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North Korea fires ballistic missile in latest show of force
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North Korea fires ballistic missile in latest show of force

North Korea fired the ballistic missile at 12:03 pm (0303 GMT), Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, likely from the Sunan Airfield near Pyongyang, the site of previous recent ICBM tests

US congratulates Pakistan’s new PM Shehbaz Sharif, says values relationship with Islamabad
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US congratulates Pakistan’s new PM Shehbaz Sharif, says values relationship with Islamabad

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington views a strong, prosperous and democratic Pakistan as essential for the interests of both of the countries

Joe Biden planning to release one million barrels per day from oil reserves to control gas prices
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Joe Biden planning to release one million barrels per day from oil reserves to control gas prices

The announcement could come as soon as Thursday, when the White House says Biden is planning to deliver remarks on his administration’s plans to combat rising gas prices.

Joe Biden's point person on Russian sanctions to visit India today
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Joe Biden's point person on Russian sanctions to visit India today

The Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics Daleep Singh, an Indian American, will be in New Delhi on 30 and 31 March

US president Joe Biden proposes $1.8 billion for Indo-Pacific Strategy
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US president Joe Biden proposes $1.8 billion for Indo-Pacific Strategy

The budget, the White House said, promotes integrated deterrence in the Indo-Pacific and globally. To sustain and strengthen deterrence, the budget prioritizes China as the Department's pacing challenge.

Ukraine-Russia war: World powers must 'keep talking' with Vladimir Putin, says France
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Ukraine-Russia war: World powers must 'keep talking' with Vladimir Putin, says France

Speaking at a conference in Doha, France's foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said talks must continue because Russia has not achieved the results that it thought it would

China's foreign minister Wang Yi looks for a second chance for Beijing but India is cautious
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China's foreign minister Wang Yi looks for a second chance for Beijing but India is cautious

In conclusion, it appears that China wants this meeting more than India. In fact, India has no expectations, to begin with

President Joe Biden nominates Indian-American diplomat Puneet Talwar as US envoy to Morocco
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President Joe Biden nominates Indian-American diplomat Puneet Talwar as US envoy to Morocco

Talwar, who is currently a senior advisor at the state department, has held senior national security and foreign policy positions in the state department, the White House and the Senate

Will be forced to leave US without change in immigration system: Indian-American documented dreamer
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Will be forced to leave US without change in immigration system: Indian-American documented dreamer

Dreamers are basically undocumented immigrants who enter the US as children with parents. There are nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants, including over 500,000 from India

State of the Union Address 2022: Joe Biden says dictators must 'pay a price'
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State of the Union Address 2022: Joe Biden says dictators must 'pay a price'

In his address, the US president highlighted the bravery of Ukrainian defenders and the resolve of the Western Alliance to rearm the Ukrainian military and cripple Russia's economy through sanctions

Daleep Singh: The Indian-American economic advisor who is leading Joe Biden's administration in executing sanctions on Russia
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Daleep Singh: The Indian-American economic advisor who is leading Joe Biden's administration in executing sanctions on Russia

Daleep Singh is the Deputy National Security Advisor for international economics and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council

A look at sanctions imposed against Russia and why they may not thwart Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine plans
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A look at sanctions imposed against Russia and why they may not thwart Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine plans

As the Russia-Ukraine crisis worsens, the US, the European Union and other countries have enforced a wide range of financial and economic sanctions against Moscow

Russian invasion of Ukraine remains a distinct possibility, says Joe Biden
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Russian invasion of Ukraine remains a distinct possibility, says Joe Biden

While stressing that more than 150,000 Russian troops remain on the Ukrainian border, the US president said that US is still open for diplomacy to resolve the issue

Indian-American body urges President Biden to reject appointment of Masood Khan as Pakistan envoy to US
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Indian-American body urges President Biden to reject appointment of Masood Khan as Pakistan envoy to US

The group also alleged that in 2019, Khan shared stage with Fazlur Rehman Khalil, global terrorist and founder of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, designated as a terrorist organisation under the US law

Biden family welcomes new puppy 'Commander' to White House; Major to stay with friends
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Biden family welcomes new puppy 'Commander' to White House; Major to stay with friends

The purebred German shepherd is the newest addition to the Biden animal family which already has another German shepherd, Major, and is waiting for a cat to arrive in January

US imposes sanctions against Chinese biotech and surveillance companies over abuse of Uyghurs
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US imposes sanctions against Chinese biotech and surveillance companies over abuse of Uyghurs

The Commerce Department is targeting China’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences and its 11 research institutes that focus on using biotechnology to support the Chinese military

Joe Biden opens winter battle against COVID-19 as US braces for new threat against Omicron
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Joe Biden opens winter battle against COVID-19 as US braces for new threat against Omicron

Nine cases of the new strain have so far been confirmed in the United States, including five in New York announced Thursday evening by state Governor Kathy Hochul, and one in the Pacific island state of Hawaii

US makes COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all border crossers like truck drivers, govt officials from 22 January
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US makes COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all border crossers like truck drivers, govt officials from 22 January

Essential travellers entering by ferry will also be required to be fully vaccinated by the same date

After months of delays, US Congress finally passes Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure package
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After months of delays, US Congress finally passes Biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure package

The bill was passed with a 228-206 vote, with 13 Republicans, mostly moderates, supporting the legislation

COVID-19 vaccine mandates in US create conflict with defiant workers; 10 states sue Biden administration
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COVID-19 vaccine mandates in US create conflict with defiant workers; 10 states sue Biden administration

Thousands of Americans have sought religious or medical exemptions from taking the shot that were rejected, while others won't stand to be told what to do and have quit or been fired.