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  • Barack Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks' 4 hours 48 minutes ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the September 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques". "We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured...
  • WTO failure: Modi says developed nations should understand challenges of developing countries 15 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the US blaming India for the failure of WTO talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said developed countries should "understand" the challenges of poverty in developing nations and their governments' responsibilities to address them. Modi conveyed the message to US Secretary of State John...
  • News18 India launched in the US 20 hours 7 minutes ago

    TV18 Broadcast Limited, India's leading news and entertainment network, has now entered the US market with the launch of News18 India, a 24 hour television news channel designed to give global audiences a window into India. The channel went live on July 30 on Dishworld and Dish Network Channel 711....
  • Rupee crashes 63 paise vs USD to end at over 4-month low 20 hours 21 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Weakness in global stock markets and a strong US currency pulled down the rupee by a whopping 63 paise to end at over four-month low of 61.18, logging its worst weekly loss since January 24. Importers and some banks bought dollars and short-sellers covered their positions on hopes of further...
  • John Kerry meets Narendra Modi in prelude to Washington summit Yesterday

    New Delhi: Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a prelude to the summit meeting between US President Barack Obama and Modi in Washington in September. Kerry's meeting with Modi at the Prime Minister's House, 7, Race Course Road, comes...
  • Li Na pulls out of US Open due to knee injury Yesterday

    Two-time major champion Li Na pulled out of the US Open on Thursday because of a knee injury which she said has bothered her for several months. The only tennis player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title also withdrew from hard-court tournaments in Montreal and Cincinnati over the...
  • US Congressional resolution honours Sikh victims of Wisconsin shootout Yesterday

    Washington: A bipartisan Congressional resolution introduced on the second anniversary of Oak Creek Gurudwara shooting that killed six people has condemned the murderous attack and honours the memory of its victims. California Democrat Congressman John Garamendi, a co-chair of the Congressional American Sikh Caucus, introduced the resolution which offers heartfelt condolences...
  • Modi-Kerry meet today amidst tension over snooping row Yesterday

    New Delhi: The much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Secretary of State John Kerry will take place on Friday. Friday's meeting holds significance as it will create ground for Modi's first visit to US as Indian PM in September. "In weeks to come, we will take...
  • China accuses US over military reconnaissance Yesterday

    Beijing: China on Thursday accused the US of regular reconnaissance by naval ships and aircraft in Chinese waters and airspace. "Vessels and aircraft of the US military have for a long time carried out frequent reconnaissance in waters and airspace under Chinese jurisdiction, which seriously affects China's national security and could...
  • Can Narendra Modi redefine India-US relationship? Yesterday

    In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". ...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry Yesterday

    On his 3-day India visit for strategic talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that has been a responsible steward of nuclear power. In a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry also said, "India and US are indispensable partners in 21st century. There are incredible...
  • American surveillance of BJP 'unacceptable', Swaraj tells Kerry Yesterday

    New Delhi: In stern words, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday told US Secretary of State John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by the American intelligence was "unacceptable". "I told him that both countries consider each other as friendly nations and it will not...
  • US wants to build a relationship with India: Niramala Sitharaman Yesterday

    On US Secretary of State John Kerry 's visit to India, the Centre assured that the US is looking at various aspects and is keen on building a relationship with India. "US wants to build on the strengths both the countries have. It's one of the most forward looking meetings,"...
  • Afghan election resolution inches forward with audit deal Yesterday

    Kabul: Afghanistan's floundering attempts to declare a winner of its presidential election inched forward on Thursday with a deal allowing an audit of all votes to restart, but the United Nations warned of the risk of further delays. Alleged fraud during the June 14 election has plunged the country into a...
  • Insurance bill 'welcome gift' from government to John Kerry: CPM Yesterday

    New Delhi: With the insurance bill aimed at raising the FDI cap from 26 to 49 per cent listed in Parliament's agenda, CPI(M) on Thursday said that it was a "welcome gift" from the Narendra Modi government to visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. "The Modi government has extended...
  • John Kerry, Sushma Swaraj co-chair fifth Indo-US strategic dialogue Yesterday

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday co-chaired fifth Indo-US Strategic Dialogue during which the two sides discussed "transformative initiatives" in key areas of security and energy. Security concerns, counter terrorism, enhancing trade and investment and cooperation on energy remained some...
  • John Kerry visits IIT Delhi, walks out impressed with students 2 days ago

    New Delhi: "Very exciting" and "excellent" were the words used by US Secretary of State John Kerry as he visited two laboratories at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology on Thursday and interacted with the students. Kerry, who is here for the 5th Indo-US Strategic Dialogue, took time out of his...
  • John Kerry meets Defence Minister Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Delhi on a three-day visit met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday morning. Prior to his meeting with Jaitley, Kerry called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He is scheduled to co-chair the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue...
  • Israeli criticism of John Kerry 'offensive, absurd': US 2 days ago

    Washington: Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Islamic militants are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said on Thursday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from...
  • Drone carrying contraband crashes at US prison 2 days ago

    Columbia: Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak phones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximum-security prison. Officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. At the site, Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens says...
  • Indo-US strategic dialogue to take place today Yesterday

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday will begin his official visit by meeting the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Thursday morning. Kerry will also be meeting Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley before co-chairing the Indo-US strategic dialogue with External...
  • US not looking for permanent military presence in Africa 2 days ago

    Washington: The US does not intend to have a permanent military presence in Africa to resolve the continent's conflicts, but is committed to help its partners confront transnational threats, a top Obama administration official has said. "Contrary to some claims, the US is not looking to militarize Africa or maintain...
  • George W Bush writes book about father 2 days ago

    New York: His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed a biography of his father, former President George HW Bush. Crown Publishers told The Associated Press on...
  • US woman sues Facebook over 'revenge porn' images 2 days ago

    New York: A woman in the US has filed a $123 million case against social networking site Facebook for not deleting "revenge porn" images uploaded by her old friend. According to the lawsuit, Facebook ignored repeated requests from Texas-based Meryem Ali to remove lewd images purported to be of her, uploaded...
  • Rafael Nadal out of two tournaments because of wrist injury 2 days ago

    Rafael Nadal withdrew on Wednesday from US Open tuneups in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting in doubt his status for a title defense at the year's last Grand Slam tournament. The second-ranked Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. He said in a statement issued...
  • G7 warns Russia, faces more sanctions 2 days ago

    London: The G7 leaders in a joint statement on Wednesday said Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continued to support rebels in Ukraine. The warning came after the EU added eight more Russians to its sanctions. The G7 nations of economic powers, comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan...
  • US House approves lawsuit against Barack Obama 2 days ago

    Washington: A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan on Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. Just a...
  • US denounces shelling of UN school in Gaza 2 days ago

    Washington: The US on Wednesday condemned the shelling of a UN school in Gaza but refused to pinpoint Israel for it. The US does condemn the shelling of a UN school in Gaza which reportedly killed and injured innocent Palestinians, including children and UN humanitarian workers," Xinhua quoted White House spokesperson...
  • US resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza offensive rages 2 days ago

    Washington: The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local US arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a US defense official said on Thursday. The munitions were located inside Israel as part of a program...
  • Kerry asks India to drop opposition to WTO deal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic liberalisation. Kerry made the call in a newspaper article,...