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India to renew pitch for nuclear disarmament


August 19th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch for universal nuclear disarmament at a conference here Tuesday, an idea first thrown up by the late ... Read more...

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Tougher security for nuclear facilities needed: UN chief


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an increase in security standards for nuclear energy plants."To adequately safeguard our people, we must have strong ... Read more...

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William Burns new US deputy secretary of state


July 29th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) William Burns, former US ambassador to Russia, assumed Friday the post of deputy secretary of state."Today, Bill Burns began serving as the department of state's newest ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

White House defends response on Syria situation


April 26th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 26 (ANI): The White House is defending its response so far to the unrest in Syria by arguing that the two scenarios are different.White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said ... Read more...

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India seeks consensus over currency imbalances


October 8th, 2010 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 8 (IANS) Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has called upon world leaders to resolve global tensions over imbalances in the global currency markets through consensus-building negotiations rather ... Read more...

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India backs UN push for global disarmament


September 25th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) India has strongly backed UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon's push for efforts to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction with the Conference on Disarmament ... Read more...

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NPT review conference in New York reaffirms international consensus


May 29th, 2010 - 5:36 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher on Friday said that hard work made at the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Leaked UN report says North Korea ignoring sanctions, distributing nuclear and missile technology


May 29th, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Worldwide efforts to avoid a nuclear disaster in the Korean peninsula have been stepped up after a United Nations (UN) report was leaked, claiming that North Korea ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Spain asks Israel to foster peace talks


April 9th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 9 (IANS/EFE) Spain has asked Israel to take "necessary steps" to begin a dialogue with the Palestinians as soon as possible, even as Lebanon warned of an "implosion" in the ... Read more...

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US hopes summit will endorse Obama approach to check n-terrorism


April 8th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The United States hopes next week's Nuclear Security Summit here will endorse President Barack Obama's approach to prevent nuclear terrorism given a "very strong international consensus" on ... Read more...

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U.S. seeks tough sanctions against Iran: Clinton


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:42 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the U.S. will not compromise its commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and its seeking sanctions that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Jordan rejects Israeli offer of partial settlement freeze


November 27th, 2009 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Nov 27 (DPA) The Jordanian government Thursday rejected Israel's latest offer to temporarily freeze settlement activity in the West Bank excluding East Jerusalem, which Israel seized from Jordan in the 1967 ... Read more...

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No difference with India over Iran: Clinton (Lead)


July 21st, 2009 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday said there was no difference between India and the US on the Iranian nuclear issue and that Washington would be ... Read more...

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US wants to know India’s stand on Iran: Clinton


July 21st, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The United States is keen to know India's perspective on Iran's nuclear weapons programme, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said here Monday. "In the discussions today and ... Read more...

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Obama highlights issues concerning the US and Arab world (Part I)


June 4th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo (Egypt), June 4 (ANI): The United States President Barack Obama in his keynote speech on Thursday delved upon various issues that concerned America as well as the Arab world. ... Read more...

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Vice-President arrives in South Africa for Prez Zuma’s inauguration ceremony


May 9th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
ON BOARD/ Johannesburg (South Africa), May 9 (ANI): Vice-President Hamid Ansari who arrived on a three-day visit to South Africa, will attend the inauguration ceremony of new South African President Jacob Zuma ... Read more...

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India briefs more envoys on Mumbai attacks


January 7th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Continuing its diplomatic offensive against Pakistan, India briefed more envoys on the recent Mumbai attacks in New Delhi on Wednesday. A group of diplomats from various ... Read more...

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Green buildings to top agenda of ISO meet in Dubai


September 30th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 30 (IANS) The effects on the environment caused by the booming construction industry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will top the agenda of the annual meeting of the International ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New EU sanctions will be fruitless, Iran says


August 10th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 10 (IANS) Iran Sunday ridiculed the new sanctions by the European Union (EU) saying they will be fruitless, the official IRNA news agency reported. "Some countries like to use new ... Read more...

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Japan understands India’s need for civil nuclear energy


August 4th, 2008 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Japan, one of the countries in the 45-member Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG), wants to "actively participate" in the civil nuclear programme with India and understands New Delhi's ... Read more...

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Surgeons, lawyers call for transplanted tourism ban


July 9th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Surgeons, lawyers and ethicists from 78 countries have called for a ban on transplant tourism the practice of treating rich westerners with donated organs from poorer countries.Through ... Read more...

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Rice defends war on Iraq


May 29th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Stockholm, May 29 (Xinhua) US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Thursday defended the US-led war on Iraq in 2003, dismissing allegations by a former White House press secretary that US President George ... Read more...

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McCain backs India-US nuclear deal to fight proliferation


May 28th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 28 (IANS) Republican presidential candidate John McCain says he supports the India-US civil nuclear deal to strengthen ties with the world's largest democracy and involve India in the ... Read more...

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Bush insists on including India, China in emission caps


April 18th, 2008 - 11:20 am ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 18 (IANS) President George W. Bush has reiterated that a new international regime on climate change is not going to work without fast-growing countries like India and China ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian kids talk climate change with British officials


March 25th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) Three Indian children are among a group of young climate change activists from a dozen countries who are meeting in London to work on an urgent message to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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