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China Overtakes US As Richest Country In The World
China Overtakes US As Richest Country In The World

Net worth worldwide rose to $514 trillion in 2020, from $156 trillion in 2000, according to the study.

US To Lift All Travel Restrictions For Fully Vaccinated Incoming Foreign Nationals
US To Lift All Travel Restrictions For Fully Vaccinated Incoming Foreign Nationals From November 8: White House

"The Biden Administration will work closely with the airlines to ensure that these new requirements are implemented successfully."

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India Becomes Fastest Covid Vaccinating Country, Surpasses US

New Delhi: India has become the fastest Covid-19 vaccinating country in the world with a daily average of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. With this,…

US To Stand By India In Face Of China's Aggression: Spokesperson

New York: In the face of China’s aggressive actions against India, the US will stand with New Delhi, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price. “We are concerned by Beijing’s pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbours. As always, we’ll stand with friends, we’ll stand with partners, we’ll stand with allies to advance our […]

Donald Trump threatens to use military to quell violent protests across US

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday threatened that he would deploy the military to quell violent protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd, if the states and cities fail to take necessary actions. But at the same time, in his address to the nation from Rose Garden of the White House, Trump […]

We Are Terminating Relationship With WHO, Says Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday said that America is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization as he blamed it and China for the deaths and destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. Stating that the funding of the WHO would now be diverted to other global public health organizations, […]

China Rejects US Call For UNSC Meeting On Hong Kong

Beijing: China has rejected the US’ request for a UN Security Council meeting to address Beijing’s proposed national security law for Hong Kong, saying that the matter was an internal one that does not concern the world body. In a statement on Wednesday, the US Mission to the UN denounced that the actions of the […]

China Accuses US Of Spreading 'Conspiracies' On COVID-19 Pandemic

Beijing: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the US of spreading “conspiracies and lies” about the coronavirus pandemic, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations, it was reported. Speaking at an annual news conference during China’s parliamentary session on Sunday, Wang said that “some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage”, […]

US To Give $3.6 Million Aid To India For COVID-19 Battle

New Delhi: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has committed $3.6 million to assist India’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. A US government statement said the initial tranche of funding will seek to further strengthen and support the Central government’s efforts to increase laboratory capacity for SARS-COV-2 testing, including molecular diagnostics […]

US FDA approves first at-home test for diagnosing COVID-19

Washington: US Food and Drug Agency approved the first “at-home test” for diagnosing COVID-19, said Dr. Stephen Hahn, who heads the agency. He said the president tasked him with cutting down “as many barriers as we possibly could to get products into the medical community”, the BBC reported. “We have done that, of course recognising […]

US begins first human trial of coronavirus vaccine
US begins first human trial of coronavirus vaccine

Washington: The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 has begun in Seattle, US health officials said Monday. “The open-label trial will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers ages 18 to 55 years over approximately 6 weeks,” the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement adding that the […]

Where There Is US, There Is Trouble: Syrian Ambassador In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran, Syrian Ambassador to India Riad Abbas said on Monday that “where there is US, there is trouble”. Abbas, who met Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here, criticised American interference in the affairs of the Middle East countries. He said his nation did not believe […]

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Iran Tech Minister Says Trump Is "Terrorist In A Suit"

New Delhi: Tense relations between the United States and Iran worsened on Friday when the Trump administration killed Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy Chief of Iraq’s paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces in a targeted airstrike. After the attack, a series of tweets by US […]

Donald Trump Threatens 52 Iranian Targets If Tehran Retaliates

Washington: The United States President Donald Trump has said that he has identified 52 Iranian targets and will respond “very fast and very hard” to any reprisal from Tehran for the death of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, which the US leader ordered. “Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American […]

After US, Canada Issues Travel Advisory For Northeast

New Delhi: After the United States, now Canada has asked its citizens to avoid “non-essential travel to the northeast in view of the ongoing protests against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act. Canada embassy issued a travel advisory on Saturday for its citizens requesting them to avoid their trip to Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram […]

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Trump Admin Notifies UN Of Withdrawal From Paris Agreement On Climate Change

Washington: The United States has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, a global agreement in which President Donald Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had played instrumental roles. Although Trump had announced his decision to withdraw from the historic Paris Agreement on climate change on […]

US Announces Deployment Of Additional 3K Troops To Saudi Arabia

Washington: The United States has announced to deploy additional 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia in view of the “increased threat perception” due to drone attacks on oil facilities. The US has blamed Iran for the attacks. “Today, an additional 3,000 troops will flow to Saudi Arabia,” Special US Envoy for Iran Brian Hook told reporters […]

Data Shows Iran Involved In Saudi Drone Attacks: US

Washington: The US has issued satellite images and cited intelligence to back its claim that Iran was behind the drone attacks on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Monday. A US official said that there were 19 points of impact on the targets and the attacks had come from a west-north-west […]

Digital media linked to depression in young adults

New York: Increased use of digital media may be partly responsible for the growth in the percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders in the US over the past decade, suggests new research. “More US adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major […]

Apple to empower over 90,000 US girls in coding

San Francisco: In a bid to empower women coders and creators, Apple has partnered with “Girls Who Code”, a US-based non-profit organisation, to create coding avenues for girls in the US. “Using the ‘Everyone Can Code’ curriculum, 90,000 girls and ‘Girls Who Code’ club facilitators in all 50 states can learn to use Apple’s easy […]

HCL 5th among top 10 tech firms that received H1-B certifications in US

New Delhi: At a time when the US move to limit H1-B visas has left major tech companies perturbed as it will seriously affect their ability to get and retain talented staff, Indian company HCL has secured 5,085 foreign labour certification for the H-1B work visas. HCL America had 2.9 per cent share of all […]

Google to invest $13 bn in the US this year

San Francisco: Google will invest $13 billion in building new data centres and offices in over a dozen states in the US in 2019, the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai has said. In a blog post late on Wednesday, Pichai said the investment would create tens of thousands of new jobs. “Last year, we hired more […]

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Trump to meet Kim in Hanoi on Feb 27-28

Washington: US President Donald Trump has announced that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 27 and 28, for their second high-stakes summit meeting intended to eliminate a potential nuclear threat. “My representatives have just left North Korea after a very productive meeting and an agreed upon time and […]

Trump nominates David Malpass to head World Bank

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated David Malpass, one of his top economic advisers and a Wall Street veteran, to be the next president of the World Bank. Malpass, currently the under secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department, has been a point person in the Trump administration’s trade negotiations with China […]

5 killed after plane crashes into California house

Los Angeles: At least five people were killed and two others injured after a small plane crashed into a house in the US state of California, the media reported on Monday. On Sunday, the twin-engine Cessna 414A came apart and caught fire mid-flight before crashing into the two-storey house in Yorba Linda, a suburb of […]