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Donald Trump says he gets along "very well" with Putin

US President Donald Trump said that he got along “very well” with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the G20 summit last week. “I think we get along very well and I think that’s a good thing, that’s not a bad thing,” Trump said on Wednesday in an exclusive interview with Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), an American television network. “We are a

Government downplays Manohar Parrikar remarks on anti-ISIS operations under UN flag

India today downplayed remarks of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that the country could undertake anti-ISIS operations under a UN flag if the global body adopts a resolution in this regard. “It is not as if India has been part of every UN-led mission. We have participated in peacekeeping operation but then we pick and choose where we need to participate. “It is a hypothetical situation. Right now there is no UN

Vladimir Putin Calls Donald Trump An 'Outstanding, Talented' Man

Russian President Vladimir Putin today described US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump as a talented and outstanding man, welcoming his stance on Russia. “He is a very outstanding man, unquestionably talented,” Putin told journalists after his annual press conference in Moscow. “It’s not up to us to judge his virtue, that is up to US voters, but he is the absolute leader of the presidential race,” Putin added. Putin said

National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi says she’s not scared of anyone

“I am the daughter-in-law of Indira Gandhi. I am not scared of anyone,” a combative Congress President Sonia Gandhi asserted on Tuesday, invoking the legacy of the late Prime Minister in the wake of the National Herald case. She was asked about the Delhi High Court rejecting their pleas for quashing the summons by a Delhi court against them in the National Herald case. Her remarks came as the metropolitan

Narendra Modi 'worships weapons'; Muslims his number one 'enemy': Islamic State

The Islamic State in its new manifesto – Black Flags from the Islamic State – has said that Narendra Modi is a ‘right-wing Hindu nationalist’ who ‘worships weapons’ and is ‘preparing his people for a future war against their number one enemy – Muslims’. According to a report published in The Indian Express, the Islamic State has vowed to expand its fight to India. “The Islamic State would now expand

Vladimir Putin imposes sanctions against Turkey in retaliation to warplane downing

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree published on the Kremlin’s website Saturday came hours after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had voiced regret over the incident, saying his country was “truly saddened” by the event and wished it hadn’t occurred. It includes a ban on some goods and forbids extensions of labor

British PM David Cameron pressures lawmakers over Syria strikes vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Monday to make his case for Britain joining air strikes on Syria this week as he unveiled a new defense strategy stressing counter-terrorism and intelligence. Cameron said he would make a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday as he steps up pressure for MPs to back joining international action against Islamic State jihadists following the November 13 attacks in Paris, which killed

India is alert to the threat posed by ISIS: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said yesterday that India is alert to the threat posed by terrorist group Islamic State after the Paris attacks. “ISIS is not a threat for any particular country but for the entire world. India is alert about ISIS,” he said. The Indian security establishment suggests that around 20 odd Indians are currently fighting for ISIS in Iraq-Syria. They include two youths from Kalyan, an Australia-based

Azam Khan says Paris terror attacks due to actions of global superpowers

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has stoked a controversy by saying that Paris terror attacks were the result of the action of global superpowers like America and Russia. He also said that history would decide who was a terrorist, as per various media reports. Speaking at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh, Khan said that he condemned the terror attacks in Paris but at the same time attacks on

Russia can't bomb its way to peace in Syria: Barak Obama

Asserting that the only way to end the civil war in Syria was through a legitimate, inclusive government there, US President Barack Obama has said that he hopes Russia would soon realise it can’t “buy peace” in the war-torn country through air strikes. Obama’s statement comes in the backdrop of Moscow continuing to bomb ISIS targets in Syria. “(Russian) President (Vladimir) Putin believes that if he continues to do what

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin

France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who leads the main right-wing opposition, will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow by the end of October, according to multiple sources.   The sources, who chose to remain anonymous, did not specify exactly when the visit would take place. The visit comes as France’s Socialist President Francois Hollande appeared to criticise Russia for its airstrikes in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, while

BRICS has no plans to form military, political alliance: Vladimir Putin

BRICS has no plans to form a military and political alliance, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to allay apprehensions of the West. He, however, emphasized that the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, having “coinciding strategic interests”, wants to change the global monetary order which depends a lot on the US dollar. “I would like to stress that we do not have any