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Last Winter Olympics appeal by Russian athletes rejected

Moscow, Feb 9 (IANS) The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday dismissed the last ditch appeals of 47 Russian athletes and coaches who were banned from ...Full Article

US government shuts down for second time

Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) The US federal government officially shut down on Friday for the second time in three weeks after a single senator, Rand Paul of ...Full Article

Modi, Trump vows security, economic cooperation, Indo-Pacific partnership

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump pledged to strengthen security and economic cooperation and build on the Indo-Pacific ...Full Article

India thanks Saudi Arabia for increasing country’s Haj quota

Riyadh, Feb 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday thanked Saudi Arabia for increasing India’s quota for Islam’s most holy pilgrimage, the Haj. At ...Full Article

Nations must guard against revival of nationalism, xenophobia: Italian PM

Berlin, Feb 8 (IANS/AKI) Nations must guard against any resurgence of nationalism, xenophobia or racism, Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday. “The European model of ...Full Article

Turkey says has met EU criteria for visa-free travel

Ankara, Feb 8 (IANS) Turkey said on Wednesday it had met all 72 criteria set by the European Union to secure visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to ...Full Article

Top Trump aide quits following abuse allegations

Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) White House staff secretary Rob Porter, a top aide to President Donald Trump, has resigned following allegations of abuse from his two former ...Full Article

Maldives President continues crackdown as Nasheed seeks India’s intervention

Male/Colombo, Feb 7 (IANS) In a widening emergency crackdown, the government of Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday arrested three family members of jailed Supreme Court judge ...Full Article

US House passes stopgap spending package

Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) The US House of Representatives have passed a stopgap spending bill to fund the government through late March. In a vote of 245-182 ...Full Article

‘Broad consensus’ at Africa-Europe meeting om immigration: Italy

Rome, Feb 7 (IANS/AKI) There was “broad consensus” among participants at an Africa-Europe summit in Rome on the kind of interventions needed to stem migrant flows, Italy’s ...Full Article