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India, Russia begin ‘new era’ of cooperation in Indo-Pacific region: Modi

VLADIVOSTOK(TIP): India and Russia are beginning a new era of cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region to make it “open, free and inclusive”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday ,September 5,  amidst China flexing its […]

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India and U.S. resolve to work through their trade differences

NEW DELHI (TIP): India and the U.S. resolved to “work through” their differences which have led to an impasse on trade issues as External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar hosted U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

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China, Russia to Open up Markets for Indian Trade

NEW YORK / NEW DELHI / BISHKEK (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, June 13,  received assurances of significant trade and investment opportunities in bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President […]

United States

Trump’s ex-lawyer gets 3-yr prison term for financial crimes

NEW YORK (TIP): President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday, December 12,  for financial crimes and orchestrating hush payments to women before the 2016 election, […]

India

India, Russia set to sign three major deals, ignoring U.S. threats

NEW DELHI(TIP): Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in Delhi on Thursday, October 4, for the annual IndiaRussia summit which could see the signing of military deals totaling close to $10 billion; a 24-hour visit that […]

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Russia’s pro-Pakistan tilt: India must not allow old ally to slip away

The signs have been ominous for the past four years. By the time PM Modi arrived at his ‘Barack’ moment, Russia had read South Block’s signals of apathy and inked an agreement on defense cooperation […]

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FIFA was Russia’s coming out party

Moscow splurged over $11 bn to make the FIFA World Cup an event to make the ‘planet’ change its outlook about Russia. It worked, leading the FIFA chief to say, “ the whole world fell […]

United States

Trump, Putin to hold summit in Helsinki on July 16

Will discuss Syria, Ukraine and “many other subjects”: Trump WASHINGTON/MOSCOW(TIP): US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a summit in Helsinki on July 16, the White House and the Kremlin announced Thursday, […]

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Trump’s Iran walk-back: Double whammy for India after CATSA

Just when Indian diplomats were figuring out how to mitigate the impact of Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CATSA) on its arms and oil trade with Russia, South Block has another reason to burn […]

World

UK snaps diplomatic ties with Russia: 23 Russian officials told to leave in a week

British PM May says Moscow behind murderous bid LONDON (TIP): British Prime Minister Theresa May, on March 14, held Russia responsible for the nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter as […]

World

Russian passenger plane crashes outside Moscow

Saratov Airlines flight carrying 71 people crashes after take off from Domodedovo airport Moscow (TIP): More than 70 people died when a Russian passenger plane crashed shortly after take-off from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Sunday, […]

World

Putin says Russia’s spy agencies prevented 60 terror attacks

MOSCOW (TIP): President Vladimir Putin says Russian security agencies have thwarted 60 terror attacks in the country this year. Russia marked its Day of Employees of State Security Agencies on Wednesday. Speaking to intelligence officers on their professional holiday, Putin said […]

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Russia’s Putin to seek new presidential term in 2018

NIZHNY NOVGOROD (TIP): President Vladimir Putin announced on Wednesday he would seek re-election in March 2018, a contest opinion polls show he will win comfortably, setting the stage for him to extend his dominance of Russia’s political landscape into […]

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Upset Hindus urge Australia fightwear firm to withdraw battling Hindu gods rashguards

MELBOURNE (TIP): Upset Hindus are urging Gosford (New South Wales, Australia) based fightwear firm “Raven Fightwear” for immediate withdrawal of “Battle of the Gods – Hanoman v Ganesha” rashguards displaying images of Hindu deities Lord […]

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Russia takes over US compound in Moscow in retaliation over sanctions

MOSCOW (TIP): Russian authorities on Wednesday took over a summer-house compound in Moscow leased by the US embassy, five days after the Kremlin ordered Washington to slash its diplomatic presence in Russia. In retaliation for new US sanctions, President Vladimir Putin has […]

World

China-India border spat casts shadow ahead of BRICS summit

BEIJING (TIP): China is taking an increasingly tough line on a border row with India amid a rising crescendo of nationalism in state media, and President Xi Jinping looks set for an awkward encounter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a multilateral […]

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Beijing sends conciliatory signals after Doval’s first meeting with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi

BEIJING (TIP): In the first official meeting between top Indian and Chinese officials since the Doklam stand-off+ became public, national security adviser Ajit Doval met state councillor Yang Jiechi here on July 27, offering the possibility of serious diplomatic efforts to deescalate […]

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Russia signs deal to use Syria air base for 49 years

MOSCOW (TIP): President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show. The original deal, signed in […]

United States

An Unfazed Jeff Sessions decides to stay on despite Trump’s annoyance with him

WASHINGTON (TIP): Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he plans to stay on the job. That wouldn’t be news except that in an interview with The New York Times, July 19, President Trump openly criticized Sessions […]

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Indian American Congresswoman Jayapal, Congressman Cicilline Introduce Resolution of Inquiry for Release of Documents Pertaining to Possible Obstruction of Justice

WASHINGTON (TIP): After the Department of Justice released a heavily redacted, single-page document confirming that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian government, House Judiciary Committee members, Representatives […]

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California Democrat files article of impeachment against US President and accuses him of obstruction of justice

WASHINGTON (TIP): A Democratic Congressman has filed the first article of impeachment against President Donald Trump charging him with obstruction of justice in the probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US polls. Democratic Congressman […]

World

Officials say 76 police officers hurt in clashes with anti-G20 protesters

HAMBURG (TIP): At least 76 police officers were hurt on Thursday in clashes with anti-G20 protesters in Hamburg, German authorities said, as a demonstration dubbed “Welcome to Hell” erupted in violence shortly after it began. “Police are still being […]

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Ten killed and dozens hurt in Bangladesh garment factory blast

DHAKA (TIP): A boiler has exploded at a Bangladeshi garment factory killing 10 people and injuring dozens, fire officials said on July 2, the latest mishap to hit one of the world’s biggest garment producers. The accident happened […]

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Indian American to embark on solo flight around the world

NEW YORK (TIP): On July 4, Ravinder K. Bansal, a retired entrepreneur of Indian origin, will embark on a solo flight around the world in a single-engine Cessna 400 to raise money for a hospital […]

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Western sanctions made Russia stronger: Putin

MOSCOW (TIP): Russia has climbed out of recession despite continuing Western sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday, adding that the restrictions have forced the country to “switch on our brains” to reduce its dependence on energy exports. Speaking in a […]