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  • *Anxiety that India has lost diplomatic ground. *India pushing to buy surveillance drones from U.S. Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping in April and has also had face time with the leaders of nations including Japan, Britain and Vietnam since taking office in January, prompting anxiety in New Delhi that India is no longer a priority in Washington.

  • *Anxiety that India has lost diplomatic ground. *India pushing to buy surveillance drones from U.S. Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping in April and has also had face time with the leaders of nations including Japan, Britain and Vietnam since taking office in January, prompting anxiety in New Delhi that India is no longer a priority in Washington.

  • *Anxiety in New Delhi that India has lost diplomatic ground. NEW DELHI/ WASHINGTON, June 22- India is pushing for U.S. approval of its request to buy a naval variant of the Predator drone, officials said, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to revitalise relations with Washington when he meets President Donald Trump for the first time. Trump met Chinese President...

  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un observes a target-striking contest by the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo, released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), April 13, 2017.

    A North Korean diplomat on Wednesday raised the possibility of the hermit regime holding talks with the United States.

  • President Donald Trump (L) and China's President Xi Jinping walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, April 7, 2017.

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States had a "great relationship with China" as he stood beside former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the new U.S. ambassador to Beijing.

  • Otto Warmbier (C), a University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea since early January, is taken to North Korea's top court in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo March 16, 2016.

    Defense Secretary James Mattis said that Ohio resident Otto Warmbier's death after a "minor act of mischief" escapes understanding.

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a press conference after talks with Chinese diplomatic and defense chiefs at the State Department in Washington, U.S. June 21, 2017.

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after talks with top Chinese diplomats and defense chiefs on Wednesday that both sides call on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons program.

  • Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russkiye Vityazi [Russian Knights] aerobatic team perform at the Aviamix airshow, June 17, 2017.

    Russia and the United States seem further apart than ever based on recent events, Mic reports.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- President Donald Trump met with Ukraine's president on Tuesday and expressed support for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine but said nothing about Russia's role, while the U.S. government added to sanctions over Moscow's actions. Trump sat down in the Oval Office with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for talks...

  • There was no mention in the statement of the Minsk agreement, the 2015 accord aimed at ending Russian support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Treasury announced sanctions on 38 individuals and organizations over Russia's actions in Ukraine, and said the actions were being taken to keep pressure on Russia to reach a diplomatic solution in Ukraine.

  • President Donald Trump told Ukraine's president on Tuesday that he hoped to see a resolution to the country's crisis but stopped short of publicly endorsing a 2015 accord calling for Russia's exit from eastern Ukraine. Treasury announced sanctions on 38 individuals and organizations over Russia's actions in Ukraine, and said the actions were being taken...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. The measure is intended to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and...

  • F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump's repeated accusations that Doha supports terrorism. Qatar is facing a severe economic and diplomatic boycott by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies who cut ties last week, in the worst rift among Gulf Arab states in...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 28, 2017.

    The Senate passed a slew of financial sanctions against Russia and Iran

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia, and to force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. The measure is intended to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran and Russia, and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. The 100- member Senate backed the measure by a margin of 98-2.. The Senate this week also added new sanctions punishing Russia...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit to Doha by two American warships on Thursday showed the vital military links Washington maintains with a country now in a dispute with several other Arab nations. Qatar remains the home of some 10,000 American troops at a major U.S. military base in the Mideast.

  • *Turkish minister leaves for Qatar, may visit Saudi Arabia. ANKARA/ DOHA, June 14- Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar's rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have broken off ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting...

  • *Turkish minister leaves for Qatar, may visit Saudi Arabia. ANKARA/ DOHA, June 14- Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar's rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have broken off ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting...

  • *Turkish minister leaves for Qatar, may visit Saudi Arabia. ANKARA/ DOHA, June 14- Turkey sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to repair Qatar's rift with fellow Gulf Arab states. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have broken off ties and imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism and courting...