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  • US says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military 54 minutes 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 6 hours 23 minutes 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 7 hours 21 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 23 hours 15 minutes 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 days 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 4 days 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...
  • Hamas says Israeli soldier captured; Gaza death toll jumps to 447 4 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli tanks shelled militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and a woman died in an air strike after the bloodiest day of a nearly two-week military offensive that showed no signs of abating, despite global calls for a truce. Palestinian health officials said the death toll since July...
  • Obama dispatches Kerry to Egypt to forge ceasefire on Gaza 4 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has dispatched his Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to meet with Egyptian and other officials on the volatile situation in the Gaza Strip and seek an immediate cessation of hostilities. The announcement was made by Obama when he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • Rupee closes at 60.31 against dollar 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday closed at 60.31 against US dollar. The rupee recovered by 10 paise to 60.18 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on selling of the American currency by exporters amid increased capital inflows. Further, strengthening of the euro and the yen...
  • World in turmoil, but not because of Obama, says John Kerry 4 days ago

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday agreed that "the world is in turmoil" but that is "not the fault of President Barack Obama". "I agree with the analysis to the degree that it says that the world is in turmoil right now, and the world is, because enormous...
  • In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago 4 days ago

    Chicago: An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest US city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an 11-year-old...
  • More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza 4 days ago

    Jerusalem: More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighborhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighting in a near two-week-old offensive. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a massacre in Shejaia in the eastern suburbs of the city...
  • US says missile brought from Russia downed Malaysian jet MH17 4 days ago

    Ukraine: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the evidence indicates that a Russian missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, while Britain said Moscow faced "pariah" status and the threat of further economic sanctions. At the biggest crash site, where emergency workers had bagged...
  • US believes Russia gave missiles to Ukrainian rebels 4 days ago

    Washington: The US believes that Russia gave sophisticated Buk missile launchers to Ukrainian rebels and attempts were made Russian military to move them back into the country after the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet, American media reported on Sunday. "We do believe they were trying to move back into Russia...
  • US wants ties with 'Modi's India': Pakistani daily 4 days ago

    Islamabad: After denying him a visa for years, the US now wants to engage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Pakistani daily said on Sunday, adding Washington wants to re-engage with "Modi's India". An editorial in the Dawn said the US-India Strategic Dialogue will resume when Secretary of State...
  • Malaysia airlines crash: Rebels have taken away all bodies, says Ukraine 5 days ago

    Ukraine: Separatist rebels have taken away all the 196 bodies that workers recovered from the Malaysian Airlines plane crash site to an unknown location, Ukraine's emergency services said on Sunday. Witnesses saw the rebels putting bagged bodies onto trucks at the crash site on Saturday in eastern Ukraine and driving them...