The World Outside: The Ukraine Crisis is Closer Home for India than You Think

The World Outside: The Ukraine Crisis is Closer Home for India than You Think

The brewing crisis in Eastern Europe may impact India in more ways than one even as New Delhi has tried hard to maintain a distance from the Ukraine issue. On Thursday, New Delhi’s purchase of the S400 missile defence system from Moscow though came under the scanner yet again and this time worryingly in the […]

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'Hostile forces, Covid-19': North Korea To Not Attend Beijing Winter Olympics

In Sixth Weapons Test in Jan, North Korea Fires Two Missiles in Rejection of US Offer for Nuclear Talks

North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles Thursday, Seoul said, its sixth weapons test this month in one of the most intense spates of launches on record that has delivered an emphatic rejection of Washington’s offers for talks on its nuclear programme. Pyongyang has not fired this many missiles in a calendar month in decades, according to […]

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'Every Indication' Putin Plans Force Against Ukraine by Mid-February, Says US

‘Every Indication’ Putin Plans Force Against Ukraine by Mid-February, Says US

The United States believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin remains poised to use force against Ukraine by mid-February despite a pressure campaign to stop him, a top diplomat said Wednesday. “I have no idea whether he’s made the ultimate decision, but we certainly see every indication that he is going to use military force sometimes […]

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'Don't Try to Capture': Lab Monkeys Escape After Collision With Truck in US, One on the Loose

‘Don’t Try to Capture’: Lab Monkeys Escape After Collision With Truck in US, One on the Loose

The local WNEP news site said a police helicopter with thermal cameras was used to track down the cynomolgus monkeys. (Image for representation/Shutterstock) Cynomolgus monkeys — also known as long-tailed macaques — can cost up to $10,000 each and have been in demand for coronavirus vaccine research. AFP Last Updated:January 23, 2022, 10:37 IST FOLLOW […]

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Big Tech: New Step to Curb Firms’ Power Advanced by US Senate Panel

New Step to Curb Tech Giants’ Power Advanced by US Senate Panel

The US Congress has taken a new step toward reining in the market dominance of Big Tech companies. Bipartisan legislation advanced by a Senate panel would bar the dominant online platforms from favouring their own goods and services over those of rivals. It could, for example, prevent Amazon from steering consumers to its own brands […]

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US House Bill on Chip Investment, China Competitiveness Coming Soon: Nancy Pelosi

US House Bill on Chip Investment Coming Soon: Nancy Pelosi

The US House of Representatives will soon introduce a bill to increase US competitiveness with China and boost federal spending on semiconductors, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday as the Biden administration seeks to boost domestic chip production. “The House will soon introduce its competitiveness bill,” she said in a note to Democratic colleagues. The […]

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'Hostile forces, Covid-19': North Korea To Not Attend Beijing Winter Olympics

North Korea Says Will Reconsider Moratorium on Nuclear, Long-Range Missile Tests

North Korea said it will bolster its defense against the United States and evaluate “restarting all temporally suspended activities,” according to state media KCNA on Thursday. The announcement is a possible reference to its self-imposed moratorium on testing nuclear weapons, which has been in place since 2017. Though Pyongyang is barred from testing ballistic missiles […]

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Decoding Ukraine Crisis: Belligerent Russia, Defiant West & A Cold War-Style Standoff That May Soon Escalate

Decoding Ukraine Crisis: Belligerent Russia, Defiant West & A Cold War-Style Standoff That May Soon Escalate

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia, which has massed troops along the border, have drawn Washington and Moscow into a Cold War-style stand-off. Western intelligence officials say that Russia has amassed 100,000 troops on the eastern side of the former Soviet republic. They fear another invasion by Russia, on the lines of Crimea in 2014. Numerous […]

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Here's Why Airlines Want Your Phones on ‘Airplane Mode’ Before Take-Off

Here’s Why Airlines Want Your Phones on ‘Airplane Mode’ Before Take-Off

Every regular flier is surely familiar with the moment when the cabin crew tells them to turn off their phone or put it on Airplane mode during the flight. So, have you ever wondered why you need to put your phone on “Airplane Mode” before flying? In certain countries such as the United States, using […]

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