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The worst of times for Obama and India ties (2013 In Retrospect)

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 25 2013, 3:46am CST

Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Much like US-India relations, US President Barack Obama had a roller coaster ride in the year gone by, as he scored a couple of successes abroad, but fumbled with the ball in the rollout of his signature healthcare law.
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Snowden says his mission is accomplished

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 24 2013, 2:18pm CST

Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who disclosed the agency's secrets and forced the US government to revaluate its surveillance policies, has said his mission has been accomplished.
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Obama hopes 2014 to be a breakthrough year

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 20 2013, 8:44pm CST

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, after the end of his fifth year in the White House, Friday rejected 2013 as the worst year of his tenure, and expected 2014 to be "a breakthrough year for America".
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School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said.
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing".
 
 

Snowden offers to help Brazil in NSA inquiry

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 17 2013, 8:22pm CST

Brasilia, Dec 18 (IANS) Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the US National Security Agency (NSA), has offered to help Brazil investigate the extent of NSA's spying against the South American country in an open letter published Tuesday.
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US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 16 2013, 11:54pm CST

Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) In what the media here called a "powerful rebuke" to the Obama administration, a US federal judge has ruled the US National Security Agency's once-secret mass collection of domestic phone records is most likely unconstitutional.
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US mulling amnesty for Snowden?

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 16 2013, 9:58am CST

Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) US National Security Agency whistle blower Edward Snowden could be granted amnesty to return to the US if he agrees to stop leaking secret documents, a senior NSA official has hinted.
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Kejriwal among Foreign Policy's 100 global thinkers (Repeating)

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 12 2013, 8:46am CST

Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) impressive debut run in Delhi elections has earned founder Arvind Kejriwal a place on Foreign Policy magazine's list of 100 global thinkers -- "for leading a campaign to clean up India's capital".
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Kejriwal among Foreign Policy's 100 global thinkers

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 11 2013, 10:06am CST

Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party's impressive debut in the Delhi elections has earned party founder Arvind Kejriwal a place on Foreign Policy magazine's list of 100 global thinkers "for leading a campaign to clean up India's capital".
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US tech giants campaign against government snooping

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 9 2013, 9:44am CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 9 (IANS) Overcoming their rivalries, eight US tech giants have joined hands to launch a public campaign asking the Obama administration and the US Congress to put a check on government surveillance through internet.
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