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US to sell Apache helicopters to Indonesia


September 21st, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced the sale of eight Apache helicopters to Indonesia."Today, I'm announcing that the Obama administration has informed Congress of ... Read more...

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Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi


September 20th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday met Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House.Obama expressed his admiration for "her courage, determination and ... Read more...

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Chinese vice president meets Panetta


September 19th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, who has appeared in public after a fortnight's disappearance, Wednesday met US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta here.Xi reviewed his visit ... Read more...

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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 envoy to Libya killed in Benghazi (Fourth Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three of his staff were killed as an armed mob apparently incensed over a US-made film critical ... Read more...

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Hillary enlists Indian chef in aid of diplomacy


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has added a culinary dimension to the exercise of "smart power" by enlisting 80 top chefs including an Indian-American ... Read more...

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Haqqani network a terrorist group: US


September 8th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has formally designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, a Taliban-affiliated militant group held responsible for the 2008 Indian embassy bombing ... Read more...

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Putin to meet Clinton for Syria discussions


September 7th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a brief meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic ... Read more...

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Chinese president meets Clinton


September 5th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) President Hu Jintao met US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton here Wednesday and appreciated her efforts to push forward ties between the two countries. Hu ... Read more...

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Buddhadeb slams Mamata for inviting Obama


September 1st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Lashing out at the US for instigating India against communist China, CPI-M politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday took pot shots at West Bengal Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Mamata has affinity to US policies: Left


August 30th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim of being a "true leftist", the Left Front Thursday said she instead has affinity to the capitalist ... Read more...

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Trinamool opposition to FDI not ideological: CPI-M


August 25th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 25 (IANS) Terming Trinamool Congress as a party driven by vested interests rather than ideology, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Saturday said its opposition to allow ... Read more...

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Russia opposes no-fly zone over Syria


August 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday said Moscow opposes the idea of setting up a no-fly zone over Syria as it would be a violation of ... Read more...

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Clinton to attend late Ghanaian president’s funeral


August 10th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will attend the funeral of late Ghanaian president John Evans Atta Mills who died July 24 following illness ... Read more...

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US expects South Africa to make Iran shun n-programme


August 9th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Aug 9 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged South Africa to use its "rare authority" to persuade Iran in giving up its nuclear programme, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Tibetan PM for resumption of talks with China


August 8th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 8 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay Wednesday again insisted on early resumption of dialogue with China on the Tibet issue, but he blamed Beijing for igniting self-immolation ... Read more...

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It’s now Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger!


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former bodybuilder, actor and California governor is set to assume a new role as a professor. The University of Southern California together with Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan ink NATO transit deal


July 31st, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US and Pakistan Tuesday signed a deal formalising an agreement on NATO supplies to Afghanistan through Pakistani territory, US media reported.Pakistan had closed ... Read more...

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Clinton underlines US efforts to combat AIDS


July 24th, 2012 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has touted the US efforts to fight AIDS amid charges that Washington is lagging behind on combating the pandemic.According to ... Read more...

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Hillary counts Ela Bhatt among her ‘personal heroes’


July 20th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton related the story of one of her "personal heroes", Ela Bhatt, the founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association in ... Read more...

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Aung Suu Kyi to receive highest US award


July 19th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 19 (IANS) Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will receive the highest US award, the Congressional Gold Medal, when she visits that country this year.She was expected ... Read more...

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Thousands protest Pakistan’s reopening of NATO supply route


July 17th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 17 (IANS) Thousands of people in northwest Pakistan Tuesday staged a sit-in on the main supply route for NATO forces in Afghanistan. They were opposing Islamabad's decision to ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton holds discussions with Egyptian military chief


July 15th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 15 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Sunday held talks with the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi.She arrived ... Read more...

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Imran Khan warns of march over drone killings


July 15th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Imran Khan has said he will lead a peace march to north Waziristan to let the world know how the US was killing "innocent Pakistanis".Addressing a ... Read more...

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South China Sea: India calls for respect to global laws (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India Thursday called for all parties to the territorial disputes in the South China Sea to respect global laws governing freedom of navigation and access ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US to ink supply route agreement


July 12th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) Pakistan and the US will sign an agreement to formalize the supply route for NATO troops in Afghanistan, the government said Thursday.Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘deep state’ will remain abiding challenge for India (Comment)


July 12th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
The manner in which the Pakistan government dealt with an Air India plane en route from Abu Dhabi to Delhi that had to make an emergency landing on Monday in ... Read more...

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New US ambassador takes office in Myanmar


July 11th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 11 (IANS) Newly-appointed US Ambassador Derek J. Mitchell presented his credentials to Myanmar President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw Wednesday.This signified the re-establishment of diplomatic relations ... Read more...

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US wants close ties with ASEAN


July 11th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 11 (IANS) The US wants to strengthen relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday.She was speaking at ... Read more...

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Chavez attacks Hillary for ‘threatening’ Russia, China


July 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has criticised US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who he claimed threatened Russia and China while speaking at a Friends of ... Read more...

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Obama invites Egyptian president to visit US


July 9th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has officially invited his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi to visit the US to discuss bilateral relations, Egyptian state media reported Sunday.Visiting ... Read more...

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Pakistanis protest reopening of NATO supply lines


July 8th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) An alliance of Islamic and political parties in Pakistan Sunday staged a protest motorcade against the government's decision to reopen the supply lines for NATO forces ... Read more...

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Clinton visits Afghanistan


July 7th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul Saturday on a previously unannounced visit, an Afghan official said.Clinton made the surprise visit a day before ... Read more...

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Russia, China must pay for supporting Assad: Clinton


July 6th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China should be told that they will pay a price for their support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State Hillary ... Read more...

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NATO welcomes Pakistan reopening supply lines


July 4th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 4 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Tuesday welcomed Pakistan's announcement on opening ground supply lines to Afghanistan."The resumption of transit arrangements for ISAF (International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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