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Apple Dealt Blow as EU Says It Will Impose Universal Charger for Smartphones to Cut Back on Electronic Waste

The European Union on Thursday said it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone...

Taliban: Do not allow cross-border terror from Afghan soil, say India & EU

External affairs minister S Jaishankar and foreign ministers of the European Union on Friday discussed the Afghan crisis, including the need to disallow the Afghan...

Taliban enter Afghan capital two decades after US-led ouster

Taliban insurgents entered Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday and said they expected to power within days, promising to moderate their earlier hardline Islamist rule even...

Back of the line: Charity only goes so far in world vaccines

An international system to share coronavirus vaccines was supposed to guarantee that low and middle-income countries could get doses without being last in line and...

Afghanistan: Taliban fighters capture eighth provincial capital in six days

Taliban fighters took control of another city in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, an official said, the eighth provincial capital to fall to the insurgents in...

China’s July exports, imports rise, but growth slows

China’s imports and exports rose by double digits in July but growth slowed as global efforts to control the coronavirus’ more contagious delta variant weighed...

U.S. Says Drone Fragments Recovered From Israeli-Linked Tanker Point to Iran’s Role in Attack

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said Friday that drone fragments recovered from an Israeli-linked merchant vessel damaged in a fatal attack in the Arabian Sea last week...

EU’s New Weapon in Rule-of-Law Battle With Poland, Hungary: Money

BRUSSELS—The European Union has begun withholding funds from Poland and Hungary, escalating the battle over democratic standards that is deepening the East-West divide in the...

US accuses China of Microsoft hack, rallies allies in condemnation

The United States on Monday accused Beijing of carrying out a massive hack of Microsoft and charged four Chinese nationals as it rallied allies in...

Pakistan parliament passes FATF-related bill

Pakistan’s parliament has passed a bill for providing legal assistance in international criminal matters as part of efforts to fulfil the conditions set by the...

EU, China Unveil Sweeping Plans to Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

The European Union and China presented sweeping plans to limit greenhouse-gas emissions that will increase costs for industry and consumers, but they drew criticism from...

Google fined $592 million in dispute with French publishers

France’s competition regulator has fined Google $592 million for failing to negotiate in good faith with French publishers in a dispute over payments for their...

Italy’s win against England in the Euro final symbolises renewal after adversity

The eruption of sheer joy – and car honking and horn blowing and firework exploding and hugging, so much hugging – across Italy on Sunday...

G20 finance ministers set to green light global tax reform

Finance ministers from the G20 richest nations resumed discussions in Venice on Saturday to give the green light to a historic deal to tax multinational...

Queries slow down TRIPS waiver for Covid drugs; EU pushes own proposal

Ahead of a key meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) later this month, progress has slowed on a crucial intellectual...

G20 finance chiefs back global tax crackdown

Finance chiefs of the G20 club of large economies have backed a landmark move to stop multinationals shifting profits into low-tax havens and win back...

China looks to step up cooperation with Pakistan as Taliban makes gains in Afghanistan

China has asked Pakistan to step up cooperation to contain the security risks rising from the US and NATO troops withdrawing from Afghanistan and the...

European Business Leaders Want a Stronger Hand With China, Not Decoupling

BRUSSELS—A powerful European business lobby group called on European Union politicians to push back harder against China’s state capitalism but not to lock out Chinese...

French far-right chief lays out plans for presidential race

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will stick with her strategy of making her party a more mainstream political force despite a stinging...

India in touch with EU members for reciprocal acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines: MEA

India has said it expects other EU countries to accept made in India COVID-19 vaccines and treat people vaccinated in India at par with those...

Covid-19 Vaccine Passport System Gets First Test in Europe

The European Union started rolling out a first-of-a-kind digital health certificate that permits people who have been vaccinated to travel freely within the bloc without...

Hospitals body on verge of deal with J&J for one-dose vaccine supply from July

The Association of Healthcare Providers (India), a body that represents small and medium hospitals, is close to striking a deal for procuring vaccines from Johnson...

India’s energy engineering is evolving towards sustainability: IIT-B professor

Rangan Banerjee teaches energy science and engineering at IIT Bombay. Speaking to Srijana Mitra Das, he discusses major changes taking place across Indian industries aiming...

NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up...

Biden, Johnson Chart Path for U.S.-U.K. Ties

PLYMOUTH, England—President Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to counter the influence of autocratic states during their first in-person meeting Thursday and looked...