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The US, Russia, China, all have to be worked on anew.

 
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The EU is engaged in several trade and investment negotiations, including the Trans-Atlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) with the US. It has recently finished negotiating important trade agreements with Canada and Vietnam and is discussing Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with African countries. Discussions on trade and investment with India, and on investment with China, are also significant.

 
 
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British commentators have noted that with Brexit, the UK’s engagement with Europe has come full circle. In 1990, then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was forced out of office by a group in her own Tory Party that favoured more European integration. T

 
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Sweet are the uses of adversity/Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous/Wears yet a precious jewel in his head,” writes William Shakespeare. Indeed, the humiliating defeat India suffered while attempting to gatecrash into the plenary of the Nuclear Suppliers Group in Seoul last weekend is a matter of deep anguish and indignation, but also provides useful markers on why the foreign policy establishment fumbled so miserably. 

 
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Britain’s decision to leave the EU after a bitter and divisive campaign symbolised by the murder of the British MP Jo Cox has roiled world markets and posed the most serious crisis for the 28-nation group since its inception. The post-World War II idealism that brought warring nations together has undergone a dramatic change.  
 

In a stunning victory for the anti-establishment forces that have upended mainstream politics across the Western world, British voters chose on Thursday to pull their country out of the European Union, sending global markets into a tailspin and encouraging anti-E.U. forces across the continent to push for their own referenda on whether to break away.

 
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A number of issues that PM Modi pursued during his last trip abroad, during which he combined a third India-US summit with stopovers in five nations, have come to a boil — the civil nuclear cooperation and Indian membership of the NSG; declaration of India as a major defence partner, which the US Senate later dropped; finalising the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (an India-specific version of a Logistics Support Agreement, which in the past was repeatedly postponed).

 

 
 
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India recently concluded the long-awaited contract with Iran to develop the Chabahar port, and a related deal involving the establishment of a trilateral trade and economic corridor. 

 
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At the July 2015 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit at Ufa, it was decided to upgrade two “observers” — India and Pakistan — to full membership. The aspirations of another observer, Iran, were, however, kept on hold. 

 

The World Health Organisation has confirmed that the Olympic Games scheduled to be held in August in Rio de Janeiro will go ahead, the Zika virus notwithstanding.An Emergency Committee meeting convened by the WHO Director-General said there is “very low risk” of the virus spreading globally as a consequence of the Games being held in Brazil. 

 


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The words of Ho Chi Minh  “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty” rang true for the people of the erstwhile East Pakistan when, with increasing brutality, the West Pakistani oppression spread across the land, writes Anwar A Khan from Dhaka
 
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In a significant boost to New Delhi's Act East Policy, India and Japan set up the Act East Forum on Tuesday as agreed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India this year for the annual bilateral meeting that would help to focus and catalyse development in India's Northeast.
 
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  United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated on Friday Washington's warning that “all options are on the table” to meet North Korea's nuclear threat while offering to keep the lines of communication with Pyongyang open.
 
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The 15th trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China concluded in New Delhi on Monday with many nuanced takeaways embedded in the joint statement of 46 paragraphs. Reiterating that the forum “is not directed against any other country”, the statement underlined the importance of the establishment o
 
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The first thing that one sees when a flight approaches New Delhi is thick smog that envelopes the city and its lack of greenery.  In almost all other major cities of India lack of greenery is the most obvious sight that one sees when approaching it by air.
 
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Pakistan has agreed to allow the rupee to depreciate after holding talks with the International Mone­tary Fund (IMF) on the country's economy.

 
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Two major global changes in the past year; the ‘Brexit’ referendum and the advent of Donald Trump, writes Sandeep Kaur Bhatia

 
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Over the last 25 years, India's explosive economic growth has vaulted it into the ranks of the world's emerging major powers. Long plagued by endemic poverty, until the 1990s the Indian economy was also hamstrung by a burdensome regulat...

 
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Title: A Ticket to Syria; Author: Shirish Thorat; Publisher: Bloomsbury India: Pages: 254; Price: Rs 399

 
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It is often conjectured if the reason for long-standing conflicts and insurgencies, in the developing world, especially South Asia, is not only other powers fishing in troubled waters but also the keenness of arms industries, mostly Western, to...

 
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Title: The People Next Door -The Curious History of India-Pakistan Relations; Author: T.C.A. Raghavan; Publisher: HarperCollins ; Pages: 361; Price: Rs 699