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US deputy secretary of state on 3-day India visit; Afghanistan on agenda

Sherman's key meeting with foreign secretary Shringla on October 6 will have her focus on regional issues, “pertaining to South Asia and the Indo-Pacific region”, as well as contemporary global issues – including the evolving situation in the war-torn land of Afghanistan.
US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman (REUTERS)
US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman (REUTERS)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 05:37 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US says attempts at changing Taiwan's status quo will be a 'serious mistake'

US State Department issued new guidelines that will enable US officials to meet more freely with officials from Taiwan, a move that deepens relations with Taipei amid stepped-up Chinese military activity around the island.
US secretary of state Antony Blinken expressed concern over Beijing's actions over Taiwan, (REUTERS)
US secretary of state Antony Blinken expressed concern over Beijing's actions over Taiwan, (REUTERS)
Published on Apr 11, 2021 10:00 PM IST
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Reuters | , Washington

Antony Blinken succeeds Mike Pompeo as 71st secretary of state

  • Blinken, 58, served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser during the Obama administration.
Senators voted 78-22 to approve Blinken, a longtime Biden confidant, as the nation’s 71st secretary of state, succeeding Mike Pompeo.(Reuters)
Senators voted 78-22 to approve Blinken, a longtime Biden confidant, as the nation’s 71st secretary of state, succeeding Mike Pompeo.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 26, 2021 11:31 PM IST
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Biden admin will engage the world 'as it is', not 'as it was': Antony Blinken

Blinken in his prepared testimony to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations ahead of his confirmation hearing also did not rule out a military intervention overseas if the lives of Americans were at stake.
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, Tony Blinken speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Blinken as his secretary of state. President-elect Joe Biden nominated Blinken as his secretary of state. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, Tony Blinken speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. Blinken as his secretary of state. President-elect Joe Biden nominated Blinken as his secretary of state. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)(AP)
Published on Jan 19, 2021 06:43 PM IST
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US, India have never been closer, says Mike Pompeo

“The US-India relationship was made all the stronger with a great diplomat and leader as my friend,” the US secretary of state tweeted, referring to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo with Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar speaks during a news conference on December 18, 2019.(AP file)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 11:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByHT Correspondent, Edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Joe Biden to name Antony Blinken as US secretary of state

“We have no time to lose when it comes to our national security and foreign policy. I need a team ready on day one to help me reclaim America’s seat at the head of the table,” Biden said
A file photo of Antony Blinken.(AFP/ FILE)
A file photo of Antony Blinken.(AFP/ FILE)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Stop sowing discord between China, regional countries: Beijing on Pompeo’s India trip

The Chinese foreign ministry’s reaction came as the US secretary of state and defence secretary Mark T Esper attended the third edition of the US-India 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi.
China’s comments came as US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (right) and secretary of defence Mark Esper visited New Delhi for the 2+2 dialogue with their Indian counterparts.(AP)
China’s comments came as US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (right) and secretary of defence Mark Esper visited New Delhi for the 2+2 dialogue with their Indian counterparts.(AP)
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

China has deployed 60,000 troops on India’s northern border: Mike Pompeo

The US secretary of state spoke of the India-China conflict along with other issues in a string of interviews since he travelled to Japan for a meeting of the ministers of the Quad
Michael Pompeo, US Secretary of State, attends the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, October 6.(Bloomberg)
Michael Pompeo, US Secretary of State, attends the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, October 6.(Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 11, 2020 12:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Indians received 67-72% of total US H-1B visas in last five years: MEA

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Indian nationals have received between 67 and 72 per cent of the total H-1B visas issued by the US in last five years
Indian nationals have received between 67 and 72 per cent of the total H-1B visas issued by the US in last five years
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 08:35 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

China slams Pompeo’s ‘lunatic ravings and babbling nonsense’ on Tiananmen

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang called Pompeo statement as an attack on China’s political system and human rights.
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo faced criticism after his statement on Beijing’s human rights record,issued on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.(Reuters File Photo)
US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo faced criticism after his statement on Beijing’s human rights record,issued on the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 04:00 PM IST
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Beijing, China | ByAgence France-Presse

Sweeping ocean view, lawns and pool: 50,000-sq ft mansion worth 445 crore awaits Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal

The 50,000 square-foot mansion, which stands in the swanky locality of Worli in South Mumbai and has sweeping views of the Arabian Sea and the Sea-Link bridge is still a step down for the bride, given that Isha Ambani father’s home is more than eight times that size.
Gulita, a bungalow which according to local media will be the marital home of Isha Ambani, daughter of the Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, is seen in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Gulita, a bungalow which according to local media will be the marital home of Isha Ambani, daughter of the Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, is seen in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 14, 2018 10:09 PM IST
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When Shah Rukh Khan made John Kerry, Hillary Clinton dance to Abhi Toh Party at Isha Ambani’s sangeet. Watch video

A video, showing former US first lady Hillary Clinton and John Kerry dancing with Shah Rukh Khan at Isha Ambani’s sangeet in Udaipur, has gone viral.
John Kerry and Hillary Clinton grooving with Shah Rukh Khan at Isha Ambani’s sangeet in Udaipur.(Twitter)
John Kerry and Hillary Clinton grooving with Shah Rukh Khan at Isha Ambani’s sangeet in Udaipur.(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 04:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International

Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson says Trump is ‘undisciplined’

Rex Tillerson, the former US secretary of state, broke his silence Thursday calling his former boss, President Donald Trump, “undisciplined” and saying that he was given to violating the law.
Rex Tillerson, the former US secretary of state, broke his silence Thursday calling his former boss, President Donald Trump, “undisciplined” and saying that he was given to violating the law.(AFP PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES)
Rex Tillerson, the former US secretary of state, broke his silence Thursday calling his former boss, President Donald Trump, “undisciplined” and saying that he was given to violating the law.(AFP PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 11:01 PM IST
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US $5 mn award for the 26/11 attackers is tokenism

India tried and hanged Ajmal Kasab. The US can — and must — push Pakistan to take tougher measures.
It is well-known that every action of LeT is executed only after the approval of its founder, Hafiz Saeed(AP)
It is well-known that every action of LeT is executed only after the approval of its founder, Hafiz Saeed(AP)
Updated on Nov 26, 2018 06:18 PM IST
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Diwali celebrates triumph of light over darkness: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo tweeted a Diwali message wishing people a joyous and prosperous holiday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said Diwali is a time of reflection and prayer when observers perform seva, or selfless service, without any expectation of reward or payment.(REUTERS)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said Diwali is a time of reflection and prayer when observers perform seva, or selfless service, without any expectation of reward or payment.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 07, 2018 02:21 PM IST
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Mike Pompeo confirmed as US secy of state after rocky hearing

India had been watching the process closely as the confirmation will determine the timing for the first 2+2 dialogue between India and US’s foreign and defence ministers.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(REUTERS File)
CIA Director Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.(REUTERS File)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 11:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj, Washington

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ‘not feeling well’, cancels activities in Kenya

Tillerson, 65, is four days into his first diplomatic trip to Africa, where he has visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya, and is scheduled to go on to Nigeria and Chad.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti on Friday March 9, 2018.(AP File Photo)
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at Djibouti–Ambouli International Airport in Djibouti on Friday March 9, 2018.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2018 11:42 PM IST
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