New Maldivian government has strong India-first policy: Maldives Minister

New Delhi, Nov 28 Former Maldives President Abdulla Yameen tried to play India and China against each other but the new government of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has a strong “India-first policy” and was not interested in playing such games, its Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid said on Tuesday.

He said…

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NATO chief says Russian decision to seize Ukrainian ships unjustified

Brussels, Nov 27 NATO’s secretary-general on Monday said Russia had no justification to seize three Ukrainian vessels near the disputed Crimea territory and called for their immediate release.

Jens Stoltenberg added to a chorus of statements from Western institutions and governments urging restraint between Moscow and Kiev after…

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26/11 Mumbai attack anniversary: US announces $5 mn bounty

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Timed for the tenth anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai attack on Monday, the US government has announced a $5 million-bounty covering all the terrorists connected with it.

The reward offered under the State Department’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) Programme is for “any individual…

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Judge orders ex-Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to go to jail

Washington, Nov 26  A US federal judge has rejected requests by George Papadopoulos to delay his 14-day prison sentence and ordered the former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser to report to prison as scheduled.

Papadopoulos, 31, had asked a federal judge twice in the past 10 days to pause…

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Trump administration asks SC to take up military transgender ban

Washington, Nov 24  US President Donald Trump’s administration has asked the Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Trump’s policy that bars most transgender individuals from military service.

The policy, first announced by the President in July 2017 via Twitter and later officially released by Secretary of Defence…

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