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US congress can overview the Nuclear Agreement with Iran
15th May 2015 US congress can overview the Nuclear Agreement with Iran
WASHINGTON: American congress earned the right to overview the nuclear agreement with Iran, Aaj News reported. The house accepted the bill and sent it to Barack Obama for signatures. After one week US house representatives with consensus with...
U.S. to evaluate uranium mine cleanups on Navajo land -Justice Dept
2nd May 2015 U.S. to evaluate uranium mine cleanups on Navajo land -Justice Dept
WASHINGTON: The U.S. government will put $13.2 million into an environmental trust to pay for evaluations of 16 abandoned uranium mines on land belonging to the Navajo Nation in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, the Justice Department said....
Abe to address joint session of US Congress
29th April 2015 Abe to address joint session of US Congress
WASHINGTON: Shinzo Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint session of the US Congress, expected Wednesday to bring a message of deepening economic and security ties in the face of China’s growing clout....
Six percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Watch
16th April 2015 Six percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Watch
About 6 percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Inc’s smartwatch according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, with men twice as likely as women to purchase Apple boss Tim Cook’s first new major product. The poll showed the...
Obama approves taking Cuba off terror list
15th April 2015 Obama approves taking Cuba off terror list
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has agreed to take Cuba off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said Tuesday, a key step toward normalizing ties after decades of hostility. Obama notified Congress of his...
US says ‘more robust’ rules after Blackwater shooting
15th April 2015 US says ‘more robust’ rules after Blackwater shooting
WASHINGTON: The US State Department offered assurances Tuesday that it had strengthened the rules governing private security firms in the wake of a 2007 shooting in Iraq in which 14 people died. A former Blackwater guard was sentenced...
Pakistan received $ 17 billion foreign remittances in 2014 : WB
14th April 2015 Pakistan received $ 17 billion foreign remittances in 2014 : WB
WASHINGTON: Reflecting a robust growth, Pakistan received a total of $ 17,060 million in foreign remittances during the year 2014, according to the World Bank data released this week. Officially recorded remittances to the developing world are expected...
Ahead of Britain’s election, Labour has one point lead – YouGov poll
9th April 2015 Ahead of Britain’s election, Labour has one point lead – YouGov poll
LONDON: Ahead of Britain’s May 7election, the opposition Labour Party has a one percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives, according to a YouGov poll for The Sun newspaper. The daily poll put Labour on 35...
US cop charged with murder over shooting black man
8th April 2015 US cop charged with murder over shooting black man
WASHINGTON: Police in the US state of South Carolina charged an officer Tuesday with murder after video showed him apparently gunning down a fleeing black man, the latest in a string of shootings of unarmed black men that...
Obama, Castro will have chance to meet: White House
7th April 2015 Obama, Castro will have chance to meet: White House
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro will have an opportunity for an historic face-to-face meeting at the Summit of the Americas this week, a senior White House official told AFP Monday. “There will be time...
US urges citizens to flee Yemen by sea
7th April 2015 US urges citizens to flee Yemen by sea
WASHINGTON: The United States admitted Monday that it has no immediate plans to rescue its nationals stranded in war-torn Yemen and urged them to flee the raging conflict by sea. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf could not tell...
Obama vows to address Iran’s ‘destabilizing’ role in Mideast
7th April 2015 Obama vows to address Iran’s ‘destabilizing’ role in Mideast
WASHINGTON: President Obama on Monday said he would continue to work with US partners to address Iran’s “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East, even as details of a nuclear deal with Tehran are thrashed out. During a phone...
Muslim population to match Christian by 2050: Study
3rd April 2015 Muslim population to match Christian by 2050: Study
WASHINGTON: The number of Muslims in the world will roughly equal the number of Christians by 2050, a study released Thursday indicates. The project by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, “The Future of the World’s Religions,” called Islam...
U.S. reports 14 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
2nd April 2015 U.S. reports 14 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
WASHINGTON: The United States and its allies conducted 14 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq since Tuesday, according to a U.S. military statement on Wednesday. Seven air raids were conducted in Syria on targets...
US new-home sales surge in February
24th March 2015 US new-home sales surge in February
WASHINGTON:  Sales of new single-family homes in the United States surged in February to a seven-year high, accelerating for the third consecutive month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. New-home sales advanced 7.8 percent in February from January to...
What an Iran nuclear deal could look like
24th February 2015 What an Iran nuclear deal could look like
WASHINGTON: with the clock ticking down to a third, perhaps final deadline for a deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear program, top diplomats are ramping up efforts to pin down details. US Secretary of State John Kerry met...
U.S. names special envoy to Colombian peace process
21st February 2015 U.S. names special envoy to Colombian peace process
WASHINGTON: The United States named a special envoy to Colombian peace talks on Friday, responding to requests from both the Colombian government and leftists rebels for Washington to take a more active role in ending Latin America’s longest-running...
Pakistan implementing comprehensive strategy to succeed against extremism: Nisar
20th February 2015 Pakistan implementing comprehensive strategy to succeed against extremism: Nisar
WASHINGTON: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said Pakistan is implementing a comprehensive strategy to succeed against extremism and build a better, peaceful and prosperous future for children of the world. He said, “Only...
Kerry admires Gen. Raheel, PM Nawaz for their assay against terrorism
20th February 2015 Kerry admires Gen. Raheel, PM Nawaz for their assay against terrorism
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry has eulogized Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif in their performance against terrorism, Aaj News reported. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Secretary of State...
New Ukraine bailout plan worries private bondholders: IIF
19th February 2015 New Ukraine bailout plan worries private bondholders: IIF
WASHINGTON: A leading international banking group expressed concern Wednesday over talks for a new international bailout of Ukraine that could hit private bondholders. The Institute of International Finance, which counts 500 major global financial institutions as its members,...
Obama condemns killings of Muslims students as “brutal and outrageous”
14th February 2015 Obama condemns killings of Muslims students as “brutal and outrageous”
WASHINGTON: Condemning the killing of three Muslims in North Carolina as brutal and outrageous, U.S. President Barack Obama Friday said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun a probe into the murders. “No one in the United States...
Argentina’s Kirchner gains nothing from prosecutor’s death: FM
12th February 2015 Argentina’s Kirchner gains nothing from prosecutor’s death: FM
WASHINGTON: Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner and her top diplomat did not benefit from the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who accused them of covering up a probe into the country’s worst terror strike, the diplomat told The Washington...
Banker joins U.S. FCC pro bono to help with broadcast auction
12th February 2015 Banker joins U.S. FCC pro bono to help with broadcast auction
WASHINGTON: A U.S. investment banker has joined the Federal Communications Commission as an unpaid special adviser to help the agency prepare for next year’s auction of broadcast airwaves to wireless carriers, an agency spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Lawrence...
U.S. budget deficit grew slightly in first four months of FY 2015-CBO
7th February 2015 U.S. budget deficit grew slightly in first four months of FY 2015-CBO
WASHINGTON: The Congressional Budget Office on Friday estimated a $195 billion U.S. budget deficit for the first four months of the current fiscal year, up from $183 billion in the same period last year. The CBO said the...
Pratt says growth in F-35 production will help cut costs
6th February 2015 Pratt says growth in F-35 production will help cut costs
WASHINGTON: The Pentagon’s plans to fund 50 percent more F-35 fighter jets in fiscal 2016 will help drive down the price of the new plane and its engine, a top official at engine maker Pratt & Whitney, a...
Obama calls for tolerance, says freedom of speech and freedom of religion connected
6th February 2015 Obama calls for tolerance, says freedom of speech and freedom of religion connected
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Thursday underscored that there is a connection between freedom of speech and freedom of religion, as he called for tolerance and humility in dealing with challenges. There’s wisdom in our (American) founders writing...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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