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24 June, 2017 6:31 PM Will Modi's diplomatic skill be enough to take on Trump's fickle politics?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fifth bilateral visit to the US on June 25-26 is a test of his diplomatic skill and mettle wrought by the heterodox presidency of Donald Trump. Unlike the Indian leader’s previous triumphal marches across America, when he preached to the choir and enjoyed the doting attention of the White House, this trip is not guaranteed 22

23 June, 2017 6:12 PM US expected to clear surveillance drone sale to India

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on NEW DELHI | WASHINGTON: The United States is expected to authorize India's purchase of a naval variant of the Predator drone, two sources familiar with the situation said, ahead of a visit next week by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to try to revitalise ties in his first meeting 24

23 June, 2017 8:19 AM North Korea Denies Torturing US Student Otto Warmbier: Report

Otto Warmbier was buried Thursday in Ohio, less than a week after he was sent back home in a mysterious coma. Seoul, South Korea: North Korea Friday denied torturing Otto Warmbier, the US student who died after being released from the North in a coma, in the first official reaction to his death. South Korea has said the North bore responsibility for Warmbier's 44

23 June, 2017 7:47 AM Donald Trump's Likely Pick For India Ambassador Actually Knows A Lot About India

The litmus test for PM Modi's relationship with Donald Trump comes on Monday, when they meet for the first time in Washington. After five months without a U.S. number one in India, Donald Trump appears to have finally chosen the next ambassador to the subcontinent. Kenneth Juster, who serves as a top deputy at the National Economic Council in Trump's 42

22 June, 2017 12:12 PM Defence Deals Key To PM Modi's US Trip Including $2 Billion Drones

New Delhi/ Washington: India is pushing for US approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Donald Trump for the first time. Securing agreement on the purchase of 22 unarmed drones is seen in Delhi as a key test of defence ties that flourished under former President 38

21 June, 2017 1:21 PM A moment for realism

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump shake hands and perhaps embrace each other next week, the mandatory encomiums about India and U.S. being the world’s largest and oldest democracies, respectively, would have a sombre undertone to them. Both these democracies are passing through testing times. Powerful political forces are trying 9

21 June, 2017 4:05 AM Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea

The Trump statement about China was likely to increase pressure on Beijing ahead of Wednesday's Sino-US talks. The American side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of international sanctions on North Korea. WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear 38

21 June, 2017 3:02 AM What Happened To Otto Warmbier? When The Unthinkable Is Unknowable

When he left the United States at the end of 2015, Otto Warmbier was a healthy, athletic 21-year-old. When he returned last week, medically evacuated from his 17-month detention in North Korea, he was in a coma, with extensive brain damage. On Monday he died, surrounded by family. His funeral will be held Thursday at the high school where he graduated 26

20 June, 2017 11:57 PM Family Declines Autopsy For US Student Otto Warmbier Released By North Korea

An Ohio coroner, abiding by family wishes, has performed an external examination instead of a full autopsy on the body of the U.S. student who was held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months and sent home in a coma, the agency said on Tuesday. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office was still conferring on Tuesday with doctors at a Cincinnati hospital who were treating 30

20 June, 2017 10:20 PM Donald Trump Calls US Student Otto Warmbier Death A 'Total Disgrace'

Washington: President Donald Trump called the death of one-time North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier a "total disgrace" Tuesday and appeared to take a swipe at the Obama administration for failing to bring the American student home before it was too late. Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old 58