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Obama, Putin clash over Assad`s fate in UN duel Obama, Putin clash over Assad`s fate in UN duel
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama sparred over Syria in duelling UN speeches on Monday, as Moscow and Tehran mounted a fierce defense of Bashar al-Assad. The Russian leader urged UN General Assembly members to unite to fight the Islamic State group and said it would be a disastrous error not to support Syria`s beleaguered president. Iran piled on behind Rus...
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Xi Jinping calls for concerted China-US effort to advance ties Xi Jinping calls for concerted China-US effort to advance ties
Washington: China is willing to join hands with the US to improve their relationship and push it forward on the right track, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Friday. The China-US relationship is one of the most important bilateral ties in the world, Xi said when holding talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House, reported Xinhua. Since it was established 36 years ...
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No Muslim should be US president: Carson No Muslim should be US president: Carson
Washington: Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said Sunday no Muslim should be president of the United States, adding a new twist to a controversy roiling the party`s White House nominating race. In an interview with NBC`s "Meet the Press," Carson, a retired brain surgeon who often refers to his own deep Christian faith, was asked whether a president`s religion should matter. "I gues...
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Russia military backing for Syria counterproductive: Kerry Russia military backing for Syria counterproductive: Kerry
Berlin: Russia's military backing for the Syrian regime only risks sending more extremists to the war-torn country and could further hamper any effort at bringing peace, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier "and I agreed that continued military support for the regime by Russia or any other country risks the possibility of attracting more e...
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Trump targeted, Fiorina shines in US Republican debate Trump targeted, Fiorina shines in US Republican debate
Simi Valley, United States: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump stepped into a hornet's nest in Wednesday's debate as rivals turned their sights on the billionaire, while Carly Fiorina showed she had earned her place on the main stage. Ten challengers flanked Trump on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, seeking an opening against the man who has defied a...
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Hillary Clinton had right to delete personal e-mails:Dep of Just Hillary Clinton had right to delete personal e-mails:Dep of Just
Washington: Hillary Clinton had the right to delete messages from her personal e-mail account that she deemed non-work related while she was Secretary of State, the US Department of Justice said in a court filing. The filing came in response to legal action filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative monitoring group that wants access to all of Clinton`s e-mail while she was the top US diplomat. ...
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Joe Biden hesitant about presidential bid in interview Joe Biden hesitant about presidential bid in interview
Washington: Vice President Joe Biden cast doubt on a potential bid for the White House bid late Thursday, in an emotional television interview that delved into his faith and grief at the loss of his son Beau. When talk show host Stephen Colbert asked Biden whether he had an announcement to make, the vice president said "yes," keeping the audience at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on edge. ...
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Obama orders US to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees Obama orders US to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama has ordered his team to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, the White House said Thursday, amid criticism that the United States has not done enough. Spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama had asked staff to "scale up" the number of refugee admissions from around 1,500 in this fiscal year, to 10,000 in the next, beginning October 1. "He has inform...
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Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to recognise gay marriages Kentucky clerk jailed for refusing to recognise gay marriages
Kentucky: A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but a full day of court hearings failed to put an end to her two-month-old legal fight over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge David Bunning found Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis in contempt then elicited a pledge from five of her six deputies ...
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White House wins enough Senate support for Iran deal White House wins enough Senate support for Iran deal
Washington: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the international deal to roll back Iran`s nuclear program goes into effect, when a 34th senator announced her support for the accord. Most US lawmakers are opposed to the deal, which would ease punishing economic sanctions on Tehran while preventing Iran from advancing its nuclear program. Many...
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