United States

  • American lawmakers hopeful of better Indo-US ties under PM Modi Yesterday

    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...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet MH17 'by mistake': US officials 3 days ago

    Washington: The US government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realising it was a civilian passenger flight, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the "most plausible explanation" for the destruction of the...
  • US Senator John McCain meets PM Modi, discusses terror July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: US Senator John McCain called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and conveyed the keen desire of the United States to work with him to revitalise the India-US ties. PM Modi said that he is hopeful of a forward looking, result-oriented visit to the US in September...
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain July 3, 2014

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a two-day visit has told CNN-IBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • World Cup 2014: US goalkeeper Tim Howard makes record saves in a World Cup game July 2, 2014

    Salvador: Despite conceding two goals in the extra time, 35-year-old veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard from the United States was chosen the best player of the knockout match which Belgium won 2-1 and advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals. Howard made 16 crucial saves in the duel, refreshing the World Cup record...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However, officials...
  • World Cup 2014: Luck not on American side, says Jurgen Klinsmann July 2, 2014

    Salvador: US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said Tuesday that only luck didn't go the Americans' way in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 match against Belgium. The United States lost 2-1 to Belgium in extra time. "At the end you need a little bit of luck that is going your way and...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • World Cup 2014: Klinsmann criticises referee choice for Belgium clash July 1, 2014

    Salvador: United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has criticised FIFA for appointing an Algerian referee to officiate his side's World Cup second-round match against Belgium on Tuesday. The US scored a late winner against Algeria in the World Cup four years ago that put them top of their group ahead of England...
  • Madison Keys out of Wimbledon with left thigh injury June 30, 2014

    London: Madison Keys of the United States has withdrawn from her uncompleted third-round match at Wimbledon because of a left thigh injury, allowing Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to advance. The two were scheduled to resume their third-round match in a second-set tiebreaker on Monday. After Shvedova won the first set 7-6 (7),...
  • World Cup 2014: US plan to attack unbeaten but underwhelming Belgium July 1, 2014

    The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they prepare for "war" in Tuesday's last-16 World Cup clash. The Belgians came through the group stage with three wins from three against Algeria, Russia and South Korea but...
  • World Cup 2014: Petulant Lukaku likely to lead line for Belgium June 30, 2014

    Salvador: Striker Romelu Lukaku is set to return but concern over captain Vincent Kompany is still clouding Belgium's build-up to their World Cup last-16 meeting with the United States in Salvador on Tuesday. Kompany skipped training again on Sunday as he battled with a groin problem, having now not worked out...
  • World Cup 2014: US to launch all-out offensive in last 16, says Klinsmann June 27, 2014

    The United States gave Germany too much respect, but manager Juergen Klinsmann promised there would be no repeat of their cagey display in the last 16 after they reached the World Cup's knockout stages despite a 1-0 loss on Thursday. The US edged into the second round as Group G runners-up...
  • Consequences if India fails to act on IPR, warns US lawmaker June 27, 2014

    Washington: A top US lawmaker warned India of "consequences" on its continued violation of intellectual property rights (IPRs) hoping the new government will address America's concerns regarding its policies that undermine IPRs. In his June 25 letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, Senator Orrin Hatch said, "I...
  • US negotiating MoU with India on women's issues June 26, 2014

    Washington: The US is in the process of negotiating a memorandum of understanding with India on women's issues, a top Obama Administration official has informed lawmakers saying they are "horrified" at the recent incidents of gangrape and murder of two girls in UP. "We are in the process of negotiating...
  • 18th-seeded Sloane Stephens of US loses at Wimbledon June 23, 2014

    LONDON: Sloane Stephens' streak of reaching the second week at six consecutive Grand Slam tournaments ended Monday at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) first-round loss to 109th-ranked Maria Kirilenko of Russia. Stephens saved five match points serving at 5-6, sending it to a tiebreaker where Kirilenko clinched the match after...
  • World Cup 2014: Varela keeps Portugal alive in a 2-2 draw against USA June 23, 2014

    Manaus: Cristiano Ronaldo set up Silvestre Varela for a late equaliser on a hot and humid night in the jungle Sunday to give the Portugal a 2-2 draw with the United States and hope for a spot in the second round of the World Cup. Ronaldo, who has been playing despite...
  • World Cup 2014: Portugal are more dangerous now, says Klinsmann June 22, 2014

    Sao Paulo: United States' German head coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes that Portugal are now more dangerous after their 0-4 loss to Germany in the opening game of Group G of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The US are set to face Portugal in the third round of the group stage later...
  • World Cup 2014: Ronaldo wears knee brace in Portugal team practice June 20, 2014

    Brazil: Cristiano Ronaldo again wore a brace on his troublesome left knee Friday, triggering a new wave of questions over his health as his Portugal team held it final World Cup training session before departing for a crucial game against the United States. The reigning world player of the year took...
  • Fatherhood among the most difficult, rewarding jobs: Barack Obama June 14, 2014

    Washington: Reflecting on fatherhood, US President Barack Obama has said that it is among the most difficult and rewarding jobs as it demands constant attention and frequent sacrifices. "Fatherhood is among the most difficult and rewarding jobs a man can have. It demands constant attention, frequent sacrifice, and a healthy...
  • Former US President George WH Bush skydives for 90th birthday June 13, 2014

    Maine: Former President George HW Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home, fulfilling a goal he made five years ago after a similar jump even though he can no longer use his legs. The nation's 41st president jumped from a helicopter...
  • I wouldn't celebrate a goal against Germany, says Jermaine Jones June 13, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Not celebrating a goal against your former team has become something of a fashion in European club football, but United States midfielder Jones says he will also follow that trend if he scores against his country of birth, Germany. The United States and Germany have been drawn...
  • US supportive of dialogue between India, Pakistan June 12, 2014

    Washington: Welcoming the discussion held between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the US has said that dialogue between the two neighbours is a positive step and it is supportive of such efforts. "We encourage dialogue between India and Pakistan. We feel that's a positive...
  • Seven teams to have top-level security in Brazil June 11, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Seven out of the 32 teams which will play in the FIFA World Cup will have the highest level of security available. Brazilian Intelligence Agency Abin's assistant director Ronaldo Belham said on Tuesday that the United States is among the teams included in this special protection level. The...
  • US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia Gandhi in 1984 riots case June 11, 2014

    New York: A US court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh group against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the anti-Sikh riots case, granting her motion that there is lack of subject matter jurisdiction but did not bar the group from bringing litigation against her in future. In a...
  • PM Narendra Modi likely to meet US President Barack Obama in September June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet US President Barack Obama in a bilateral meeting in September. Modi has decided to go to the US for the UN General Assembly meeting and has agreed to have a bilateral meeting with Barack Obama. The two sides are finalising...
  • US judges India, applauds corporate environment, slams treatment of women June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi presiding over the first one-party majority government at the Centre in the last 30 years, the pall of gloom over the state of Indian economy is slowly lifting. The Sensex has been on an upswing ever since Modi powered Bharatiya Janata Party-led National...
  • Badaun gangrape: US, UN 'horrified' at reports of violence against women in India June 4, 2014

    The United States has said it is "horrified" at reports of sexual violence and murders in India and it also applauded the role of individuals, government officials and civil society groups working to protect the survivors. "Like so many in India, we were horrified to learn of these violent sexual assaults...
  • Was upset over 'stupid' criticism in Devyani Khobragade case: Preet Bharara June 1, 2014

    New York: The Devyani Khobragade case came up for a discussion at Harvard Law School with India-born US prosecutor Preet Bharara telling the graduating class that the "intense" criticism and accusation hurled at him for charging the Indian diplomat with visa fraud had upset him. Bharara was invited to address students...
  • US man returns $ 125,000 that fell from armoured truck May 31, 2014

    Fresno: A Salvation Army worker in California is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck. Joe Cornell tells The Fresno Bee that he found the cash on Tuesday after a Brinks truck pulled away from a red light in Fresno...