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Policeman in Obama motorcade dies in accident


September 10th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) A police motorcyclist in US President Barack Obama's motorcade died in Florida after a serious highway accident, CNN reported Monday.Police and White House officials said ... Read more...

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Condoleezza Rice breaks into all-male US golf club


August 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, a key architect of the landmark India-US civil nuclear deal, has broken into one of America's staunchest boys' ... Read more...

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Anger in Russia as Pussy Riot jailed


August 18th, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anti-Putin punks Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years each Friday over a protest in Moscow, sparking anger among their supporters.Judge Marina Syrova ruled ... Read more...

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There’s still time and space for diplomacy on Iran: US


August 14th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) The White House Monday reiterated that there was still "time and space" for diplomacy in dealing with Iran's nuclear standoff.Washington, however, vowed to continue the two-track ... Read more...

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US ready to aid Iran in quake relief


August 13th, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The White House has expressed condolences over the loss of life in Iran's latest earthquake, and said Washington was ready to help."The American people send the ... Read more...

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Russia slams West over Syria allegations


July 20th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Friday hit out at Western powers over what it said was an "unacceptable" attempt to blame Moscow for worsening violence in Syria."Attempts by certain ... Read more...

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US denounces civilians’ killings in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The White House has denounced the reported killings of civilians in the Qubair village in Syria's Hama province, calling for joint efforts in support of a ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda No. 2 leader is dead: White House (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) In another "serious blow" to Al Qaeda, a US drone strike in Pakistan killed its No. 2 leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, who helped steer the terrorist ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda No 2 dead: US


June 6th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) Al Qaeda number two Abu Yahya al-Libi is dead, the White House said Tuesday.The US intelligence community believe it is a "serious blow" to the Al ... Read more...

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US wants more steps to solve Eurozone crisis


June 5th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) The White House has called on the European nations to take more steps to solve the worsening Eurozone crisis, saying the markets view the measures ... Read more...

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US to judge Iran’s deal with IAEA on action


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) The potential deal between Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog on nuclear inspection was a "step forward", said the White House Tuesday while stressing that the ... Read more...

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US confronts China over North Korean rocket launcher


April 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) The White House has accused China of supplying North Korea with technology for a missile launcher that was showcased in a military parade in Pyongyang last ... 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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White House applauds Myanmar by-election


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 3 (IANS) The White House has applauded the parliamentary by-election in Myanmar, calling it an important step in the country's democratic transformation."This election is an important step in ... Read more...

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Mali president flees after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A military coup in Mali has forced the country's President Amadou Toumani Toure to flee, Xinhua reported Thursday.Rebel soldiers said that they had removed President Toure ... Read more...

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US condemns Iraq bombings


March 21st, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The US Tuesday condemned the deadly bomb attacks in Iraq that killed at least 45 people, and raised questions about the security situation in the country ... Read more...

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Obama, Karzai talk on Afghan situation


March 9th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday held a videoconference with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai and discussed security issues in Afghanistan, the White House said.White House ... Read more...

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US-Russia cooperation based on interests: White House


March 9th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Cooperation between the US and Russia was based on mutual interests "regardless of who the president is", White House spokesman Jay Carney said Thursday.Carney ... Read more...

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India, China growth pushing fuel prices: US


March 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Amid a national spike in gas prices, the White House has once again argued that there is little it can do to halt the trend with ... Read more...

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India, China boom pushing fuel prices: White House


February 25th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) Echoing President Barack Obama, the White House has said there is no short term solution to rising fuel prices in America with external factors like ... Read more...

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US confirms three-way talks with Taliban


February 17th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) The US has confirmed to have participated in three-way talks with the Afghan government and Taliban.According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, the US side ... Read more...

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US dismisses Iran’s nuke achievements


February 16th, 2012 - 9:16 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The US has dismissed the nuclear achievements demonstrated by Iran as something not terribly new and impressive.Washington expected to learn more from the International Atomic Energy ... Read more...

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Obama orders freeze on Iranian property


February 7th, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has ordered the freezing of Iran's property under American jurisdiction, including that of the country's central bank, the White House said.The ... Read more...

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US condemns Iran death verdict to ‘CIA spy’


January 10th, 2012 - 6:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) The US Monday condemned the death sentence given to an alleged "CIA spy" by an Iranian court, Xinhua reported."If true, we strongly condemn such a verdict ... Read more...

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Biden says Taliban isn’t US enemy


December 20th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) A comment by US Vice President Joe Biden that "the Taliban per se is not our enemy" has given the Republicans a new handle, but ... Read more...

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Dead North Korean leader’s son ‘great successor’: Media


December 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korea's state news agency KCNA has called the late leader Kim Jong-il's son, Kim Jong-un, a "great successor".The "dear leader", who led the ... Read more...

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Kim’s death: US in touch with South Korea


December 19th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The US was in "close touch" with South Korea and Japan following the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-il, the White House said. "We ... Read more...

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Russian, US presidents to meet in March


December 17th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama are likely to meet in Seoul in March 2012, the White House has said.Obama ... Read more...

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White House threatens veto as Republican House defies Obama


December 14th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The Republican controlled House of Representatives defied President Barack Obama and passed a plan to extend the payroll tax cut linking it to approval of ... 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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US condemns Afghan bombings


December 7th, 2011 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) The US strongly condemned the two suicide bombings in Afghanistan Tuesday that left at least 59 people dead and 154 others injured.An attack by a suicide ... Read more...

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US worried by reports of electoral violations in Russia


December 6th, 2011 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US administration is worried about reports of electoral violations during the Dec 4 parliamentary elections in Russia, a White House spokesman said.International observers from ... Read more...

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US declines apology for NATO strikes; McCain blames ISI


December 2nd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) Even as US-Pakistan ties have touched a new low over the NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, a senior Republican leader again ... 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 military to lead NATO raid probe


November 29th, 2011 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) The US military will lead the probe into the cross-border attack by NATO forces that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, the defence department said Monday.The probe will ... Read more...

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