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Clinton terms anti-Islam video ‘disgusting’


September 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Thursday slammed the anti-Islam video that has triggered waves of anti-US protests in a number of Muslim countries, terming it ... Read more...

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US issues fuel efficiency standards for cars, trucks


August 29th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) The US government has finalized record high standards to double fuel efficiency for cars and trucks by 2025.Under the new standards, fuel efficiency will increase to ... Read more...

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Balance security with internet freedom: US tells India


August 24th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Asking India to strike a balance between national security and importance of online freedom, the US has said it stands ready to assist US social media ... Read more...

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US wants Iraq to plug loopholes on Iran sanctions


August 21st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US government has called on Iraq to close the "loopholes" in preventing Iran from skirting its sanctions through financial and logistical ties shared by ... Read more...

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US refuses to recognize diplomatic asylum of Assange


August 18th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) The US government Friday refused to recognize the diplomatic asylum that Ecuador granted to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as the Organization of American States (OAS) considers ... Read more...

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Woman journalist sues US, Italy over Osama bounty


August 4th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 3 (IANS/AKI) An Italian journalist is suing the US government and the Italian interior ministry for $25 million, claiming that she provided information which helped US to reach ... Read more...

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China criticises US report on religious freedom


July 31st, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) China has criticised the US government's report on international religious freedom, calling it "a notorious practice of blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries".The ... Read more...

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US initial jobless claims dip to six-week low


July 6th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The number of people in the US applying for unemployment aid last week dropped to the lowest level since mid May, the Labor Department said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Pakistani envoys to US and UN in a fix


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistan's envoys to the US and the UN, Sherry Rehman and Abdullah Hussain Haroon, are reportedly facing diplomatic problems after Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification as ... Read more...

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US Airman David Hemler found after 28 years of being AWOL


June 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Berlin, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US Air Force deserter David Hemler has finally come forward after being AWOL since 1984 when he walked off a military base in Germany. Hemler, who ... Read more...

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‘US spends more on pizza than on space missions’


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza ... Read more...

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‘No exclusive US bounty for Hafiz Saeed’


April 29th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron P. Munter has blamed the Pakistani media for "misreporting the issue of Hafiz Saeed" and said the US government did not ... Read more...

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Mexico probes Wal-Mart bribery allegations


April 27th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Investigators are looking into allegations that US retail giant Wal-Mart's unit in Mexico paid bribes to officials to speed the opening of stores during its ... Read more...

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22 mn Chinese seek migration to US


April 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Experts in China have called for more measures from the government to stop the outflow of talent after an American study said 22 million Chinese want ... Read more...

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Tried to prevent Mumbai attacks: Headley’s ex-wife


April 17th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) The estranged wife of admitted Pakistani American terrorist David Coleman Headley claims she tried to prevent the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack by going to US authorities ... Read more...

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US sues Apple, publishers over e-book pricing


April 12th, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 12 (IANS) The US government Wednesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five major book publishers, saying they conspired to limit market competition in electronic book ... Read more...

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North Korea satellite launch provocative: US


April 10th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) The planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea was provocative, the US government said Monday."North Korea's launch of a missile would be highly provocative, ... Read more...

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US announces $12 mn humanitarian aid for Syria


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US government Sunday announced an additional $12.2 million in humanitarian aid for Syria as the second meeting of "Friends of Syria" kicked off in Turkey's ... Read more...

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Indian recognition of Maldivian ‘coup’ shocking: Nasheed


March 25th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has said it felt shocking to see how rapidly the Indian and the US government stepped in to recognise the new ... Read more...

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CESC to sign agreement with US trade and development agency


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Power Company CESC, which serves 2.5 million consumers in the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah, will sign an agreement next week with ... 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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Kim Dotcom: ‘Many Megaupload users are from the US Government’


March 13th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has stirred a hornet’s nest when he alleged that many of the Megaupload users are in reality top officials of the US ... Read more...

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Iran overturns death sentence for CIA ’spy’


March 6th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, March 5 (IANS) The Iranian Supreme Court has overturned the death penalty given to an Iranian-American CIA "spy" by a lower court, an official said Monday."The case of the ... Read more...

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Vice President Joe Biden visits Mexico


March 5th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Mexico on Monday. The visit by Biden comes in the wake of the calls for drugs to be decriminalized. The ... Read more...

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Pentagon says US special forces in India; Delhi denies (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. But India promptly denied it, saying ... Read more...

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US congratulates Iranian director on Oscar win


February 28th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The US government Monday congratulated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi after his film "A Separation" won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film."On behalf of all of ... Read more...

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Egypt starts NGO workers’ trial


February 26th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 26 (IANS) A trial of 43 workers - including 19 Americans and two Germans - from domestic and foreign non-governmental organisations who were charged with receiving illegal foreign ... Read more...

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US unveils new education initiative


February 25th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) The US government Friday announced a new initiative designed to spur community engagement in turning around persistently low-performing schools.US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the ... Read more...

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US President wants cheaper pennies and nickels


February 16th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama is seeking the permission to mint cheaper pennies and nickels. The President has petitioned US lawmakers to give him the permission to ... Read more...

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American chalk artist to showcase work at Mumbai fest (With Images)


February 7th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) American chalk artist Tracy Lee Stum will present her 3D street art at the ongoing Kala Ghoda Arts Festival here, an official from the American Center ... Read more...

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Abandon Cold War mentality, China tells US


February 6th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China Monday asked the US to abandon its "Cold War mentality" and cease making groundless accusations against Beijing, a foreign ministry spokesperson said. Spokesperson Liu Weimin ... Read more...

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US to explore oil in Gulf of Mexico


January 27th, 2012 - 6:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The US government Thursday announced plans to lease sites in the Gulf of Mexico for oil exploration.It is expected to generate one billion barrels of oil ... Read more...

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Iran sentences CIA ’spy’ to death


January 9th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 9 (IANS) An Iranian court has sentenced a CIA "spy", Amir Hekmati, to death, Iran's Fars news agency reported Monday.Hekmati was charged with "cooperating with hostile government of ... Read more...

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US Congress delegation in UAE


January 9th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 8 (IANS/WAM) A US Congress delegation Sunday visited an NGO here to study its work on uplifting women in the UAE.The staff of the General Women's Union ... Read more...

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US wants fairness for Haqqani in memo scandal


January 7th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) The US government believes it is time to seek a fair and transparent judicial process for Pakistan's former ambassador to Washington in the memo scandal.On Friday, ... Read more...

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