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11 mins ago

Obama says does not anticipate overnight changes in Cuba

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said the Cuban government still represses its citizens, and that he does not expect overnight changes as a result of normalized relations between Cuba and the United States. "What I know deep in my bones is that if you've done the same thing for 50 years and nothing has changed you should try something different," Obama told reporters in an end-of-year news conference. #Argentina #Brazil #facebook #India #Japan #Latin America #markets #Mexico #opinion #Pakistan #Russia #Technology

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President discharged from hospital

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee was Friday discharged from the Army Research and Referral Hospital here and he was feeling fine, an official said. "The president was discharged at noon today (Friday). He is doing fine," the official said. #Ajax #Books #Chrome #Entertainment #ians-video #jpg #Multimedia #Sports #Technology

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Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate Kerala diaspora meet

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) The Kerala government's Non-resident Keralite (NRK) Global Meet-2015 to be held Jan 16-17 at Kochi would be inaugurated by Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, said a Kerala minister Friday. She will be the chief guest on the first day of the event. Incidentally, this meet is being held after a gap of three years. #Books #Firefox #ians-photo #ians-video #jpg #Opera #science #Technology

26 mins ago

Iran honours nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has continued to meet commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential U.N. agency report showed, though Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs. The monthly update by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), seen by Reuters, said Iran was not enriching uranium above a fissile concentration of 5 percent, far below the 90 percent level needed for atomic arms #Argentina #China #facebook #France #India #Mexico #Pakistan #Russia #United States

26 mins ago

India attaches highest importance to Bangladesh: President

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday said India attached "highest importance" to bilateral relations with Bangladesh, an official statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Receiving his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid in the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Mukherjee welcomed him and complimented him for his role in the consolidation of bilateral relations. #Books #Business #Chrome #Congress #Entertainment #Firefox #ians-video #indian #jpg #Multimedia #Opera

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Kerala government agencies to recruit nurses for Kuwait

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 19 (IANS) Kerala government agencies will recruit nurses for Kuwait after reports came that nurses have been cheated by private recruitment firms, a minister said Friday. "We have got complaints that about 500 nurses from Kerala have been duped by recruitment agencies and are facing hardships #Books #Business #Chrome #Entertainment #ians-photo #ians-video #jpg #Multimedia #News #Opera

41 mins ago

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed that the United States will respond to the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures blamed on the North Korean government. Obama said the cyberattack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that he believed the company made a mistake in canceling the release of "The Interview," a comedy portraying the assassination of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. "We will respond," Obama told an end-of-year news conference #Arabic #Argentina #author #Brazil #facebook #Mexico #Middle East #Obama #Russia

41 mins ago

‘EU needs long term Russia strategy’

Brussels, Dec 19 (IANS) European Council (EC) President Donald Tusk has said that the European Union (EU) needs to have a long term strategy for Russia. Tusk made the remarks Thursday after the EU's winter summit which he chaired for the first time since being at the helm from Dec. 1, Xinhua reported #Chrome #Congress #editors-choice #Entertainment #ians-photo #ians-video #indian #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #Opera #Technology

41 mins ago

‘You need driving licence, tourist permit? Everything can be done’ (IANS Investigation)

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Thousands of motor vehicle drivers across India don't have appropriate certificates, sometimes even licences, to get tourist permits to drive commercial and other vehicles. However, just by shelling out some extra bucks they manage to procure such documents fraudulently - often under the nose and with connivance of transport departments - that permit them to drive around with impunity #Books #Business #Chrome #editors-choice #Entertainment #Firefox #ians-photo #ians-video #indian #NewsTracker #Opera #Sports

56 mins ago

Tunisia’s old regime hopes makeover can win it the election

TUNIS (Reuters) - In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he says, of the kind of statesman Tunisia now needs. #Arabic #Argentina #author #Brazil #facebook #France #Italy #Latin America #Mexico