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    US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia
    Aug20

    US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia

    WASHINGTON: US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in a phone call urged a speedy resolution to the conflict with pro-Russian separatists amid a spike in tensions with Moscow, the White House said. Biden and Poroshenko “expressed concern over the recent surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where ceasefire...

    Trump adviser hailed Putin in a meeting with PM Modi: report
    Aug20

    Trump adviser hailed Putin in a meeting with PM Modi: report

    A little-known foreign policy adviser of Donald Trump had praised Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with US experts and think tanks in Washington in June, according to a media report. Such a meeting between Modi and top American foreign policy experts and think tanks representing both the Clinton...

    Trump’s embattled campaign chairman resigns
    Aug20

    Trump’s embattled campaign chairman resigns

    Donald Trump sought to reboot his flagging presidential bid Friday, dismissing his tainted campaign chairman, seeking to broaden his shrinking support base by appealing to black voters and visiting flood-ravaged Louisiana. The resignation of the seasoned Republican strategist Paul Manafort — under fire for his pro-Kremlin ties and role in a...

    Bangladesh turns to Black Sea region for wheat as India supply fades
    Aug20

    Bangladesh turns to Black Sea region for wheat as India supply fades

    Grain millers in Bangladesh are boosting their wheat purchases from Russia and Ukraine as cargoes from key exporter India fade due to a supply squeeze in that country. …read more Source:...

    U.S. Vice President, Ukraine leader talk surge in fighting by phone
    Aug20

    U.S. Vice President, Ukraine leader talk surge in fighting by phone

    “The U.S. sent a message to Russia that the world is watching and underscored the need to de-escalate the situation,” the White House said. …read more Source:...

    Knee surgery may put Saina Nehwal out of action for 4 months
    Aug20

    Knee surgery may put Saina Nehwal out of action for 4 months

    Saina Nehwal, who underwent a knee surgery at a Mumbai hospital, is likely to be out of action for four months in a big setback for the badminton star, her father Harvir Singh said on Saturday. He said doctors who performed the procedure, have advised her rest for three to four months. “We have requested them (the doctors of Kokilaben...

    Thailand doubles visa-on-arrival fees
    Aug20

    Thailand doubles visa-on-arrival fees

    Bangkok, Aug 20: Thailand, a favourite destination for tourists from around the world, has doubled its visa-on- arrival fees for citizens of 18 countries, including India. The Thai visa fees will go up from Baht 1,000 (Rs 2000) to Baht 2,000 (Rs 4000) with effect from September 27 for visitors having up to 15-day stay. Visa-on-arrival is...

    Karachi among 9 worst cities to live in
    Aug20

    Karachi among 9 worst cities to live in

    Some of the world’s major cities are becoming tougher places to live due to rising political and social unrest, as well as growing threats of terrorism, according to an article published in The Independent. The Economist Intelligence Unit just released a report that ranks Karachi as the world’s sixth-worst city to live in. The index...

    Thailand to double visa-on-arrival fee
    Aug20

    Thailand to double visa-on-arrival fee

    THAILAND’S Immigration authorities will begin imposing new charges for Visas on arrivial beginning next month, raising the current fee from 1,000 baht to 2,000 baht, local media reported. The new fee, which is expected to take effect starting Sept 27, would be imposed on foreign tourists from 18 countries and one economic zone. According to...

    Donald Trump adviser hailed Vladimir Putin in a meeting with Narendra Modi: report
    Aug20

    Donald Trump adviser hailed Vladimir Putin in a meeting with Narendra Modi: report

    Washington, Aug 20: A little-known foreign policy adviser of Donald Trump had praised Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with US experts and think tanks here in June, according to a media report. Such a meeting between Modi and top American foreign policy experts and think tanks representing both...

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