Showing posts from August, 2008

McCain picks up female V-P candidate

Republican presidential candidate John McCain has picked a female running mate in a bid to woo both female and conservative voters, two groups the Arizona senator has struggled with.

Obama vows change, plays outsourcing card

Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for presidency at a Denver football stadium packed with adoring supporters on Thursday night. Amid raucous cheering Obama declared: “With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for presidency of the US.”

Obama chosen nominee

In a historic session, the Democratic Party formally nominated Sen. Barack Obama as its presidential nominee in Denver on Wednesday night, making the senator from Illinois the first black presidential nominee of a major American political party.

‘No way. No McCain… Obama is my candidate’

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday night dispelled speculation in the media that she is still smarting over her loss in the Democratic Party’s presidential primaries by telling her legions of fans that she is a “proud supporter of Barack Obama.”

'Legislating The Hyde Act Internationally Isn't The Right Way'

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs on the hurdles that await the US-India nuclear deal, Pervez Musharraf's resignation, and developments in Kashmir.

Joe Biden is Obama’s V-P

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has picked former rival Joe Biden to be his running mate.

Sharif threatens to walk out

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has threatened to pull his party out of the ruling coalition with the Pakistan Peoples Party if his demand to reinstate sacked judges is not fulfilled soon.

Boucher: We are committed

As some countries in the Nuclear Suppliers Group expressed concern about a deal that allows nuclear commerce between the US and India, a Bush administration official says Washington is committed to securing a clean and unconditional waiver for India at the Vienna-based organisation.

He remains our partner: Rice

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday hailed Pervez Musharraf as a “friend of the United States” as the Pakistani president said he would resign rather than face impeachments charges.

Opponents still wary of non-proliferation issues

The US and India have their work cut out at the Nuclear Suppliers Group where they are seeking to win the approval of all member states for India-specific exemptions from nuclear trade restrictions.

Edwards admits to affair

Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards admitted on Friday that he had an extra-marital affair in 2006 with a woman who produced videos for his campaign, but denied he was the father of her child, as had been reported in a supermarket tabloid.

Impeachment move Pak’s internal matter: US

The Bush Administration appeared to have ditched its longtime ally Pervez Musharraf even as Pakistan president faces impeachment in Islamabad.

Put off N-deal with India: US lawmaker

A prominent US lawmaker has asked the Bush administration to put off action on the US-India civilian nuclear agreement until next year unless it can assure the Congress that it is seeking an exemption from the nuclear suppliers group (NSG) that is in compliance with the Hyde Act and would suspend the deal if India tests a nuclear weapon.

Needed: A congressional miracle to seal the N-deal

It is doable but the N-deal faces some hurdles in Washington.

The Split-Second Paper Chase

New Delhi needs the N-deal fast. In election-bound US, the odds, at best, point to a photofinish.

ISI hand in Kabul embassy attack: US

US officials have concluded that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) provided “logistic support” to militants who attacked the Indian Embassy in Kabul last month, according to US media reports. The findings back up claims by New Delhi.