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Donald Trump speaks to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, earns China's wrath

Donald Trump speaks to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, earns China's wrath

United States President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday,  a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before he takes office. 

US unemployment lowest in 9 years as job creation continues

The US unemployment rate in November fell to its lowest level since August 2007 as the economy continued to add new jobs, all but guaranteeing an interest rate hike this month.

 M777 howitzer deal a major boost for our defence ties with India: US envoy Richard Verma

M777 howitzer deal a major boost for our defence ties with India: US envoy Richard Verma

"This deal marks a major step forward in the US-India defence relationship and supports jobs in both our countries," Verma was quoted as saying in the statement.

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports

The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country`s annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang`s fifth and largest nuclear test in September. 

White House warns Trump over reversing detente policy with Cuba

White House warns Trump over reversing detente policy with Cuba

As President-elect Donald Trump threatened to "terminate" the detente policy with Cuba, the White House today warned that reversing historic rapprochement would have "significant" diplomatic, economic and cultural costs.

Donald Trump claims serious US voter fraud, says millions voted illegally

Donald Trump claims serious US voter fraud, says millions voted illegally

President-elect Donald Trump made unsubstantiated claims Sunday of serious US voter fraud and said "millions of people" had cast their ballots illegally, offering no evidence for the assertions he put forth on Twitter.

South Sudan government agrees to deploy regional force, again

The South Sudan government has agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated regional force in Juba after months of hesitation, a spokesman said.

Fidel Castro and the 11 US presidents

Fidel Castro and the 11 US presidents

From Dwight Eisenhower, who broke US diplomatic relations with Cuba, to Barack Obama, who decided to normalize them, 11 US presidents faced off with Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday.

No 'indication' US will quit WTO under Donald Trump: Roberto Azevedo

No 'indication' US will quit WTO under Donald Trump: Roberto Azevedo

The head of the World Trade Organization said Thursday he had had no indication the United States would move to leave the WTO under Donald Trump`s administration. 

US to provide USD 39 million assistance for refugees returning to Afghanistan

The United States has announced to provide over USD 39 million to meet the extraordinary needs of Afghan refugees returning to Afghanistan.

France to convene Syria meeting after Assad, allies launch ''total war''

France to convene Syria meeting after Assad, allies launch ''total war''

"France is taking an initiative to confront the strategy of total war by the regime and its allies, who are taking advantage of the uncertainty in the United States," Ayrault said.

Countries backing Syrian moderates to meet in Paris: France

Countries backing Syrian moderates to meet in Paris: France

The international community "must stop averting its gaze" from the "terrible reality" of what was happening in Syria, Assad said.
 

Pak Army Chief Raheel Sharif a valued partner against terrorism: US

Pak Army Chief Raheel Sharif a valued partner against terrorism: US

 An announcement is expected on Saturday about the appointment of the new army chief.​

Philippines, US militaries agree to reduce joint exercises: Philippine General

US officials present at the talks in Manila took no questions, and the joint statement was issued via the hosts.

Trans-Pacific Partnership `meaningless` without US: Japan PM

Trans-Pacific Partnership `meaningless` without US: Japan PM

Abe, who attended an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru at the weekend, said there had been no discussion there among other TPP members about pressing on with a deal that did not include the US.

Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead surpasses 1.7 million

Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead surpasses 1.7 million

Hillary Clintons popular vote lead surged above 1.72 million on Sunday night, with millions of votes still to count.

Police officer shot dead in Texas

 A police officer was killed by a driver on Sunday while writing a traffic ticket outside the police headquarters in San Antonio, a city in the southern part of the US state of Texas.

Democrats lose 1,000 seats in state legislatures under Obama

Democrats lose 1,000 seats in state legislatures under Obama

A research published this week showed that the Democratic party has lost nearly 1,000 seats in state legislatures across the country over the past eight years under President Barack Obama.

US climate commitment 'irreversible', Hollande warns Trump

US climate commitment 'irreversible', Hollande warns Trump

France President Francois Hollande warned Donald Trump today that US commitments to reducing climate change and global warming are "irreversible".

US says India is and will remain a key partner

India is and will remain a key partner of America which is going to remain completely focused on improving and strengthening the bilateral ties during the remainder of the Obama administration, the US has said.