Differences remain, as between any two countries. But attempts have been made over the past year to reach accommodations. Worries over possible US sanctions against India related to the purchase of Russian defence equipment have diminished following complications arising from Turkey’s acquisition of similar equipment. The consequences of heightened US tensions with Iran have been managed, with India given time and space to diversify its energy supplies while receiving a waiver from US sanctions for the port project in Chabahar. Many major trade differences have been bridged, including on agriculture and health care, although new points of friction have arisen related to digital payments, data localisation, and e-commerce. On Afghanistan, India has been supportive of efforts to improve coordination between the Trump administration and the government in Kabul as both negotiate with the Taliban. With respect to Pakistan, which has experienced a decline in US military assistance, … [Read more...] about The resilience of India-US relations| Analysis
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1. A messy debate for a messy stage of the campaignThis whole primary campaign is a bit all over the shop. There are still too many candidates in the race. The frontrunner has only one emphatic victory to his name. It's angrier than it's ever been as candidates watch their electoral fortunes evaporate before their eyes. … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders becomes target number one at debate as Democrats clash in race to become Trump’s opponent
Photo: Before being shot, Malala Yousafzai was an activist for girls' education in the Swat region of Pakistan. (AFP) Photo: Pakistani hospital workers carry the injured Malala Yousafzai after she was attacked by gunmen in Mingora. Photo: Malala Yousufzai was treated at the The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. (Reuters: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham) Photo: Pakistani army doctors gave emergency treatment to Malala Yousafzai after the shooting. (AFP: Inter Services Public Relations) Photo: The assassination attempt sparked mass protests across Pakistan, like this one in Karachi. (AFP: Asif Hassan) Photo: Anti-Taliban protests occurred across the mainly Muslim country. Photo: Malala Yousafzai was discharged from hospital in Birmingham on January 3, 2013. Major reconstructive surgery was planned for a few weeks later. (AFP: Queen Elizabeth Hospital) Photo: Ms Yousafzai returned to school in her English home of Birmingham on March 20, 2013. (Liz Cave: AFP) … [Read more...] about Malala Yousafzai: What does the Nobel Peace Prize nominee stand for?
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Speaking earlier on Monday, Mr Morrison said: "We had local sports clubs raising money for a decade and these grants came in and made these projects a reality on the ground, now people are going to argue the toss about this one versus that one." … [Read more...] about Scott Morrison’s local soccer club receives $200,000 in federal funds to overhaul facilities