Indian soldiers were battered with clubs wrapped in barbed wire and pushed off a cliff during fierce fighting with Chinese troops

Indian soldiers were battered with clubs wrapped in barbed wire and pushed off a cliff during fierce fighting with Chinese troops, it emerged yesterday, as the two powers blamed each other for the deadly clash. The nuclear-armed neighbours issued threats of retaliation to further violence, after high-level talks failed to defuse tensions caused the battle in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley, in which at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed. While most other countries do not report monthly GDP figures, some countries do report monthly data on comparable sectors – which shows the UK is being hit harder. It comes after a … Continue reading Indian soldiers were battered with clubs wrapped in barbed wire and pushed off a cliff during fierce fighting with Chinese troops

The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn

The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn, blaming the failure of President Ashraf Ghani and his main political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, to agree on a unity government for talks with the Taliban. A further $1bn could be cut in 2021, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said after a surprise visit to Kabul on Monday failed to persuade the two men to make a deal. Pompeo suggested the aid could be restored if they changed their minds. “When I’ve made suggestions he’s taken them. He’s never countered or overridden me — the idea … Continue reading The US has said it will cut its aid to Afghanistan by $1bn