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Detention procedures applicable to Indian diplomat D. Khobragade, US clarifies
Indian diplomat in New York arrested for...

Indian diplomat in New York arrested for visa fraud

Washington – One of India’s senior diplomats was arrested in New York Thursday for alleged visa fraud and exploitation of her domestic help leading to expression of “strong concern” by the Indian embassy in Washington. Devyani Khobragade, 39, India’s Deputy consul... read more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry struggles to keep Middle East peace talks on track
Kerry revisits Israel to boost peace tal...

Kerry revisits Israel to boost peace talks

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel Thursday for another visit to the region to salvage negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, a spokesperson for the US embassy to Israel said. The storm hit Israel and specifically Jerusalem altered Kerry’s plans... read more »

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama
Texas woman admits to sending ricin to O...

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

Dallas – A former actress from Texas has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years. Shannon Guess Richardson entered her plea in federal court in... read more »

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal site attack
13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to Pay...

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal site attack

London – Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to charges related to their involvement in the cyber-attack of PayPal’s website as part of the hacking group Anonymous. The defendants acknowledged taking part in protests organized by Anonymous in December 2010 against Paypal. According to... read more »

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'Some progress' made in peace talks: John Kerry

‘Some progress’ made in peace talks: John Kerry

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry said here Thursday that despit! e reports to the contrary, there is “some progress” in the talks between Israel and the... read more »

Canada to claim North Pole in Arctic claim at UN

Canada to claim North Pole in Arctic claim at UN

Johannesburg – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has ordered the inclusion of the North Pole in the country’s Arctic claim, following a UN submission draft report proposal... read more »

Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchange for information

NSA gathering 5bn cellphone records daily, Snowden documents reveal

Washington – The National Security Agency is reportedly gathering nearly five billion records a day on the whereabouts of cell phones globally. The move enabled the agency to track... read more »

Income inequality 'defining challenge' for US: Obama

Income inequality ‘defining challenge’ for US: Obama

Washington – President Barack Obama Wednesday said incom! e inequality is the “defining challenge” for the US while a growing middle class is the engine of the... read more »

Kerry visits Israel amid reports of faltering Israeli-Palestinian talks

Kerry visits Israel amid reports of faltering Israeli-Palestinian...

Jerusalem – Amid reports of Israeli-Palestinian talks losing momentum, US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel late Wednesday. Kerry has arrived in a bid to push forward negotiations... read more »