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19-May-2018 Moscow

Iran n-deal not perfect but better than no agreement : Angela Merkel

The European Union (EU) has no intention to abandon the Iran nuclear deal after the US withdrawal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said."Although this agreement is not perfect, it is better than no agreement," Merkel said on Friday at a televised press...

19-May-2018 United Nations

Guterres working hard to make UN great again : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was working hard to "Make the United Nations Great Again and lauded his UN envoy Nikki Haley for doing a fantastic job at the world body.Guterres met Trump in the White House on Friday...

12-May-2018 Kathmandu

India, Nepal agree to boost trade, people-to-people, connectivity ties

In what can be seen as a series of steps to mend their ties, India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to boost trade and economic links, connectivity via air, land and water, people-to-people ties, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that his country...

11-May-2018 Kathmandu

Misuderstandings over, Narendra Modi says in Nepal visit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said all misunderstandings with Nepal are over and the bilateral ties are heading to a new high as New Delhi announced Rs 100-crore aid to develop Janakpur city.Stressing that the recent election and its outcome...

03-May-2018 Jerusalem

Abbas's speech on Holocaust anti-Semitic : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday criticized Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for giving what he considered to be an anti-Semitic speech.The Israeli premier condemned the Palestinian leader's statements made during a Monday speech in...

28-Apr-2018 Wuhan (China)

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping spent nine hours together at informal summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping spent nine hours together during the course of their informal summit here on Friday and Saturday, Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui said.“7 events in 2 days, President #XiJinping and...

27-Apr-2018 Wuhan (China)

Narendra Modi invites Xi Jinping to India, discusses bilateral ties

Less than a year after their two armies ended a tense stand-off, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping on Friday discussed ways to boost Sino-Indian ties as they opened a two-day informal "one of its kind" summit in the central Chinese city...

27-Apr-2018 Wuhan (China)

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping open talks in Wuhan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday opened their two-day informal talks in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.Modi arrived at the Hubei Provincial Museum at around 3.30 p.m. and warmly shook Xi's hand for 30 seconds....

27-Apr-2018 Wuhan (China)

Narendra Modi meets Xi Jinping, invites him to India in 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping agreed that healthy bilateral ties were important for a better world as the two met in the Chinese city Wuhan to re-set the ties between India and China hit by last year's military face-off.On the opening...

23-Apr-2018 Beijing

Sushma calls on Xi, meets Chinese Vice President

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Chinese President Xi Jinping and had a crucial one-on-one meeting with Vice President Wang Qishan.Sushma Swaraj, who is in Beijing to attend the foreign ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation...

21-Apr-2018 Ankara

May extend state of emergency for 10th time : Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey may extend the state of emergency for the 10th time for the peace of the country when necessary."We will continue extending it for the peace of our country, for the eighth time, for the ninth...

10-Apr-2018 Beijing

China-Pakistan ties must for regional peace : Xi Jinping

China-Pakistan relations should be a pillar for regional peace and stability, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday at a  meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference.The ties between the two countries...

09-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says to make Syria decision in next 24-48 hours

US President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration will make a decision on Syria in the next 24 to 48 hours.The reported chemical weapon attack in Syria was "atrocious" and "horrible", Trump said in a cabinet meeting broadcast live on TV."We'll...

09-Apr-2018 Beijing

Ban Ki-moon named Boao Forum chair

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday was elected chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia, which is currently underway in China's Hainan province.Ban replaced Japan's Yasuo Fukuda at the annual conference, known as the "Asian Davos", reports Efe news.Former...

08-Apr-2018 Kathmandu

India visit productive in building mutual trust : K.P. Sharma Oli

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Sunday that his visit to India was productive in building mutual trust between the two countries.Oli, who came back home after a three-day visit to India on Sunday, made such remarks at Tribhuwan International Airport...

07-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Peace is prerequisite for progress : M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that peace is the prerequisite for progress of any nation. He was interacting with the Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri K.P. Sharma Oli, who called on him, here today.The Vice President said that relations...

07-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Prime Minister of Nepal Calls on the Ram Nath Kovind

Rt. Hon’ble K. P. Sharma Oli, the Prime Minister of Nepal, called on the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (April 7, 2018).Welcoming Mr Oli to India, the President said he was happy to note that this was his first visit abroad...

07-Apr-2018 Dhaka

Sheikh Hasina seeks UN help for Rohingya's return

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the help of UN to implement the Bangladesh-Myanmar agreement on the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas displaced from the Rakhine state.Hasina spoke with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the issue...

07-Apr-2018 New Delhi

India, Nepal agree to boost security, connectivity, trade ties

After months of stress in ties, India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to crank-up cooperation in connectivity, trade, agriculture and border security as Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave an assurance that New Delhi remains committed to strengthening the partnership...

07-Apr-2018 New Delhi

In India 'with a mission' to better bilateral ties : K.P. Sharma

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday said he has come to India "with a mission" to take bilateral ties to newer heights "commensurate with the realities of the 21st Century".In a joint address with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said his country...

06-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Nepal PM on 3-day visit seeks more Indian investment

Making his first foreign trip after returning to power in February, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli made a strong pitch for Indian businessmen to invest in his country by benefiting from its economic liberalisation and being a safe destination for foreign investment.On...

06-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump threatens China with additional $100bn tariffs

US President Donald Trump has said he is considering slapping an additional $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, moving the world's two largest economies closer to an open trade brawl.Trump on late Thursday said that he was responding to "unfair retaliation"...

05-Apr-2018 United Nations

Protectionism is not answer to today's problems : Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said "the answer to today's problems is not protectionism, is not isolationism"."I am a strong believer in multilateralism to address global problems. There is no way global problems can be addressed on...

05-Apr-2018 United Nations

Antonio Guterres reiterates concern over Kashmir situation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his concern over the situation in Kashmir and his call for protecting civilians."The Secretary General has expressed and will continue to express his concern at the situation," his Spokesperson Stephane...

05-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump orders National Guard troops to US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump has officially signed a memorandum to deploy the National Guard to the country's border with Mexico, a move that followed days of him calling for a larger crackdown on illegal immigration.In the memo signed on Wednesday evening,...

04-Apr-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump talk about Iran

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on phone on Wednesday amidst Israel's concerns over US planned withdrawal of troops from Syria.Netanyahu and Trump discussed "regional developments and Iran", the Israeli Prime...

03-Apr-2018 Kathmandu

India visit focussed on building trust : K.P. Sharma Oli

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday said that his upcoming India visit will be solely focused on building trust but he will not sign any agreement against his country's national interest.He will embark on a state visit to India on Friday following...

03-Apr-2018 Tel Aviv

Israel suspends plan to send African migrants to Western countries

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he was suspending a plan to send thousands of African migrants to three Western countries, putting the brakes on a decision he had announced only hours earlier, the media reported.On Monday night, Netanyahu...

01-Apr-2018 Washington

Donald Trump lashes out after California Governor pardons immigrants

US President Donald Trump lashed out at California Governor Jerry Brown after he pardoned five immigrants facing possible deportation, the media reported."Governor Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown pardoned five criminal illegal aliens whose crimes include (1) Kidnapping...

28-Mar-2018 Beijing

Kim Jong-un secretly visits Beijing, meets Xi Jinping

After keeping it under wraps and the world guessing, China on Wednesday announced North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was indeed in Beijing, and met Chinese President Xi Jinping.An arrival of a special North Korean train and heightened security in Beijing had...

27-Mar-2018 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani kicks off trip to Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday left Tehran for Turkmenistan for talks on bilateral and regional issues.Rouhani's visit came at the official invitation of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. Before heading for Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat,...

27-Mar-2018 United Nations

UN chief shocked by Myanmar general's Rohingya remarks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was shocked by the remarks made by Myanmar Army chief regarding the Rohingya Muslim minority."The Secretary-General is shocked at reports of remarks attributed to Myanmar Senior General U Min Aung Hlaing," Guterres'...

25-Mar-2018 Washington

Construction of US-Mexico wall to begin immediately : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that construction of his much-touted wall along the US-Mexico border will begin "immediately" given that Congress last week approved $1.6 billion to launch the task."Much can be done with the $1.6 Billion given to...

25-Mar-2018 Washington

Many lawyers want to help me in Russia probe : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that "many lawyers" want to help him in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election amid speculation suggesting that the president is having difficulty finding a new attorney after the departure...

21-Mar-2018 Berlin

Industries face challenges in digital era : Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned German industries on Wednesday about losing competitiveness in the time of digitalisation.As good as the German economy is at present, Merkel said there would be great changes in the German economy due to digitisation...

21-Mar-2018 New York

UN chief calls for elimination of racial discrimination

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that it is time all nations and all people live up to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognises the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race.The UN...

20-Mar-2018 Beijing

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping talk, pledge more cooperation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday talked over telephone and pledged to deepen bilateral ties.China's state news agency Xinhua said Xi told Modi that he was ready to enhance communication with the Indian leader on...

20-Mar-2018 Beijing

Won't cede even an inch of land, ready for bloody battle : Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China won't cede even an inch of its land and was prepared to fight the bloody battle against its enemies."Not a single inch of our land will be or can be ceded from China," Xi said on the concluding day of the annual session...

19-Mar-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin re-elected Russia's President for another 6 years

Russian voters gave Vladimir Putin a resounding approval for a fourth term as President, with figures from the Central Election Commission on Monday showing him winning with 76.68 per cent of the vote, his highest score ever, despite opposition activists highlighting...

18-Mar-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin leads Russia presidential election with 76.65%

President Vladimir Putin was leading in the Russian presidential election with 76.65 per cent of the votes after 99 per cent of the ballots were counted, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on Monday.Almost 55.5 million of voters supported his candidacy...

18-Mar-2018 Beijing

Li Keqiang re-elected as China's Prime Minister

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Sunday was re-elected for his second five-year term at the ongoing parliament session.Li is the second ranking leader in China after President Xi Jinping who has emerged as the most powerful leader after Mao Zedong.Li was...

17-Mar-2018 Berlin

EU now in critical phase : Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the European Union (EU) is now in a critical phase and Germany wanted to address major European issues quickly together with France.In a video podcast released on Saturday, Merkel said in a meeting next week, a discussion...

17-Mar-2018 Beijing

Xi re-elected China's President, trusted aide is Vice President

China's largely ceremonial Parliament on Saturday re-elected Xi Jinping as the country's President and appointed his aide and once feared anti-graft body's chief Wang Qishan as Vice President.The 64-year-old Xi's re-election was a mere formality as the National...

16-Mar-2018 Moscow

Vladimir Putin urges citizens to vote in presidential election

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday urged the citizens to cast their votes in Sunday's presidential election for the country's future development."Dear Russian citizens, as the incumbent president, I ask you to go to the polling station on Sunday. Use...

14-Mar-2018 Berlin

Merkel re-elected German Chancellor for 4th term

Angela Merkel was officially re-elected the German Chancellor with the majority of lawmakers in the lower parliament backing her candidacy in a vote on Wednesday.The majority vote in the Bundestag means the Christian Democratic Union leader embarked on her...

13-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

Bidya Devi Bhandari re-elected Nepal's President

Bidya Devi Bhandari was on Tuesday re-elected President of Nepal for a second term.Bhandari was candidate of the ruling Left Alliance supported by two major Madhesi parties. She defeated Kumari Laxmi Rai of Nepali Congress, the main opposition party.In the...

12-Mar-2018 moscow

Get to the bottom of spy case in Britain : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Britain should get to the bottom of the poisoning of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal before discussing the issue with Moscow."Get to the bottom of things there, then we'll discuss this,"...

12-Mar-2018 United Nations

Change unequal power dynamics against women : Antonio Guterres

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that it is important to change the unequal power dynamics that underpin discrimination and violence against women."Progress for women and girls means changing the unequal power dynamics that underpin...

11-Mar-2018 Riyadh

Saudi king orders setting up of anti-corruption units

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Sunday ordered the creation of specialised anti-corruption units in the public prosecution, the media reported.The units will specialise in investigating and prosecuting corruption-related cases, which will be directly...

10-Mar-2018 Moscow

Russia ready to discuss any issue with US : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his country is ready to discuss any issue with the US and urged Washington to adopt the same attitude."We are ready to discuss any matter, be it missile-related issues, cyberspace or counter-terrorism efforts," Putin...

10-Mar-2018 Mumbai

India and other world democracies at crossroads : Hillary Clinton

Democracies across the world, including the US and India, are at a crossroads and there was a need to stand up against the chaos to protect democracy, Hillary Rodham Clinton has said.Speaking at the concluding session of the India Today Conclave 2018, the former...

10-Mar-2018 Washington

Donald Trump holds rally in Pennsylvania for Republican candidate

US President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania to bolster support for state Representative Rick Saccone who will contest in Tuesday's special congressional election to secure a House seat, the media reported."This guy should win easily... I hate...

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