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2026 FIFA World Cup awarded to United States, Mexico, Canada

Moscow: The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be played in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the President of the global football association announced here on Wednesday. The so-called United Bid representing North America received the backing of 134 votes from affiliate associations at the FIFA Congress, while rival candidate[Read More…]

No bilateral meeting with Putin in Paris: Donald Trump

UK banks must cut ties with Putin associates: US

Washington: British banks must severe ties with Kremlin-linked tycoons if they want continued access to American financial institutions, the US has said as it ratcheted up its efforts to block Russian industrialists from doing business in the West. Sigal P. Mandelker, a top US Treasury official in London to meet[Read More…]

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US, Saudi, UAE security advisors meet to counter Iran

Washington: The national security advisors of the US, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met at the White House on Friday to discuss joint efforts to counter the “Iranian regime’s malign influence and provocative behavior.” The White House said in a statement that security officials of the three nations[Read More…]

90% bottled water brands contaminated globally

Washington: With a market value of nearly $150 billion per year, bottled water from leading brands, including from India, have been found to be 90 per cent contaminated by microplastics, posing potential harm to humans, a report has said. The report, led by Orb Media, a US-based non-profit, revealed widespread[Read More…]

Snapchat may bring 'story' feature to the web

Snapchat may bring ‘story’ feature to the web

Popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat is working on extending the reach of its “Stories” feature on the web as it also continues to test a major redesign of its Android and iOS apps, reports say. “Snapchat is developing a new product called ‘Stories Everywhere’ with a goal of making ‘Stories’ available[Read More…]

Religious minorities feel insecure in India: US reports

Religious minorities feel insecure in India: US reports

The United State Department said in its annual International Religious Freedom Report that India in 2016 has become more religiously intolerant and the state of freedom continues to deteriorate. The report which was released on Tuesday accused Hindu nationalist groups, such as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Vishwa Hindu[Read More…]

Harvard biased against Indian, Asian students? US to probe

Harvard biased against Indian, Asian students? US to probe

President Trump’s administration is all set to probe a complaint by four Indian-American organisations and other Asian groups claiming that Harvard University discriminates against students from the communities during its admission process. Justice department spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores said the department wants to probe the “administrative complaint filed by a[Read More…]

US becoming a Muslim-unfriendly country: Survey

US becoming a Muslim-unfriendly country: Survey

The United State is becoming an increasingly Muslim-unfriendly country, a survey released by the Pew Research Center revealed. The survey presented that nearly three-quarters of Muslims interviewed said that there was “a lot of discrimination against Muslims in the US.” Nearly two-thirds of them also said they were unsatisfied about[Read More…]

Carefully following India-China border standoff, says US

The Trump Administration on Friday reiterated that India and China should engage in dialogue to “reduce tension.” The United States said it is closely and carefully following the border standoff between the two countries. “This is a situation that we are following closely and carefully. I’d have to refer you[Read More…]

Indo-China border standoff: US express concerns

Indo-China border standoff: US express concerns

The United States has expressed grave concerns over the ongoing Indo-China border stand-off in the Sikkim Sector. It urged both the nations to work together in a bid to come up with some sort of arrangement for peace. “I know that the US is concerned about the ongoing situation there,”[Read More…]

US travel ban on six Muslim countries takes effect

The US President Donald Trump’s provisional ban on refugees and travelers from six (largely Muslim) nations came into effect. The Supreme Court permitted the ban following a five-month battle with rights groups. According to the Trump administration, the ban is necessary to block terrorists from entering the country. However, immigrant[Read More…]

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