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US for growing trade with India in food products


March 13th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The US is looking forward to growing trade in food products with India, a senior American diplomat said Tuesday."In the US, we love Indian food. ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms Panetta as defense secretary


June 22nd, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS/EFE) The US Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm CIA Director Leon E. Panetta as the next secretary of defense, replacing Robert Gates.Panetta, who last week ... Read more...

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‘Tough talking’ Munter vows to combat Pak’s “historical scepticism” against US


September 24th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Dr Cameron Munter, nominated as the new US ambassador to Pakistan, has pledged "ceaseless engagement" to combat the country's anti-Americanism, saying Washington needs to do a better job ... Read more...

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US Senate approves Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice


August 6th, 2010 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) The US Senate has voted to approve Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice, making her the fourth woman to enter the high court, Xinhua reported. The Senate voted ... Read more...

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U.S. Senate confirms Gen. Petraeus as new Afghan war commander


July 1st, 2010 - 3:02 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The United States Senate on Wednesday confirmed General David Petraeus as the new commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan in a 99-0 unanimous vote.Gen. Petraeus will replace Gen. ... Read more...

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India has legitimate interest in Afghanistan: Petraeus


June 30th, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 30 (IANS) Gen. David Petraeus, set to be the top commander in Afghanistan, has said that the US would work with both Pakistan and India, as New ... Read more...

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Petraeus vows ‘relentless’ pursuit of Taliban


June 30th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 30 (IANS) A Senate panel has approved the nomination of Gen David Petraeus to be the top US commander in Afghanistan after he assured lawmakers he would ... Read more...

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Storm clouds gather over new European Commission


January 14th, 2010 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 14 (DPA) Storm clouds gathered over the proposed new European Commission Wednesday as the European Parliament's main political groups attacked key candidates in a tit-for-tat row. The dispute carries echoes of ... Read more...

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China must allow currency revaluation: EU official


January 12th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Jan 12 (DPA) China must allow its currency to revalue in order to remove imbalances in world trade, the European Union's designated trade commissioner said Tuesday. The EU has long called on ... Read more...

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With Bernanke, Obama seeks continuity in time of crisis


August 26th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Chris Cermak Washington, Aug 26 (DPA) President Barack Obama made the safe choice in re-appointing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term, preferring not to roil financial markets and ... Read more...

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Strong ties with India essential for US goals, says top admiral


July 10th, 2009 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 10 (IANS) With India emerging as a key player globally, a top American military official considers a strong positive relationship with New Delhi essential to achieving long-term ... Read more...

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No nation has suffered more from terrorism than India: Kerry


July 8th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): The United States has said that India has been the biggest sufferer of terrorism, and that it sincerely wants to help New Delhi overcome the crises and stabilize ... Read more...

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India is worst victim of terrorism: US lawmaker


July 8th, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 8 (IANS) Noting that no nation has suffered more from terrorism than India, an influential US lawmaker wants Washington to help it break with the perilous politics of ... Read more...

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N-deal will boost US security, economy: Lugar


July 7th, 2009 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 7 (IANS) The landmark India-US civil nuclear deal resulting in a strong and enduring partnership with New Delhi would enhance America's national security and economy, a top ... Read more...

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US military probes reports of Afghan civilian deaths


June 11th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 11 (DPA) The US military said Thursday that a targeted rebel commander in western Afghanistan survived an airstrike, but it was investigating "unsubstantiated" reports that civilians were among the ... Read more...

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To combat terrorism, US seeks to expand ’strategic partnership’ with India (Lead)


May 15th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 15 (IANS) As the US pushes Pakistan to shift its focus from India to dismantling Al Qaeda safe havens in its territory, top Obama administration officials have ... Read more...

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US regards India a hub of regional prosperity


May 15th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 15 (IANS) India not only provides crucial export opportunities to American companies but has the potential to become the hub of prosperity in Asia, says a top ... Read more...

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Pakistan should prosecute Mumbai perpetrators: US


May 15th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 15 (IANS) Improvement of India-Pakistan ties hinges a great deal on action taken by Islamabad to bring perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack to justice, according to ... Read more...

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Dismantling Al Qaeda safe havens in Pakistan a top US priority


May 15th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 15 (IANS) Disrupting, dismantling and defeating Al Qaeda and their safe havens in Pakistan, and preventing their return to Pakistan or Afghanistan, is a top foreign policy ... Read more...

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US to seek ‘expanded strategic partnership’ with India


May 15th, 2009 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 15 (IANS) With a growing convergence of interests ranging from combating terrorism to getting the global economy back on track, President Barack Obama's administration will seek an ... Read more...

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‘US needs India, Iran’s assistance in Afghanistan war’


March 27th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): The chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry has said the United States may seek cooperation from India, China, and Iran to stabilize Afghanistan."We also ... Read more...

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Kerry vows to increase economic aid to Pakistan


March 27th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): In a bid to strengthen Pakistan's civilian government, the chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee John Kerry has vowed to increase economic aid to Pakistan. ... Read more...

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US trade nominee Ron Kirk approved by Senate committee


March 13th, 2009 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (DPA) President Barack Obama's choice to be the top US trade official was approved for the post Thursday by the Senate Finance Committee, paving the way for a vote ... Read more...

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No ‘deal fever’ in Obama administration: Ron Kirk


March 10th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (DPA) Ron Kirk, President Barack Obama's nominee for US trade representative, pledged support for free trade Monday but suggested there was no hurry to get new agreements approved in ... Read more...

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Senate committee approves Geithner to be Treasury secretary


January 23rd, 2009 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (DPA) The US Senate Finance Committee Thursday approved Timothy Geithner's nomination to be Treasury secretary in President Barack Obama's administration, paving the way for Geithner's confirmation by the full ... Read more...

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US Senate confirms six of Obamas Cabinet Secretaries


January 21st, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.21 (ANI): President Barack Obama has won the full U.S. Senates approval for six of his Cabinet nominees, just hours after he took the oath of office. According to Fox ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton’s confirmation as top US diplomat delayed


January 21st, 2009 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) Hours after Barack Obama's inauguration, the Senate swiftly approved six members of the new president's cabinet, but the confirmation of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state was delayed ... Read more...

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Medvedev hopes for better Russia-US ties under Obama


January 16th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Gorki (Russia), Jan 16 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has expressed hope that Washington will develop constructive relations with Moscow after president-elect Barack Obama's inauguration Jan 20. "Naturally, with the appearance ... Read more...

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Waterboarding is torture, declares Obama’s top lawyer nominee


January 16th, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (DPA) President-elect Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department told the Senate during his confirmation hearing that he regards waterboarding as torture.The comments Thursday by Eric Holder, the ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton gets senate panel nod


January 15th, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) The Senate foreign relations committee has endorsed the nomination of Hillary Clinton as the next US Secretary of State. The vote was 16-1.The full Senate still must confirm ... Read more...

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Hillary says Pakistan, Afghanistan will be Obamas highest priority


January 14th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton told her confirmation hearing that fighting terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan would be the highest priority of the Obama Administration.It ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton runs into rough weather over husband’s fundraising


January 14th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Hillary Clinton has run into rough weather over potential conflicts of interest former President Bill Clinton's fundraising could pose if she is confirmed as secretary of state, but ... Read more...

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We will build on our partnership with India: Hillary Clinton


January 14th, 2009 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Describing the Mumbai terror attacks as a new challenge for American diplomacy, Hillary Clinton has vowed to build on economic and political partnership with India, "a nation with ... Read more...

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Clinton affirms commitment to resolving Mideast conflict


January 14th, 2009 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) US secretary of state-designate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that the Obama administration will put "every effort" forward to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Speaking before a Senate panel during her ... Read more...

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Obama, Biden apologise to Feinstein over Panetta snub


January 7th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.7 (ANI): U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden have apologized to Diane Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, for not consulting her about the nomination ... Read more...

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