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Washington: US President Barack Obama looks forward to meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington on Friday to discuss a wide range of issues and their shared objectives, the White House has said. "He (Obama) very much looks forward to the meeting," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters ahead of Singh's arrival in the American capital. "He looks forward to having a discussion about all of the issues and shared objectives that the US and India have," Carney said. Singh is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Thursday. During the meeting at the White House, the two leaders will discuss a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, officials from both sides said. Singh will be in the US to attend the UN General Assembly sessions. He is also scheduled to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the margins of the sessions.

EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; Ukraine fighting kills dozens

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EU agrees first broad sanctions on Russia; Ukraine fighting kills dozens

BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The European Union agreed for the first time on Tuesday to impose broad sanctions against Russian oil companies, banks and defence firms, by far the strongest inte...


Chinese police shoot dead dozens after attack in Xinjiang

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Chinese police shoot dead dozens after attack in Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news a...

Dozens killed in fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine

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Dozens killed in fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed dozens of civilians, soldiers and rebels, as Kiev pressed on with an offensive on...

U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

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U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Force...

Navy gets Centre's go-ahead for international fleet review

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Navy gets Centre's go-ahead for international fleet review

New Delhi: The Central government has given the Navy the go-ahead to hold an international fleet review in 2016, after a gap of 15 years, in which more than 50 countries are expected to participate.Th...

Police arrest four in beating death of China grad student near USC

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Police arrest four in beating death of China grad student near USC

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four people, two of them juveniles, have been arrested in the robbery and beating death last week of a Chinese graduate student near his off-campus apartment, Los Angeles Polic...

John Kerrys visit: An exercise for success of the Modi-Obama meet

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John Kerrys visit: An exercise for success of the Modi-Obama meet

When United States Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrives in India on Wednesday evening for a three-day official visit, engages with his Indian interlocutors on Thursday, both sides will inevitabl...