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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...
Obama signs sanctions law targeting Venezuelan officials
19th December 2014 Obama signs sanctions law targeting Venezuelan officials
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama signed a law on Thursday allowing sanctions against senior Venezuelan officials accused of violating the rights of protesters during anti-government demonstrations that rocked the country earlier this year. The text approved just over a...
Thousands demand justice in Washington over police killings
14th December 2014 Thousands demand justice in Washington over police killings
WASHINGTON:  Thousands of people descended on Washington to demand justice Saturday for black men who have died at the hands of white police, the latest in weeks of demonstrations across the United States. The families of Michael Brown...
Sartaj Aziz arrives in Washington as Pakistan, US look to strengthen strategic ties
26th January 2014 Sartaj Aziz arrives in Washington as Pakistan, US look to strengthen strategic ties
WASHINGTON: National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has arrived in Washington to lead Pakistan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue with Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday, as the two countries look to finalize a blueprint aimed at bolstering future relationship....
Washington optimistic on Pakistan ties ahead of Nawaz visit
20th October 2013 Washington optimistic on Pakistan ties ahead of Nawaz visit
WASHINGTON / NEW YORK: There is an air of “optimism and hope” in Washington for improvement in U.S.-Pakistan relationship, considered key to regional security and stability, ahead of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s official talks with President Barack...
UN must pass resolution on Syrian weapons, Kerry says
20th September 2013 UN must pass resolution on Syrian weapons, Kerry says
WASHINGTON: Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday called on the U.N. Security Council to move swiftly to approve a U.S.-Russia deal to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons, saying there is no time to argue with those who remain...
US still hopes for Taliban talks: James Dobbins
17th September 2013 US still hopes for Taliban talks: James Dobbins
WASHINGTON: A US envoy said Monday that Washington still hoped to talk directly with the Taliban to support an Afghan peace deal but that the militants seemed unwilling to do so. The Taliban opened an office in the...
Qaeda chief calls for US attacks, economic boycott
13th September 2013 Qaeda chief calls for US attacks, economic boycott
WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a speech marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11, called Thursday for attacks on the United States and a boycott of the world’s largest economy. A summary and translated English excerpts of the...
Brazil spy claims raise ‘legitimate questions’: US
12th September 2013 Brazil spy claims raise ‘legitimate questions’: US
WASHINGTON: Allegations of US spying on Brazil’s president and on its state oil company raise “legitimate questions”, a US official said Wednesday during talks with Brazil’s foreign minister. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo met US National Security Adviser Susan Rice...
US arms experts going with Kerry to meet Russians
12th September 2013 US arms experts going with Kerry to meet Russians
WASHINGTON: A team of US arms experts will accompany Secretary of State John Kerry to Geneva to meet with Russian counterparts for high-stakes talks on Syria’s chemical weapons, a US official said Wednesday. Kerry is set to meet...
I might lose congressional vote on Syria: Obama
10th September 2013 I might lose congressional vote on Syria: Obama
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for...
US Senate leader delays crucial test vote on Syria
10th September 2013 US Senate leader delays crucial test vote on Syria
WASHINGTON: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he is delaying a key procedural vote on authorizing use of force in Syria until President Barack Obama publicly addresses the issue. “I want to make sure the president (makes)...
US Senate sets Wednesday for first Syria vote
10th September 2013 US Senate sets Wednesday for first Syria vote
WASHINGTON: The US Senate will hold a procedural vote Wednesday on a measure authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that the Senate will vote on a motion...
US returns looted artifacts to Afghanistan
10th September 2013 US returns looted artifacts to Afghanistan
WASHINGTON: The United States returned a Roman wine pitcher and five gold artifacts to Afghanistan on Monday in the fourth official repatriation of stolen Afghan cultural treasures in eight years. Kabul’s ambassador to Washington, Eklil Hakimi, accepted the...
Risk calculator boosts odds of finding lung cancer
6th September 2013 Risk calculator boosts odds of finding lung cancer
WASHINGTON: A new software tool may help doctors eliminate mistakes when judging whether a spot that turns up on a smoker’s lung scan is cancerous or not, researchers said Wednesday. The clinical risk assessment method described in the...
Snowden leak shows spy agencies break Web encryption
6th September 2013 Snowden leak shows spy agencies break Web encryption
WASHINGTON: US and British intelligence agencies have cracked the encryption that secures a wide range of online communications — including emails, banking transactions and phone conversations, according to newly leaked documents. The documents provided by former US intelligence...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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