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India, Pakistan tensions have not escalated: US


January 15th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) The US has expressed satisfaction at India and Pakistan managing tensions in the aftermath of Mumbai terror attacks, but would like them to exchange more information to get ... Read more...

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US says Olmert’’s UN vote story ”100 percent untrue”


January 14th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan.14 (ANI): Israel and the US engaged are engaged in a public spat over events leading to the US abstention in last Thursday''s UN Security Council resolution vote on the ... Read more...

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US urges Russia to restore gas supply to Europe


January 13th, 2009 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (Xinhua) The US government has urged Russia to immediately restore gas supply via Ukraine to the European Union (EU)."The US welcomes the agreement brokered by the Czech presidency of ... Read more...

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US urges India, Pakistan to cooperate in dealing with extremism


January 7th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Stressing the need for calming India-Pakistan tensions over the Mumbai attacks, the United States on Tuesday urged the two countries to cooperate in dealing with the common ... Read more...

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Origin of Mumbai attack was Pakistan: US


January 7th, 2009 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (IANS) The US has reiterated that Nov 26 Mumbai terrorist attacks originated from Pakistan, but wants New Delhi and Islamabad to work together to bring those responsible to justice ... Read more...

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US urges Russia, Ukraine to end gas dispute


January 7th, 2009 - 3:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (DPA) The US urged Russia and Ukraine Tuesday to end their dispute over natural gas supplies that has caused a sharp decline in shipments throughout Europe."Russia and Ukraine should ... Read more...

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Rice heading to UN for emergency meeting on Gaza


January 7th, 2009 - 3:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 7 (DPA) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is heading to New York Tuesday to attend an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on the conflict in the Gaza ... Read more...

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US urging Pak to catch Mumbai carnage culprits every single day


December 24th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): The United States has been urging Pakistan every single day to catch those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks, according to the US State Department. Deputy Press Secretary ... Read more...

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US to deliver 21,000 tonnes of food to North Korea


December 24th, 2008 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (DPA) The US plans to deliver another 21,000 tonnes of food to North Korea in the near future, the US State Department has said.The food shipments are continuing despite ... Read more...

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US concerned about detained Iranian AIDS experts


December 24th, 2008 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (DPA) The US has expressed "deep concern" over the continued detention of two Iranian AIDS experts, who have now been in prison for six months.The men, brothers Arash and ... Read more...

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US keeps up pressure on Pakistan to act against terror (Lead, combining related stories)


December 23rd, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) The US government is asking Pakistan "every single day" to act against those involved in the Mumbai terror attack and has warned it to be especially vigilant against ... Read more...

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‘Every single day’, US asking Pakistan to act against terror


December 23rd, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) The US is asking Pakistan "every single day to do whatever it can" to track down those responsible for the Mumbai terror strikes and prevent future terrorist attacks, ... Read more...

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Mugabe says Zimbabwe is mine, vows not to quit


December 20th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 20 (ANI): President Robert Mugabe has declared that Zimbabwe is mine, and vowed never to surrender to calls to step down, as his political rival threatened to quit stalled ... Read more...

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Russia to complete fuel supplies to North Korea


December 14th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 14 (RIA Novosti) Russia plans to complete fuel deliveries to North Korea as part of a denuclearization deal, the head of the Russian delegation at the six-party talks on Korea's ... Read more...

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Russia urges partners to continue fuel aid to North Korea


December 14th, 2008 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 13 (RIA Novosti) Russia has called on its partner countries to continue delivering fuel to North Korea as part of the six-party denuclearisation deal.Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and chief negotiator ... Read more...

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US denies move to brand Pakistan terrorist state


December 13th, 2008 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) Denying there was any move to brand Pakistan a terrorist state, the US has said that Islamabad took action against a front operation of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) ... Read more...

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US declines to say whether it too would act against Lashkar


December 12th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The United States has declined to indicate whether it too would like the UN take action against Pakistan based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), accused of mounting the Mumbai ... Read more...

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U.S. says N. Korea could be put back on terrorism list


December 11th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.11 (ANI): The United States has said that there is a possibility of putting the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) (North Korea) back on the list of state sponsors ... Read more...

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US awaits shift in Pakistan’s dealings with Lashkar


December 11th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Describing action taken so far by Pakistan in the wake of the Mumbai terror attacks as "serious and important steps", US has said it's awaiting a shift in ... Read more...

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US may put North Korea back on terror list


December 11th, 2008 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (Xinhua) The US is not rulling out possibilities of putting back North Korea on the list of states sponsoring terrorism, a senior official has said."I suppose these things are ... Read more...

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Attacks originated from Pakistani soil, reiterates US


December 10th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Reiterating that Mumbai terror attacks originated from Pakistani soil, the United States has said its focus was on diplomacy to try to bring to justice those responsible and ... Read more...

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US asks Pakistan to ensure no more terror attacks


December 9th, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States has asked Pakistan to work with all interested parties to make sure that there are no future attacks "emanating from Pakistani soil" like last month's ... Read more...

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US says N. Korea will allow inspectors to sample nuke sites


November 25th, 2008 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.25 (ANI): The United States has said it expects North Korea to formally agree to let inspectors take samples from weapons-grade nuclear sites during a high-level international meeting next month ... Read more...

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US sends ambassador to Libya in 36 years


November 22nd, 2008 - 2:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (DPA) The US Senate has approved sending the first US ambassador to Libya in 36 years, the final step in warming relations between the one-time enemies."We're very pleased, very ... Read more...

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‘US working with world community to check Somali pirates’


November 21st, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US says it is working with other governments to tackle piracy by Somali pirate vessels on high seas, describing it as a "serious issue" that Washington cannot ... Read more...

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US cites Indian success against pirates to signal global action


November 20th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Citing the Indian Navy's sinking of a pirate ship in the Gulf of Aden, the US has said action is taking place to deal with the problem of ... Read more...

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Russian missile deployment plans ‘disappointing’: US


November 6th, 2008 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's announcement Wednesday of plans to deploy missiles in its Baltic Sea enclave to counter the US basing of a missile-defence system in Eastern Europe ... Read more...

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US condemns bombing attacks in India


November 1st, 2008 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (Xinhua) The US has strongly condemned the series of bomb blasts that killed more than 70 people and injured about 300 in India's northeastern state of Assam Thursday. "There ... Read more...

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Maldives poll results a historic milestone: US (Lead)


October 30th, 2008 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 30 (IANS) Welcoming the election of opposition candidate Mohamed Nasheed as the new president of the Maldives, the US Thursday said it "marked a historic milestone in the transition to ... Read more...

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US hails Maldives on elections


October 30th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 30 (IANS) The US has hailed the successful completion of the first multi-party elections in the Maldives, calling it "a historic milestone in the transition to political pluralism"."This election is ... Read more...

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White House quiet over raid in Syria


October 28th, 2008 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (DPA) The White House refused to comment Monday on reports of a deadly US military strike in Syria near the border with Iraq that has outraged Damascus and other ... Read more...

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US confirms N Korea disabling its Yongbyon reactor


October 18th, 2008 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , Oct 18 (ANI): The United States has said that the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has stuck to its promise of disabling its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon. Only ... Read more...

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US, Iraq inching closer to troop withdrawal pact


October 16th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington/Baghdad, Oct.16 (ANI): The governments of the United States and Iraq are reportedly close to reaching an agreement on when American troops will make their exit from Iraq.The announcement that there ... Read more...

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US strikes North Korea from terror blacklist


October 12th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): The United States has struck North Korea from a terror blacklist after saying that Pyongyang agreed to steps to verify its nuclear disarmament and pledged to resume ... Read more...

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US removes North Korea from terror list


October 12th, 2008 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 11 (Xinhua) The US Saturday removed North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, the State Department announced."The secretary of state has rescinded the designation of North Korea ... Read more...

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