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Putin, Abe discuss security ties, disputed islands

Putin, Abe discuss security ties, disputed islands

New York [US], Dec. 16 : Russian President Vladimir Putin in a 90 minute meeting on Thursday night with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed economic and security issues.

Speaking after the initial meeting, Abe said both leaders also discussed their countries' 71-year dispute over the Kuril Islands, to Japan's north, reports the CNN.

Abe said he presented letters to his counterpart from former islanders, in both Japanese and Russian.


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Intel analysis suggests Putin approved U.S. election hack

Intel analysis suggests Putin approved U.S. election hack

New York [USA], Dec. 16 : A U.S. official familiar with the intelligence assessment of the Russia election-related hacking has said that the operation was carried out with sophisticated hacking tools which suggest that Russian President Vladimir Putin was involved in the incident.

The tools were equivalent of those used by the U.S. National Security Agency and a person familiar with the matter said that the use of the advanced tools suggests Putin was involved in the hacks, adding that it was more than a U.S. intelligence assumption at this point, reports the CNN.


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Aleppo: US envoy asks Syria and its allies - 'Are you truly incapable of shame?'

Aleppo: US envoy asks Syria and its allies - 'Are you truly incapable of shame?'

New York [USA], Dec. 15 : United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Samantha Power, in a scathing attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies, has questioned their consciousness over ongoing bloody battle in Aleppo where reports of mass executions by pro-regime forces have surfaced.


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Security Council 'strongest when united,' says Ban Ki-moon as he bids farewell

Security Council 'strongest when united,' says Ban Ki-moon as he bids farewell

New York [United States], Dec. 15 : In its farewell to the outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council acknowledged his contribution to international peace, security and development, in particular his exceptional efforts to solve international problems in economic, social, environmental and cultural fields.

Adopting a resolution by acclamation, the Council also acknowledged his endeavours to meet humanitarian needs and to promote and encourage respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.


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Gambia: UN chief 'dismayed' at military takeover of electoral commission

Gambia: UN chief 'dismayed' at military takeover of electoral commission

New York [United States], Dec. 15 : Expressing dismay at the takeover of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) premises by the military in Gambia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the security forces to immediately vacate the Commission and to refrain from any further acts that could jeopardise efforts towards peaceful transfer of power.


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Past time for you to act to end Aleppo carnage: UN Chief tells emergency Security Council session

Past time for you to act to end Aleppo carnage: UN Chief tells emergency Security Council session

New York [United States], Dec. 14 : Aleppo should represent the end of the quest for military victory, not the start of a broader military campaign in a country already ravaged beyond all recognition by five years of war, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Tuesday, calling on the 15-member body to "do all we can to stop the carnage" and ensure that all the parties in the "wretched" conflict seek an inclusive political resolution.


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Trump likely to choose Tillerson as secretary of state: Reports

Trump likely to choose Tillerson as secretary of state: Reports

New York [United States], Dec. 13 : ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is likely to be named by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as secretary of state, sources have said.

Tillerson emerged as the prominent candidate for the post through lengthy public interview and selection process that included better-known faces like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney and Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee.

Tillerson has close relationships with many world leaders and has been described by Trump as a "world-class player".


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UN pays tribute to Ban Ki-moon's 'never-tiring service to humanity'

UN pays tribute to Ban Ki-moon's 'never-tiring service to humanity'

New York [United States], Dec. 13 : The General Assembly paid a tribute to outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his "never-tiring service to humanity" over the past decade, while also swearing in his successor Antonio Guterres, who will assume his duties on January 1, 2017.


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UN Secretary General Guterres pledges to work for peace, development, reformed United Nations

UN Secretary General Guterres pledges to work for peace, development, reformed United Nations

New York [United States], Dec. 13 : United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has pledged to reposition development at the centre of the Organization's work and ensure that the UN can change to effectively meet the myriad challenges facing the international community.

He was sworn in as the ninth UN Secretary-General yesterday.


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Bill English sworn-in as New Zealand's new PM

Bill English sworn-in as New Zealand's new PM

New York [United States], Dec. 12 : New Zealand's former deputy prime minister and minister of finance Bill English has taken charge as the country's 39th Prime Minister.

He replaced former prime minister John Key to become the new leader of the National Party.

Key, who had led his party for 10 years and the country for eight, unexpectedly resigned on December 5 and since then the position had become vacant.


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Antonio Guterres to be sworn in as next UN Secretary-General today

Antonio Guterres to be sworn in as next UN Secretary-General today

New York [United States], Dec. 12 : Former Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio Guterres is set to be sworn in as the next United Nations Secretary-General today.

Guterres, 67, was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from June 2005 to December 2015.

He will become the world's top diplomat on 1 January 2017, and hold that post for the next five years.


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Bacterium in undercooked chicken causes paralysis: Study

Bacterium in undercooked chicken causes paralysis: Study

New York, Dec 11 : US researchers have identified a bacterium, commonly found in undercooked chicken, that may cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS).

GBS is an autoimmune disorder and is the world's leading cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis in humans.

The research showed that if chicken isn't cooked to the proper minimum internal temperature, bacteria -- Campylobacter jejuni -- which still exist in the food can trigger GBS.


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Indian teens get $100K prizes in Siemens science contest

Indian teens get $100K prizes in Siemens science contest

New York, Dec 11 : Indian origin identical twin sisters and another teen got $100,000 grand prize scholarships in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition with their medical projects.

Adhya and Shriya Beesam shared the grand prize for teams in the competition finals on Tuesday for their project developing a method for early diagnoses of schizophrenia using both brain scans and psychiatric evaluations. Both of them are 11th grade students in Plano, Texas.


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South Korea's President Park faces impeachment vote

South Korea's President Park faces impeachment vote

New York [USA], Dec. 9 : In a development signalling major trouble for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye, lawmakers in the National Assembly have voted to begin proceedings of impeachment againsther.

According to CNN, the country's constitutional court will now deliberate the motion that could take up to 180 days.

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will become Acting President for the duration of the court's deliberation.

Under the South Korean constitution, impeachment requires a two-thirds majority of the 300-member legislature to pass.


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Legislation providing for India's recognition as major defence partner clears Congress

Legislation providing for India's recognition as major defence partner clears Congress

New York, Dec 9 : A legislation providing for recognition of India as a major defence partner of the US cleared the Congress on Thursday and now goes to the White House for President Barack Obama's approval.

The National Defence Authorisation Act approved by the Senate includes a provision, "Enhancing defence and security cooperation with India", that requires the defence Secretary to take steps to recognise India as the major defence partner of the US.

Last week, the House of Representatives had approved the legislation, which is essentially the defence budget.


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