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U.S. ambassador to India quits after rift over diplomat’s arrest

The U.S. ambassador to India resigned Monday in the wake of a bitter rift between the usually friendly countries following a diplomat’s arrest in New York. The announcement by Nancy Powell, a veteran diplomat with extensive experience in South Asia, comes days before India heads into elections in which the…

U.S. prosecutors file second indictment against Indian diplomat Khobragade

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – A grand jury in New York has returned a new indictment against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade for visa fraud, two days after a U.S. judge dismissed a similar indictment because she had diplomatic immunity. Khobragade’s arrest last December and a subsequent strip search…

Rapprochement?: U.S. returns missing sculptures to India

The United States returned to India Tuesday three ancient sculptures that had fallen into the hands of traffickers, following a month of tense ties triggered by the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York. Relations between India and the United States were strained last month after authorities arrested Devyani…

Embassy row continues: India asks U.S. to withdraw a diplomat

India asked the United States to withdraw an embassy official on Friday in a fresh retaliatory measure just as a bitter dispute over the arrest of a diplomat in New York appeared to have cooled. Relations have been in crisis since December 12 when Indian consulate worker Devyani Khobragade was…

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