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White House warns President-elect Donald Trump over reversing detente policy with Cuba

As President-elect Donald Trump threatened to “terminate” the detente policy with Cuba, the White House Tuesday warned that reversing historic rapprochement would have “significant” diplomatic, economic and cultural costs. The policy is considered as one of the foreign policy legacies of outgoing President Barack Obama. Trump Monday threatened in a tweet to put an end to the detente policy. “If ... Read More »

Dallas Shooting Four police officers killed during protests

Footage showed a heavy police presence with officers taking cover behind vehicles on the street Four police officers were fatally shot and seven wounded by snipers in Dallas, authorities said, during one of many demonstrations held in cities across the United States against the second fatal police shooting of a black man in two days. Dallas Police Chief David Brown ... Read More »

US welcomes India’s imminent entry to MTCR

The United States has welcomed India’s imminent entry into the missile technology control regime (MTCR). India is hopeful the entry will enable it to be a member of the nuclear suppliers group subsequently despite China’s reservations. “We are looking forward to the acceptance of our application of the NSG membership. The US has been very positive in its approach,” S ... Read More »

Delhi polls NRIs forced Modi U-turn on faith

Representatives of Christian groups met PM Modi on Christmas eve to request him to assuage their fears of the ghar vapsi and attacks on churches, but he refused to do so. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement at a Church function on Tuesday calling for religious tolerance and freedom underline a course correction brought about by a series of events in ... Read More »

Obama seeks authority for IMF voting reforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration has asked Congress for authority to implement historic voting reforms in the International Monetary Fund that boost the influence of emerging economies like China in the global financial institution, sources said on Tuesday. But the plan faces an uphill battle for passage in a tense U.S. budget environment marked by the launch of $85 ... Read More »

Let me know if you find Martians: Obama tells NASA

Aboard Air Force One: US President Barack Obama on Monday ribbed scientists behind NASA’s roving robot Curiosity, instructing them to let him know right away if they found life on Mars. “If in fact, you do make contact with Martians, please let me know right away,” Barack Obama joked, as he called the scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California ... Read More »

Obama vows no US defence cuts for Asia-Pacific

CANBERRA — President Barack Obama Thursday signalled a pivotal American shift to Asia, pledging he would not let Washington’s budget crunch compromise his expansive vision and military presence in the region. His commitment came a day after the United States said it would deploy up to 2,500 Marines to northern Australia and tighten air force cooperation, sparking concern from China, ... Read More »

Obama Quit Smoking: First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama has cleared the air about her husband President Barack Obama’s smoking habit – saying that he have kicked the smoking habit for over a year now. It’s said that Mrs. Obama is very proud of her husband’s ability to keep off the cigarettes. It was quite a struggle for the President to keep them out of ... Read More »