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Kerry, Iran FM in new nuclear talks

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th March 2015

Kerry, Iran FM in new nuclear talks MONTREUX, Switzerland: The US and Iran ignored a passionate plea from the Israeli prime minister to ditch their nuclear negotiations and launched a third straight day of talks Wednesday seeking a framework deal in a few weeks. US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif were back at the negotiating...


Michelle Obama to visit Japan, Cambodia

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd March 2015

Michelle Obama to visit Japan, Cambodia WASHINGTON:US First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Japan later this month, part of a drive to promote girls’ education around the world. The White House said Tuesday that Michelle Obama will visit Tokyo and the historic city of Kyoto from March 18 to 20 before moving on to Siem Reap, Cambodia, close to the...


Obama, European leaders to hold Ukraine crisis call: White House

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Obama, European leaders to hold Ukraine crisis call: White House WASHINGTON: The White House on Tuesday said President Barack Obama will hold a secure video conference with European leaders to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and other “global security issues.” Obama will confer with British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the European...


Top US official warns Israel tensions could last until 2016

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd March 2015

Top US official warns Israel tensions could last until 2016 PARIS: A top US official Tuesday warned that the current tensions between traditional allies US and Israel could last until the end of the Obama administration in 2016. “There are moments of significant agreement and then there are moments of tactical disagreement,” US deputy secretary of state Antony Blinken told French radio station Europe 1....


Kerry to meet Russia’s Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Kerry to meet Russia’s Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis KIEV: Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva for talks on the Ukraine crisis Monday, less than a week after accusing Moscow of lying to his face over the conflict. High stakes talks between Kiev and Moscow are also set to get under way Monday aimed at resolving...


Obama to host Afghan president on March 24

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Obama to host Afghan president on March 24 WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama will host Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah, and key members of their unity government for meetings and a working lunch at the White House on March 24. “The two presidents will discuss a range of issues including security, economic development, and U.S. support to the Afghan-led reconciliation process,”...


Obama condemns killing of Russia’s Nemtsov

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

Obama condemns killing of Russia’s Nemtsov WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the “brutal murder” of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, and called for a full investigation into the killing. “The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of...


US court denies request to move Boston bombings trial

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

US court denies request to move Boston bombings trial WASHINGTON: A US court Friday denied a request by alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his trial to be moved out of the city, just days ahead of opening statements. A three-judge panel came down in a two-to-one split decision against the move. According to the ruling by the US Court of Appeals for...


US Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th February 2015

US Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown WASHINGTON: US lawmakers narrowly avoided a Department of Homeland Security shutdown Friday at the 11th hour, but funded the agency only until March 6, forcing Congress to revisit the issue next week. House and Senate members scrambled to prevent the premier agency securing the United States against terror threats from running out of money at midnight,...


Nine dead after Missouri mass murder

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

Nine dead after Missouri mass murder WASHINGTON:  Nine people are dead following a mass murder in rural Missouri in which the suspected gunman took his own life, police in the Midwestern state said Friday. With an investigation still underway, it appeared that seven people were shot and killed in four different residences in the small town of Tyrone. An eighth person,...


Guantanamo court holds closed session over U.S. military influence

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th February 2015

Guantanamo court holds closed session over U.S. military influence FORT MEADE, Md. U.S. military court at Guantanamo Bay met in closed session on Thursday as the judge assesses whether the head of the Guantanamo trials is exerting so much influence that a fair trial for accused al Qaeda extremists cannot be ensured. Thursday’s administrative scheduling session was part of pretrial proceedings for Abd al-Rahim...


Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva Monday: UN

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th February 2015

Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva Monday: UN GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry will address the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva next week, the UN said Wednesday, confirming he will be in Switzerland as new Iran nuclear talks kick off. “We have just heard now … that Secretary of State Kerry will also be here to address the council on...


Killing of ‘American Sniper’ Kyle no ‘whodunit,’ prosecutor says

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th February 2015

Killing of ‘American Sniper’ Kyle no ‘whodunit,’ prosecutor says STEPHENVILLE, Texas: The man charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the subject of the blockbuster movie “American Sniper,” acted coldly and deliberately in carrying out his deadly ambush at a Texas gun range, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. In closing arguments, prosecutor Jane Starnes told a jury in the rural Texas city...


US Pentagon chief vows ‘lasting defeat’ against IS

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

US Pentagon chief vows ‘lasting defeat’ against IS CAMPARIFJAN: New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Monday vowed “lasting defeat” against the Islamic State group as he summoned top generals and diplomats to Kuwait to review the war effort against the jihadists. Only days after taking office, Carter convened the extraordinary meeting of more than two dozen senior military officers, ambassadors and intelligence officials...


US shoppers warned after Shebab mall threat

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

US shoppers warned after Shebab mall threat WASHINGTON: US homeland security Chief Jeh Johnson warned shoppers in one of America’s biggest malls to be on their guard Sunday after a militant group posted a video calling for attacks on western malls. The warning comes as the US and other nations are increasingly jittery about the threat of “lone wolf” attacks carried out...


Australia prepares for floods in aftermath of major cyclones

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

Australia prepares for floods in aftermath of major cyclones ROCKHAMPTON, Australia: Australia braced on Saturday for heavy rains and floods after weather authorities downgraded two cyclones that lashed its north and northeast, damaging homes and snapping power links, but there were no reports of casualties. Troops were on standby to help with clean-up efforts in the northeastern state of Queensland after heavy rains and...


DR Congo vote will be key ‘opportunity’: US

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

DR Congo vote will be key ‘opportunity’: US WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday welcomed an announcement that the Democratic Republic of Congo will hold presidential elections in November 2016, after pushing President Joseph Kabila to respect the constitution. The key vote would be “an opportunity for the Congolese government and its people to further the democratization of the country through regular, timely...


Nano drones may knock cholesterol out of bloodstream: study

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

Nano drones may knock cholesterol out of bloodstream: study MIAMI: Tiny nano particles that act like miniature drones could deliver a knock-out punch to plaque buildup in the arteries, according to an experimental approach described by US scientists on Wednesday. So far the anti-cholesterol treatment has been tried only in lab mice, while the nanoparticles themselves are in clinical trials for people with cancer....


Pentagon chief opts for civilian as press secretary

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th February 2015

Pentagon chief opts for civilian as press secretary WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, in one of his first decisions since taking office, plans to replace the military officer who serves as the Pentagon press spokesman with civilian, officials said Wednesday. Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters he would be stepping down and defense officials said he would be succeeded by a civilian,...


Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

Oil train accident brings calls for tougher U.S. safety rules WASHINGTON: A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens the case for tougher U.S. rules governing such shipments, safety advocates said on Tuesday. A 109 car delivery of crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken energy patch derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting at least nine cars...


Boston breaks monthly snowfall record after latest storm

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th February 2015

Boston breaks monthly snowfall record after latest storm NEW YORK: Boston braced for another pummeling of wintry weather Sunday, as officials declared February the snowiest month in the city’s history. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a cold weather warning in the New England hub, with wind-chill temperatures reaching a stinging -10 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 Celsius). Forecasters also issued a blizzard warning, with...


U.S. appears ready to make commercial drone flights much easier

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th February 2015

U.S. appears ready to make commercial drone flights much easier NEW YORK: U.S. aviation regulators are preparing to ease commercial restrictions on small drones under a draft rule to be released Sunday, according to regulators and a government analysis that leaked over the weekend. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation said late Saturday that they had scheduled a news conference for...


CP Rail’s train engineers, conductors go on strike in Canada union

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th February 2015

CP Rail’s train engineers, conductors go on strike in Canada union TORONTO: Canadian Pacific Railway’s train engineers and conductors walked off the job on Sunday as a midnight deadline to reach agreement on a new contract passed, setting the stage for back to work legislation to be enacted by the government. Canada’s No. 2 railway had reached a last-minute deal with another union, Unifor, which represents...


Obama condemns killings of Muslims students as “brutal and outrageous”

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 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 of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like or how...


Stelia Aerospace considering U.S. production facility

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th February 2015

Stelia Aerospace considering U.S. production facility SEATTLE: Stelia Aerospace, a large maker of commercial aircraft structures and components, is considering putting a production facility in the United States to be closer to customers and increase its purchases in dollars, a senior executive said on Thursday. Stelia, formed last month from the merger of Airbus subsidiaries Aerolia and Sogerma, is considering aircraft...


Four dead in Florida plane crash: report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th February 2015

Four dead in Florida plane crash: report MIAMI: At least four people were killed Wednesday in Florida when their small plane careered out of control and smashed into trees, before bursting into flames, local media said. The Beech craft 1900 aircraft was reportedly headed to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Atlantic when it came down not far from Miami Executive...


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