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Turkish Catch 22: Erdogan intolerable for NATO; Turkey indispensable

What is the link between Brexit and the failed coup in Turkey? They ring alarm bells for NATO in the time of Trump, Sanders, Corbyn, Pablo Iglesias, Marine Le Pen and gathering anti-establishment storms elsewhere. The global rightwing establishments are tearing their hair. Donald Trump, Presidential candidate for the Republican Party, once the torch bearer of American Exceptionalism, has broken f...

2 days ago
Scientists develop device to help pregnant women self-monitor baby

Warsaw, July 21 (IANS) Polish scientists have developed a portable device enabling pregnant women to examine the state of their baby, including its heart rate, early detection of placenta abruption, baby's hypoxia or being tied with the umbilical cord. The device, Pregnabit, is aimed at prevention and early detection of possible threats for pregnancy, Xinhua reported. Early detec...

3 days ago
On a historic trail of Khirki Village

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The historic significance of Khirki village will be back in focus on Wednesday with a triple treat of art, poetry and food at the Khoj Studios. The highlight of the evening will be an architectural walk through Khirki village by artists, giving a glimpse of its historicity, which used to be the crown of the Tughlaq city of Jahanpanah in 14th century. Th...

10 days ago
US defense secretary reassures support to Afghanistan

Kabul, July 12 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter who paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday reassured Washington's long-term support to the militancy-plagued country. Addressing a joint press conference with President Ashraf Ghani, the Pentagon chief said the message of his tour here to the people of Afghanistan is the US would continue to remain alongside Afghans to win...

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New TV documentary to unravel facts on Subhas Chandra Bose

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Subhas Chandra Bose: The Mystery, a new TV documentary attempts to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The one-hour special, to be aired on Discovery Channel on July 18, will follow Siddhartha Satbhai, an enterprising NRI, who commissioned Neil Millar, a former veteran of the Royal Signals Regiment of the B...

12 days ago
Moscow accuses NATO of 'demonising' Russia

Moscow, July 10 (IANS) The statements made by NATO leaders during the Warsaw summit were aimed at demonising Russia to justify the alliance's defence plans, which have started to expand dramatically, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday. The attempts to demonise Russia in order to justify the undertaken steps in the sphere of military construction, pulling ...

13 days ago
Obama pledges US long-term commitment to Europe security

Warsaw, July 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama pledged the US long-term commitment to ensuring Europe's security and defending allies, while participating in his last NATO Summit before stepping down next January. During his solo press conference after the closing of Warsaw NATO Summit on Saturday, Obama said the Alliance was strengthening its deterrence and defense capabilities and it...

13 days ago
NATO to hold next summit in Brussels

Warsaw, July 10 (IANS) NATO will hold the next summit meeting in Brussels, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday at a press conference at Warsaw summit. He said the next summit meeting will take place in Brussels at NATO's new headquarters, Xinhua news agency reported. The Warsaw Summit kicked off on Friday, where NATO leaders took some decisions on security s...

13 days ago
NATO to maintain 12,000 troops in Afghanistan

Warsaw, July 9 (IANS) The leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) agreed on Saturday to formally maintain 12,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2017. The troops are part of NATO's Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces fighting the Taliban, Efe news reported. We will maintain a military presence and continue funding Afghan security forces, s...

13 days ago
British MPs to vote on renewing Trident nuclear weapons system on July 19

London, July 9 (IANS) Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Saturday that the British Parliament will vote on the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system on July 19. A replacement for the system was estimated to cost between $19 billion and $20.5 billion. The force currently consists of four submarines which are each capable of carrying up to 16 ballistic nucle...

13 days ago
Same-sex marriage law cannot be reversed: Cameron

London, July 9 (IANS) Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday that the legislation on same-sex marriage passed in the last legislative term cannot be reversed, even though Conservative Party leadership contender Andrea Leadsom expressed disagreement. I think there's now an enormous parliamentary majority for equal marriage so I'm confident that it will continue to ...

14 days ago
Police shooting of African Americans spirals into terrorism killing 5 officers

Minneapolis (US), July 8 (IANS) The protests against encounter-style police killings of an African American in a suburb here and another in Louisiana spiraled into a terrorist attack that took the lives of five police officers in distant Dallas as a polarised nation prepared for conventions to nominate presidential candidates. Dallas police chief David Brown announced Friday that a hate-...

14 days ago
Putin voices concern over conflict escalation in eastern Ukraine

Moscow, July 8 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday discussed the aggravation of the crisis in Ukraine in a telephonic conversation with his German and French counterparts Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande. In the conversation, the leaders expressed concern over the recent increase in ceasefire violations in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbass, Xinhua news agency quote...

14 days ago
Police shooting of African Americans spirals into terrorism killing 5 police

Minneapolis (US), July 8 (IANS) Protests against encounter-style police killings of an African American in a suburb here and another in Louisiana spiralled into a terrorist attack that took the lives of five police officers in distant Dallas as a polarised nation prepared for conventions to nominate Presidential candidates. Dallas police chief David Brown announced on Friday that a hate-...

14 days ago
A smooth Brexit process in everyone's interest: Obama

Warsaw, July 8 (IANS) Amid warnings from the European Council that the British exit from the European Union will have serious geopolitical consequences, US President Barack Obama on Friday urged that Brexit be a smooth transition. Speaking prior to a NATO Summit scheduled for July 8-9, Obama spoke of the strength and importance of the US-EU relationship, describing the bloc as a great po...

14 days ago
Pakistan seeks NATO backing for Afghan peace process

Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday sought NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) support to enhance efforts for political negotiations to find a solution to the Afghan conflict. Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz issued the appeal as NATO opened a two-day summit in Warsaw to review the security situation in Afghanistan and make decisions on the presence of its troops, Xinhua...

14 days ago
Obama condemns Dallas shootings, vows justice will be done

Warsaw, July 8 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Friday condemned the shooting of five police officials when snipers opened fire during a protest over the recent fatal shootings of two black men by white police in the Minnesota and Louisiana this week. The shooting occurred during a protest against police violence that Obama had also decried, Efe news reported. This was a vicio...

14 days ago
'Implementation of Minsk Agreements to start by year end'

Kiev, July 8 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements to resolve the military conflict in eastern Ukraine may start before the end of this year. At a joint news briefing with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Kerry on Thursday said he had certain optimistic expectations and was sure that, within US President Barack Obama...

15 days ago
Merkel defends NATO presence in East Europe

Berlin, July 7 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended the planned North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) presence in eastern Europe in her official statement on the forthcoming NATO summit in Warsaw. It is not enough to be able to relocate troops in crisis situations quickly, she said at Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, adding NATO should have ...

29 days ago
British leaders vote in EU referendum

London, June 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron and several other leaders cast their ballots in a historic referendum on whether the country should stay or exit the European Union (EU). Cameron and his wife Samantha voted at the Central Methodist Hall in London. On the way to the voting centre, the Prime Minister ignored questions about the weather, saying only good m...

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