Putin, Merkel, Gates nominated for Chinese peace prize

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates have been nominated for the Confucius Peace Prize, China`s equivalent to the Nobel Peace Prize.

US defence chief adds S Korea to China, Japan trip

US Defence Secretary Robert
Gates will make a brief stop in Seoul when he travels next month to China and Japan, the Pentagon has said.

Karzai took high road on WikiLeaks: Gates

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates
has complimented Afghan Prez for taking the high road after being criticised in the deluge of sensitive
State Department documents released by WikiLeaks.

US reversing Taliban momentum in Afghan south: Gates

Defence Secretary Robert Gates said that US Marines have got the upper hand on the Taliban.

Gates Foundation, Bihar govt sign MoC in child health

In a bid to develop and implement
innovative solution to accelerate improvements in maternal,
newborn and child health, the Bihar government signed a
Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation.

Gates: Pentagon investigating alleged private spy network

US Defence Secy Robert Gates said he had potential concerns about an alleged spying network of contractors in Afghanistan and Pakistan run by a Pentagon official, but that he still lacked information about reported operation.

Iran support for Taliban `pretty limited`: Robert Gates

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday that Iranian support
for the Taliban in Afghanistan is "pretty limited" - so far.

Ahmadinejad, Gates trade barbs in Afghanistan

Ahmadinejad and Robert Gates traded barbs during briefly overlapping visits to Afghanistan, where Washington has troops at war but Tehran has growing clout.

Pak reassured of continuous US support in war against Taliban

Describing the Pakistan Army’s offensive against the Taliban and other extremist groups as “terrific”, US Defence Secy Robert Gates has assured Islamabad that Washington would keep supporting the troubled nation in future also.

Gates wants military to focus on scuffles around the planet

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates believes preparing the US military to fight two major conventional wars is "out of date" and wants the top brass to start planning for multiple operations in the US and scuffles around the planet.

No good US intelligence on Bin Laden: Gates

The United States does not know where Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is and has lacked reliable information on his whereabouts for years, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates told ABC News on Sunday.

Pak maintaining ties with militants as a hedge: Gates

Despite taking strong military
action against militants in recent months, the Pakistani
establishment has maintained relationship with those extremist
groups as a hedge, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said.

Buffett, Gates tell students worst is not over

Capitalism is still alive and well, say the world`s two richest men, despite lingering shocks from the longest, deepest recession since the Great Depression.

US committed to defence of SKorea: Gates

The US military stands ready to
protect South Korea from the threat posed by North Korea,
Defence Secretary Robert Gates said today, vowing an
"unwavering commitment" to Seoul.

Gates invests in chewing gum, chocolate to combat malaria

Bill Gates, the co-founder of
Microsoft, believes chewing gum and chocolate could become the
next tool to combat malaria, as he uses his wealth to seek
unconventional approaches to world health problems.

Gates invests in chewing gum, chocolate to combat malaria

Bill Gates, the co-founder of
Microsoft, believes chewing gum and chocolate could become the
next tool to combat malaria, as he uses his wealth to seek
unconventional approaches to world health problems.

No alternative to deal on US forces in Japan: Gates

Robert Gates has ruled out reopening negotiations on a deal to relocate a US airbase in Okinawa, saying alternatives had proven "unworkable."

Meeting US deadline to close Guantanamo `tough`: Gates

Defence Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged on Sunday it will be "tough" to close the US prison at Guantanamo Bay by a January deadline set by President Barack Obama

US satisfied with Pak`s nuclear security: Gates

The United States is satisfied with the security of Pakistan`s nuclear arsenal, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said in an interview aired on Monday, calling the arrangements in place "sufficient and adequate."

Troop rise in Afghanistan still option for US: Gates

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates has left open the possibility of sending more forces to Afghanistan but warned of stretched military resources.