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    The recent escalation of violence across the India-Pakistan border came after 19 Indian soldiers died as a result of the September 18 attack by armed militants on a base outside of Srinagar, the capital of India-controlled Kashmir. He said the "mutual sequestration" of the India-Pakistan economies was holding back the region from becoming a "boomzone". Relations between nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and India have been strained for several months, while cross-frontier shelling has ...
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    The Hartford, Trinity Health and Connecticut's pension funds are among more than 400 signers of an online-pitch to President-elect Donald Trump to back the Paris Climate Agreement. That's a responsible thing to do for the Chinese people and the world. Many are already experiencing the effects of climate change, with rising seas eroding their coastlines and intruding into their freshwater supply.
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin took another swipe at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expansion and said Russia should implement "countermeasures" to halt any expansion of Western facilities created to deter Russian forces. Putin, who first met Guterres in 2000 when he was Portugal's prime minister, said he was hopeful Guterres' tenure will help to make the U.N.'s role more prominent in conflict resolution and global decision-making.