Xi’s actions will impact international relations

The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) anointed Xi Jinping as the leader of the party and hence, of China, for an indefinite time. Moreover, the Politburo’s supreme standing committee is now stacked with Xi’s acolytes and proteges. China is now the world’s second-largest economy and aspires to be a superpower, rivaling … Read more

G-20 leaders end summit condemning Russia despite divisions

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Members of the Group of 20 leading economies ended their summit Wednesday with a declaration of firm condemnation of the war in Ukraine and a warning that the conflict is making an already delicate world economy worse. The summit’s closing statement was noteworthy because world leaders managed to highlight a … Read more

G20 leaders’ declaration condemns Russia’s war ‘in strongest terms’

Bali, Indonesia CNN — Russia’s international isolation grew Wednesday, as world leaders issued a joint declaration condemning its war in Ukraine that has killed thousands of people and crippled the global economy. The Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, concluded Wednesday with a leaders’ statement that “deplores in the strongest terms the aggression by … Read more

Could India help broker peace in Ukraine?

In July, when a critical deal was brokered by the United Nations and Turkey to free up millions of pounds of desperately needed Ukrainian grain, India played an important behind-the-scenes role in helping sell the plan to Russia, which had been blocking the grain ships. Two months later, when Russian forces were shelling the Zaporizhzhia … Read more

Climate emergency: Will polluting rich nations pay reparations? | Climate Crisis News

After decades of slow progress on climate action, with political leaders dragging their heels on finance or debating whether climate change is even real, this year’s extreme weather proved a stark reminder that the world has reached some of the tipping points climate scientists have been warning us about. The deaths of more than 1,700 … Read more

Toxic smog turns India’s capital “into a gas chamber”

India’s capital region of Delhi was a “gas chamber” with smog, haze and an Air Quality Index over 600, indicating a severe health risk, in many places on November 4, 2022. CBS/Vijay Bedi New Delhi — Authorities in India stepped up efforts on Friday to address deteriorating air quality as farmers burning crop stubble and … Read more

What we know about India’s deadly Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat

CNN — The deaths of 135 people in the collapse of a cable suspension bridge in India’s western state of Gujarat is one of the worst public safety tragedies to hit the country in recent years. As authorities investigate the incident, questions have been raised about how the narrow walkway collapsed and the role of … Read more

No good, bad terrorists, says India ahead of rare UN terror meeting at Mumbai’s Taj | Latest News India

NEW DELHI: Fashioning a global response to the use of new technologies for terrorism, especially new digital payment systems and drones, will be the focus of a special meeting of the UN Security Council’s Counter Terrorism Committee (CTC) to be hosted by India this week. The meeting will have an informal opening session on October … Read more

What do Indians think about Rishi Sunak’s rise? Like UK-India relations, it’s complicated

CNN — As Rishi Sunak made history this week by becoming Britain’s first Prime Minister of Indian descent, many in the South Asian nation were quick to congratulate the new leader – with some in the media even claiming him as their own. India was once part of a British empire that stretched so far … Read more