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Donald Trump Declares PM Modi Support, Drags India Into US Electoral Minefield

New York: President Donald Trump has dragged India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi into a possible minefield of US politics by asserting that India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi give him “great support” in the context of the US elections where foreign involvement is a sore point. “We have great support from India, we have […]

Barack Obama criticises US COVID-19 response in virtual graduation speech

Washington: Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticised some officials overseeing the coronavirus response, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Obama spoke on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” a two-hour live-streaming event for historically black colleges and universities broadcast […]

Barack Obama slams US admin for COVID-19 response

Washington: Former US President Barack Obama has slammed the incumbent administration of President Donald Trump for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster.” A tape recording of Obama’s remarks, rendered during a chat with members of the Obama Alumni Association on Friday, revealed that the former President said that Trump has […]

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Trump suspends issuing of new Green Cards for 60 days

Washington: President Donald Trump has said that he will halt issuing new Green Cards or legal permanent residency for the next 60 days as part of his executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the US. However, the move will not have any impact on those entering the country on a temporary basis, Trump said […]

Donald Trump hopes to reopen economy by Easter as US registers 10,000 new COVID-19 cases
US Prez Donald Trump hopes to reopen economy by Easter as US registers 10,000 new COVID-19 cases

Washington: The number of coronavirus cases in the United States jumped by nearly 10,000 while about 150 Americans died in a day even as President Donald Trump hoped to reopen the country’s economy by Easter, April 12. With millions of Americans under lockdown, the National Guard, as well as the armed forces, were pressed into […]

India Is Incredible, Lot Of Progress Made In Bilateral Ties During Visit: Donald Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has said that the US’ relationship with India is “extraordinary” right now and a lot of progress was made in bilateral ties during his maiden official visit to the country where America will be doing a lot of business. Talking to reporters here, after his return from India on Wednesday, Trump […]

Look Forward To Being With My Great Friends In India: Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he was looking forward to being with his “great friends” in India next week as he retweeted a short video in which his face was superimposed on the hit movie-character Bahubali, showing the president as a great saviour bringing peace to his kingdom. President Trump will pay […]

Donald Trump Reacts To 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan'

Mumbai: American President Donald Trump lauded the Bollywood gay rom-com “Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan” on Friday. President Trump’s praise for the film came in the wake of a tweet posted by human rights campaigner and LGBTQ+ activist Peter Tatchell’s social media post praising the Ayushmann Khurrana starrer. “A new #Bollywood rom-com featuring a gay romance […]

Donald Trump’s India Visit: Daughter Ivanka & Son-In-Law Jared To Accompany American Prez

New Delhi: American President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and a galaxy of top US officials will be part of the high-level delegation accompanying him during his visit to India on February 24 and 25, official sources said on Friday. The US has already announced that First Lady Melania Trump will be part […]

Trump Again Offers To 'Help' Resolve Kashmir Issue, Meets Pak PM Imran In Davos

Davos: President Donald Trump has said that the US is watching the developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir “very closely” and repeated his offer to “help” resolve the longstanding dispute between the two neighbours as he met Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum here in the Swiss ski resort. […]

US to deploy about 3,500 more troops to Middle East

Washington: The US will deploy some 3,500 more troops to the Middle East as early as this weekend following the death of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani in an attack ordered by President Donald Trump, it was reported. The additional troops from the 82nd Airborne Division will be deployed to Iraq, Kuwait and other parts […]

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Oil Prices Jump 4% After US Air Strike

Mumbai: Global oil prices jumped over 3 per cent on Friday after a US airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump killed a top Iranian general in Iraq. The sharp jump followed the attack over fears of conflict between two of the worlds largest oil-producing nations. The global benchmark, Brent, was trading 3.20 per cent higher […]

Pentagon Confirms Trump Ordered Killing Of Iran Guards Commander

Washington: President Donald Trump ordered for the US airstrike in Iraq that killed General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, in a “decisive defensive action” to protect US personnel abroad and deter future attacks being planned by Iran, the Pentagon said Friday. General Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite al-Quds force and […]

Trump to address Congress amid impeachment drama

Washington: The top Democrat in the US Congress, Nancy Pelosi, has written to President Donald Trump inviting him to give his State of the Union speech on February 4 amid the partisan impeachment battle. The annual speech would come during or soon after his trial in the Senate, where he is likely to be acquitted, […]

White House Refuses To Participate In 1st Impeachment Hearing

Washington: The White House has announced its refusal to participate in the first impeachment inquiry hearing before the House Judiciary Committee against President Donald Trump. Judiciary Committee Chairman and Democrat Jerrold Nadler had invited Trump’s lawyers to participate in the first public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, reports Efe news. Counsel to the President Pat Cipollone […]

Trump Says Baghdadi's Top Replacement Also 'Terminated'

Washington: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the US had “terminated” the “number one replacement” to ISIS leader and world’s most terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who was killed in an American raid in Syria. President Trump announced on Sunday that Baghdadi, believed to be 48-year-old, blew himself in his suicide vest as the ISIS leader […]

ISIS Chief Dead In US Raid In Northwest Syria: Trump

Washington: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive chief of the Islamic State, has been killed by the US special forces in a raid in northwest Syria on Saturday, President Donald Trump announced on Sunday. President Trump confirmed the death of the ISIS leader during a press conference at the White House. “Last night the United States […]

Modi, Trump To Meet Twice In US Next Week: Ambassador Shringla

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump are scheduled to meet twice in less than a week this month, India’s top envoy to America has said, asserting that the India-US strategic relationship has the potential to become the “defining partnership” within this century. Since his re-election in May this year, Prime Minister Modi […]

Trump Probed Over Military Spending In Scotland

Washington: A US Congressional committee is investigating President Donald Trump in connection with a potential conflict of interest over military spending at a Scottish airport near his golf resort. The House Oversight and Reform Committee said that expenditure at the Prestwick airport has “increased substantially” since Trump came into office, the BBC reported on Saturday. […]

Iran oil supertanker sails off Gibraltar with Indian crew

London: An Iranian oil supertanker released from detention by Gibraltar last week has set sail with its crew, majority of them Indians, on board soon after the local authorities said that they were unable to seek a court order to detain the vessel on a US warrant. Grace 1, which had been detained in the […]

Trump says China wants a Democrat to win 2020 election for trade deal

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that China is rooting for a Democrat to win the 2020 presidential election in a bid to reach a trade deal with the US. Trump took to Twitter and accused China of looting US of “hundreds of billions” of dollars. “China wants to make a deal so badly. […]

Rupee slips 26 paise to 69.32 vs USD in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee on Friday declined by 26 paise to 69.32 against the US currency in early trade, due to strong dollar demand from banks and importers amid unabated foreign fund outflows. Forex traders said market sentiment took a hit after the US announced additional 10 per cent tariff on USD 300 billion in Chinese […]

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Any discussion on Kashmir, will only be with Pakistan, bilaterally: Jaishankar

Bangkok: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday made it clear to his American counterpart Mike Pompeo that any discussion on Kashmir, if at all warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally, days after US President Donald Trump offered to mediate on the Kashmir issue. Jaishankar is in the Thailand capital to attend […]

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Obama shares African Americans' letter slamming Trump for racism

Washington: In an unexpected endorsement, former US president Barack Obama has shared on his Twitter handle a letter by former members of his administration that rebuked racism in American politics and called out President Donald Trump for his racist comments made against four Congresswomen of colour. The letter, co-signed by 149 African Americans, appeared as […]

US removes India from its currency monitoring list

Washington: The US on Tuesday removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners, citing steps being taken by New Delhi which addressed some of the Trump administration’s major concerns. For the first time, the US placed India in its currency monitoring list of countries in May 2018 with potentially questionable foreign exchange […]