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US team`s meeting with BJP leader virtually off

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 01:32

A meeting of a four-member US Congressional delegation with a representative of BJP tomorrow has been virtually called off because of reservations of the party over interacting with two of its members as they had campaigned against giving visa to Narendra Modi.

Iran asks UN chief to intervene in envoy row

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:19

Iran on Monday urged United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to intervene directly in a row sparked by America`s refusal to give Tehran`s chosen UN envoy a visa.

Russian fighter jet passes near US warship

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 00:11

A Russian fighter jet was engaged in "provocative action" when it repeatedly passed near a US Navy guided missile destroyer for over 90 minutes in the international waters of the Black Sea off the coast of Romania, the Pentagon claimed on Monday.

Don`t miss the rare `Blood Moon` Lunar Eclipse tonight

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:33

Direct your eyes towards the sky because if you are lucky,you can get to witness the natural world’s most spectacular display: a total lunar eclipse.

US Inc commits investment in India after polls

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 22:24

Expressing faith in India's growth story, several US companies Monday committed themselves to increasing investment after the ongoing general elections in the country.

Religious violence has no place in US: Obama

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 21:39

President Barack Obama warned on Monday that religious violence had no place in US society after a gunman with alleged anti-Semitic ties killed three people at a Jewish centre and retirement home.

Russia urges US to explain report CIA chief visited Kiev

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:15

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today urged Washington to explain Russian media reports that CIA director John Brennan visited the Ukrainian capital.

Citigroup profits up 3.5% on lower costs, improved credit

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:47

Citigroup reported slightly higher quarterly earnings on Monday, as lower expenses and credit losses helped offset revenue declines in mortgage finance and trading.

Taiwan hails first US cabinet-level visit for 14 years

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:16

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou today met Gina McCarthy, the first US cabinet-level official to visit the island in 14 years, and hailed her trip as important for ties with Washington.

Citigroup cuts 200-300 jobs: Report

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 18:11

US bank Citigroup has cut between 200 and 300 additional jobs, most in the global markets business, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Iran to sue US over UN envoy`s visa refusal

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 15:53

The Iranian parliament has given a 10-day ultimatum to the government to file a lawsuit against the US for denying visa to Iran`s UN envoy-designate, an official said Monday.

Israel`s Netanyahu condemns Kansas `hate` shootings

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 15:05

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday condemned the murders of three people at US Jewish institutions, saying they bore the hallmarks of anti-Semitic attacks.