Human rights have become a new source of friction in India-US ties. From ignoring them as in the past, the Modi government has been increasingly more confrontational.
In his opening remarks, Modi described the recent reports of the killing of innocent civilians in Bucha city as "very worrying" and said India immediately condemned it and demanded a fair investigation.
The atrocities the world has witnessed appear to be further evidence of war crimes, which serves as another indication that Russia has no place in a body whose primary purpose is to promote respect for human rights, he added.
After initially looking to downplay a personal rivalry between himself and Putin, Biden has ramped up his rhetoric against Putin over the last 10 days
The term 'new world order' has historically been used to refer to an era of great global change and has been used by politicians such as former US President George H.W. Bush, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, RT reported.
The remarks echo previous comments by officials in Washington and allied countries, who have accused Russia of spreading an unproven claim that Ukraine had a biological weapons programme as a possible prelude to potentially launching its own biological or chemical attacks.
Ahead of their discussion, over video link, the US said Biden would urge China not to provide Russia with military equipment.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the expansion of the sanctions list at the expense of a number of US citizens for 'inciting hatred' against the country.
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"Our plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories. We are not going to impose anything on anyone by force," Putin said in a televised speech to the nation.
Russia will pay an even steeper price if it continues its aggression, including additional sanctions, Biden warned.
President Biden said on Friday that based on the latest American intelligence, he was "convinced" that Putin has decided to invade Ukraine in coming days.
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US President Joe Biden has signed an Executive Order allowing some of the frozen assets from the war-torn nation's central bank to be distributed as assistance and to victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks
Joe Biden has been adamant that he will run for reelection in 2024, despite the fact that he will be 81 on Election Day, CNN reported.
The court's three liberal justices dissented from the ruling. "When we are wise, we know not to displace the judgments of experts, acting within the sphere Congress marked out and under Presidential control, to deal with emergency conditions," they wrote in the dissenting opinion.
Biden reiterated that "substantive progress in these dialogues can occur only in an environment of de-escalation rather than escalation," the statement added.
Indian-origin Gautam Raghavan was the first employee hired by Biden's Transition Team and served as the deputy head of presidential appointments.
President Joe Biden briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday to undergo a routine colonoscopy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center before resuming his duties, the White House said.
Jill and I extend our warmest wishes to the Sikh community on the 552nd anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh faith. Guru Nanak's visionary message of equality, peace, and service is as important today as it was five centuries ago, Biden said in a statement on Friday.
The leaders pledged to take concrete actions in support of their joint goals, including ending the Covid-19 pandemic and advancing global health, fostering competitiveness and creating the conditions for equitable growth, as well as coordinating a regional response to migration, it added.
On his part, Xi said the two countries needed to improve "communication" and face challenges "together".
Besides Huawei and ZTE, other Chinese firms touted as national security threats are Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, and Dahua Technology Company.
The litigation successfully achieved the reversal of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy that prohibited H-4 spouses from benefiting from the automatic extension of their employment authorisation during the pendency of stand-alone EAD applications.
To facilitate deeper cooperation in defence industry, the two countries held a "summit" starting in late September on the Industrial Security Agreement (ISA) summit.
"The fact that China is trying to assert, understandably, a new role in the world as a world leader - not showing up, come on," Biden said, adding that Xi's absence was a "big mistake",
PM Modi described Friday's bilateral summit with Biden as important as they're meeting at the start of the third decade of this century.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will also be accompanying Modi during the visit.
At least one dose of the vaccine has been given to 208 million people over 12 years, or 73.4 per cent of them, while 177 million or 62.5 per cent have been fully inoculated.
Biden said, There's nothing China or Russia would rather have, would want more in this competition than the United States to be bogged down another decade in Afghanistan
The president said he has asked the Secretary of State to lead the continued coordination with US international partners to ensure safe passage for any Americans, Afghan partners and foreign nationals who want to leave Afghanistan.
The IS-K, a local affiliate of the Islamic State terror group in Afghanistan, had claimed responsibility for the attack.
As for the bombers and gunmen involved, he said, "We have some reason to believe we know who they are ... not certain. He said he had instructed military commanders to develop plans to strike IS assets, leadership and facilities.
The US is also evacuating the citizens of NATO allies and its partners, including their diplomats, their embassy staff who remain in Afghanistan and to get them back to their homes as well.
The US troops withdrew from Iraq in 2011, eight years after the US-led invasion. US troops returned to the country in 2014 to support the Iraqi forces in the fight against the Islamic State militants.
"The leaders will discuss the full range of pressing issues, as we seek to restore predictability and stability to the US-Russia relationship," the White House said,
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