WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has urged Iran's newly elected president to prove to the world that the Islamic republic was not pursuing a nuclear weapon programme as the White House welcomed election of a moderate leader as a hopeful sign. "I think it says that the Iranian people want to move in a different direction," Obama said of the election results in Iran that saw a surprising ...
LONDON - Talks between the United Kingdom and Ecuador have ended without any breakthrough over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's fate with the Andean nation. Ecquador said it was vowing not to succumb to diplomatic pressure and was ready to consider any request from Edward Snowden, another whistleblower, for asylum. As the fugitive anti-secrecy advocate marks one year holed up in the ...
ENNISKILLEN - The Group of Eight industrialised nations called for a swift end to the bloody civil war in Syria and urgent peace talks but stopped short of calling for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in its joint statement at the end of talks Tuesday. Despite the lack of consensus among the G8 on the fate of Assad, as well as the use of chemical weapons by his regime, Canadian ...
American women will be fully integrated into frontline and special combat roles, including elite forces such as Army Rangers and Navy SEALs, by January 2016, the Pentagon has said. More than 200,000 women are in the active-duty military, representing about 14.5 percent of the overall force, according to Pentagon figures. Most serve in the army. While air force, army, navy, Marine and special ...
US President Barack Obama, currently on a visit to Berlin, Wednesday refused to specify what military support America was providing rebels in Syria. Obama, however, reiterated that the Syrian government forces had used chemical weapons in the civil war, Xinhua reported. "I cannot and will not comment on specifics on our programmes related to the Syrian opposition," Obama said at a press ...
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The Afghan government Wednesday said it has suspended talks with the US on the proposed security agreement, saying America has a contradictory stance over the peace process in the country. "The ongoing fourth round of talks between Afghanistan and the US on the security agreement is suspended. The decision was taken because of US inconsistency in statements and actions in regard to the Afghan ...
US President Barack Obama, currently on a visit to Berlin, will propose plans for America and Russia to further cut strategic nuclear warheads, a senior US official said. During his first visit to Berlin as president, Obama will propose reducing atomic weapons by a third below the 1,550 agreed in the last "New START" treaty with Russia, leaving each country with just over 1,000 weapons, the ...
Americans view the Republican Party less favorably than the Democratic Party, a new poll has found. According to the Gallup Poll, just 39 percent of Americans said they hold a favorable view of the GOP, while 46 percent said they hold a favorable view of the Democratic Party. The poll found that a majority of Americans, 53 percent, see the Republican Party unfavorably, up slightly from 50 ...
The US-led surveillance programme which has created a lot of furor for snooping on citizens' web activities and phone records has revealed information about al-Qaeda's plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE) in 2008. FBI Assistant Director Sean Joyce said that the agency found out through the electronic surveillance that al-Qaeda was actually in the initial stage of bombing the NYSE ...
American tennis star Serena Williams has sparked outrage with her comments about a teenage rape victim, saying that the victim was 'drunk' and 'maybe...not a virgin'. In an excerpt from Rolling Stone magazine, Williams criticised a 16-year-old girl who was raped by two football players, her fellow school students, while she was drunk, in Ohio in August 2012, News.com.au reports. According to ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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MOSCOW - Robert K. Kraft, an American business magnate and New England Patriots football team owner, has alleged that Vladimir Putin took away his Super Bowl ring in 2005, an accusation that has sparked a minor international controversy
The Russian president however denied the allegation about the diamond-encrusted sporting prize that he says was gifted to him by the football team owner.
The Super Bowl ring is an award in a National Football League given to the winners of the championship.
Kraft, being honored at Carnegie Hall's Medal of Excellence gala at the Waldorf-Astoria, said that Putin took his Super Bowl XXXIX ring when the Patriots' owner visited St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2005.
The businessman had at that time said that he gave the ring to Putin as a gift.
"I took out the ring and showed it to (Putin). And he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring,'" Kraft said at the event last week, according to the New York Post.
"I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out."
Kraft added that he had wanted the ring back because "I had an emotional tie to the ring".
"It has my name on it," he added. ...
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