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January 22, 2015

Obama’s India trip sends important message to world: White House

Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to India, US officials have described it as an "important message" to the world about the two nations' commitment to realise the full potential of their relationship. Since the time he took office, Obama had "made increasing US engagement with India a top foreign policy priority" Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said on Tuesday. The first state visit he hosted at the White House was for the then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he noted.…

US rejects North Korea’s call for resumption of talks

Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) The US Wednesday dismissed an unconditional resumption of the six-party talks suggested by North Korea over its nuclear programme, reiterating a call for Pyongyang to abide by its past commitments. State Department spokesperson Jennifer Psaki was responding to a proposal made Monday by North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator Ri Yong Ho following a two-day unofficial meeting with former US special representative for North Korea policy Stephen Bosworth in Singapore. "I think the important…

British army won’t shrink below 82,000: Cameron

London, Jan 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has given an “absolute guarantee” against cutting the size of the country's army, following speculation that the government was mulling a force of just 60,000, media reported Wednesday.The Guardian reported that under current plans, the army would shrink to 82,000 personnel by 2020, with the number of reserves due to rise to 30,000 if they could be recruited. Speaking in the House of Commons, Cameron said he could reassure the members of parliament (MPs)…

US says keen to work towards implementation of n-deal

Washington/New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) As an India-US nuclear contact group met for the third time to try and resolve the contentious nuclear liability issue, ahead of US President Barack Obama's India visit, the US Wednesday said it will continue to work with India towards implementing the stalled deal. A contact group comprising diplomats and officials associated with nuclear energy from both the countries was set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Obama during their September summit meeting in Washington aimed at…

New Sri Lankan govt to work closely with India, China

Colombo, Jan 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka's newly elected government promised to work closely with "key players" India and China and added that the ongoing development projects with international partners would continue, a media report said Wednesday."The reality is that we have to work in the Asian region and India and China are two of (the) key players. So we will work very closely with these countries," said Highways and Investment Promotion Minister Kabir Hashim, according to Xinhua report. The Sri Lankan…
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