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India names ex-China envoy new foreign secretary

India names ex-China envoy new foreign secretary

Gokhale, a 1981-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), had played a key role in India-China negotiations past year to resolve the 73-day standoff between Indian Army and Chinese People's Liberation Army at Doklam Plateau, a tri-junction between Sino-India and Bhutanese border.


Crews working to fix Portland water main break in frigid temperatures

Crews working to fix Portland water main break in frigid temperatures

A water main break on Webster Hill Boulevard has worsened since it was first discovered Tuesday morning, forcing officials from West Hartford Public Schools to close an area elementary school. In Alexandria, Virginia, two water main breaks were reported within hours of each other. Approximately 11 homes on Manor Court SW will be without water as crews work to fix a 2-inch water connection.


United States soldier killed, 4 injured in E. Afghan province

United States soldier killed, 4 injured in E. Afghan province

John Nicholson, the commander of USA forces in Afghanistan , said in the statement . US soldiers have remained in Afghanistan to help the nation's security forces fight the Taliban and other militant groups. American and Afghan special forces troops have been carrying out secret missions against ISIS in the province, the Times reported in September. There was a USA soldier killed in Afghanistan during a "combat engagement" on New Year's Day.


Al Franken Will Resign on Tuesday

Al Franken Will Resign on Tuesday

She said she is asking God if she should enter the race. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) in the Iowa caucuses. Former Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is contemplating a run for the Senate - and she's calling on a higher power to help make her decision.


Utah GOP Senator Orrin Hatch announces plans to retire

Utah GOP Senator Orrin Hatch announces plans to retire

And for me, that time is soon approaching. Mr. Romney intends to make his intentions known in a matter of weeks, according to an adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity. One worry for President Trump is that one of his biggest GOP critics could replace the Utah senator: Mitt Romney . President Trump had urged Hatch not to retire.


Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistan jails

Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistan jails

The former Indian Naval officer, who was apparently arrested in 2016 from Balochistan, was accused of espionage by Pakistan and handed the death sentence in 2017. While Pakistan claimed that its decision to allow Mr Jadhav's family to travel to Islamabad to meet him was a humanitarian gesture, India has slammed Pakistan for violating mutual understandings, asserting that Mr Jadhav appeared coerced and under considerable stress during the tightly-controlled interaction.