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UK imposes strict controls on Indian spice imports amid contamination concerns

UK imposes strict controls on Indian spice imports amid contamination concerns

First Published May 16, 2024, 2:41 PM IST Amid mounting concerns among global food regulators, the United Kingdom has imposed additional control measures on all spice imports from India. This development comes in the wake of contamination allegations against two brands, prompting heightened scrutiny of Indian spice exports. Last month, Hong Kong stopped sales of...

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South Korea discusses participating in AUKUS tech pillar

South Korea discusses participating in AUKUS tech pillar

The South Korean and Australian defense chiefs said Wednesday that Seoul was in talks to participate in the defense technology pillar of the AUKUS security pact — just weeks after Japan also said it was in discussions to join. “During today’s meeting, we discussed the possibility of partnering with AUKUS Pillar II,” South Korean Defense...

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South Korea considers joining alliance for sharing military technology with Australia, US and UK

South Korea considers joining alliance for sharing military technology with Australia, US and UK

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — South Korea is considering sharing advanced military technology with the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia through the so-called AUKUS partnership, South Korean Defense Minister Shin Won-sik said. Shin said the possibility was discussed during two days of meetings between South Korea and Australia’s defense and foreign ministers that ended...

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U.S. reduces arms licensing burden for U.K., Australia to boost AUKUS

U.S. reduces arms licensing burden for U.K., Australia to boost AUKUS

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department unveiled its proposal to reduce licensing requirements for transferring military equipment and sensitive technology to Australia and Britain as part of the AUKUS defense project. AUKUS, formed in 2021 to address shared worries about China’s growing power, would involve Australia acquiring nuclear-powered attack submarines, among other items of defense...

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‘Worst decision ever’: How Aussie icon infiltrated English cricket… and sparked 86-year meltdown

‘Worst decision ever’: How Aussie icon infiltrated English cricket… and sparked 86-year meltdown

The ECB’s decision to trial the Kookaburra ball for four rounds of the County Championship has prompted widespread debate in the United Kingdom after 15 of the competition’s first 16 matches ended as draws. In a bid to help develop England’s future Test cricketers, the Australian-made Kookaburra has replaced the traditional Dukes ball for the...

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Australia’s Victor Wembanyama steals the show at national championships

Australia’s Victor Wembanyama steals the show at national championships

Among the hundreds of eye-catching moments at this week’s Basketball Australia U18 National Championships, there is one player who has caught the eye more than most. It has been hard to miss the towering 225cm (that’s 7’4” for those of an older generation) frame of Perth 16-year-old Jongkuch Mach. With some potential growing years still...

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McDonald’s suffers global tech outage

McDonald’s suffers global tech outage

‘System failure’ shutters some restaurants for hours, leading to complaints from customers on social media. Fast food giant McDonald’s has experienced systems failures in several countries that led to some of its restaurants being shuttered for hours, but ruled out cybersecurity issues as a potential cause of the problem. The United States-based chain said the...