01 Jul 2015
Colombo: Ending months of speculation, Sri Lanka's vanquished former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today announced his return to electoral politics, saying he will lead an Opposition faction during the general elections in August.
21 Jun 2015
RANCHO MIRAGE: President Barack Obama blamed public apathy combined with the tight "grip" on Congress of the National Rifle Association, the powerful U.S. gun lobby, for blocking stricter gun laws.
30 Jun 2015
Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down any hopes of a last-minute deal with Greece on Tuesday, just hours before its bailout deal expires, saying she was not aware of any new offer from the European Commission President.
27 Jun 2015
Colombo: Sri Lanka's President dissolved Parliament on Friday, a government spokesman said, in an effort to consolidate power and push through political reforms.
29 Jun 2015
Bujumbura: Voting in a Parliamentary election began in Burundi on Monday, the first in a series of polls whose credibility has been undermined by weeks of violent protest sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term.
20 Jun 2015
St Petersburg: "Does Modi do yoga?" That was the question posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin when he was told that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had started a Ministry of Yoga.
25 Jun 2015
Paris: US President Barack Obama reaffirmed in a phone call with his French counterpart Francois Hollande on Wednesday Washington's commitment to end spying practices deemed 'unacceptable' by its allies.
24 Jun 2015
Washington: Ending months of speculation, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is likely to announce his 2016 Presidential bid in New Orleans that will make him the first Indian-American to run for the White House even as he terms such categorisation divisive.
26 Jun 2015
Brussels: A decapitated body daubed with Arabic writing was found at a U.S. gas company in southeast France on Friday after an assailant rammed a car into the premises, triggering an explosion, in a suspected Islamist militant attack.
26 Jun 2015
Washington: US Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a major victory on Thursday by upholding tax subsidies crucial to his signature healthcare law, with Chief Justice John Roberts saying Congress clearly intended for them to be available in all 50 states.