Month: September 2018

The US has made it clear that any country that continues to do business with Iran will be blocked from accessing the American banking and financial system. However, the sanctions are not endorsed by the UN and it has been a traditional policy of India to enforce only UNSC-authorised sanctions. Source: Exploring alternative oil supplies […]

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“Prime Minister Modi of India is a friend of mine, he (Trump) said. I like him very much,” Trump is quoted as saying in Woodward’s book ‘Fear: Trump in the White House’ The book has stirred a fresh row over its description of Trump as chaotic, mercurial and uninformed. Source: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar […]

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Theresa May looked shocked but should not really have been surprised by her humiliation at the EU’s summit in Salzburg. Source: After Salzburg, Theresa May’s Brexit plans are in shreds – a Norway or Canada model is a long shot, but her only option | The Independent

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Theresa May was left fighting to save her Chequers Brexit plan and with it her authority as prime minister after she was ambushed at the end of the Salzburg summit when EU leaders unexpectedly declared that her proposals would not work. Source: Brexit: May humiliated by Salzburg ambush as she fights to save Chequers | […]

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Following an informal Brexit summit, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said EU-UK relations should not be “dramatized.” Shortly after, British PM Theresa May criticized the EU, saying the UK expects respect. Source: EU, UK ′like two hedgehogs who love each other,′ says EU leader Juncker | News | DW | 21.09.2018

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The 2×2 talks between the Indian and United States foreign and defence ministers — Sushma Swaraj and Nirmala Sitharaman, and Mike Pompeo and James Mattis respectively — scheduled for September 6, will end in India’s capitulation if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government of Narendra Modi signs the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA Source: […]

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“It’s about pouring in too much money, which we cannot afford, cannot repay, and also because we don’t need these projects for Malaysia at this moment,” Mahathir said, adding a warning about bankruptcy and Malaysia’s ballooning national debt, which currently hovers around $250 million (€217 million), according to the Malaysian Ministry of Finance. Source: Malaysia′s […]

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