Top foreign stories at 1700 hrs

     China ready to seek mutually acceptable solution to issues requiring ‘urgent treatment’ at border: Wang to Jaishankar
     Beijing: With India firmly conveying to China that the prolongation of the existing situation in eastern Ladakh was visibly impacting the bilateral ties in a “negative manner”, Beijing on Thursday said it is ready to seek a “mutually acceptable solution” to the issues that require “urgent treatment” through negotiation. By K J M Varma
     India to make best of its 2-year term in UNSC to establish the right to be a permanent member: FS Shringla
     New York: India will make the best of its two-year term in the UN Security Council and underscore that it establishes the right to be a permanent member of the 15-nation body, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said, as the country prepares to assume Presidency of the Council with focus on maritime security, counter-terrorism and peacekeeping. By Yoshita Singh
     US lawmakers seek formation of bipartisan commission on origins of COVID19 virus in China
     Washington: A group of Democratic lawmakers in the US has asked the Congressional leadership to establish a bipartisan commission, modelled after the 9/11 panel, on the origins of the COVID-19 virus in China. By Lalit K Jha
     China’s economic growth slows as post-pandemic rebound loses steam
     Beijing: China’s post COVID-19 pandemic economic rebound showed signs of slowdown as the economy grew at 7.9 per cent in the second quarter compared to a record 18.3 per cent in Q1, while the GDP expanded 12.7 per cent year on year in the first half amid the continued global spread of the coronavirus and unbalanced domestic recovery. By K J M Varma
     Indian talent moving to Canada due to outdated US immigration policies: Experts tell American lawmakers
     Washington: The much sought-after Indian talent is moving to Canada from the US due to the country’s outdated immigration policies, particularly on H-1B visas, experts have told American lawmakers. By Lalit K Jha
     19 dead, dozens missing in Germany floods; 2 die in Belgium
     Berlin: At least 19 people have died and dozens of people are missing in Germany after heavy flooding turned streams and streets into raging torrents, sweeping away cars and causing some buildings to collapse. (AP) IND


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