India, Sri Lanka and Maldives agree to bolster maritime security cooperation

NEW DELHI: National Security AdvisorAjit Dovalon Saturday took part in the trilateral maritime dialogue in Colombo amongIndia,Sri Lankaand theMaldiveseyeing to counter terrorism & radicalism through effective intelligence cooperation. The partnership also assumes significance amid Beijing’s growing ambitions in the Indo-Pacific region includingIndian Ocean Region.The dialogue was held here after a gap of six years. The…

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Tesla, Uber, More Firms Create US Lobbying Group for Electric Vehicles

A group of major US utilities, Tesla, Uber and others said on Tuesday they are launching a new group to lobby for national policies to boost electric vehicle sales.The new Zero Emission Transportation Association wants to boost consumer electric vehicle incentives and encourage the retirement of gasoline-powered vehicles. It also advocates for tougher emissions and performance…

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UK, EU resume face-to-face trade talks with time running out

Teams fromBritainandthe European Unionresumed face-to-face talks on a post-Brexittrade dealSaturday, with both sides sounding gloomy about striking an agreement in the little time that remains. EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returned to London to meet his U.K. counterpartDavid Frost. Talks have been held virtually for the past week as Barnier completed a spell of self-isolation…

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