Moscow, May 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ryan Fogle, the man Russia's security services claimed to have captured last week as he tried to recruit a Russian to spy for the US, left Moscow Sunday, a media report said.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The festering boundary row figured prominently in talks between visiting Premier Li Keqiang and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Sunday as the Chinese leader arrived in India on his maiden overseas tour since taking over in March.
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) Nepal and India have decided to discuss cross-border crime to curb this menace on the 1,700-km border shared by the two countries, an official said here Sunday. "A secretary-level meeting is scheduled for June first week. Exact date will be fixed soon.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan held informal talks, in which the border stand-off figured, ahead of a dinner hosted by the latter at his official residence here Sunday. The restricted talks between the two leaders, the first ever between the two leaders since Li assumed office, with no members of their delegations present, are believed to have seen the border issue raised by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Li's visit comes days after a Sino-Indian border stand-off was resolved
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The importance of maintaining peace and tranquility on the border was stressed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his informal talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang here Sunday night.
Ramallah, May 19 (IANS) The role of the US in reviving the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations lacks credibility, a Palestinian official said Sunday. The Barack Obama administration "recruits itself to spare Israel any kind of accountability and give the priority to Israel at the expense of peace chances and the implementation of international law", Xinhua quoted Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee, as saying. Ashrawi was speaking on the European Union's decision to delay labelling products from Jewish settlements in the West Bank upon a request from Washington
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Arriving in India days after a border stand-off, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday that China regards India as an important partner and friend, and it serves their bilateral interests and the world to coexist peacefully. In a written statement issued on his arrival here Sunday afternoon, Li said "it serves the fundamental interests of the two countries and their people and is a blessing to Asia and the world at large that China and India coexist peacefully, maintain friendly relations and work together to realize national rejuvenation," said Xinhua news agency. China, Li said, regarded India as an important partner and friend, adding, "I am looking forward to exchanging views with Indian leaders on bilateral ties and regional and global issues of common concern." Li also expressed confidence that his visit would strengthen mutual trust, deepen cooperation, expand common interests and consolidate bilateral friendship, which would inject new vigour into the China-India strategic and cooperative partnership designed for peace and prosperity.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will lead a high-level delegation to the US next week to attend the Indo-American Homeland Security Dialogue, a statement said Sunday.
Jerusalem, May 19 (IANS) The state of Israel has said it would return the lands of a settlement evacuated in 2005 back to its original Palestinian owners, an Israeli daily said Sunday. The announcement came after a petition was filed by the Palestinian land owners in the Supreme Court, Xinhua reported citing the Ha'aretz daily.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) BJP leader Tarun Vijay Sunday said India and China must improve their trust levels to have a sincere handshake. "We must extend a warm welcome to premier Li who has chosen India as his first destination after assuming the charge of prime minister. Such a visit will go a long way to remove doubts and restore trust," Vijay told reporters as Chinese premier Li Keqiang arrived in India Sunday.