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Mexican standoff

slang An impasse, deadlock, or stalemate from which no party involved will or can emerge victorious. Also written "stand-off." (Note: This phrase may be considered offensive to Mexicans or those of Mexican heritage.) Primarily heard in US. No one on the board of directors was willing to compromise their position on the issue, and with each of us having veto power, it looked like we were heading into a Mexican standoff.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], August 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, amid the Doklam standoff, will lead the Indian Delegation participating in Seven Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member states meeting on Prevention and Elimination of Emergency Situations that will be held at Choplon Ata in Kyrgyz Republic from 23 to 25 August.
Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said in the Rajya Sabha that India has taken efforts to ease the standoff with China.
Criticising the continued standoff at the Doklam area for the third week, China reiterated that the crossing of Indian troops into Chinese territory along the border in Sikkim violated its promise to China.
Chen reportedly detonated 13 grenades throughout the course of the standoff, reports SETN.
Armed with automatic weapons and accompanied by his purported wife and two children, demanded the imposition of Islamic law before he was shot and seriously wounded by police during a dramatic standoff.
Police say they were unable to scale the building in case the suspect fell from the roof and the result was a sixhour standoff that caused what officers have described as 'huge disruption' to nearby residents.
During the standoff, Santos injured his arm when he broke a window of the room, where he was holed up, when the SWAT team lobbed a tear gas canister.
According to the company, the IARPA programme is called "Standoff Illuminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures" (SILMARILS).
New Delhi [India], Dec 21 ( ANI ): The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) will be strengthening its presence and establishing new border posts in Sikkim along the Bhutan frontier, near Doklam region that recently saw a standoff between Indian and Chinese troops.
November 6, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese elders said on Monday they are in talks with the government and Gen Paul Malong Awan, former chief of general staff of the army to resolve the standoff over the disarmament and arrest of the guards as came out in a presidential order.
Beijing: China on Tuesday remained ambiguous on whether it has stopped its road building in Doklam, even as its army kept up the rhetoric on the issue asking India to "draw lessons" from the over 70-day standoff.
His comments are significant in the middle of a prolonged standoff between India and China near the Sikkim Sector, which is approaching a third month.
Today, TAURUS Systems GmbH, a joint venture of MBDA Deutschland GmbH (67 %) and SAAB Dynamics AB (33 %), handed over the first lot of TAURUS KEPD 350K standoff missiles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF).
PEM Type MS04[TM] microPEM self-clinching standoff fasteners from PennEngineering enable components to be mounted and/ or spaced in compact electronic assemblies, especially suiting applications where space may be extremely limited for attachment hardware.