foreign relations

Iran ready to hold nuclear talks: Minister


September 9th, 2012 - 5:34 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Sep 9 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has said his country was ready to hold negotiations with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme, state-run Press TV reported."We have ... Read more...

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India forges diplomatic ties with ‘Wi-Fi nation’


September 4th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Niue? What's new? Last week, India quietly established formal diplomatic relations with Niue, a South Pacific island of 1,400 inhabitants, which is better known ... Read more...

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China’s foreign policy on top of weekend titles (IANS Books)


August 25th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The bookshelf this week has an inclusive feel - from the continent's geopolitics to the dark comedy. Browse with IANS...Book: "Restless Empire"; Written by Arne ... Read more...

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Ex-Pakistani envoy gets US award


April 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Former Pakistani ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has been given an award by a US non-profit group for his distinguished service for the advancement of ... Read more...

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US Supreme Court rejects bid to tax India’s UN mission


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has rejected New York City's bid to collect $42.5 million from India in unpaid property taxes for its mission to the United ... Read more...

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Mexico condemns repression in Libya


March 1st, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 1 (IANS/EFE) The wave of repression unleashed by Col. Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya "constitutes crimes against humanity", Mexican foreign relations secretary Patricia Espinosa said here."We are offended and it ... Read more...

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U.S. Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs in India


February 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): United States Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, Maria Otero, is currently on a four-day visit of India.During her visit, she will visit Karnataka ... Read more...

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Assange a high-tech terrorist, says Biden


December 20th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden has said that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was "closer to being a high-tech terrorist", and acknowledged the fact that the leak of classified ... Read more...

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Clinton condemns WikiLeaks ‘attack’ as harmful for US foreign relations


November 30th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.30 (ANI): The United States has intensified its efforts at damage control, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calling the massive release not just a problem for American foreign policy ... Read more...

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US rallying others against China, says daily


November 10th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 10 (IANS) The US encourages Asian countries to rally against China, cautioned a Chinese daily and added: "As the major target of US smart power, China has to be on ... Read more...

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Russia’s Gazprom in talks over LNG supplies to India


October 25th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's gas giant Gazprom is considering a possible supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India in exchange for its 20 percent stake in the Sakhalin-1 project, ... Read more...

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13 militants killed in Russia’s Dagestan


September 13th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 13 militants were killed in a raid carried out by the security personnel in Russia's volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, the National Anti-terrorism Committee ... Read more...

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Wikileaks releases classified CIA memo about hypothetical perception of U.S. as terror exporter


August 26th, 2010 - 3:57 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Wikileaks on Wednesday released a classified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) memorandum that postulates of the hypothetical circumstance that foreign countries viewed the U.S. as an exporter of ... Read more...

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India wins property tax battle with New York City


August 18th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) India has won a seven-year legal battle with New York City with a federal appeals court ruling that nations with diplomatic housing do not have to pay ... Read more...

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Mexico renews diplomatic ties with Honduras


August 1st, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) The Mexican government has said that its ambassador to Tegucigalpa will return to Honduras next week, as it wants to renew diplomatic ties with the Central American ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni ‘eager’ to meet David Cameron


May 16th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 16 (ANI): Carla Bruni has reportedly indicated that she's looking forward to meet David Cameron when her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, visits London next month.While the French Prez has ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda relations chief arrested in Iraq


April 22nd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, April 22 (IANS/AKI) An Al Qaeda militant allegedly in charge of relations between the terror outfit's network across Iraq and other countries was arrested Thursday. The man was arrested in Baquba city ... Read more...

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Chile’s Insulza re-elected as Secretary General of the OAS


March 25th, 2010 - 2:57 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- José Miguel Insulza was re-elected on Wednesday to a second five-year term as the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS).Secretary General Insulza, 66, was ... Read more...

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From messiah to mess: Europe turns on Obama


January 18th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
By Ben Nimmo Brussels, Jan 18 (DPA) The problem with starting out as a messiah is that you usually end up being clobbered by your own fans.Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th ... Read more...

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Remarks By The First Lady At Indian State Dinner Press Preview


November 25th, 2009 - 3:48 am ICT by admin
State Dining Room 2:00 P.M. EST MRS. OBAMA: Thank you. Welcome, everyone. How are you all doing? It's good to see you. ... Read more...

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Terrorists have gripped mainland Pakistan: PM


November 24th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.24 (ANI): Visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh told a distinguished gathering at the Centre of Foreign Relations (CFR) here on Monday that his country was very concerned about ... Read more...

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Open Internet best terrorist asset, says Australian expert


November 12th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov.12 (ANI): The Internet, compared with the madrasah, is more of a breeding and recruiting ground for terrorist organisations like al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiah (JI), Australia's top counter-terrorism envoy has ... Read more...

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Honduras’ Zelaya claims plot to kill him at embassy


September 25th, 2009 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Madrid/Tegucigalpa, Sep 25 (DPA) Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya has said he fears for his life, Spanish media reported Thursday. In a telephone interview with the Spanish daily El Mundo, Zelaya said the ... Read more...

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Russia pledges more military, financial aid to South Ossetia


August 9th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Vladikavkaz (Russia), Aug 9 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has pledged more economic and financial assistance to South Ossetia on the anniversary of his country's victory in the war against Georgia. "Russia ... Read more...

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Make cause of Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death public: BJP leaders


July 22nd, 2009 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Siddharth Nath Singh and Madan Lal Khurana Wednesday sought an appointment with President Pratibha Patil to submit a ... Read more...

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Kuldip Nayar demands making documents related to Shastri’s death public


July 18th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 17(ANI): Noted journalist and commentator Kuldip Nayar has asked the government to declassify documents relating to the January 1966 death of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri in Tashkent. ... Read more...

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Clinton discusses India trip with Congressional leaders


July 9th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 9 (IANS) With just "about 11 days or so" to go for her India visit, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met top Congressional leaders to talk about ... Read more...

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India is very important to us: US


June 9th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 9 (IANS) The Obama administration has said it would to "work really hard" to strengthen ties with New Delhi as part of a strategic set of priorities, ... Read more...

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Australia must engage India more in wake of Singh’s enhanced authority


May 21st, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 21 (ANI): There can hardly be a friend of India anywhere who does not rejoice at the electoral success of Dr. Manmohan Singh, the former Cambridge economics don.The ... Read more...

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Nepal parliamentary team says large tracts of Nepali land encroached


February 2nd, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (ANI): The Nepal parliamentary team conducting field study on encroached land in various bordering areas of the country has concluded that large tracts of the Nepali land have ... Read more...

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India reminds world of ‘united action’ against terror (Lead)


January 25th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Two months after the Mumbai terrorist attack, allegedly plotted and executed by Pakistan-based elements, India Sunday urged the international community to take "decisive and united action" against ... Read more...

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President calls for strong international action against terrorism


January 25th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Sunday said India was located in a region that harboured the epicentre of terrorism, and appealed to the international community to take decisive and ... Read more...

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Russians Believe Obama will improve Moscow-Washington ties


January 21st, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Jan.21 (ANI): Lots of Russians believe that under President Obama, U.S.-Russia relations in the post-Cold War scenario should pick up. "After Barack Obama becomes president, he should establish better contacts ... Read more...

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Condoleezza Rice is not a type A person


December 29th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): With just 23 days left in office, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has seen America dealing with the most challenging times in foreign relations, but she is ... Read more...

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Joint manoeuvres with Russia no threat to neighbours: Venezuela


November 12th, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, Nov 12 (IANS) The head of Venezuela's joint strategic command, General Jesus Gonzalez, has said the upcoming joint naval manoeuvres with Russia in the Caribbean should not worry neighbouring countries."There is ... Read more...

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