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John Kerry calls Shivshankar Menon to express regret about Devyani's treatment; defends US laws
US hopes diplomat’s arrest won’t hit bil...

US hopes diplomat’s arrest won’t hit bilateral ties

 The U.S. has expressed hope that the diplomatic row over the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul-General in New York will not affect bilateral ties with India, which has strongly reacted to the treatment meted out to the senior diplomat terming it “absolutely unacceptable”. After India took up the... read more »

Sergei Ryabkov
‘US Magnitsky Act as long-term spo...

‘US Magnitsky Act as long-term spoiler of bilateral ties’

Moscow –  Despite certain progress achieved over issues concerning Syria and Iran, Russia-US relations remain in deadlock because of the so-called Magnitsky Act, Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday. “One or even two swallows don’! t make a summer,”... read more »

New US sanctions unconstructive: Iran
Blacklist move not violation of n-deal w...

Blacklist move not violation of n-deal with Iran: US

Washington –  The White House Friday defended th e move of blacklisting additional companies and people under existing sanctions, saying it does not violate an interim nuclear agreement reached between world powers and Iran last month. The statement came a day after the US targetted... read more »

Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in New York in soup
Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in Ne...

Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in New York in soup

Washington – In a second case of its type, one of India’s senior diplomats in New York was arrested and accused by Manhattan’s Indian American US Attorney Preet Bharara of visa fraud and exploiting her babysitter and housekeeper. Devyani Khobragade, 39, India’s Deputy Consul... read more »

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Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry exhibited Friday optimism on the Mideast peace talks at the end of his trip to Israel, saying “Israel and the Palestinians are... read more »

Both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make great presidents: Barack Obama

Both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make great presidents: Barack Obama

Washington – US President Barack Obama has said that both Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make outstanding candidates and possess the... read more »

Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

US says China air defence zone unacceptable, shouldn’t be implemented

Washington – The White House said on Thursday that China’s new air defence zone over the East China Sea was “unacceptable” and urged Beijing not to implement it, but... read more »

Snowden leaks have identified areas of concerns: Obama

Snowden leaks have identified areas of concerns: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama has acknowledged that leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden have identified some areas of legitimate concerns with regard to privacy of citizens while highly... read more »

We will not see the likes of Mandela again: Obama

We will not see the likes of Mandela again: Obama

Describing himself as one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela, US President Barack Obama mourned the death on Friday of the South African anti-apartheid icon and said... read more »