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US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Nov 24, 2014

US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel to step down

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for Obama's party in the midterm elections. #Barack Obama #US #Syria #Democrats #NewsTracker #Leon Panetta #US congress #Republicans #House of Representatives #Iraq #Defence Secretary #US Senate #Chuck Hagel #islamic-state #Pentagon chief
Britain under 'severe' terror threat that requires new powers: Minister

Nov 24, 2014

Britain under 'severe' terror threat that requires new powers: Minister

A new bill would clarify the current law to stop British insurance companies reimbursing families who have paid ransoms to free hostages held by terrorists. #Barack Obama #Terrorism #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #UK #Assad #militants #Terrorists #islamic-state #home-grown terror #US-led campaign
Russia losing $40 bn a year due to sanctions over Ukraine

Nov 24, 2014

Russia losing $40 bn a year due to sanctions over Ukraine

The EU and the United States have imposed several rounds of sanctions on Russia over its role in Ukraine, sending the ruble plunging and inflation soaring. #Barack Obama #US #crude oil #NewsTracker #Russia #Germany #European Union #OPEC #Vladimir Putin #oil and gas #UK #Sanctions #Western democracies #Russian gas #Russian Economy #Ruble
Nuclear deal deadline extended as world powers, Iran fail to reach accord

Nov 24, 2014

Nuclear deal deadline extended as world powers, Iran fail to reach accord

Iran and world powers are to miss the Monday midnight deadline to agree a long-awaited nuclear deal, with a Western diplomat saying they would agree an extension and meet again next month. #Barack Obama #US #NewsTracker #Iran #Vladimir Putin #UN Security Council #nuclear deal #deadline #Hassan Rouhani #World powers #nuclear agreement #Kelsey Davenport #extended #Arms Control Association
Kurds gain ground from Islamic State in Syria's Kobane

Nov 24, 2014

Kurds gain ground from Islamic State in Syria's Kobane

On another front in Syria's increasingly complex civil war, rebel fighters, including Al-Qaeda loyalists, pressed an assault on a Shiite village. #Barack Obama #Terrorism #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Assad #militants #Kurds #Terrorists #islamic-state #Kobane #US-led campaign #People's Protection Units

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How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Mar 04, 2014

How power relationships among nations shaped the Ukraine crisis

Editor's note: This is a reader we received on the piece 'Another Cold War? India cant ignore Crimea crisis in Ukraine'. As per Firstpost policy, the comment has been lightly edited for spellings and grammar. #India #China #Barack Obama #Syria #Russia #ConnectTheDots #Cold War #LetterstoFP #Vladimir Putin #Ukraine #US-Russia ties #Crimea
In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

Jan 12, 2014

In the Devyani Khobragade saga, Indo-US ties biggest victim

The Americans grossly misjudged and miscalculated the response of India, ignoring the fact that Washington chose to up its ante at a time when general elections are less than four months away and no government in New Delhi could have politically afforded to take the American affront lying low. #United States #Barack Obama #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Preet Bharara #Nisha Desai Biswal #United Nation #Devyani Khobragade #Sangeeta Richards #India-US diplomacy #Diplomat arrest row