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Biden likely to head to COP26 without a final U.S. climate deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden is expected to head to Europe without an agreement on measures to combat climate change as chances dimmed that deeply divided Democrats in Congress would…

India rejects net zero carbon emissions target, says pathway more important

By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI (Reuters) -India on Wednesday rejected calls to announce a net zero carbon emissions target and said it was more important for the world to lay…

Biden vows to stand with Asia on freedom, hits at China on Taiwan

(Fixes word 'talks' in second paragraph) WASHINGTON/BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) -President Joe Biden told Southeast Asian nations on Wednesday the United States would stand with them in defending freedom of…

World Bank halts Sudan operations in blow to coup leaders, strike calls gain support

By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) -The World Bank halted disbursements for operations in Sudan on Wednesday in response to the military's seizure of power from a transitional government, while state…

Exclusive: Under pressure over Yemen blockade, Riyadh seeks U.S. help with defences

By Aziz El Yaakoubi, Jonathan Landay and Raya Jalabi DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is seeking Washington's help in bolstering its defences as it comes under intense U.S. pressure to…

U.S. concerned by ‘coercive’ Chinese actions in Taiwan strait, Biden tells summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Wednesday told a summit of East Asian leaders that the United States was deeply concerned by China's "coercive" actions across the Taiwan Strait, calling…

Pakistan Islamists clash with police in row over French cartoons

By Mubasher Bukhari and Asif Shahzad LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) -Four Pakistani police were killed and hundreds wounded when armed activists from a banned Islamist group clashed with security forces at…

Exclusive-Moderna COVID-19 shot could start being used in children, teens ‘within weeks,’ CEO says

By Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine could start to be used in children and teens in the United States within weeks, its chief executive said in an…

India says it is concerned about China’s new border law

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that it was concerned about a new law passed by China last week to strengthen border protection amid a protracted…

Norway scrambles fighter jets to follow Russian bombers – Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Norway scrambled fighter jets to escort two Russian TU-160 bombers over the Barents and Norwegian seas, the Russian defence ministry said on Wednesday, according to local news…

Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile, Agni-5, successfully launched from APJ Abdul Kalam Island

Key Highlights: • Agni-5 capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with very high degree of accuracy • Uses a three-stage solid fuelled engine • Successful launch in…

Russia tells Afghan neighbours to say no to U.S., NATO presence

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's top diplomat told Afghanistan's neighbours on Wednesday to refuse to host U.S. or NATO military forces following their withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Kremlin is worried by…