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  • Obama unveils $1 bn security plan for eastern Europe

    June 3, 2014 9:57 AM 9

    Warsaw: President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a $1 billion US security plan for eastern Europe aimed at allaying fears over a resurgent Kremlin and the escalating pro-Russian uprising in ex-Soviet Ukraine. Obama launched a major tour of Europe in Warsaw where he will attend celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Poland's first free elections that put both the country

  • Obama Calls European Security ‘Sacrosanct’ As Europe Tour Kicks Off

    June 3, 2014 9:37 AM 16

    WARSAW – After an eight and a half hour flight, President Obama touched down in Warsaw, Poland Tuesday, starting his four-day tour through Europe where the topic of Ukraine will be high on the agenda. The president was greeted by Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski at the Warsaw Chopin airport. The two leaders then toured an airplane hangar housing

  • Gopinath Munde Was My Father's Closest Friend - An Unfathomable Loss, Says Riteish Deshmukh

    June 3, 2014 9:36 AM 17

    All India | Written by Devesh Kumar | Updated: June 03, 2014 15:13 IST New Delhi: In Maharashtra politics, there are no enemies, it is said. Ideological barriers do not act as a deterrent to forging relationships. This is borne out by the glowing tributes paid by leaders of all hues to Gopinath Munde, the 64-year-old union rural development minister

  • A look at key events in Syria’s uprising

    June 3, 2014 9:31 AM 16

    — March 2011: Protests erupt in the city of Daraa over security forces’ detention of a group of boys accused of painting anti-government graffiti on the walls of their school. On March 18, security forces open fire on a protest in this southern city, killing four people in what activists regard as the first deaths of the uprising. Demonstrations spread

  • India readies to evacuate its nationals from Ukraine's Lugansk region

    June 3, 2014 9:29 AM 16

    Kiev: India has made arrangements for evacuation of its nationals, especially students, from Lugansk in Ukraine. India had on May 30 asked all its nationals to leave Donetsk and Lugansk regions in eastern Ukraine which is witnessing frequent violent clashes. In an advisory, it also asked citizens in the other parts of eastern and southern Ukraine to remain

  • India equity funds ride Modi rally in May, post best month in five years

    June 3, 2014 9:19 AM 10

    India’s diversified equity funds outperformed the broader markets in May and recorded their best monthly performance in five years, as stocks rallied on hopes of an economic revival after the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a decisive election mandate. Equity funds clocked an average return of 11.57 percent in the month, the highest

  • U.S. reviews military presence in Europe after Russian moves in Ukraine

    June 3, 2014 9:16 AM 14

    WARSAW (Reuters) - The United States is reviewing its military presence in Europe as a result of Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the White House said on Tuesday at the start of a four-day European trip by President Barack Obama. Obama will call on Congress to support a "European Reassurance Initiative" of up to $1 billion to increase U.S. military

  • Syria government predicts high turnout as voters go to polls

    June 3, 2014 9:15 AM 10

    Voters have been going to the polls in government-held parts of Syria in an election that few doubt will hand a resounding victory to President Bashar al-Assad. The ballot has been castigated by rebels, government opponents and the West as a sham, amid a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. For the first time in half a century

  • Gopinath Munde: A Mass Leader and Fighter, the BJP Will Badly Miss Munde in Maharashtra

    June 3, 2014 9:07 AM 16

    MUMBAI: With Gopinath Munde's sudden death, the BJP has lost its only leader in Maharashtra who commanded a rural mass base. In a party generally dominated by urban and Brahmin leaders, Munde was seen as the only BJP face that truly represented the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and could pose a challenge to the established Maratha-dominated Congress

  • War-torn Syria goes to the polls in 3-way 'sham' election that only Assad will win as rebels promise to attack polling stations and 'burn the land under their feet'

    June 3, 2014 9:00 AM 10

    Polls have opened in Syria's government-held areas amid massive security for the country's presidential election, a vote Bashar Assad is widely expected to win. Polls have opened in Syria's government-held areas amid massive security for the country's presidential election, a vote Bashar Assad is widely expected to win. The balloting, Syria's first multi-candidate