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29 May, 2017 11:32 PM Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin Hold 'Frank' Talks On Syria, Ukraine

Versailles: France's President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin sought to improve their countries' strained ties Monday during talks at Versailles palace the French leader described as "extremely frank." Their first meeting since Macron took office provided another test of the Frenchman's diplomatic skills after his memorable 19

29 May, 2017 5:16 PM The Putin-Macron Handshake The World Was Waiting For

As Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Versailles Palace on Monday to meet Emmanuel Macron, the recently elected leader of France, all eyes were on the handshake. Macron had surprised the world last week with his white-knuckle grasp of President Donald Trump's hand when the pair met for the first time. Trump had already gained notoriety for his handshake 22

29 May, 2017 4:23 PM Modi government: The next two years

The Narendra Modi government completed three years in office last week. Any assessment of its economic performance should take into account what it inherited. India faced a near-crisis situation in 2013. Inflation had spun out of control. Public finances were a mess. The rupee was in free fall. Confidence was low owing to corruption scandals and economic 19

29 May, 2017 4:12 PM Britain tells Angela Merkel it will be 'strong partner'

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com LONDON: Britain today said it would be a "strong partner" to Germany in response to comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Britain and the United States no longer being reliable allies. "As we begin the negotiations about leaving the EU, we will be able to reassure Germany 20

29 May, 2017 4:07 PM Kejriwal in Punjab after poll rout

The AAP’s national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited Punjab on Monday, over two months after the party faced a drubbing in the State Assembly election. The results, he said, may have been below expectations, but the people had chosen the AAP to represent them as the main Opposition party and the party would do complete justice to this role. “AAP has been formed 16

29 May, 2017 2:31 AM Following Trump's Trip,Merkel Says Europe Can't Rely On US Anymore

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe "really must take our fate into our own hands." It was the toughest review yet of Trump's trip to Europe, which inflamed tensions rather than healing them after the U.S. president sparred 25

29 May, 2017 1:28 AM Major Gogoi did the right thing: Maroof Raza on Kashmir human shield row

Interview with defence and strategic affairs expert, Maroof Raza This past week, the Indian Army honoured Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi with a ‘Commendation Card’ for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir. The recognition comes barely a month after he tied a supposed stone-pelter to his jeep, using him as a human shield 20

28 May, 2017 11:15 PM Trump returns to an increasingly troubled White House and criticism from allies

Whatever respite President Trump may have received from his nine-day overseas trip came to an abrupt end Sunday as administration allies sought to beat back allegations about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, while the leader of Europe’s most powerful nation suggested the U.S. was no longer a reliable ally. “The era in which we could rely completely on others 38

28 May, 2017 5:35 PM Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

"The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days," Merkel told a crowd at an election rally in Munich, southern Germany. "We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands," she added. FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western 19

28 May, 2017 5:21 PM Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump

Speaking on the campaign trail after contentious summit meetings in Belgium and Italy, Ms. Merkel said: “The times in which we could rely fully on others, they are somewhat over.” Given this new context for international relations, she said, “that is why I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands — of course in friendship 87