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  • US weapons for Afghans may end up with Taliban: audit 5 hours 28 minutes ago

    Washington: Washington and Kabul have failed to keep track of hundreds of thousands of weapons provided to Afghanistan, raising the risk that some could end up in the hands of insurgents, a US audit said on Monday. The United States also had delivered more weapons than Afghan forces now needed, partly...
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Washington: Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In an unusually harsh language, officials say the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the US and Israel in jeopardy. They also say the...
  • US President Barack Obama wishes Muslims on Eid 17 hours 45 minutes ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama greeted the Muslim community across the world on the occasion of Eid-al-Fitr stating that the festival celebrates the common values that unite humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other. "As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world...
  • Wikipedia bans US Congress IP address from making 'disruptive' edits 19 hours 1 minutes ago

    Washington: Wikipedia has blocked editing rights from some computers at the US House of Representatives ins response to "disruptive" revisions of the online encyclopaedia. A 10-day ban imposed Thursday blocked any editing from an IP address at the US Capitol, which is shared among a number of computers. "You have been blocked...
  • Plane crash-lands on US beach, kills man 20 hours 59 minutes ago

    Miami: A small plane crash-landed on a beach in the US state of Florida on Sunday, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said on Sunday. The mid-afternoon incident in Venice involved a 1972 Piper Cherokee aircraft and neither the pilot nor his passenger was hurt, Wendy Rose...
  • US mulling helping Ukraine target deadly rebel missile systems Yesterday

    Washington: The Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are developing plans that would enable the US to provide specific locations of deadly surface-to-air missiles with pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine that could be targeted and destroyed by the Ukrainian government, according to a media report. Since the downing of Flight MH17 on...
  • John Kerry to deliver major foreign policy speech on India Yesterday

    Washington:Laying out a roadmap of long-term strategic partnership between the largest and oldest democratic countries, US Secretary of States John Kerry will deliver a major foreign policy speech on India. Kerry, will underscore the shared prosperity, democratic values, and security that a strong US-India partnership brings to Asia and to the...
  • Average CEO salary at top Sensex firms near Rs 10 crore Yesterday

    New Delhi: The average CEO pay at India's top listed companies has risen to Rs 10 crore a year, but still remains less than one-tenth of over Rs 100 crore median remuneration paid to their peers in the US. The top executives of the country's biggest blue chip companies, forming...
  • Faux pas by US lawmaker, asks Indian-origin American officials about 'your country' 2 days ago

    Washington: A freshman US lawmaker committed an embarrassing faux pas when during a Congressional hearing he mistook two top Indian-origin American officials as representing the Indian government, quizzing them about "your country" and "your government". Congressman Curt Clawson, who has now apologised for the gaffe, was giving his maiden speech during...
  • Gaza death toll spirals towards 1,000 amid 12-hour truce 2 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Gaza residents on Saturday used a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed to by Israel and Hamas on a UN request to pull out several bodies from mounds of rubble and metal of bombed homes, as the Palestinian death toll climbed to nearly 1,000. With the temporary ceasefire on, Palestinians frantically scoured...
  • US says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military 3 days ago

    Washington: The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also said there was evidence that the Russians intended to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers...
  • Florian Mayer of Germany pulls out of US Open 3 days ago

    New York: Florian Mayer has pulled out of the US Open. The 62nd-ranked German hasn't played since March, when he withdrew from his match against Novak Djokovic at Key Biscayne because of a groin injury. He missed the French Open and Wimbledon. His withdrawal from the US Open was announced on...
  • American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi 3 days ago

    Washington: Eagerly awaiting to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits the US in September, top American lawmakers have hoped that an assertive foreign policy of the new Indian government would bring the two countries closer than ever. In their remarks, Congressmen cutting across party lines supported strengthening of...
  • John Kerry: US will push for ceasefire 4 days ago

    John Kerry says that US will push for ceasefire. "We have made some progress in moving towards a ceasefire,"said John Kerry. ...
  • Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel 4 days ago

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late on Wednesday after working with other US government entities to assess the security situation...
  • Rupee slips from two-week highs, ends at 60.12 vs US dollar 4 days ago

    Mumbai: In contrast to rising equities, the rupee on Thursday retreated from nearly two-week highs and ended three paise lower at 60.12 against the Greenback on late dollar demand from importers. The domestic currency also snapped its two-day upmove when it had gained 21 paise against the US currency. At the...
  • Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire 5 days ago

    Gaza: Israeli forces pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the enclave's sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats sought to end the bloodshed. In a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers halted flights in and out...
  • 83 US lawmakers seek joint address to Congress by Modi 5 days ago

    Washington: Ahead of his September visit, as many as 83 US lawmakers have signed a letter asking House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a joint session of the Congress. "The voices in Congress are growing, and the message is clear: the United States...
  • US announces $4.8 million for projects against child marriages 5 days ago

    Washington: The US has announced $4.8 million to fund projects in over half a dozen countries, including India, to end child and forced marriages. Other countries include Nepal, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen. "We know the fight against child marriage is the fight against extreme poverty," US Agency for...
  • US suspends flights to Israel following security concerns 5 days ago

    US suspended all its airlines to Israel following security concerns, after reports of a rocket attack near the Airport at Tel Aviv. Israel on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15-day conflict that has also left 29...
  • US approves probes against Chinese tires 5 days ago

    Washington: The US International Trade Commission (USITC) on Tuesday approved the anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations against imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China. USITC's all six commissioners voted in the affirmative, saying, "there is a reasonable indication that a US industry is materially injured by reason...
  • US, European airlines halt Israel flights over missile fear 6 days ago

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, US and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the US and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to...
  • UK experts to retrieve MH17 flight data for international analysis 6 days ago

    London: British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday said. This follows a request by authorities in the Netherlands, from where the plane had flown before it was shot down over Ukraine. The experts, based at...
  • Sikh group launches White House online petition against Modi 6 days ago

    Washington: A New York-based Sikh rights group, which had earlier campaigned against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, has launched an online petition campaign urging President Barack Obama to cancel invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat. "Instead of hosting Modi at White House,...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US 6 days ago

    Washington: The United States has no agenda except for getting to the truth of shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, allegedly by the Russia-backed Ukrainian separatist, the White House has said. "The (US) President's priority is that this investigation should be conducted by an international set of investigators that...
  • Rupee rises six paise to end at 60.24 against US dollar 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Rupee rose six paise to end at 60.24 against US dollar on Tuesday. It opened at 60.22 against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on fresh selling of the US currency by exporters amid sustained foreign capital inflows. The local currency had shed two...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes 6 days ago

    Ukraine: Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled,...
  • Russia contributing to instability in Ukraine, US alleges 6 days ago

    Washington: Noting that in the last several months Russia has not used its influence to encourage the separatists to abide by a ceasefire in Ukraine, the US on Monday alleged that Moscow in fact is taking steps that could be actually contributing to the instability in the region. "In the last...
  • MH17:UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts 1 week ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will on Monday vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country would view a Russian veto...
  • US presses case against Russia on MH17 as horror deepens 1 week ago

    Hrabove: US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that Moscow take responsibility for actions of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine...