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India, US begin talks to boost partnership amid ‘global challenges’

India, US begin talks to boost partnership amid ‘global challenges’

Top cabinet officials of India and the United States held talks on Friday, stressing the need to further strengthen their friendship to be able to deal with urgent global, geopolitical challenges. The so-called annual “2+2 Dialogue” between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and their Indian counterparts Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam …

US vetoes UN resolution calling for humanitarian pause in Israel-Hamas war

US vetoes UN resolution calling for humanitarian pause in Israel-Hamas war

US ambassador says draft resolution did not do enough to underscore Israel’s right to self-defence. The United States has vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have condemned Hamas’ attack on Israel while calling for a pause in the fighting to allow humanitarian assistance into Gaza. The US was the sole vote against the resolution …

The US credit rating was downgraded. Here’s what to know about sovereign credit ratings

In early August, Fitch Ratings, a leading credit rating firm, downgraded the long-term credit rating of the US government. The agency—which lowered the US from the highest AAA classification to the notch lower AA+ rating—said the slight downgrade was due to a “steady deterioration in standards of governance” in recent decades on fiscal and debt matters, among …

US formally invites China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Washington

Washington, DC – The United States has formally invited China’s new Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Washington as officials from the two countries continue to meet regularly amid intensifying competition. The US State Department confirmed the invite on Tuesday, saying Washington expects Wang to accept it, but it did not specify a date for the visit. The offer …