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Trans-Atlantic Partnership Vital to Global Security

Washington – The trans-Atlantic relationship remains an essential source of stability in an unpredictable world, and Europe is the principal U.S. partner in promoting global and economic security, Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon says. The strategy outlined by President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta January 5 reaffirms the U.S. commitment to European security […]

BIPARTISAN DEBT DEAL: A WIN FOR THE ECONOMY AND BUDGET DISCIPLINE

The debt deal announced today is a victory for bipartisan compromise, for the economy and for the American people. The agreement: . Removes the cloud of uncertainty over our economy at this critical time, by ensuring that no one will be able to use the threat of the nation’s first default now, or in only […]

Northern India’s Farmers Raise Production

By Kathryn McConnell Washington – Farmers in the northern India state of Uttar Pradesh are beginning to harvest more crops from their fields and get more milk from their cows, thanks to a joint U.S.-India project. “I was told how to improve the feed so I can get more milk and how to keep the […]

Indian Satellite explodes in mid-air

Jury convicts DeLay in money laundering trial

Former U.S. House majority leader faces up to life in prison AUSTIN, Texas — Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — once one of the most powerful and feared Republicans in Congress — was convicted Wednesday on charges he illegally funneled corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. Jurors deliberated for 19 hours before returning […]

Richard Holbrooke, veteran US diplomat dies aged 69

India eyes win-win relationship with China

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao says that India looks forward to better understanding China and creating a win-win relationship with the country. Rao made the remarks at a China-India business conference held in New Delhi Monday, two days ahead of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to India. The former Indian ambassador to China said India sees China as […]

U.S., China Officials Focus on Military-to-Military Relations

Washington – U.S. and Chinese defense officials recently discussed how to develop more durable military-to-military relations, a senior U.S. defense official says. Under Secretary of Defense Michèle Flournoy met with Chinese General Ma Xiaotian, the deputy chief of the general staff of the People’s Liberation Army, in Washington and discussed a range of security issues […]

DAVID GILMOUR’S SON AMONG 36 ARRESTED

Charlie Gilmour sparked national outrage when he was pictured on the war ­memorial in central London. Scotland Yard confirmed a 21-year-old man was arrested at an ­address in Sussex on ­suspicion of ­violent disorder, theft, and attempted ­criminal damage of the Union flag. Last week the capital descended into a battleground between demonstrators and police […]

France to set up first 2 of 6 nuke reactors in Maharastra

December 7, 2010 New Delhi: France today became the first country to sign agreements to set up nuclear reactors in India, two years after the country’s nuclear isolation prompted by Pokhran tests in 1998 ended. Five path-breaking agreements to establish first two of the six reactors in Jaitapur in Maharashtra at a cost of approx […]

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