India, China Hold Border Talks
India and China began an 18th round of border talks in New Delhi Monday in an effort to resolve a longstanding territorial dispute.
The talks about the Line of Actual Control are the first since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came into office last year.
The two countries have long been embroiled in the bitter territorial dispute. Small incursions occur frequently across the Line of Actual Control; the de-facto border that runs 4,000 kilometers across the Himalayas and involves large swathes of remote territory.
China claims around 90,000 square kilometers of land in the eastern Himalayas, which India disputes. A good portion of the land is the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Last year, India and China resolved a tense, two-week military standoff in the region.
The border dispute led to a brief war between Asia's largest countries in 1962.
Ted Cruz Announces Candidacy for US President
Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced Monday he is running for U.S. president in the country's 2016 election.
Cruz had hinted he would formally launch his bid for the Republican Party nomination, and made it official in a message and video on his Twitter account just after midnight Monday.
"I believe in America and her people, and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise," Cruz says in the campaign ad, appealing to what he calls "a new generation of conservatives."
The 44-year-old first term senator is the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally join the race. Several other Republican contenders are expected to follow in the coming weeks.
Cruz, who joined the Senate in 2013 is a favorite of the conservative Tea Party. He wants to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, abolish the tax-collecting Internal Revenue Service and scrap the Education Department.