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13 December, 2016 6:09 PM Rex Tillerson's oily despots: David Andelman

Trump's secretary of State pick has had to ignore core American values. Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of State has one fatal flaw — he sees the world through a prism of oil. For Rex Tillerson, who’s spent his entire career at ExxonMobil, this means his strengths as a negotiator of the next big deal from the next oil power are equally his greatest 201

26 November, 2016 9:43 AM Castro, Cuban ruler who defied 10 U.S. presidents

Communism had collapsed in Europe, and Cuba’s Soviet lifeline was severed. Food was in short supply. Power outages silenced TV sets normally tuned to a nighttime soap opera. Factories rusted in the tropical heat. The title of an American book seemed just right- “Castro’s Final Hour.” That was in 1992. Castro’s “final hour” became weeks, then months 264

13 November, 2016 3:25 PM At the end of paths taken

The excerpts from three chapters here offer a sampling of choices, many pleasures: the thrill of an insider's view of history in the making, a scholar's analysis of geopolitics, and statecraft and the reflective calm of an experienced mandarin. Ambassador, High Commissioner, Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon's career 200

27 October, 2016 3:43 PM Sheena murder: CBI quizzes DGP Rakesh Maria

In a significant development, the Central Bureau of Investigation has recorded the statements of DGP Rakesh Maria and two other senior IPS officers in connection with the ongoing probe into the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, official sources said on Thursday. Besides Maria -- who was the high profile Mumbai police commissioner when the case broke 399

21 October, 2016 1:19 PM Sheena Bora: Indrani kept Peter Mukherjea posted about murder plot, says CBI chargesheet

According to the CBI chargesheet, Indrani and Peter Mukherjea were against the relationship of Sheena and Rahul and Peter was kept in loop by Indrani while she conducted recce to select the spot to execute the crime. Contrary to the claims made by former media baron Peter Mukherjea and Vidhie - daughter of Indrani - the CBI said in its chargesheet that the former 112

14 October, 2016 9:24 AM India, Russia Finalise Agreement On Units 5, 6 At Kudankulam Nuclear Plant

New Delhi: Scaling up cooperation in the atomic energy sector, India and Russia have finalised a general framework agreement and credit protocol for setting up units five and six at the Kudankulam nuclear plant. The formal announcement of the pact and the credit protocol is likely to be made after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian 98

13 October, 2016 3:26 PM Five Russian race walkers handed four-year bans by CAS for EPO use

Five Russian race walkers have been handed four-year bans by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after testing positive for the banned blood booster EPO in June 2015. Elmira Alembekova, Ivan Noskov, Mikhail Ryzhov, Vera Sokolova and Denis Strelkov have also had all their competitive results between June 2, 2015 and July 15, 2015 disqualified 70

28 September, 2016 3:50 AM Shimon Peres: Israeli Hawk Turned Nobel Peace Laureate

JERUSALEM: Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, was an Israeli elder statesman, Nobel laureate and two-time prime minister who spearheaded peace efforts with the Palestinians after breaking with his hawkish past. He suffered a major stroke on September 13 and had been hospitalised near Tel Aviv since then. Peres, who also served as president, was a towering 27

24 September, 2016 8:10 PM Sania-Strycova duo triumphs in style

Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova hammered the Chinese combination of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang 6-1, 6-1 in the final to clinch the Pan Pacific title on Saturday. Starting strongly, the Sania-Strycova duo took the lead in quick time before clinching the set for the loss of just one game. In the second set, the Chinese pair tried its best to bounce 3

19 September, 2016 5:55 AM Vladimir Putin's Party Scores Crushing Win In Russia Parliament Vote

Moscow, Russia: Russia's ruling United Russia party has cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed. Sunday's ballot for the 450-seat State Duma was smooth sailing for authorities desperate to avoid a repeat of mass protests 20