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US regulator repeals Obama's net neutrality rules

Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to roll back net neutrality rules adopted in 2015 that required internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally. In the rules adopted in 2015 under then US President Barack Obama, internet service providers were not allowed to block or degrade access to legal content, applications, services,...

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US records plunge of 'irregular migration' from Cuba

Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) The US has recorded a significant reduction in irregular migration from Cuba since the end of a longstanding migration policy in January, the State Department has announced. From fiscal year 2016 to 2017, apprehensions of Cuban migrants at US ports of entry decreased by 64 per cent, while maritime interdictions of Cuban migrants decreased by 71 per cent, the dep...

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'Power of One' awards honour UN diplomats, officials

United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) At an awards ceremony honouring six serving and former diplomats and international civil servants for their contributions to world peace and development, the UN was hailed as an institution embodying the Diwali spirit of good overcoming evil. The first Power of One awards were given at a ceremony here on Monday by the Diwali Foundation, US, which grew out of...

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Egypt, US stress strategic cooperation in military domain

Cairo, Dec 3 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met on Saturday with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the Egyptian capital Cairo to discuss strategic cooperation and joint counter-terrorism efforts. Sisi stressed the strength of the Egyptian-US relations and their distinguished strategic aspects, urging to enhance all aspects of cooperation between the two sides partic...

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Owaisi opposes triple talaq bill, calls for Muslim unity to protect 'shariat'

Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Strongly opposing the proposed legislation on triple talaq, MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday called for unity among Indian Muslims to protect the 'shariat'. Stating that the Supreme Court verdict on the issue is confusing and nobody can say if uttering talaq thrice in one sitting annuls marriage or it is considered only one talaq, he wondered how the governm...

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Former US NSA pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about his conversations with Russia's then-ambassador to the US. Flynn, who served in Donald Trump's administration for just 24 days before being forced to resign for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his Rus...

13 days ago
Rahul meets Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met former US President Barack Obama here on Friday and discussed the US-India relationship. Had a fruitful chat with President Barack Obama, great to meet him again, Gandhi tweeted. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Obama and discussed ways to further strengthen the US-India relationship. Earlier in th...

14 days ago
Obama to focus on training next generation of leadership

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama on Friday said that his post-presidency priorities are to lend his voice to issues that he cares about and training the next generation of leadership Speaking at a town hall meeting with young Indian leaders organised by the Obama Foundation, the non-profit organisation that was set up after he left the presidency, Obama said that ...

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Told Modi privately that country shouldn't be divided on religious lines: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) As a debate rages over growing intolerance in the country, former US President Barack Obama on Friday disclosed that he had privately told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India must not split on sectarian lines and that it must cherish the fact that Muslims here identify themselves as Indians. Particularly in a country like India where you have such an enormous ...

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Modi meets Obama, discusses India-US ties

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met former US President Barack Obama here on Friday and discussed ways to further strengthen the US-India relationship. It was a pleasure to meet, once again, former President @BarackObama, and learn about the new initiatives being taken forward under his leadership at the @ObamaFoundation and of his perceptions on further strengthenin...

14 days ago
Made no distinction between anti-India, anti-US terrorists: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama on Friday said his administration made no distinction between Pakistan-based terror groups who at times targeted Indian and on other occasions American interests. He also told the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit that he had offered every intelligence and military help to New Delhi to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure in the ...

14 days ago
No problem cannot be solved if India, US work together: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) While hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his role in the Paris climate accord, former US President Barack Obama on Friday said that there is no problem that cannot be solved if India and the US work together. If India and the United States are working together, I believe there is no problem we cannot solve, Obama said while addressing the Hindustan Times Lea...

14 days ago
Told Modi India shouldn't be divided on religious lines: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama on Friday said he told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India must not be split on sectarian lines and emphasised how the country must cherish the fact that Muslims here identify themselves as Indians. A country shouldn't be divided on sectarian lines and that is something I have told Prime Minister Modi in person as well as to pe...

14 days ago
Think before you tweet: Obama's advice apparently to Trump

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) When it comes to tweeting, former US President Barack Obama has some advice for all, including the current President Donald Trump -- think hard before you tweet and don't just post thoughts as they appear in your mind. According to Obama, you must think before you open your mouth, you must ponder over before you tweet and should not allow the first thing that pops...

14 days ago
Obama praises Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) At a time when Manmohan Singh is under attack from the ruling BJP, former US President Barack Obama on Friday praised the former Prime Minister saying he was a great support in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. (Manmohan) Singh was the primary partner while we were working during the financial meltdown (of 2008), Obama said at the Hindustan Times Leaders...

14 days ago
New information age helping terrorists, tyrants prosper: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Stressing upon the need to regulate the Internet to save democracies, former US President Barack Obama said on Friday that while more people are being connected than ever, the new information age is also helping terrorists, tyrants and bad elements prosper and propel their propaganda. Technology is bridging the gap in the developing world. More and more people are...

14 days ago
Told Modi privately that country shouldn't be divided on religious lines: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama on Friday said he had privately told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that a country should not be divided on sectarian lines and emphasised how the Indian society needed to cherish that Muslims in the country identify themselves as Indians which is not common for minorities in many other countries. A country shouldn't be divided on se...

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I am first American president to have recipe for daal: Obama

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Former US president Barack Obama had the audience here in splits when he said that he was the first American president to have a recipe for daal, the humble Indian dish which is staple in many Indian households. Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit in a question-answer session, he explained to Karan Thapar that the night before the waiter who served him daal, amon...

14 days ago
Xi meets Obama, discusses China-US ties

Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met former US President Barack Obama in Beijing on Thursday, calling for enhanced communication, exchanges and cooperation between China and the US. Xi made a positive appraisal of Obama's efforts in promoting China-US relations during his presidency, Xinhua news agency reported. He stressed that China and the US have an importa...

15 days ago
Obama joins Kimmel to urge people to support fight against AIDS

Los Angeles, Nov 30 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama teamed up with late night host Jimmy Kimmel to encourage people to support the fight against AIDS, on TV show The Jimmy Kimmel Live!. World AIDS Day falls on December 1. In a taped speech aired on the show, Obama encouraged people to participate in World AIDS Day, and said that the fight against the deadly virus has seen...

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