The News Scroll 03 March 2021  Last Updated at 4:59 pm | Source: PTI

Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours

Following are the top foreign stories at 1700 hours
FGN19 US-TANDEN-2NDLD NOMINATION Neera Tanden withdraws her nomination as President Biden''s budget chief Washington: In the first major setback to US President Joe Biden, Indian-American policy expert Neera Tanden has withdrawn her nomination as his top White House budget official after she faced strong opposition from both Democratic and Republican senators for her past controversial posts on social media.

By Lalit K Jha

FGN12 UN-INDIA-SYRIA-VACCINE India stands ready to work with UN to ensure supply of COVID-19 vaccines in Syria United Nations:India, which has shipped critical supplies of COVID-19 vaccines to nations globally, has said it stands ready to work with the United Nations and its agencies to ensure the doses are delivered to people of Syria facing “dire” situation compounded by the pandemic, winterisation and food insecurity. By Yoshita Singh

FGN5 US-RUSSIA-SANCTIONS US slaps sanctions on Russian officials over Navalny''s poisoning Washington: The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on seven senior Russian officials over the attempted assassination of opposition leader Alexei Navalny using a nerve agent, and his subsequent jailing. By Lalit K Jha

FGN21 US-HARRIS-MORRISON Harris speaks with Morrison; reaffirms strength of US-Aus alliance Washington: US Vice President Kamala Harris spoke over phone with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and discussed opportunities for further bilateral cooperation on global and regional challenges, including those posed by climate change, China and Myanmar. By Lalit K Jha RUP

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