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19-Jan-2017 Davos

UK will be a global leader on trade : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday told leaders at the World Economic Forum here that the UK will be a "world leader" on trade.But the Prime Minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the "politics of division", BBC reported.Her...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Boris Johnson calls on Narendra Modi

Visiting British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday."Mr. @BorisJohnson, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs met the Prime Minister," a tweet...

17-Jan-2017 Washington

Indian actor Sunny Pawar meets Barack Obama

Indian child actor Sunny Pawar met President Barack Obama at the White House to raise awareness for the #LionHeart campaign.Sunny, who features in Hollywood film "Lion" visited the White House on Monday in his capacity as ambassador for the #LionHeart campaign....

17-Jan-2017 Washington

Trump's comments 'inappropriate', : John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has slammed President-elect Donald Trump for an interview in which he branded NATO "obsolete" and said Germany had pursued a "catastrophic" policy on refugees.Kerry told CNN on Monday that it was "inappropriate" for Trump...

16-Jan-2017 Washington

I love Britain, my mother was crazy about the Queen : Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he loved Britain and that his mother was crazy about Queen Elizabeth II.Trump, in his first UK interview with former Justice Secretary Michael Gove for The Times, said on Sunday that his affection for the UK may...

16-Jan-2017 Washington

Barack Obama tells Americans not to 'underestimate' Trump

Outgoing US President Barack Obama in an interview to CBS on "60 Minutes" programme said that he doesn't think Donald Trump's "improvisational" campaign style will work well at the White House level, and warned Americans to not "underestimate the guy".Obama,...

13-Jan-2017 Washington

Cubans to be treated like other migrants : Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has said that Cuban migrants will be treated the same way the US treats migrants from other countries, ending a longstanding practice that allowed undocumented Cuban migrants to remain and become permanent residents of the US.The Cuban government...

12-Jan-2017 Washington

I think Russia was behind election hacking : Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he though it was Russia behind the cyberattacks targetting the 2016 US presidential election."As far as hacking, I think it was Russia," Xinhua quoted Trump as saying at his first press conference in...

11-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif visits Katas Raj, says Pakistan will be minority-friendly

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated a water filtration plant at Katas Raj temple complex in Punjab and said Pakistan will soon be known as a "minority friendly country".The Katas Raj houses ancient temples, remains of a Buddhist stupa, a few...

07-Jan-2017 Moscow

Vladimir Putin ordered effort to influence US presidential election'

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an "influence campaign" aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump win in the 2016 presidential election, the US intelligence has revealed in a unclassified report.The 25-page report released on Friday...

06-Jan-2017 London

British PM to meet Donald Trump in US

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Donald Trump in the spring following preparatory meetings between key staff from 10 Downing Street and the US President-elect's team, the media reported.According to a report in the Independent on Friday, May's joint...

05-Jan-2017 Beijing

US will stay committed to one-China policy : John Kerry

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that outgoing US Secretary of State John Kerry told him in a phone call on Thursday that America will stay committed to the one-China policy, the media reported.The call between the two powers' top diplomats came days ahead...

05-Jan-2017 Islamabad

World must pressure India on Kashmr : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the world needs to tell India "enough is enough" vis-a-vis its policy towards Jammu and Kashmir.Sharif was addressing an International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir here."Seventy years of brutal repression and...

03-Jan-2017 United Nations

UN should be 'cornerstone' of multilateralism : Antonio Guterres

The new Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, defended on Tuesday the role of the United Nations as the "cornerstone" of the multilateral approach to solving the worst problems affecting the international community.Guterres, on his first...

28-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif inaugurates Pakistan's fourth n-power plant

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated Pakistan's fourth nuclear plant, Chashma III, a joint collaboration with China that adds 340 megawatts to the national grid as part of the government´s efforts to end a growth-sapping energy deficit.The...

25-Dec-2016 Washington

Donald Trump to dissolve foundation

US President-elect Donald Trump said that he will dissolve the Trump Foundation, as part of efforts to untangle himself of conflicts of interest before he is sworn into office on January 20, 2017.Trump said in a statement on Saturday that he was dismantling...

24-Dec-2016 Istanbul

No establishment of new state in northern Syria : Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday not to allow a new state to be established in northern Syria."We will never allow the founding of this kind of state," the President was quoted by Turkish press as saying to Turkey's Foreign Economic Relations...

23-Dec-2016 Moscow

Russia can surpass US anti-missile shield : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia's nuclear offensive means are capable of surpassing the anti-missile shield that the United States deploys throughout the world, including the European borders of Russia.Speaking in his annual press conference...

22-Dec-2016 Moscow

Anti-Russia sanctions harming fight against terrorism : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the rift created by anti-Moscow sanctions was affecting cooperation in the battle against terrorism, while Russias Foreign Ministry said that the recently introduced US sanctions "will not be left without reply"."All...

22-Dec-2016 Washington

Berlin attack affirms my proposal to ban Muslims : Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has said that the deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin proved that he was correct to propose barring Muslims from entering the US."All along, I've been proven to be right. One-hundred-percent correct. What's...

22-Dec-2016 New York

Meet Barack Obama, a new coral-reef fish!

After a trapdoor spider, a speckled freshwater darter (fish), a parasitic hairworm and an extinct lizard, outgoing US President Barack Obama now has a new species on his name: a coral-reef fish.Scientists have named a new set of small pink and yellow coral-reef...

21-Dec-2016 United Nations

UN chief calls for India, Pakistan dialogue

The outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has again called for India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue and has expressed concern over the tensions along the Line of Control.Ban, whose term ends this month, encourages the South...

21-Dec-2016 Sarajevo

No presence of IS in Pakistan : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said there was no presence of Islamic State militants in Pakistan and the country has destroyed safe havens and sanctuaries of Al Qaeda and the Taliban.Speaking to a delegation of Bosnian parliamentarians here, Sharif...

20-Dec-2016 Moscow

Envoy's killing designed to spoil ties : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the killing of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara is designed to spoil the Russia-Turkey ties.Putin said Andrey Karlov's killing in the Turkish capital was also intended to derail Moscow's attempts to find, with Iran and...

20-Dec-2016 Washington

Donald Trump wins 270 electoral votes for White House

US President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College, the next step in the official process to become President.Trump received 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton's 224. Six "faithless" electors voted for other...

18-Dec-2016 Tehran

Iran will remain committed to nuclear agreement : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed his country's commitment to the July 2015 nuclear agreement, insisting that Iran will continue to collaborate with the International Atomic Energy Agency.In a meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, President...

18-Dec-2016 Washington

Donald Trump tsunami sweeps the US

Donald Trump rewrote history with an incredible presidential run that made him Time's Person of the Year and catapulted him to the second spot on Forbes list of the world's most powerful.A rank outsider with no government or military experience, the Manhattan...

17-Dec-2016 Washington

Clinton not treated fairly by media during election : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama on Friday said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was not treated fairly by the media surrounding the Russian hacking incident."I don't think she was treated fairly during the election, I think the coverage of her...

17-Dec-2016 United Nations

No turning back on climate change pact : Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the world needs to press ahead in the struggle against climate change.In his final press conference as Secretary-General, Ban on Friday said the UN must maintain the impetus that resulted in the signing of the Paris...

17-Dec-2016 Washington

I told Putin to stop hacking of US election : Barack Obama

Outgoing US President Barack Obama asserted on Friday that a September confrontation with his Russian counterpart prompted Moscow to cease its hacking of the US election.During a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in China, CNN quoted Obama as...

17-Dec-2016 Washington

Syrians' blood on hands of Assad, Russia and Iran : Barack Obama

Outgoing US President Barack Obama on Friday harshly accused the Syrian regime, along with Moscow and Tehran, of slaughtering civilians in Aleppo.We have seen a deliberate strategy of surrounding, besieging and starving innocent civilians," CNN quoted Obama as...

16-Dec-2016 Washington

US will take action against Russia : Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has warned that his government "will take action" against Russia for cyber attacks during the November 8 elections for allegedly interfering with the results."I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to...

15-Dec-2016 New York

Donald Trump meets Satya Nadella, other tech titans

Pushing his America First agenda, President-elect Donald Trump met with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and 12 other technology titans on Wednesday in a bid to heal rifts and get them on board with his programme of creating more jobs and increasing investments in...

12-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan trying to start peace talks with Afghanistan : Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan's top foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz has said Islamabad was striving to hold peace dialogue with Afghanistan."It was disappointing that some elements in Afghanistan were not willing to have the dialogue process with Pakistan and these elements are creating...

12-Dec-2016 Washington

Turning away billions, but have right to do business : Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump said he was turning down "billions of dollars of deals" to avoid potential conflicts of interest, but "has the right" to still do business deals."I'm not going do deals at all," Trump told Fox News on Sunday. "I have the...

12-Dec-2016 New Delhi

India, Indonesia to prioritise defence ties : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India and Indonesia have agreed to give top priority to their defence and security ties in order to jointly combat terrorism and organised crime.In a joint media address with visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo,...

12-Dec-2016 New Delhi

India, Indonesia agree to cooperate on sea lanes security, defence

In what can be seen as a message to China on its claims over the South China Sea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India and Indonesia have agreed to ensure safety and security of the sea lanes while prioritising defence and security cooperation."My...

10-Dec-2016 Washington

Barack Obama orders review of election-related hacking by Russia

US President Barack Obama has ordered a review into hacking aimed at influencing US elections, the White House has said."The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during this year's election process....

06-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Vietnamese Defence Minister calls on Narendra Modi

Vietnamese Defence Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday.Modi recalled his visit to Vietnam in September when the bilateral relationship was upgraded to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, said a statement from...

05-Dec-2016 Beijing

President Xi Jinping calls for efforts to make reforms more effective

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday called for further efforts to improve the effectiveness of reforms and make them beneficial in wider scopes, media reported.The country should introduce more reforms that could help invigorate the economy, promote social...

05-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif approves financing for Diamer Basha dam

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday approved, in principle, the financing plan for Diamer Basha dam, a gravity dam on the Indus river, in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer district.Sharif directed the water and power, planning and finance secretaries to expedite...

05-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Ashraf Ghani's statement meant to please India : Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan's top diplomat Sartaj Aziz on Monday lashed out at Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's for calling Pakistan a terror sanctuary in his remarks at the Heart of Asia conference.Aziz, who returned home late Sunday after attending the conference in Amritsar, said...

05-Dec-2016 Moscow

Vladimir Putin expresses confidence in Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the US President-elect Donald Trump "a smart man" and expressed his confidence in the latter's adaptation to the new role."The fact that Trump managed to achieve success in business suggests that he is a smart man,"...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Pakistan delegation denied visit to Golden Temple

Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and his delegation, who came to attend the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process conference on Afghanistan's peace process on Sunday were denied permission to visit the historic Golden Temple here.Sources...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Don't blame one country for terrorism : Sartaj Aziz

Reiterating that his country "is committed to lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region", Pakistan's de facto foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said only one country cannot be blamed for rising terrorist violence in the region."The first and foremost...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Afghan President names Pakistan as terror 'sanctuary'

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday unambiguously named Pakistan for promoting terrorism and said no amount of financial assistance can help stabilise the war-ravaged nation if "support to terrorists" from the neighbouring country continued.Ghani, in his...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Indian support for Afghan development is unconditional : Ashraf Ghani

Appreciating India's unconditional support for the economic development of war-ravaged Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said the expansion of the key Chabahar port between India, Iran and his country was very important for regional trade and connectivity.Ghani...

04-Dec-2016 Amritsar

Narendra Modi , Ashraf Ghani hold bilateral meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday held a bilateral meeting here and discussed aspects of strengthening counter-terror cooperation."The two leaders discussed several aspects of the close and friendly relations between...

03-Dec-2016 Rome

John Kerry presents proposals on Aleppo in line with Russia's stance

US Secretary of State John Kerry made suggestions on Aleppo in line with those of Russian experts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday.This came as Kerry on Friday met Lavrov here to ease the fighting in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo."Moscow...

03-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Calling Brexit referendum was right thing to do : David Cameron

Defending calling a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, former British Prime Minister David Cameron said that his country's relation with the multi-nation grouping was "utilitarian" and it was part of it for economic reasons."Britain's commitment...

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