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US Concerned Over China's Attempt To 'Intimidate' India And Other Neighbouring Countries

Jan 11, 2022 PTI

Ahead of the 14th round of military-level talks between India and China, the United States expressed concern over Beijing's behaviour in the region that could prove to be destabilising.

Explainer | US President Joe Biden’s ‘Summit For Democracy’: All You Need To Know

Dec 10, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

US President Joe Biden on Thursday gathered over 100 global leaders to host the virtual 'Summit for Democracy', where he talked about the 'backward slide of democracy' and the perils of strengthening autocracy.


Iran Nuclear Talks Fail To Reach Agreement, Says IAEA Chief

The latest round of talks over international monitoring of Iran's nuclear program did not lead to any breakthroughs, said the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: US Hold Jamaica At 1-1 Draw

Nov 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

US have 15 points going into their final six qualifiers. The top three nations qualify from North and Central America and the Caribbean, and the fourth goes to a playoff.


Countries Adopt New Climate Deal With Coal Compromise

Before India succeeded in getting the change made, nation after nation talked about the final provisions not going far or fast enough but a compromise was better than nothing.

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06 November, 2021

US To Allow Vaccinated Foreigners To Enter From Nov 8: What It Means For Indian Travellers

Outlook Web Desk

An estimated three million visa applications from Indians wanting to visit the United States, either for work, leisure or academics, will flood the US administration once the travel restrictions are eased.


23 October, 2021

Amid The Capitol Riot, Facebook Faced Its Own Insurrection

Associated Press (AP)

It quickly became clear that even after years under the microscope for insufficiently policing its platform, the social network had missed how riot participants spent weeks vowing — on Facebook itself — to stop Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.


15 October, 2021

Bitcoin Soars Past $60,000 To Near Record High As ETF Hopes Rise In U.S.

Outlook Business Team

This is being suggested as a landmark event paving the way for the adoption of unregulated digital assets in the mainstream. Bloomberg had reported on Thursday that the U.S. SEC was preparing to allow the first bitcoin futures ETF.


15 October, 2021

US Unemployment Claims Fall To Lowest Level Since Pandemic

Associated Press (AP)

Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers, with about 3% of workers doing so in August.


14 October, 2021

FDA Panel Debates Lower-Dose Moderna COVID Shots For Booster

Associated Press (AP)

U.S. officials stress that the priority is to get shots to the 66 million unvaccinated Americans who are eligible for immunization -- those most at risk as the extra-contagious delta variant of the coronavirus has burned across the country.


14 October, 2021

US Reaffirms Support For Easing WTO Rules On COVID Vaccines

Associated Press (AP)

The World Health Organization says that the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines — largely produced in the U.S., Europe and Asia — have gone to the world’s richest countries, while developing nations have had relatively little access to them.


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12 October, 2021

IMF Projects Indian Economy Would Grow At 8.5 Per Cent In 2022

Outlook Business Team

The forecast for the sovereign remains unchanged from its July update. However, the growth forecast is a three per cent drop compared to the 2021 forecast published in April this year.


09 October, 2021

China-U.S. Reps Hold Meeting On Bilateral Trade Issues

Associated Press (AP)

Under President Joe Biden, the administration has maintained the higher tariffs and other policies that have elicited complaints from Beijing but has sought a more cordial tone in discussions between the sides.


07 October, 2021

India Flags Security Concern As US Deputy Secretary Of State Heads To Pakistan After Talks

Seema Guha

Ahead of her visit to Islamabad, US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman who is currently in Mumbai met with top Indian officials in New Delhi and reassured them of the US' commitment to fighting terror.


07 October, 2021

US President Biden And China's Xi Jinping To Meet Virtually: White House

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese leader Xi has not left China amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic and is not expected to attend the upcoming Group of 20 and COP26 summits in Europe in person.


05 October, 2021

US Congressman Declares October As 'Hindu Heritage Month' For Indian Americans

PTI

Hindus in the United States are celebrating October as the Hindu Heritage month, Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi said.


27 September, 2021

Stadium In Houston Named After Indian-Americans Who Envisioned Bringing Cricket To US

PTI

The India House in Houston has dedicated its stadium to founding members Durga Agarwal and his wife Sushila in an attempt to hold sporting events and promote cultural diversity.


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22 September, 2021

China, US Unveil Separate Big Steps To Fight Climate Change

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the UN General Assembly.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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