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UN chief praises Russia's role in assuring international peace and security

Updated: Dec 28, 2016 17:04 IST      
UN chief praises Russia's role in assuring international peace and security
Moscow [Russia], Dec. 28 (ANI): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has thanked Russia for its assistance to the UN and praised Moscow's role in ensuring international peace and security.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a telephone conversation with the outgoing UN chief yesterday.

Lavrov thanked the UN Secretary-General for his messages of gratitude for cooperation to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Ban Ki-moon also offered condolences over the tragic death of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov and the Tu-154 plane crash near Sochi.

The foreign minister expressed general satisfaction with the level of cooperation with the UN Secretary-General, who will leave his post on January 1, next year, despite all the difficulties and contradictions in world politics during his term in office and the pressure put on him.

The two officials discussed current issues on the international agenda, including the situation in Syria and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa and the settlement of the internal Ukrainian crisis based on the Minsk Agreements approved by UN Security Council Resolution 2202. (ANI)

Egypt President Sisi ratifies Red Sea islands deal

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 08:51 IST     

Cairo [Egypt], June 25 (ANI): Eypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified the maritime demarcation deal that cedes sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread public criticism of the deal.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Modi, who reached Washington D.C. minutes back, would be the first world leader to have a working dinner with Trump at the White House on Monday.

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Indian expats in U.S. cheer for PM Modi ahead of his arrival

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 07:02 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was about to arrive at the Andrews Air Force base here, the Indian diaspora seemed excited and all set to render a warm welcome to him, who is on his fourth visit to the U.S. capital.

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PM Modi touches down at Andrews AF base fourth time in three years

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 06:51 IST      By: Smita Prakash

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no stranger to Washington D.C. As the head of the Indian Government, this is his fourth visit to the American capital.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): The H1B Visa issue will most likely not be sorted out in the upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump, Joshua White, who served the Obama White House as senior advisor and director for South Asian affairs at the National Security Council, has said, adding, apart from the U.S. Congress, even the latter is opposed to reviving it.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled meeting with United States President Donald Trump, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Alyssa Ayres on Sunday said that a first in-person interaction is essential to bring a good chemistry between the two leaders as both Washington and New Delhi are concerned about terrorism emanating from Pakistan.

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New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump inveighed against former president Barack Obama for having failed to respond to Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

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Looking forward to host 'true friend' Modi: Donald Trump

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 02:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he has important issues to discuss with his 'true friend' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Lisbon [Portugal], June 25 (ANI): In a gesture highlighting his deep friendship and amicable bonds with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa was present at the airport to bid goodbye to the former, as he emplaned for his next stop-Washington D.C.

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India, Portugal sign 11 MoUs across various fields

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 01:41 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 25 (ANI): India and Portugal have signed eleven MOUs for cooperation in areas including double taxation avoidance, science and technology, trade and investment, nanotechnology, space research, administrative reforms and culture.

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UK Parliament rocked by cyberattack, MPs targeted

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 01:23 IST     

New York [U.S.], June. 25 (ANI): A spokesperson for the Houses of Parliament has confirmed that the UK Parliament's computer system has been hit by a cyberattack.

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Lisbon [Portugal], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented the Overseas Citizen of India card to Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, who traces his routes to Goa.

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Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa launched a unique startup Portal - the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) - aimed at providing information on start-up hotspots in the two countries and associated policies.

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India, Portugal sign new agreements in 'taxation'

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 21:10 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI): India and Portugal on Saturday signed new agreements in the field of taxation, science, space, youth affairs and sports to further expand their bilateral relations.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 24 (ANI): Director of India initiative at Hudson Institute Dr. Aparna Pande has said that H1B visa is a part of United States President Donald Trump's desire to overhaul the entire immigration system of the country.

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Death toll in Parachinar twin blasts reaches over 50

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 19:51 IST     

Parachinar (Kurram Agency) [Pakistan] June 24 (ANI): The death toll in Friday's twin blasts in one of the busiest neighbourhoods in Kurram Agency's Parachinar rose to 57 on Saturday.

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Portuguese PM arranges special 'Gujarati lunch' for PM Modi

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 19:42 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI): A gesture exuding personal warmth and attention, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa organised a special Gujarati meal at the lunch organised for visiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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PM Modi arrives in Portugal on first leg of three-nation tour

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:58 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Lisbon, Portugal on the first leg of his three-nation tour on Saturday.

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The 'Indian connection' will reflect in Modi-Costa talks

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:15 IST     

Lisbon [Portugal], June 24 (ANI): The Indian connection of Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): Terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan are squarely to be blamed for the recent bombings in Quetta and Parachinar, claimed the Inter-Services Public Relations wing of the Pakistan armed forces on Saturday.

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