US Vice President Kamala Harris met India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stressed the importance of a free and open Indo-Pacific region at a time when the US is trying to solidify its pivot toward Asia and strengthen ties with allies to take on China’s growing influence in the region.
The window is still open to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal but won’t be forever, a senior US official said yesterday, saying Iran has yet to name a negotiator, set a date for talks or say whether it would resume where they left off in June.
The European Union announced on Thursday that it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that anyone found to have “acted beyond bounds” in his campaign against illegal drugs would be held accountable under national laws, while appearing to reject an International Criminal Court probe.
Police in Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne arrested more than 200 people after projectiles thrown by protesters injured two officers yesterday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against Covid-19 curbs.
The US will start to allow imports of UK lamb for the first time in decades, Boris Johnson said, as he used his trip to Washington to talk up what he termed “solid incremental steps” in mutual trade, in the absence of a formal bilateral deal.
All Indian children aged 12 or older will become eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations from next month, when drug maker Cadila Healthcare launches its ZyCoV-D product, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter disclosed.