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14-Jul-2017 Srinagar

UN talks about Kashmir, asks India and Pakistan to resolve it peacefully

UN chief Antonio Guterres has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue, Stephane Dujarric’s, his spokesperson said.Dujarric’s remarks came when he was asked if the Secretary-General...

10-Jul-2017 Washington

Comey leaked classified information to media : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James B. Comey of illegally leaking classified information to the media as the President faces new allegations about his 2016 campaign's contact with the Russians."James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED...

10-Jul-2017 Islamabad

Pakistan wants solution to all issues with India : Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan is seeking dialogue with India and wants to resolve all outstanding matters, including Kashmir issue, through talks, a senior Pakistani leader has said.Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said Islamabad wanted to restore...

09-Jul-2017 Washington

Discussed joint cybersecurity unit with Vladimir Putin : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said that he discussed creating an "impenetrable cybersecurity unit" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during their meeting on the sidelines of G20 summit in Hamburg.The Twitter statement is surprising, after the US president...

08-Jul-2017 Hamburg

G20 needs to build digital economy friendly : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed here that the Group of 20 (G20) members should build a digital economy that is friendly to growth and employment.He made the remarks while attending a two-day G20 summit in the German port city of Hamburg on Saturday, Xinhua...

08-Jul-2017 Hamburg

UK-US trade deal to happen quickly : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he expects a "powerful" trade deal with the UK to be completed "very quickly", the media reported.He made the remarks after he began one-to-one talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the sidelines of...

07-Jul-2017 Hamburg

Russia didn't meddle in US election, Putin tells Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his US counterpart Donald Trump that Moscow did not meddle in the US presidential election and Trump accepted it, claimed Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.After the two leaders emerged from a meeting in Hamburg on...

07-Jul-2017 Hamburg

Donald Trump says he has much to discuss with Putin

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he looked forward to his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that will be held on the sidelines of G20 summit in Hamburg.Trump and Putin are to finally meet face-to-face six months after the US leader's...

07-Jul-2017 Hamburg

Narendra Modi meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 Summit here."PM @narendramodi meets PM @AbeShinzo on sidelines of G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.The...

06-Jul-2017 Tianjin

Xi Jinping calls for enhanced health exchanges among Brics countries

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, in a congratulatory letter to a meeting of Brics countries' health ministers, called for enhanced exchanges and cooperation.The President called on relevant parties to study work in the field of traditional medicine...

04-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

India, Israel make call for fight against terrorism

India and Israel on Tuesday jointly called for resolutely opposing the menace of terrorism and the defeat of this global scourge.Jointly addressing the media here along with Israeli counterpart Benjam Netanyahu ahead of a one-on-one dinner between them, Prime...

04-Jul-2017 Berlin

China supports 'united, stable, prosperous, open' EU: Xi Jinping

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying his country supports the European Union (EU) to be "united, stable, prosperous and open", a media report said.Xi on Tuesday stressed that China and the EU were two important...

04-Jul-2017 Moscow

Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin agree to boost coordination on major issues

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin agreed to further boost bilateral ties and strengthen coordination on the Korean Peninsula and other major issues.China and Russia are comprehensive strategic partners of coordination,...

03-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Israel ready for Modi's 'historic visit' : Netanyahu

Israel is preparing for "a historic visit" by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday."This is a historic first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel in 70 years," Netanyahu told his weekly cabinet...

03-Jul-2017 Beijing

China-Russia ties at 'best time in history' : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping touted the relationship between China and Russia at "best time in history", saying the two nations are each other's most trustworthy strategic partners.Xi made the remarks in an interview with the Russian media ahead of his July...

02-Jul-2017 Washington

'I am President, they're not' : Trump rips media at veterans rally

US President Trump has ripped into the "fake media" during a speech at an evening rally in the capital to honour American veterans."The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I'm President and they're not. We won, and they lost,"...

01-Jul-2017 Washington

Donald Trump signs order to re-establish National Space Council

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to re-establish the National Space Council in a bid to coordinate commercial, technological and national security opportunities for the country, NASA said in a statement issued on Saturday.Trump signed...

30-Jun-2017 Washington

Senators should repeal Obamacare if no path to replace : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said Republican senators should immediately repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, if they lack the votes at this time to replace it.In a morning tweet on Friday, Trump wrote that those lawmakers could...

29-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Imran Khan slams US for siding with 'oppressor India' in Kashmir

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump for siding with "oppressor India" after it declared Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a global terrorist.In a series of tweets, Imran Khan criticised...

27-Jun-2017 Washington

India, US to review trade relations to increase market access

The United States and India plan to undertake a comprehensive review of trade relations to expedite regulatory processes and increase market access in areas such as agriculture, information technology, and manufactured goods and services, according to a...

27-Jun-2017 Washington

Narendra Modi gifts shawls, bracelet, Lincoln stamp to Trumps

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has presented US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania a range of gifts, including a hamper containing a traditional, handcrafted silver bracelet and hand-woven shawls from Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.During...

26-Jun-2017 Washington

I'm trying to stay out of politics: Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, the older daughter of US President Donald Trump, said that she is trying to "stay out of 'politics'" despite occupying a key advisory role to her father along with her husband Jared Kushner."I try to stay out of 'politics'," the first daughter...

26-Jun-2017 Washington

India, US vow to fight terror, boost economic cooperation

India and the US on Monday reiterated their commitment to cooperate in the fight against international terrorism even as the two sides agreed to boost economic cooperation following the first ever meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President...

26-Jun-2017 Washington

India's benefit lies in strong America : Narendra Modi

India on Monday said that the best of its benefits lies with a strong and successful America even as the two sides reiterated cooperation in the fight against terrorism.Asserting that the fight against terrorism is the top priority for him and US President...

26-Jun-2017 Washington

Clinton colluded with Democratic Party to beat Sanders: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of colluding with the Democrats to defeat "crazy" Senator Bernie Sanders, who was the former Secretary of State's rival for the party's presidential nomination."Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic...

25-Jun-2017 Washington

Clinton colluded with party to beat Sanders : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, saying the former Secretary of State "colluded" with the party in the presidential primary to defeat Senator Bernie Sanders."Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party...

22-Jun-2017 Washington

No recordings of talks with Comey : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump denied having recorded conversations with James Comey, the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump fired last month."I have no idea whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations with James Comey,...

19-Jun-2017 Beijing

BRICS cooperation will usher new golden decade : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that the BRICS cooperation will be more productive and usher in a new "golden decade".Xi made the remarks while meeting the heads of delegations from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa who are in Beijing to attend...

18-Jun-2017 Moscow

Too early to respond to new US sanctions : Vladimir Purin

The president of Russian President Vladimir Purin said that it was too early to respond to the newest round of sanctions recently imposed on the country by the US.In an interview broadcast on Saturday, Putin told Rossiya 1 television channel that Russia...

16-Jun-2017 Washington

Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing FBI director

US President Donald Trump said that he was being investigated for his decision last month to fire the head of the FBI, media reports said.Trump on Friday said the person conducting that probe was the individual who had told him to dismiss James Comey, who...

15-Jun-2017 Moscow

Russia to grant Comey asylum if US persecutes him : Vladimir Putin

Russia is willing to grant asylum to former FBI chief James Comey if he is persecuted in the US, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.Comey, sacked by the Trump administration last month, acted like US whistleblower Edward Snowden, said the Russian...

15-Jun-2017 Islamabad

I've accounted for every penny : Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appeared for the first time before a judicial panel probing the familys offshore properties in line with the apex courts verdict in the Panamagate case."Today, I have just presented my stance before the Joint Investigation...

14-Jun-2017 Washington

Gunman shooting at baseball practice field dead : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said the gunman shooting on Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice field in Virginia was dead from serious injuries.Before Trump's remarks from the White House, the US authorities said the gunman had been identified...

14-Jun-2017 Beijing

Xi Jinping meets FIFA chief Infantino

Chinese President Xi Jinping met world football governing body FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Wednesday at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing.Xi noted that the Chinese government attached great significance to the development of football...

14-Jun-2017 Moscow

Russia will respond to US attempts to encircle it : Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will react to Washington's attempts to encircle Russia with missile defence systems, Russian News Agency Tass reported on Wednesday."The US missile defence systems will be installed in Eastern Europe, Mediterranean and the...

13-Jun-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif meets Saudi King amid Gulf crisis

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in Jeddah in a bid to resolve a deepening diplomatic rift between Qatar and other Gulf states.Sharif arrived in Jeddah on Monday accompanied by a large delegation that included Finance...

09-Jun-2017 Washington

Donald Trump calls Comey 'leaker', claims vindication

US President Donald Trump on Friday attacked former FBI Director James Comey after he testified before a congressional panel on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election.In a Friday morning tweet, Trump accused Comey of leaking privileged...

09-Jun-2017 Beijing

Let's address sensitive issues : Xi Jinping to Narendra Modi

China and India should address "major and sensitive issues" dogging their bilateral ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday conveyed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting in the Kazakh capital Astana.Meeting Modi on the sidelines...

09-Jun-2017 Astana (Kazakhstan)

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping meet in Astana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here ahead of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit."PM Narendra Modi meets President of China Xi Jinping on margins of SCO Summit in Astana," Ministry of External Affairs...

08-Jun-2017 Astana (Kazakhstan)

Narendra Modi meets Nawaz Sharif in Kazakhstan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here on Thursday ahead of Friday's Shanghai Cooperation Organisatipn (SCO) Summit.According to a source here, Modi enquired about Sharif's health after an open heart surgery in London...

06-Jun-2017 Kabul

Pakistan waging 'undeclared war' against Afghanistan : Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday accused Pakistan of waging an "undeclared war of aggression" against his country.Addressing a peace conference attended by 23 countries, the European Union, the UN and Nato, Ghani asked: "What will it take to convince...

06-Jun-2017 Kabul

Kabul truck attack toll rises to 150 : Ashraf Ghani

The deaths in last week's truck bombing in Kabul have climbed to 150, making the attack deadliest since 2001, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday.Ghani said over 300 persons were also injured in the bombing last Wednesday when a truck packed with explosives...

05-Jun-2017 Ankara

Erdogan urges to ease Gulf diplomatic crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held bilateral phone calls on Monday to ease the unprecedented diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Gulf countries.According to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, Erdogan is actively involved in the process for...

05-Jun-2017 Washington

John Kerry blasts Trump for pulling out of Paris accord

Former Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord and mocked the President's claims about negotiating a different agreement, the media reported."When Donald Trump says, well, we're going to negotiate...

05-Jun-2017 Washington

Didn't even really talk to him : Vladimir Putin on Flynn

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims of having limited interaction with former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn at a 2015 Moscow dinner, the media reported.A widely circulated December 2015 photo shows the Putin and Flynn sitting next to each other...

03-Jun-2017 Singapore

Malcolm Turnbull warns Asian leaders of 'coercive China'

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has used a key speech on security in Singapore to warn the Asian countries against a "coercive China" and said small powers will unite against Beijing if it tries to bully neighbours.In a keynote speech at at the Shangri...

03-Jun-2017 Mumbai

New Irish PM-elect's extended family in Mumbai ecstatic

Shortly before midnight on Friday, residents of an otherwise quiet home in the middle-class locality of Abhinav Nagar in Borivali east here suddenly erupted into frenzied celebrations involving lusty cheers and shouts of joy.The Varadkar family were over the...

02-Jun-2017 St Petersburg

India for environment protection with or without Paris : Narendra Modi

In an oblique disapproval of the US decision to quit the Paris climate change accord, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was not taking sides with countries on the issue as he was focussed on protection of the environment for future generations."It...

02-Jun-2017 St Petersburg

Narendra Modi hardsells India at 'Davos of the East'

Hardselling 'ease of doing business' as India's USP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invited global businesses to exploit the tremendous opportunities available and invest in the expanding infrastructure, manufacturing, defence and service sectors, making...

02-Jun-2017 Moscow

Donald Trump shouldn't be judged over Paris accord : Vladimir Putin

US President Donald Trump should not be judged for his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said at the plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday."I would refrain from judging...

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