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Venezuela drops arms trafficking charges against US ship


September 10th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Venezuelan authorities have dropped charges of arms trafficking against the crew of a US-flagged cargo ship, CNN reported.The Ocean Atlas ship with its captain and 14 ... Read more...

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US gives Syrian opposition $25 mn in non-lethal aid


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of non-lethal assistance, an official here said.State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell ... Read more...

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After India’s blackout, US experts suggest energy sector reforms


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) As power was getting restored in India after one of its worst blackouts in history, US energy experts called for reforms in India's energy sector ... Read more...

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US insists fishing vessel was warned before firing


July 18th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) In the midst of a probe demanded by India into the deadly US attack on a motorboat in the Persian Gulf that left an Indian fisherman ... Read more...

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US concerned over South Korea’s whaling plan


July 6th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The US Thursday expressed concern about South Korea's plan to start what it called a "scientific" whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean."We remain committed to the ... Read more...

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‘Doctor who helped in Osama mission needs US help’


June 19th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US needs to make renewed attempts to help the jailed Pakistani doctor who led the US to Osama bin Laden, a Congressman has said.Republican Dana ... Read more...

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US senator introduces bill to stop Pakistan aid (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) An American lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Senate, seeking to eliminate foreign aid to Pakistan until the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the physician ... Read more...

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Osama killing: US awaiting clarification on Pakistani doctor


June 5th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US State Department says it is still awaiting a clarification from Pakistan on Shakeel Afridi, the doctor held by Islamabad for helping the ... Read more...

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US wants Hafiz Saeed brought to justice


May 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) The United States has reiterated that it wants Hafiz Saeed, the suspected mastermind of November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, to be brought to justice whether he's ... Read more...

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US concerned over Egypt violence


May 5th, 2012 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) The US has expressed concern over a recent clash in Egypt that led to the death of at least 11 people and injured more than 200 ... Read more...

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US contrasts India’s ’solid’ record with North Korea


April 20th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) Refusing to criticise India for the launch of its long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V, the United States has contrasted New Delhi's "solid non-proliferation record" with that of ... Read more...

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US praises India’s non-proliferation record


April 19th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US has commended India, which Thursday successfully tested its long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V, for its "solid non-proliferation record" even as it cautioned all nuclear-capable ... Read more...

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Zardari visit ‘very constructive’; Saeed bounty shldn’t impact: US


April 6th, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) Asserting that the $10 million bounty for the conviction of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed was not related to US-Pakistan relations, Washington hoped the announcement will ... Read more...

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Bounty for Hafiz Saeed to convict him, says US


April 5th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) As a defiant Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed mocked the United States, Washington clarified its offer of $10 million bounty was not for finding him, but ... Read more...

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US calls for restraint from Sudan, South Sudan


April 5th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The US has called on Sudan and South Sudan to show restraint following reports that South Sudan shot down a Sudanese fighter jet."We're calling on restraint ... Read more...

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Election year politics holds up Obama’s envoy to India


March 30th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Election year politics has held up Senate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee as envoy to India.But South Asia veteran Nancy J. Powell, who was ... Read more...

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US working with India to reduce dependence on Iran oil


March 23rd, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The United States has said it's "working hard" with India to see if it can help reduce its dependence on Iranian crude and find alternative sources ... Read more...

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US serves notice on India on Iran oil sanctions


March 22nd, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The United States has served notice on India and 11 other major importers of Iranian oil that a decision on imposing financial sanctions on ... Read more...

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Sanctions on India over Iran? US says reports highly speculative (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) Describing media reports that America has threatened India with sanctions if it does not reduce its Iranian oil imports by June-end as "highly speculative", US ... Read more...

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US urges Palestinians, Israelis to end violence


March 13th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) The US government Monday urged the Palestinians and the Israelis to end violence as the ongoing conflicts between Israel and militants in Gaza entered its fourth ... Read more...

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N-deal, Iran sanction to figure in Mathai’s talks in US


February 6th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) Implementation of the India-US civil nuclear deal, sanctions against Iran and the Af-Pak situation are among the host of bilateral and regional issues expected to figure ... Read more...

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Ties with India, China no zero-sum game: US


February 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Asserting that ties with India and China were not a zero-sum game, the United States has said it was strengthening its relations with both as part ... Read more...

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Pakistan postpones US envoy Marc Grossman’s visit


January 19th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday postponed a visit by US Special Envoy Marc Grossman until a parliamentary review of bilateral relations is completed.Grossman is currently touring the region ... Read more...

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US expels top Venezuelan diplomat


January 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US has declared Venezuela's consul general in Miami persona non grata and given her until Tuesday to leave the country, a State Department spokesman ... Read more...

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NATO strike: US splits blame, but no apology to Pakistan (Lead)


December 23rd, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Washington has refused to apologise for last month's NATO strike that plunged US-Pakistani relations to a new low as Pentagon sought to split the blame ... Read more...

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US splits blame for NATO strike, offers no apology


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) Even as a Pentagon report sought to split the blame for last month's deadly NATO strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, Washington refused to apologise ... Read more...

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US would like India to move forward on opening retail


December 13th, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The United States has said that it would eventually like India to move forward with foreign direct investment in retail trade but it was a decision ... Read more...

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We respect India’s debate on retail opening: US


December 9th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States has said foreign direct investment in retail trade would be beneficial to both India and the US but it would wait for ... Read more...

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Zardari will return, says family; no coup, says US


December 8th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The US discounted rumours of a "silent coup" against embattled President Asif Ali Zardari, who abruptly left for Dubai over a heart ailment, and Prime ... Read more...

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With China on mind, India, US, Japan to hold trilateral meet


December 6th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Against the backdrop of China's increasing assertiveness in East Asia, India, the US and Japan will hold their first trilateral meeting Dec 19 in the ... Read more...

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Clinton arrives in Myanmar for first official visit


November 30th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) Hillary Clinton arrived in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday for the first official visit in more than 50 years by a US secretary of ... Read more...

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India’s retail opening will deepen business ties: US


November 30th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) The United States has welcomed India's decision to allow foreign direct investment in the multi-brand retail sector, saying such economic reforms will further strengthen business-to-business ties ... Read more...

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US asks Pakistan to join Bonn talks


November 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) The United States has joined Afghan President Hamid Karzai in urging Pakistan to change its mind about boycotting the international conference on Afghanistan's future in Bonn ... Read more...

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US says missile defence system no threat to Russia


November 24th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) The US Wednesday said the missile defence system being deployed in Europe "does not and cannot threaten Russia's strategic deterrent"."We've been open and transparent with Russia ... Read more...

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IAEA resolution sends unified message to Iran: US


November 19th, 2011 - 7:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) The resolution adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has sent a unified message to Iran on its controversial nuclear programme, the US government has ... Read more...

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