Sony cyber attack: Independent US theatres to screen film

Sony cyber attack: Independent US theatres to screen film

Washington, Dec 24 (IANS/EFE) At least two independent US theatres said Tuesday that they would screen the controversial film “The Interview”, the release of which was cancelled by Sony Pictures following a cyber attack on it and threats to movie-goers.The comedy film, starring James Franco and Seth Rogen, revolves around a fictitious US plot to assassinate […]

Ahead of Obama visit, US security team visits Agra

Ahead of Obama visit, US security team visits Agra

Agra, Dec 17 (IANS) A 40-member team comprising US security advisers, representatives of the two houses and journalists visited the Taj Mahal in Agra to access security arrangements and logistics, ahead of the US President Barack Obama’s India visit Jan 26.The US president is expected to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, said officials, adding that […]

After Putin trip, US unhappy, but no change in Obama’s India plans

No shadow of Putin's India visit on Obama trip: US

Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) The US is unhappy over India doing “business as usual” with Russia, but it will have no effect on President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to India which remains an “important partner.” “No. India remains an important partner,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters Friday when asked whether deals reached during […]

Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as US envoy to India

Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as US envoy to India

Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) The US Senate has confirmed Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the next American ambassador to India, making him the first Indian-American envoy in New Delhi. Verma, 46, a former key aide to then secretary of state Hillary Clinton, was approved by the Senate by a unanimous voice […]

NASA’s Orion success major boost for Mars mission

NASA's Orion success major boost for Mars mission

Washington, Dec 6 (IANS) The US space agency marked a major milestone on its mission to Mars as the Orion spacecraft completed its first voyage to space Friday – travelling farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years. “Today’s flight test of Orion is a huge step for NASA […]

TML Special Analysis: US riots put spotlight on country’s racial divide

US riots put spotlight on country

Washington (IANS) Three days of protests, rioting and looting in a small US town sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager has put the spotlight on the persistent racial divide in America. VIDEO:  ‘I can’t breathe’: Eric Garner put in chokehold by NYPD officer Ferguson, a predominantly African-American city of some 21,000 […]

US welcomes historic WTO deal with India on board

US welcomes historic WTO deal with India on board

Washington, Nov 28 (IANS) The US has welcomed the World Trade Organization reaching as historic multilateral trade deal with India on board after months of deadlock with New Delhi standing firm on its food security programme. The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) approved by 160 WTO members in Geneva Thursday aims to streamline and harmonise customs […]

Indian-American stores brace as Ferguson erupts into violence

Indian-American stores brace as Ferguson erupts into violence

Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) Indian-American owned and other businesses in Ferguson, Missouri, Tuesday braced as the town erupted into violence after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager. More than a dozen buildings, including locally-owned businesses, were set on fire and windows […]

Reaching Nucelar deal with Iran before deadline difficult: US

US Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken

  Washington, Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) US Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken has told lawmakers that it will be “difficult” for Washington and other powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran before next Monday, the deadline set for finalising the negotiations.“Right now, I think it’s going to be difficult to get to where we want […]

US warns Russia over breaking truce in Ukraine

US Vice President Joseph Biden

  Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) US Vice President Joseph Biden has warned Russia of imposing costs upon itself over what he called Moscow’s continuing violation of a ceasefire deal with eastern Ukraine.Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a telephonic conversation with Biden informed him about “Russia’s blatant escalation of the situation in eastern Ukraine, including increased shelling […]