Mohamed Muizzu emerged victorious in the Maldives' presidential election, securing a win in the second-round run-off against the incumbent Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The election served as a crucial test for the Indian Ocean archipelago's evolving democracy and its diplomatic relations with both China and India, its traditional ally. At 45, Muizzu, leading a party associated with substantial Chinese loans and known for a crackdown on dissent during its previous tenure, will navigate the complex geopolitical dynamics shaping the nation's future.
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Last-gasp moves to prevent a US government shutdown took a dramatic step forward Saturday, as Democrats overwhelmingly backed an eleventh-hour Republican measure to keep federal funding going for 45 days, albeit with a freeze on aid to Ukraine.
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The British government, led by Defence Minister Grant Shapps, is considering deploying military instructors to Ukraine, supplementing the current practice of training Ukrainian armed forces in Britain or other Western countries. Avoiding a formal military presence in Ukraine to mitigate the risk of direct conflict with Russia, Britain has provided five-week military training courses to approximately 20,000 Ukrainians over the past year.
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Noting the remarkable progress in the India-US relationship, external affairs minister S Jaishankar on Sunday highlighted the significance of the alphabet 'I' in various collaborations between the two countries. The minister said many initiatives involving the two nations begin with the letter 'I' as he cited examples such as the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEEC) and the Indo-Pacific concept. Watch what he said.
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NATO member Romania reported a possible violation of its airspace during an overnight Russian attack in neighbouring Ukraine, saying it had not found debris on Romanian territory but would continue the search on Saturday.
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Twelve cheetahs from South Africa arrived in Madhya Pradesh today i.e. on 18th February, months after eight big cats had been ferried from Namibia. The second batch of cheetahs landed at the air force..