Reportedly, the organizing panel received nearly 3,000 entries, in which 194 were selected for the awards. In addition, the Ministry of National Defense and the GDP presented certificates of merit to 39 excellent groups and individuals in recognition of their achievements for the awards. … [Read more...] about GDP honors winners of Literature and Art Awards in 2014-2019
Germany's grand coalition has been arguing over plans to increase the federal defense budget. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have called for defense spending to rise to 1.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2021, well above the 1.27 percent proposed for this year. … [Read more...] about German military set to be rebuilt around national security: report
Donald Trump on NATO: Top quotes 'Days of the Soviet Union' While on the campaign trail in 2016, Trump made clear that he saw NATO as a relic of the Cold War. "You know, we're dealing with NATO from the days of the Soviet Union, which no longer exists. We need to either transition into terror or we need something else." But his remarks didn't account for how the alliance backed the US well after the collapse of the Soviet Union, especially in Afghanistan. … [Read more...] about US troops arrive in Germany for ‘Defender Europe 20’ military maneuvers
"Whatever the initial logic was that might have propelled you to go to the China market six months ago still holds today," said Lavin, also CEO of digital solutions company Export Now, in an interview with U.S. media CNBC on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Prospect of China’s long-term economic growth promising: former U.S. official
In a critique of the dominant policy choices in the initial decades after Independence, Subramanian said “the tryst with socialism did not deliver the tryst with destiny”, referring to first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s famous speech when India attained freedom. … [Read more...] about India needs pro-business, not pro-crony policies, says CEA
India and the United States are members of the WTO. But the WTO’s Trade in Services Agreement is going nowhere, and China may be going in a completely different direction. It is imperative that the United States reach consensus on good digital trade rules with our key economic and trading partners, and that includes India. … [Read more...] about Strengthen trade rules with 1 billion people, or sell more soybeans?