Home » International News (page 2410)

International News

Trinamul rally to counter Cong

The ongoing war of words between the Trinamul Congress and the Congress on Wednesday exploded into an all-out war which may even endanger their alliance. Angered by the Congress agitation against the Mamata Banerjee government, the Trinamul Congress has planned a counter-rally in Kolkata on January 9. The Congress leaders launched a tirade against her government and her party. Addressing ...

Read More »

Trinamul rally to counter Cong

The ongoing war of words between the Trinamul Congress and the Congress on Wednesday exploded into an all-out war which may even endanger their alliance. Angered by the Congress agitation against the Mamata Banerjee government, the Trinamul Congress has planned a counter-rally in Kolkata on January 9. The Congress leaders launched a tirade against her government and her party. Addressing ...

Read More »

Hague in Myanmar to look at reforms first-hand

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (Reuters) – Foreign Secretary William Hague began a landmark visit to Myanmar on Thursday to get a first-hand view of “encouraging” reforms being pursued by its civilian leadership, but officials said he would set out conditions for the lifting of sanctions. Foreign Secretary William Hague arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London November 29, ...

Read More »

Romney wins Iowa battle, but barely

SHARE AND DISCUSSTweet WASHINGTON: None of the half-dozen Republican aspirants aiming for the White House established any significant lead or momentum in the Iowa Caucus, an inner party electoral skirmish that sounds the opening bell for the party nomination for the 2012 presidential election. Frontrunner Mitt Romney surprisingly lost impetus and standing in course of a narrow win (by just ...

Read More »

Will U.S. and China Grow Closer?

Walter Russell Mead is right that conflict with China may turn out to be unlikely (“America’s Play for Pacific Prosperity,” op-ed, Dec. 30). China and the U.S. have…

Read More »

Arab League to discuss fate of Syria mission

The 22-member body is responding to claims that the mission has provided cover for continuing human rights abuses by the regime as President Bashar al-Assad seeks to crush a 10-month-long uprising against his rule. In a statement of frustration with the monitors’ lack of progress, the commander of Syria’s armed rebels yesterday threatened to step up attacks on President Assad’s ...

Read More »

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,741

As of Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at least 1,741 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is four less than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m….

Read More »

Ban stresses ‘people power’ and partnerships at start of second term as UN chief

Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon (left) sits for an interview with the UN News Centre and UN Radio3 January 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has begun his second term as Secretary-General of the United Nations by pledging to harness “the strong power of partnerships” to respond to the planet’s biggest challenges, such as tackling climate change, combating poverty and empowering women and ...

Read More »

Al-Qaida, Taliban seek Pakistani militants’ help

FILE – In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 file photo, new Pakistani Taliban chief… DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) – Prominent al-Qaida and Afghan Taliban fighters asked Pakistani militants in a pair of rare meetings to set aside their differences and step up support for the battle against U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, militant commanders said Monday. The meetings were held ...

Read More »

BP seeks spill costs from Halliburton

BP called on its contractor Halliburton on Monday to pay all costs and expenses the oil major incurred to clean up the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to a court filing by BP’s lead trial attorney. BP has spent $14 billion in the Gulf Coast region in its response to the spill and set aside $20…

Read More »