Washington D. C., July 6 : In the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Muslim nations, mostly by the ISIS, the United States has hit out at the terrorist organisation saying that they have no respect for Muslim life or for Islam itself and adding that the government will continue its campaign against the group in Iraq and Syria.
State Department spokesperson John Kirby told the media in a briefing that the U. S. strongly condemns the recent spate of deadly terrorist attacks that have been focused on civilians, including women and children, and which have taken hundreds of lives from Istanbul to Dhaka to Baghdad to the attacks in Saudi Arabia.
Washington: Underlining that India's 7.5 percent growth rate may be "overstated", the US has said the Narendra Modi government has been "slow" to match its rhetoric in economic reforms even as it appreciated measures taken by it in areas like bureaucracy and easing FDI restrictions.
Highly appreciative of the series of economic reforms, in particular streamlining bureaucratic decision making and raising FDI limits in certain sectors, US State Department in a report said Tuesday, the Modi government has been slow to propose other economic reforms that would match its rhetoric.
Washington D. C., July 6 : In a massive relief for Hillary Clinton, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has stated that it will not recommend any charges against the US Presidential candidate over her use of private email servers while secretary of state.
According to CNN, FBI Director James Comey administered an extraordinary tongue-lashing to Clinton and her aides, rebuking them for being "extremely careless" in the handling of classified information and saying the presumptive Democratic nominee should have known an unclassified email system was no place to conduct sensitive government business.
"Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case," Comey announced.
New York, July 2 : The F.B.I. interviewed Democratic Party's presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as part of its investigation into whether she or her aides broke the law by corresponding through a private e-mail server set up for her use as Secretary of State in the Obama administration.
The voluntary interview, which lasted for three and a half hours at the F.B.I. headquarters in Washington, largely focused on the Justice Department's central question: Did the actions of Mrs. Clinton or her staff rise to the level of criminal mishandling of classified information?
It could take weeks or longer to reach a decision, but news that Clinton had been questioned quickly reverberated as the Republican National Committee called the step 'unprecedented,' reports the New York Post.
New York, July 3 - Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, who is well-known as the survivor of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp of the Nazis and the witness for the six million Jews slaughtered in World War II, died at his residence in Manhattan at the age of 87.
The humanities professor, who was the author of several books, seared the memory of the Holocaust on the world's conscience through his autobiographical account 'Night' in which he recounts the horrors he witnessed in the Nazi camps as a teenage boy.
In 1986, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian works.
His death was announced yesterday by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, reports the New York Times.
Washington: Describing India as an "important Pacific power", the draft election manifesto of the Democratic Party has said it would continue to invest in long-term strategic relationship with the country and "press" Pakistan to deny terrorists sanctuaries on its soil.
The Democratic Party Platform -- akin to election manifesto of political parties in India -- would be formally adopted at its convention in Philadelphia later this month wherein Hillary Clinton would be nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee for the November general elections.
Washington, June 30 : Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton opened up a 6-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in the latest Fox News poll released on Wednesday evening.
In a head-to-head match-up, Clinton earned 44 per cent to Trump's 38 per cent, while 7 per cent volunteered that they would vote for someone else, 5 per cent said they would not vote and 5 per cent said they did not know who they would choose, Politico reported citing the poll.
In the previous Fox News survey conducted earlier this month, Clinton's lead was only 3 points, 42 per cent to 39 per cent.
Washington DC, June 30 : Imran Khan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's funding of over $2.8mn to a madrasa known as 'University of Jihad' has been termed as "dangerously naive" by the analysts in Washington DC who believe that Khan is doing this at the behest of the ISI and to position himself for the next elections.
"One could argue that the PTI genuinely believes that funding the Haqqania facility will put the institution in a stronger position to carry out education reforms. Given Haqqani's reputation, however, it seems wildly risky to throw so much money at it and to assume otherwise is dangerously naA_ve," says Micheal Kugelman, Senior Program Associate for South and South East Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC.
Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's record low favourability ratings show that he does not have a broad-based support within the country.
In an interview to National Public Radio, Obama cited Trump's high negative rating to prove his point.
"I think it's pretty hard to argue that somebody who almost three-quarters of the country thinks is unqualified to be president and has a negative opinion about is tapping into the zeitgeist of the country or is speaking for a broad base of the country. But we'll find out," Obama said.
Latest opinion polls indicate that Trump is trailing behind Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential nominee, by more than 10 points.
Washington, June 28 : The black boxes of EgyptAir Flight 804 are being repaired and authorities now hope to solve the mystery of what caused the plane to crash into the Mediterranean Sea last month.
The boxes were badly damaged when they were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Egyptian investigators sent the mangled memory chips of the black boxes to a technical team in France last week and the French aircraft investigation bureau was able to fix the electronic board of the data recorder, Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry announced on Monday.
Final repairs on the cockpit voice recorder are expected to be complete as early as Tuesday,reports CNN.
Both devices were damaged by the crash impact and sea water.
Washington, June 28 : Volkswagen is set to pay USD 14.7 billion in the US for the emissions-rigging scandal, according to details of the agreement reached between the German car manufacturer and American owners and authorities.
The details of the agreement were leaked on Monday to several US media, but is provisional and will not be officially published at least until a court in San Francisco, which is overseeing the case, will hold a public hearing on Thursday, EFE news reported.
The leak took place hours before the involved parties presented their documents which sealed the agreement between consumers, federal and California state authorities and VW before the court of San Francisco.
Washington, June 27 : With diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the United States strained following Washington's refusal to subsidise an F-16 deal and President Barack Obama's campaign to induct India into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Islamabad is now looking for a paid lobbyist in the U.S. capital.
Pakistan Embassy spokesman Nadeem Hotiana has confirmed to that the country was now looking for a lobbyist "but has not yet taken any decision", reports Dawn.
According to the U.S. Justice Department record the last law firm to lobby for Pakistan in Washington was Locke Lord Strategies and Islamabad failed to renew its contract with the firm in July 2013, after the Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) replaced Pakistan People's Party (PPP) in the government in Islamabad.
Washington, June 27 : Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is holding a 12-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump as support for the latter tumbled in the past month, a poll released on Sunday showed.
Clinton enjoys 51 per cent of support among Americans, up by seven points from May, compared to Trump's support at 39 per cent, which is down by seven points, according to the Washington Post-ABC News poll.
This is Clinton's biggest lead over Trump since last fall and is a dramatic reversal from the May poll, in which Trump led Clinton slightly by 46 per cent to 44 per cent, Xinhua news agency reported citing the poll.
Washington D.C, Jun 26 : Would you buy a car that might risk your life to save a pedestrian? That's the question researchers are mulling in a recent study about driverless cars.
When it comes to autonomous cars, people generally approve of cars programmed to sacrifice their passengers to save others, but these same people are not enthusiastic about riding in such "utilitarian" vehicles themselves, the survey revealed.
Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that he might visit India next year if invited for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).
"I'll try to stop by if I'm invited," Obama said in his address to GES at Stanford University in California.
GES is a personal initiative of Obama to bring entrepreneurs from across the globe on one platform.
After meeting Obama at the White House early this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that India would host the next GES.
The Obama Administration has thanked India for continuing Obama's legacy.
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