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US bid seen as 'clear favourite' to land 2024 Games

US bid seen as 'clear favourite' to land 2024 Games

17 Dec 2014

Prospects of the Summer Olympics returning to U.S. soil look good, according to domestic sports business experts who rate the United States as the early favourite to host the 2024 Games.

Summer Olympics in US,   United States,   2024 Olympics Games,  
India to provide software, mirrors for largest-ever telescope

India to provide software, mirrors for largest-ever telescope

14 Dec 2014

New Delhi: India will provide software, vital mirrors and control systems to build the "largest-ever" telescope as part of a global project involving the United States, Canada, China and Japan.

Telescope,   TMT,   United States,   Canada,   China,   Japan,   ARIES ,  
UN's Ebola mission should be closed once battle won: Ban Ki-moon

UN's Ebola mission should be closed once battle won: Ban Ki-moon

21 Dec 2014

Bamako: The United Nations mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the battle is won, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday during his first tour of countries stricken with the virus.

United Nations mission,   Ebola,   UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,   UN emergency Ebola response mission,   ,  
US ok with India engaging Russia; cautions against trade deals

US ok with India engaging Russia; cautions against trade deals

13 Dec 2014

Washington: The US has said it has no problem with India's engagement with Russia, but cautioned that it was not the right time to have trade deals with Moscow because of a series of international sanctions against it.

United States,   Russia,   India,   trade deals,   Indo-russia ,  Sergei Lavrov,   John Kerry,   Jen Psaki,   ,  
US 'troubled' by reports of Crimean leader visiting India

US 'troubled' by reports of Crimean leader visiting India

12 Dec 2014

Washington: The United States is "troubled" by the reports of the 'Head of the Republic of Crimea' accompanying Russian President Vladimir Putin to India.

United States,   Head of the Republic of Crimea,   Russian President Vladimir Putin,   Sergiy Aksyonov ,  
Anand draws with Kramnik in London Classic

Anand draws with Kramnik in London Classic

11 Dec 2014

London: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic here on Thursday.

India,  Viswanathan Anand,  Vladimir,   Kramnik,  Russia,  London Chess Classic,   Michael Adams,  Hikaru Nakamura,   United States,   ,  
US closes Bagram prison, says no more detainees held in Afghanistan

US closes Bagram prison, says no more detainees held in Afghanistan

11 Dec 2014

KABUL: The United States said on Thursday it had shut its last detention facility in Afghanistan and no longer had custody of detainees there, closing a much-criticised chapter in Washington's fight against Islamic extremism.

Kabul,   United States,   Detention facility,   Afghanistan,   Islamic extremism,   US Army,   CIA,  
Robust Sino-India ties in the interest of <strong>United</strong> <strong>States</strong>: Richard Rahul Verma

Robust Sino-India ties in the interest of United States: Richard Rahul Verma

03 Dec 2014

Washington: A healthy relationship between India and China is in the interest of America, nominee for US Ambassador to India has said noting Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set out on a positive footing in reaching out to its neighbour.

China,   India,   Richard Rahul Verma,   United States,   Prime Minister Narendra Modi,   Sino-India,   ,  
Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as next US ambassador to India

Richard Rahul Verma confirmed as next US ambassador to India

10 Dec 2014

Washington: The United States senate on Wednesday confirmed, by a voice vote, the nomination of Richard Rahul Verma as the next US ambassador to India. Verma, 46, is the first Indo-American to be the US ambassador to India and is expected to be sworn in shortly.

United States senate,   Richard Rahul Verma,   US ambassador to India,   US President Barack Obama ,  
Despite failures, US likely to continue raids to free hostages

Despite failures, US likely to continue raids to free hostages

08 Dec 2014

WASHINGTON/KUWAIT CITY: Despite three failed raids to free U.S. hostages held by militants, the United States will continue to conduct such operations, officials indicated on Sunday, as President Barack Obama grapples with a spate of kidnappings and killings of American citizens.

US hostages,   Militants,   United States,   US operations,   US President,   Barack Obama,   Kidnappings,   Killings,   American citizens,  

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