UNITED STATES

  • Rory McIlroy shocked by Davis Love's appointment as US captain 3 days ago

    World number one Rory McIlroy was "shocked" at the appointment of Davis Love III as 2016 United States Ryder Cup captain. McIlroy is returning to competition at this week's Honda Classic and teeing up for a first time this year on American soil following a three-week break since winning the Dubai...
  • Budget may back off fertiliser subsidy reform 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Investors looking for India's budget on Saturday to tackle fertiliser subsidies are likely to be disappointed, because sources say the government plans to largely maintain the current regime. The government was widely expected to deregulate urea prices after freeing up diesel following a fall in crude prices, but two...
  • Retail dilemma in India - nice malls are few and far between 5 days ago

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A severe shortage of attractive malls has made setting up shop in India easier said than done, crimping expansion plans for both foreign retailers such as Lacoste and domestic giants like department store chain Shoppers Stop. India's searing heat, heavy traffic and cluttered pavements make malls the most popular...
  • January second warmest on record globally February 20, 2015

    Washington: January 2015 was the second warmest on record globally, just behind 2007, with temperatures 0.77 Celsius above the average for the 20th century, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Meteorologists calculated that the United States in January was 1.6 Celsius warmer than normal, making it the...
  • Joe Biden attracts eyeballs as he leans on US Defence Secretary's wife, whispers in her ear February 19, 2015

    Washington: Here's the thing about impromptu moments in politics: Often they work, sometimes they fall flat, but occasionally they turn out downright awkward. Vice President Joe Biden learned that the hard way Tuesday - twice. Hosting a White House summit on violent extremism, Biden sought to draw a parallel between Minneapolis,...
  • Indian workers win $14 million in US labour trafficking case February 19, 2015

    New Orleans: A New Orleans jury on Wednesday awarded $14 million to five Indian men who were lured to the United States and forced to work under inhumane conditions after Hurricane Katrina by a US ship repair firm and its co-defendants. After a four-week trial, the US District Court jury ruled...
  • Obama proposes war authorisation against Islamic State, says terror group 'poses grave threat' February 11, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is asking Congress to formally authorise war against Islamic State terrorists, offering a draft resolution that says the Islamic State 'poses a grave threat'. Obama is sending Congress a proposed three-page authorisation for military force. Obama would limit authorisation to three years, with no restriction where US...
  • Lance Armstrong made 'a scapegoat' by USADA: Pat McQuaid January 28, 2015

    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 January 27, 2015

    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 January 23, 2015

    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...