UNITED STATES

  • Lance Armstrong made 'a scapegoat' by USADA: Pat McQuaid 2 days ago

    Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong was the victim of "a witch hunt" and made a scapegoat by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), says former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Pat McQuaid. A cancer survivor and once a hero to millions, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France victories and...
  • If it were 1995, I would cheat again: Lance Armstrong 2 days ago

    London: Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has said he should be forgiven after suffering a lot of public humiliation for doping and lying, but defended his conduct, insisting he would do it again. Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life by...
  • Unique time for relations with India, Obama's visit likely to produce positive results: US 1 week ago

    Washington: Underlining that it is a "unique" time for Indo-US ties, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday said President Barack Obama's India visit is likely to produce "tangible and positive" results. "I think the President's trip leaving this weekend, may well produce some very tangible and positive results of an effort...
  • Modi's invitation to attend India's Republic Day parade took Obama by surprise January 22, 2015

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to President Barack Obama to be the first American leader to be the chief guest at India's Republic day took him by "some surprise" but he felt "personally honoured" to accept. Given the "complicated history" between the two countries, "I think it took us by...
  • Obama's daughters Sasha, Malia not to accompany him to India January 22, 2015

    Washington: Malia and Sasha, the First Daughters of the United States will give a miss to India trip as they tend only to travel with their parents when they are on vacation from school, a US official has said. Sasha and Malia, the 16 and 13-year-old daughters of President Barack Obama...
  • US brands Pakistani Taliban head behind massacre as global terrorist January 14, 2015

    The United States on Tuesday declared Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah a "global terrorist," making it a crime to engage in transactions with the man behind the December 16 attack in which 130 children at a Peshawar school were killed. The State Department said in a statement the formal designation also...
  • US slaps sanctions on North Korea after Sony hack January 3, 2015

    Honolulu: Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North's defence industry in its first public act of retribution for a cyberattack against Sony. Despite lingering doubts by the cyber community, the US insisted that...
  • Modi government should take up Bhopal gas tragedy issue with Obama: Amnesty International Secretary General November 30, 2014

    Bhopal: Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year. "It is time...
  • US: Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests November 29, 2014

    Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in US holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of...
  • Barack Obama says he 'bent over backwards' on immigration reform November 24, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he "bent over backwards" over the immigration reform, so as to give the Congress and in particular the Republican leadership, an opportunity to help fix the broken system. "If you look at the history, I have issued fewer executive actions than most of...
  • 4,50,000 illegal immigrants in US are from India: Report November 19, 2014

    Washington: Indians constitute four per cent of the total illegal immigrants living in the US, a country where the overall unauthorised immigrant population has remained unchanged since 2009, a latest report has said. According to a report by Pew Research, more than 450,000 unauthorised Indian immigrants live in the US, constituting...
  • Mamta Kulkarni, husband Vijay Goswami detained in Kenya November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: According to media reports, former Bollywood actress has been detained in Kenya with husband Vijay Goswami at the Port Police Station in Mombasa. The couple has been charged with drug trafficking. The couple, taken into custody on Sunday last week, is being interrogated by the Kenya police. Both Mamta...
  • US, China reach 'understanding' on IT tariff cuts: White House November 11, 2014

    Beijing: The United States and China have "reached an understanding" on an agreement to reduce tariffs on information technology trade, the White House said, in what Washington called a boost to WTO efforts to slash trade duties. Washington hopes the move would "contribute to a rapid conclusion" of negotiations in Geneva...
  • US: Cancer patient ends her life, renews euthanasia debate November 4, 2014

    In United States, a 29-year-old terminally ill patient has legally ended her life. Her decision to die under Oregon's "death with dignity act" has renewed the euthanasia debate. ...
  • Nico Rosberg complains about ERS November 3, 2014

    Austin: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg believes that an Energy Recovery System (ERS) error was the main cause for his defeat at the hands of team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. "I made a mistake because I used the wrong thing to get more ERS. When I...
  • Lewis Hamilton set for title but spectre of double points haunts F1 November 3, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton's US Grand Prix victory means the Briton can now secure his second Formula One title without having to win again but there could still be a sting in the tail. The spectre of double points, a novelty introduced for the first time for the final race in Abu Dhabi,...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton wins United States GP, moves closer to title November 3, 2014

    Austin: Lewis Hamilton got the better of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg once again, winning Sunday's US Grand Prix to edge closer to his second Formula One world championship. Hamilton leads Rosberg by 24 points with two races left in Brazil and Abu Dhabi. The final race will be worth double points...
  • Rosberg edges Hamilton for pole at United States Grand Prix November 2, 2014

    Austin: Nico Rosberg earned a chance to tighten the Formula One championship duel with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by winning the pole position Saturday for the US Grand Prix, while the race faced a threat of a boycott by as many as three teams that are struggling financially. Rosberg edged Hamilton...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in 3rd practice at US Grand Prix November 1, 2014

    Austin: Mercedes drivers and championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg posted the fastest times in Saturday's final practice before qualifying for the US Grand Prix. Hamilton's best lap on a chilly morning at the Circuit of the Americas was 1 minute, 37.107 seconds, .883 seconds quicker than Rosberg. Hamilton had...
  • Mercedes driver Hamilton tops 1st practice at United States GP October 31, 2014

    Austin: Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice for the US Grand Prix, edging Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg. Hamilton's fastest lap at the Circuit of the Americas was 1 minute, 39.941 seconds. Rosberg was 0.292 seconds behind. McLaren's Jenson Button was...
  • F1: Marussia withdrawal means 18-car grid for United States Grand Prix October 27, 2014

    London: The Marussia team's move into bankruptcy protection on Monday, four days after Formula One rival Caterham did the same, leaves only 18 cars on the grid for Sunday's United States Grand Prix, the smallest in nearly a decade. FRP Advisory, a London-based firm specializing in corporate restructuring, recovery and insolvency,...
  • Musharraf attacks PM Modi, says he cannot dictate terms on peace process October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan President Pervez​ Musharraf on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. "Prime Minster Modi is your Prime Minister, not Pakistan's Prime Minister. We don't get any dictations from...
  • Michael Phelps suspended from USA Swimming-sanctioned events for six months October 7, 2014

    American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was suspended for six months by USA Swimming on Monday following his recent arrest on a drunken driving charge. Phelps, who recently returned to top-level competition after a two-year retirement, will also not be allowed to represent the United States...
  • US Government confirms first case of Ebola October 1, 2014

    Dallas: The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US was confirmed on Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at...
  • Reporter's Diary: Covering PM Modi's US visit October 1, 2014

    Covering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first and rather hectic US visit must have been quite an experience for any journalist. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey and Sanjay Pugalia recount their experience. ...
  • Tonight at 9: Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to Farid Zakaria on Modi's US visit September 26, 2014

    Dr Farid Zakaria, the journalist who interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his US visit, joins CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey. Post your questions for Zakaria. ...
  • India brimming with confidence, US will feel the difference soon, says PM Modi September 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a piece in the Wall Street Journal ahead of his US visit, saying that the US is India's 'natural global partner'. In the WSJ Op-Ed, Modi says, "The complementary strengths of India and the US can be used for inclusive and broad-based global development...
  • Modi fans in New Jersey flaunt customised car number plates, BJP tattoos September 25, 2014

    It is not just political and business leaders who are looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to US. Network18 caught up with some ardent fans of Modi in New Jersey who had a Modi number plate on their car and a BJP tattoo. ...
  • I see US as a vital partner for India's development, says PM Modi September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of his departure to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is 'confident of starting a new chapter in our strategic partnership'. He also added that the US is a vital partner for India's development. In a statement issued ahead of his visit, Modi said, "I...
  • Obama likely to seek Modi's support against Islamic State September 24, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is expected to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in his effort to create a global coalition against Islamic State terror group that has gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, almost equal in size of Britain. So far, more than 40 countries...