Narendra Modi

UN chief accuses India of intolerance with gay sex ban

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has accused India of fomenting intolerance with its ban on gay sex amid uproar over a ruling party minister's plans to make homosexuals "normal."

Speaking on a visit to the capital New Delhi, Ban said he "staunchly opposed the criminalisation of homosexuality" referring to India's colonial-era law that prohibits gay sex.

US Secretary of State to Visit Bulgaria to Discuss Security, Energy, Bilateral Trade

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, will visit Bulgaria on January 15, according to a media statement of Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki.

Kerry will travel to Sofia to discuss security cooperation, energy diversification, and the bilateral trade and investment relationship.

ANALYSIS: Modi’s triumph in India 'spectacular', but no honeymoon

Narendra Modi’s unprecedented election victory means that India’s most controversial politician – as well as its most business friendly – will have a firm hold on power in Delhi for the next five years, but his administration cannot count on a honeymoon period, the U.K.-based international consulting firm Oxford Analytica has said in a special report released on June 5.