may invade Ukraine despite all its claims are intensifying with reports of increasing attacks by Russia-backed rebels. On Saturday, Ukrainian army said that one of its soldier was killed in clashes with the rebels in the separatist east. The military said that separatists had opened fire on more than 20...

PM Narendra Modi, US President Biden reiterate commitment to deal with Covid, climate change, terrorism

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Joe Biden for bilateral talks on Friday. This is their first in-person meeting since Biden took over as US president. Modi reached New York on Saturday, where he will attend the 76th session of United Nations General Assembly. The leaders affirmed a clear vision that will guide...

PM Narendra Modi, US President Biden to have first in-person bilateral talks today

The meeting between Narendra Modi and Joe Biden will be followed by the Quad Summit; Modi met US VP Kamala Harris on Thursday Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the US on a three-day tour, will meet US President Joe Biden on Friday for bilateral talks. This will be the first in-person meeting...

PM Modi, Joe Biden to hold discussions on strengthening Indo-US ties on Sep 24

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden will hold discussions on bolstering trade, investment and defence ties between the two countries during their in-person meeting on September 24. Notably, PM Modi will leave for the US tomorrow and will return on Sunday. The last...

PM Modi to travel to US to take part in Quad Summit hosted by Joe Biden

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be travelling to the US to take part in the first in-person summit of the leaders of the Quad countries—India, Australia, Japan and the US—on September 24. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga and US President Joe Biden will also take part in the summit. The Ministry...