US-China talks signal rocky start to relations under Biden

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, joined by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, speaks while facing Yang Jiechi, director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office, and Wang Yi, China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister, at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel in Anchorage in Alaska Reuters In recent weeks, […]

While Centre-Farmer Talks Stall, UK Parliament to Hold Debate on Laws and Protests

While Centre-Farmer Talks Stall, UK Parliament to Hold Debate on Laws and Protests

Jalandhar: Even as the protest against the three contentious agriculture laws continues at Delhi’s borders, the British parliament is all set to hold a debate on the farmers’ protest on March 8. The UK parliament’s debate on the ongoing protest has come at a time when the Modi government has been casting aspersions on any […]

Bangladesh-US talks on Feb 24

Bangladesh-US talks on Feb 24

Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is scheduled to hold talks with his US counterpart Antony J Blinken on February 24 in Washington DC, first ever bilateral talks between the two countries after Biden administration took oval office of White House. “The meeting with the US Secretary of State Blinken will be held on February […]

Momen, Blinken to hold talks in February

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Combination of file photos show Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken BSS | Reuters Dhaka wants to “develop much solid relations” with Washington, says the foreign minister Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is scheduled to leave here for Washington on Monday night (tonight) on a quick […]

World Bank, IMF to consider climate change in debt reduction talks

The International Monetary Fund logo is seen during the IMF/World Bank spring meetings in Washington, US, April 21, 2017. Reuters

Three countries – Ethiopia, Chad and Zambia – have already initiated negotiations with creditors under a new Common Framework supported by the Group of 20 major economies, a process that may lead to debt reductions in some cases. Malpass said he expected additional countries to request restructuring of their debts, but declined to give any […]

COVID, climate, tax feature at first post-Trump G7 talks

US President Joe Biden walks into the Oval Office in Washington, US, February 8, 2021. Reuters

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will join Friday’s online meeting with her Group of Seven (G7) peers at which they are likely to renew promises to pursue huge stimulus programmes to aid the economic recovery from COVID-19. The meeting, the first G7 encounter since Biden took office, will also seek to breathe new life into […]

Modi invites protesting farmers for talks on farm bills

Modi invites protesting farmers for talks on farm bills

File Photo: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media as he arrives at the parliament house to attend the first day of the budget session, in New Delhi, India on January 29, 2021 The laws were designed to give an option to farmers, without weakening existing wholesale markets, Modi told parliament Indian Prime […]

Will China’s mediation in Rohingya repatriation talks bear fruit? – UCA News

Will China's mediation in Rohingya repatriation talks bear fruit? - UCA News

For the first time in a year, Myanmar and Bangladesh have resumed talks brokered by China over Rohingya repatriation. In a 90-minute virtual meeting on Jan. 19 attended by officials from Myanmar and Bangladesh as well as China’s Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, the two sides agreed to begin repatriation in the second quarter. Officials from […]

Indian govt, protesting farmers make no headway in talks

Indian govt, protesting farmers make no headway in talks

Farmers shout slogans as they continue to demonstrate blocking a highway to protest against the recent agricultural reforms at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border in Ghazipur on December 14, 2020 AFP ‘Today’s talks with farmers unions were inconclusive, and we will hold talks again on January 19” A ninth round of talks between the Indian […]