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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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Zardari discusses anti-terror with US senators


August 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) A delegation of US senators has met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss matters related to mutual cooperation and the fight against terrorism, an ... Read more...

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Chinese, US vice presidents hold talks


August 18th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden held talks Thursday morning in Beijing, with both delivering messages of cooperation."Under the new circumstances, ... Read more...

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US pushes bill for ‘Internet Kill Switch’


February 1st, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Feb 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US politicians are trying to reintroduce a bill that will give the President an Internet “kill switch” to protect the country. The bill gives the President ... Read more...

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Farm technology should be safe and affordable, say experts


January 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) With a growing population, stagnating farm production and decreasing arable land and water, there is urgent need for safe and affordable technological intervention in agriculture, an expert panel ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber’s release ‘manipulated’ by Scottish government: US senators


September 30th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30(ANI): The Scottish government 'purposely manipulated' Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi's release to ensure that he was freed on compassionate grounds, US senators have claimed.Senator Robert Menendez, Senate Committee on ... Read more...

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Gaga says ‘equality is the prime rib of America’ at Don’t Ask Don’t Tell rally


September 21st, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 21 (ANI): In support of repealing the Don't Ask Don't Tell laws that prevent gays and lesbians from serving in the military, Lady Gaga said at a rally that 'equality ... Read more...

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Lockerbie bomber ‘manipulated’ illness for his release


August 21st, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Amid mounting pressure on Britain to hold an independent inquiry into circumstances that led to the release of the lockerbie bomber from Scotland, media reports revealed that Abdelbaset ... Read more...

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US embassy workers treated for poison after opening mail


July 30th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 30 (IANS) Three employees of the US embassy in Paris were treated for poisoning Friday after handling a suspicious mail. The employees were examined by medical authorities and the envelope ... Read more...

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US Senators demand ‘terror outfit’ Pak Taliban be blacklisted


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): US Senators have demanded from the Obama administration to include the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the list of proscribed militant outfits following Faisal Shahzad, the failed Times ... Read more...

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US senators call for new climate legislation


May 13th, 2010 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (DPA) Two US senators Wednesday proposed a climate bill that could break an international logjam over long-stalled US action, strengthen US energy independence and reduce carbon emissions. Senators John Kerry, ... Read more...

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Create jobs in America, get a green card!


February 25th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Backed by over 160 venture capitalists, including several Indian Americans, two US senators have introduced a bill to give fast track visas to immigrant entrepreneurs in ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug ‘ups heart disease, death risk’


February 22nd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): US senators have linked a diabetes drug to heart disease and death.They have claimed that the drug Avandia used by tens of thousands of Britons increases the ... Read more...

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Afghan governor, six others wounded in blast


January 7th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 7 (DPA) An acting provincial governor and six others including senior officials were injured in a blast in eastern Afghanistan Thursday while four civilians were wounded in rocket attacks ... Read more...

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Key senators nearing compromise on US climate legislation


December 11th, 2009 - 5:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (DPA) Three key US senators has said they had the outlines of a compromise on far-reaching climate legislation that has been stalled for weeks in the Senate. Senators John ... Read more...

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Concerned US asks Pak for immediate resolution of explosive Baloch issue


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.2 (ANI): Expressing concerns over the Baloch insurgency, the United States has asked the Pakistan Government to settle all outstanding issues with the Baloch people as soon as possible.According to sources, ... Read more...

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India-US cooperation benefits both nations, say senators


July 28th, 2009 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 28 (IANS) In a reflection of bipartisan support for growing Indo-US ties, two influential US senators have said robust cooperation between the US and India means increased ... Read more...

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Dhaka upset over Islamabad’s stand on exports to US: Reports


June 7th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 7 (IANS) Bangladesh is upset that Pakistan is opposing its duty-free access to the US garments market that also has India as a major player, according to media reports here. Dhaka ... Read more...

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War against militants to continue till it reaches logical conclusion: Pak PM


May 25th, 2009 - 9:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Monday urged the world community especially the United States to do more by assisting in his government's endeavors for effective implementation ... Read more...

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India crucial to defeating terrorist threat in Pakistan, says US


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 22 (IANS) Recognising India as "an increasingly important strategic partner" of America, the top US military official has underlined the importance of India in accomplishing the goal to ... Read more...

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Aid to Pak must be stringed: US Senators


May 22nd, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): The proposed US military assistance to Pakistan must come with certain benchmarks which were missing in the aid provided to Islamabad in the past.Several US Senators are ... Read more...

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Senate bill strips references to India for conditional aid to Pakistan


May 5th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 5 (IANS) Two influential US senators have introduced a bill to triple American aid to Pakistan to $1.5 billion annually for five years, with some exacting conditions ... Read more...

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Fewer takers for H1B visas in recession-hit US economy


April 10th, 2009 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 10 (IANS) With the demand for jobs going down in a recession hit economy, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) has received only 42,000 applications for H-1B visas ... Read more...

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Brown to warn US politicians against economic protectionism


March 4th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who is presently in Washington to bolster Britain''s relations with the US, is expected to warn American politicians to avoid economic protectionism. Brown ... Read more...

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Senators crackdown on government employees accessing free porn sites


February 6th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb.6 (ANI): Reports of employees of the National Science Foundation accessing pornography sites on government computers has prompted three US Senators -- Chuck Grassley, Barbara Mikulski and Richard Shelby to ... Read more...

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Musharraf believes US distrust of Pakistan will continue under Obama administration


February 6th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.6 (ANI): Pakistans democratic set-up may have been expecting a change of policies from the new United States administration, but according to the former Pak President General. Parvez Musharraf, the ... Read more...

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Pak under certain compulsions not to hit US drones: Rabbani


January 27th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 27 (ANI): The Leader of the House in the Senate, Raza Rabbani, has said that Pakistan has certain limitations and compulsions that were preventing it from hitting down US ... Read more...

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Zardari favours Musharrafs resignation


May 26th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 26 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly refused to develop a working relationship with President Pervez Musharraf, ignoring pressures from the Bush Administration.Many ... Read more...

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Close Pakistan-US strategic ties important for peace and stability: Musharraf


May 26th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 26 (ANI): President Pervez Musharraf has said that close Pakistan-US strategic ties are essential for peace in the region. Interacting with US Senators Carl Levin and Robert Casey, Musharraf ... Read more...

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US releases more aid to help ease food crisis


April 30th, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, April 30 (Xinhua) The US government has released an additional $40 million in emergency food aid to help ease the global food crisis, the State Department said. The fund from the ... Read more...

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US Senators question Bushs silence on Pakistan judges reinstatement


March 1st, 2008 - 2:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): US Senators have criticised the US administration for backing away from its insistence on an independent judiciary in Pakistan and for siding with President Pervez Musharraf in his ... Read more...

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Time running out on n-deal: Gates


February 28th, 2008 - 12:14 am ICT by admin
(Roundup, combining different series)New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warned Wednesday that "the clock is ticking" on the nuclear deal with India, even as New Delhi assured Washington ... Read more...

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Clock is ticking on nuclear deal: Gates


February 27th, 2008 - 9:31 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates Wednesday reminded Indian leaders that "the clock is ticking" to conclude the nuclear agreement before the US Congress gets entangled in election-year ... Read more...

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India to begin safeguards talks with IAEA Monday


February 24th, 2008 - 11:56 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India will hold another round of talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna from Monday which is expected to lead to a safeguards agreement, ... Read more...

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PM ‘optimistic’, US senators set July deadline for n-deal


February 20th, 2008 - 9:10 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday told visiting US senators that his government was "optimistic" about wrapping up the nuclear deal even as he was reminded that India ... Read more...

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