India, US reach deal to break WTO impasse

In a major victory for India, the US on Thursday agreed to support the former’s demand to be allowed to continue with its food stockpiling scheme. In return, India will lift its veto on a global agreement on streamlining customs rules, known as the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), being negotiated by the members of the World Trade Organization (WTO). With this, the TFA – which is estimated to add $1 trillion to the world economy…

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BBC’s Kashmir Lessons

BBC lists Kashmir as an independent country, undoes it, quietly Is Kashmir part of India, part of Pakistan, or is it a separate country? The answer might vary depending on who you ask. As far as India is concerned, Kashmir is an integral part of India just like any other Indian state. For the past few months, the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) website had been treating Kashmir on par with other counties in South Asia…

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