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Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchange for information
Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchang...

Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchange for information

Edward J Snowden, former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, says he will not accept asylum in any country in exchange for secrets, Brazilian media reported Monday. Brazilian television broadcaster O Globo quoted a written interview with Mr Snowden as saying that he would only accept... read more »

U.S. will intervene in South Sudan: Obama
U.S. will intervene in South Sudan: Obam...

U.S. will intervene in South Sudan: Obama

 United States has deployed 46 additional military personnel in South Sudan and may take further military action to support the security of its citizens in the violence-wracked country, President Barack Obama has said. “As I monitor the situation in South Sudan, I may take further action to... read more »

In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy
Obama says not to negotiate over debt ce...

Obama says not to negotiate over debt ceiling

Washington – US President Barack Obama Friday said that he would not negotiate with his Republican rivals over raising the federal government’s debt ceiling and the fiscal brinksmanship should not be repeated. US lawmakers should raise the federal government’s borrowing authority... read more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry hopeful of Israel-Palestine deal
US sends special envoy to South Sudan

US sends special envoy to South Sudan

Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that he has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to help end violence in the country. Kerry said that US Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald Booth left Friday to “support regional efforts already underway” to... read more »

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US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

By Arun Kumar Washington – In what the media here called a “powerful rebuke” to the Obama administration, a US federal judge has ruled the US National Security... read more »

Khobragade case: India seeks details of possible U.S. tax violations

US hides behind “standard procedures” in Indian diplomat’s arrest

By Arun Kumar Washington – As media reports that Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was “strip-searched” after her arrest in New York threatened to escalate a diplomatic... read more »

John Kerry calls Shivshankar Menon to express regret about Devyani's treatment; defends US laws

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... read more »

Sergei Ryabkov

‘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... read more »

New US sanctions unconstructive: Iran

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... read more »