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US has reset ties with Russia: Obama

US President Barack Obama on Thursday declared he had succeeded in "resetting" the US-Russia relationship, which he said had reached its lowest point since the Cold War at the end of George W. Bush's term in office.

Obama: Shakeup won't rattle Afghanistan plan

President Obama on Thursday said the U.S. will “not miss a beat” because of the recent firing of the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Obama encourages Russia's entry into WTO

President Obama on Thursday declared he had succeeded in "resetting" the U.S.-Russia relationship and reiterated his support for Russia's entry into the World Trade Organization.

Pakistani province funds terrorism-linked charity

The government of Pakistan's Punjab province has given more than $1 million to institutions run by an Islamic charity that is on a U.N. terrorism blacklist and affiliated with a group the U.S. considers a foreign terrorist organization.

Haley wins Republican nomination

Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley Growing up in Bamberg, South Carolina, in the early 70s, Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley belonged to the only Indian-American family in the small town with a population of approximately 3,000.

Shut-out activists in Burma seek Obama's help

Pro-democracy activists in Burma want the Obama administration to reject the military junta's plans to hold elections from which they have been shut out this year.

The man who wants to play God

Maverick is a word often associated with J. Craig Venter. The scientist who last month claimed to have created ‘artificial life in the lab’ is a high school dropout but is possibly the richest scientist in the world. The Vietnam War veteran, who tried to commit suicide when he was barely 21, returned home in the United States of America to blaze through University and was soon hailed as a brilliant biologist.

Israel could lose a major Muslim ally in Turkey

Israel stands to lose its main Muslim ally in the Middle East — Turkey — over a recent raid on a flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip in which nine pro-Palestinian activists were killed by Israeli forces, according to two senior Turkish officials.

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