Bonhomie Saves Spike Deal

Bonhomie Saves Spike Deal

The India-Israel deal for the Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile, which was scrapped over cost and technology transfer issues, is back on track after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu held extensive talks on Monday to strengthen ties in the strategic areas of Defence and counter-terrorism. A total of nine

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India, Pak. NSAs Met 4 Times, Keep Phone Links Live: Officials

India, Pak. NSAs Met 4 Times, Keep Phone Links Live: Officials

Talks in Russia, Thailand not disrupted by acrimonious public statements

Indian and Pakistani National Security Advisors Ajit Doval and Gen. (Retd) Naseer Janjua have been meeting and speaking on the telephone more regularly than they have officially confirmed. They held at least three meetings in Bangkok, and one in Russia, sources in Delhi and

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SKorea, NKorea to hold working-level talks Jan 15

SKorea, NKorea to hold working-level talks Jan 15

North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan 15, South Korea’s unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

The delegation, to be led by an official from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will be sent to hold talks on the prospects of North Korea sending its performance art group to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, the unification ministry said in a statement.

Inter-Korean talks are held alternately at the Peace House, which is on the South Korean side of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, and Tongil Pavilion in the North.

The ministry said earlier on Saturday that North Korea had proposed holding talks on Jan 15 about the matter.

In addition, the ministry also requested for a quick response for South Korea’s proposal on Jan 12 to have working-level talks about the North’s participation in Pyongchang winter Olympics,” added the ministry.

Officials from North and South earlier this week said they had agreed to hold negotiations to resolve problems and avert accidental conflict, after their first official dialogue in more than two years amid high tension over the North’s weapons programme.

South Korea had also said that it is seeking to form a combined women’s hockey team with the North. The North Korea’s International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said the committee is considering the proposal, while the two sides will also have talks hosted by IOC on Jan 20.

In a joint statement after 11 hours of talks on Tuesday, North and South Korea said they had agreed to hold military to military talks and that North Korea would send a large delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics.

Washington welcomed as a first step to solving the North Korean nuclear weapons crisis, even though Pyongyang said those were aimed only at the United States and not up for discussion.

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Boxed in talks to be acquired by Kroger for $500 million

Boxed in talks to be acquired by Kroger for $500 million

New York-based Boxed, the startup for buying food and household items in bulk, is in talks to be acquired by Kroger for about $500 million. Other retailers are also expected to be making bids.

The news was first reported by Forbes and confirmed to TechCrunch by a source with knowledge of the situation. We’re hearing that the company is aiming to m

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South and North Korea discuss joint women's ice hockey team for Olympics

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The two countries have also talked about having their athletes march together at the Pyeongchang Games opening ceremony

South Korea has proposed fielding a joint women’s ice hockey team with North Korea at next month’s Winter Olympics, days after Pyongyang agreed to send a large delegation to the Games.

South Korea’s vice-minister for sport, Roh T

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