Obama Afghanistan Speech on December 1 : West Point Speech

India rejects third party role in ties with Pakistan

NEW DELHI - Days before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits Washington, India Wednesday responded to concerns about the US giving a monitoring role to China in South Asia by saying that a “third country role cannot be envisaged” in resolving its issues with Pakistan.

US asks Pakistan to show ‘results’, bring Saeed to justice

NEW DELHI - Three days before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh goes to Washington, the US envoy to India Wednesday said expanding counter-terror cooperation would be a cornerstone of the discussions. He also asked Pakistan to show action by bringing Hafiz Saeed, the alleged 26/11 mastermind, to justice.

US president arrives in South Korea


Obama meets Chinese premier, ends `productive’ visit

BEIJING - US President Barack Obama met Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Wednesday as he wound up a first visit to China that featured pledges from both nations to develop strategic cooperation on major international issues.

Canadian PM Harper visits Golden Temple

aleqm5geaaffjfoda1x_jglv6py3j1rowwAMRITSAR - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday visited the famed Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, in this Punjab city during a trip that lasted less than three hours.

US optimistic about reprocessing pact, completing n-deal


India sets up shelter for domestic workers in Oman: Faleiro

PANAJI - The Indian embassy in Oman has set up a shelter in its premises for harassed domestic maids employed in Omani households, says former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro.

Guess who is coming to Obama’s dinner for Mr. Singh?

WASHINGTON - As policy wonks at the White House cook up a brief for President Barack Obama’s Nov 24 summit with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, another team is quietly rustling up plans for his first dinner with military precision.

Indo-US ’strategic dialogue framework’ on anvil

WASHINGTON - US officials are giving finishing touches to a “strategic dialogue framework with India” to take their relationship to the next level during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s state visit, the first hosted by the Obama administration.

Obama visit to take China-US ties to new level: Wen Jiabao

BEIJING - The visit of US President Barack Obama to China was of far-reaching significance, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Wednesday and expressed the hope that it would take the China-US relationship to “a new level”.

Canada promises India help over Rana, hopeful of nuclear deal (Roundup)

NEW DELHI - Hoping to conclude a civil nuclear agreement soon, India and Canada Tuesday decided to expand their counter-terror cooperation by exchanging information about Tahawuur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin who along with David Headley, a US citizen, was arrested last month for hatching a terror plot against India.

Canada ready to share information with India about Rana

NEW DELHI - Seeking to expand counter-terror cooperation, Canada Tuesday assured India that it was ready to share information about Tahawuur Hussain Rana, a Canadian citizen of Pakistani origin, who along with David Headley, a US citizen, was arrested by the FBI last month for hatching a terror plot against India.

Zardari to visit Kabul Thursday

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will pay an official visit to Afghanistan Thursday to attend the oath taking ceremony in Kabul by President Hamid Karzai for his second term in office.

MOIA to amend rules for emigration job ads after terror plot

NEW DELHI - Taking serious note of how Tahawwur Hussain Rana, the accomplice of suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist David Coleman Headley, issued emigration job advertisements in English dailies, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs is planning to amend the rules for issuing such ads.

Kasab on NIA radar in Headley probe


Speaker calls for UN Security Council’s reform

NEW DELHI - Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has called for “a comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council” including expansion in both the permanent and non-permanent membership categories of the council.

Indian project to track foreigners begins with Bangladesh

NEW DELHI - India’s long-term project to track the movement of foreign nationals applying for its visas will kick off with Bangladeshi citizens.

Canadian PM to visit Golden Temple Wednesday

AMRITSAR - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will arrive in this Punjab city Wednesday and visit the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines.

Obama urges China to discuss Tibet with the Dalai Lama

BEIJING - US President Barack Obama Tuesday urged his Chinese counterpart to hold talks with the Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader who is denounced as a separatist by China’s ruling Communist Party.

Manmohan Singh’s visit to take India-US ties to next level

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama had chosen to invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the first state visit by any foreign dignitary to his White House as the US wanted to take their strategic relationship to the next level, according to a senior US official.

Obama names ex-vice counsel in India as Nepal’s new envoy

KATHMANDU - American President Barack Obama has named a former US ambassador to Eritrea and ex-vice counsel in India as the new ambassador to Nepal.

US recognises Tibet as part of China: Obama

BEIJING - US President Barack Obama Tuesday said the US government recognises Tibet as a part of China.

US committed to full implementation of India-US n-deal

WASHINGTON - Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s state visit next week, the United States has assured India that it is firmly committed to full implementation of their landmark civil nuclear deal as quickly as possible.

Obama, Hu Jintao discuss bilateral ties

BEIJING - Chinese President Hu Jintao and visiting US President Barack Obama started official talks in Beijing Tuesday morning to discuss bilateral ties and global issues of mutual concern.

Brazil disappointed with US-China stance on climate change

ROME - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said here Monday that he was “disappointed” after US President Barack Obama and China’s Hu Jintao agreed to not set targets for emissions reduction.

Spain to push for Turkey’s EU membership during its presidency

MADRID - Spain will do its best to encourage Turkey’s entry into the European Union during its EU-presidency in the first half of 2010, government sources said Monday.

Goethe Institut to organise year-long cultural fest in India

KOLKATA - To promote and strengthen bilateral ties, Germany’s cultural arm Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan plans to organise a year-long festival at 15 locations across India in 2011.

Taiwan signs financial pact with China

TAIPEI - Taiwan signed a financial service agreement with China Monday in a long-awaited move to boost cross-strait financial investments in the future.

Seven Indian American Keralites honoured

NEW YORK - The Kerala Centre honoured seven outstanding Indian American Keralites for their contributions in various fields at its 17th Annual Award banquet.


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