Free Press Journal
  • 2+2 dialogue: India, US ink critical defence pact; discuss cross-border terror, H1B

    New Delhi: Reflecting growing congruence in ties, India and the US Thursday signed a landmark security pact, decided to set up hotlines between their defence and foreign ministers and deliberated on thorny issues such as India’s purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia and import of crude oil from Iran.

  • Curb terror grps operating from Pak: Imran told

    Islamabad : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday and pressed him “to do more” to rein in the terror groups operating from the country’s soil, days after the Trump administration cancelled $300 million in military aid to Islamabad.

  • US postpones 2+2 Dialogue with India for ‘unavoidable reasons’

    New Delhi: The first India-US strategic 2+2 Dialogue involving External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and their US counterparts that was scheduled to have been held in Washington on July 6 has been postponed, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe got fired

    Washington D.C.: The US Justice department dismissed the former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe on the grounds of lying to the investigators, reviewing the probe of former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email server case.

  • US seeks decisive action against Taliban after Afghanistan blasts

    All countries who support peace in Afghanistan have an obligation to take decisive action to stop the Taliban’s campaign of violence. There can be no tolerance for those who support or offer sanctuary to terrorist groups Rex Tillerson/ US Secretary of State

  • Pakistan must alter relationship with terror groups: Rex Tillerson

    Washington: Pakistan’s political leadership would lose control over the country if it does not begin the process of changing its relationship with the Haqqani Network and other terror groups having safe havens there, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned.

  • ‘Saudi Arabia is not ready for Doha talks’

    Doha : The US secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Saudi Arabia is not ready to talk to Doha to end the months-long diplomatic crisis, local media reported on Monday.

  • Russia didn’t meddle in US election, Putin tells Trump

    Hamburg : Russian President Vladimir Putin told his US counterpart Donald Trump that Moscow did not meddle in the US presidential election and Trump accepted it, claimed Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

  • Tillerson visits as Turkey says its Syria campaign over

    Ankara: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Ankara today for talks on the Syria conflict, just a day after Turkey announced that its military offensive was over. Tillerson, the most senior US official to visit Turkey since President Donald Trump took office in January, is seeking to turn around recently rocky relations between the NATO allies.

  • Trump meets Petraeus as race for Secretary of State heats up

    Washington: Stepping up his search for a new US secretary of state, President-elect Donald Trump has met highly-decorated but scandal-scarred former CIA chief David Petraeus amid open infighting among Trump’s advisers over who to pick for the coveted post.

  • US agrees to be partner country for Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017

    Washington D.C.: Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal on Saturday announced that United States has agreed to be a partner country for the 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, the Gujarat Government’s biennial investors’ summit that brings together global business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders, and policymakers.

  • I ‘short-circuited’ on truthful email answer, says Clinton

    Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said she might have ‘short-circuited’ on her truthfulness during the FBI probe into her using a personal email as the US Secretary of State but insisted she was consistent in her replies during the investigation and in public.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Kerry

    John Kerry calls for restraint over South China Sea

    Manila: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged China and the Philippines to exercise restraint and reduce tensions over their maritime dispute in the South China Sea. He was speaking during a one-day visit to the Philippines. Kerry, in a joint press conference with Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay, praised the government’s measured response to the verdict by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, that favoured Manila in

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    Beijing urged to accept South China Sea ruling

    Vientiane(Laos): Japan, Australia and the US on Tuesday urged China to recognise the ruling by The Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in favour of the Philippines over its South China Sea dispute with Beijing. In a joint statement, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and his Japanese and Australian counterparts, Fumio Kishide and Julie Bishop, who are set to attend multilateral meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) here

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    No charges against Clinton over email server issue: FBI

    Washington: In a big relief to Hillary Clinton, the FBI on Tuesday ruled out charging the Democratic presidential candidate over allegations that she violated rules by using a private email server while she was US Secretary of State.

  • US calls on NSG members to support India’s membership

    Washington: In a fresh push to India’s NSG bid, the US today called on members of the 48-nation elite grouping to support India’s membership during the crucial meeting of the atomic trading club in Seoul next week. “The United States calls on Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) participating governments to support India’s application when it comes up at the NSG plenary,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby said.

  • Iran’s missile plan not negotiable, says Foreign Minister

    Tehran: Iranian Foreign Minister Moham­mad Javad Zarif has said that his country’s missile programme was not up for negotiation with the United States. “Defence capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran are not negotiable,” the Dawn quoted Moham­mad Javad Zarif as saying after a meeting with his Estonian counterpart Marina Kaljurand yesterday.

  • HRW says US bombs used in deadly Yemen market strikes

    Dubai: Human Rights Watch said today that bombs supplied by the United States were used in Saudi-led air strikes on a market in Yemen that killed at least 97 civilians including children. The two strikes in the northern village of Mastaba on March 15 “caused indiscriminate or foreseeably disproportionate loss of civilian life, in violation of the laws of war,” HRW said in a statement.