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India, US sign new investment incentive agreement; deal to supersede 1997 IIA
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India, US sign new investment incentive agreement; deal to supersede 1997 IIA

The new IIA has been signed, to keep pace with the additional investment support programmes, offered by the DFC, such as debt, equity investment, investment guaranty, investment insurance or reinsurance, feasibility studies for potential projects and grants

Punjab: Bhagwant Mann directs DGCA to start flights from Mohali airport to US, Canada
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Punjab: Bhagwant Mann directs DGCA to start flights from Mohali airport to US, Canada

Chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the civil aviation department, Punjab chief minister said a large number of people are settled in countries like the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia and this initiative will facilitate the Punjabi diaspora abroad

US president Joe Biden launches Indo-Pacific trade deal, warns over inflation
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US president Joe Biden launches Indo-Pacific trade deal, warns over inflation

Biden, speaking at a news conference, acknowledged the US economy has 'problems' but said they were 'less consequential than the rest of the world has'

Operation Fly Formula: 78,000 pounds of specialty infant formula arrives in US
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Operation Fly Formula: 78,000 pounds of specialty infant formula arrives in US

The White House announced the first two Defense Production Act authorisations for infant formula, both coming from the Department of Health and Human Services

US president Joe Biden arrives in Japan with no response on outreach to North Korea
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US president Joe Biden arrives in Japan with no response on outreach to North Korea

On 24 May, Biden will join the leaders of Australia, India and Japan for a summit of the Quad group but there is a fear that North Korea will test a nuclear-capable missile or a bomb

US president Joe Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends South Korea visit
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US president Joe Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends South Korea visit

At a time of high inflation and simmering dissatisfaction at home, Biden emphasized his global mission to strengthen the American economy by convincing foreign companies like Hyundai to launch new operations in the US

US president Joe Biden says 'hi' to North Korea's Kim Jong Un, despite nuclear test fears
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US president Joe Biden says 'hi' to North Korea's Kim Jong Un, despite nuclear test fears

Biden is leaving South Korea, after spending two days with President Yoon Suk-yeol, with the pair discussing possibly expanding joint military exercises to counter Kim Jong Un's sabre-rattling

US president Joe Biden heads to Japan after warning on North Korea threat
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US president Joe Biden heads to Japan after warning on North Korea threat

Biden is leaving South Korea, where he joined newly elected President Yoon Suk-yeol for a series of meetings, including discussing expanded military exercises to counter North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sabre rattling

US President Joe Biden, South Korea's Yoon Suk Yeol to consult on how to check North Korea's nuclear threat
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US President Joe Biden, South Korea's Yoon Suk Yeol to consult on how to check North Korea's nuclear threat

As part of a five-day visit in Asia, Joe Biden is focusing on his relationship with the new South Korean leader Yoon Suk Yeol

North Korean nuclear 'sabre rattling' overshadows US President Joe Biden's South Korea trip
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North Korean nuclear 'sabre rattling' overshadows US President Joe Biden's South Korea trip

Like Japan, South Korea is seen as a key player in US strategy to contain China and maintain what Washington calls the 'free and open Indo-Pacific'

‘Failing to stand up for Uyghur community’: US slams UN human rights commissioner for Xinjiang trip
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‘Failing to stand up for Uyghur community’: US slams UN human rights commissioner for Xinjiang trip

Michelle Bachelet, at the invitation of Beijing, is set to lead a six-day mission to China starting Monday

US president Joe Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home
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US president Joe Biden in Asia: New friends, old tensions, storms at home

The US president hopes to use his six-day Asia visit to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends

Canada confirms its first two cases of Monkeypox
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Canada confirms its first two cases of Monkeypox

Monkeypox is an uncommon disease that usually causes symptoms of fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes and a chickenpox-like rash on the hands and face

Joe Biden brushes off Turkey's opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO
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Joe Biden brushes off Turkey's opposition to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Acceptance of Sweden and Finland would bring into the alliance two well-equipped, modern militaries on Russia's doorstep, said the US president

US confirms its first case of monkeypox in Massachusetts man
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US confirms its first case of monkeypox in Massachusetts man

The Massachusetts resident had travelled to Canada at the end of April to meet friends and returned in early May. He is currently in hospital, but in a good condition, officials said

Taiwan-China tussle: From chequered history to current relationship, what you need to know
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Taiwan-China tussle: From chequered history to current relationship, what you need to know

While they have established strong economic ties, efforts at political reconciliation have stumbled in recent years as Taiwan asserts its own identity and China ups its demands that the island accept its terms for unification between the sides

US has made Pakistan a slave without invading it, claims ex-PM
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US has made Pakistan a slave without invading it, claims ex-PM

Imran Khan has also claimed that a conspiracy to assassinate him was being hatched in Pakistan and abroad

US, EU to announce joint effort at identifying semiconductor supply disruptions and counter Russian disinformation
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US, EU to announce joint effort at identifying semiconductor supply disruptions and counter Russian disinformation

The two sides will announce an 'early warning system' for semiconductors supply disruptions, hoping to avoid excessive competition between Western powers for the vital tech component

US shooting: 10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack; police describe it as 'racially motived' hate crime
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US shooting: 10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack; police describe it as 'racially motived' hate crime

The gunman wore body armor and military-style clothing during the attack in the supermarket in Buffalo, New York, where mostly Blacks shoppers and workers at Tops Friendly Market were present. He even aired the shooting live on Twitch

US president Joe Biden welcomes Southeast Asian leaders with clean energy, maritime pledges
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US president Joe Biden welcomes Southeast Asian leaders with clean energy, maritime pledges

Top leaders from eight of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations flew to Washington for the two-day summit