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Trump''s controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court Judge

Washington: Donald Trump’s controversial nominee Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a judge of the US Supreme Court, in a major victory for the US President amid crackling tension, angry protests and high drama on Capitol Hill. Kavanaugh was officially sworn in Saturday evening as the 114th Justice of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice […]

Trump 'looks forward' to visiting India: US official

New York: US President Donald Trump “looks forward” to visiting India but the timing will depend on his other commitments, according to a senior State Department official. “I am certain that President Trump looks forward to being able to visit India at an appropriate time,” Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and […]

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Trump's tariffs on $200 bn of Chinese goods kicks in

Washington:The ongoing trade war between the US and China has escalated after American President Donald Trump’s administration’s new 10 per cent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods kicked in on Monday, spanning thousands of products, including food seasonings, baseball gloves, network routers and industrial machinery parts.  China retaliated immediately with new taxes of 5 […]

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Most US voters oppose Trump's impeachment: Poll

Washington: The majority of US voters said they would not like to see Congress begin impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump, according to a poll released on Wednesday. The American voters, by a 56 to 36 per cent margin, said they didn’t want Congress to take action against the president, a Quinnipiac University National […]

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Trump slams Sessions over Republican lawmakers' indictment

Washington: US President Donald Trump has slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for deigning to indict members of his own party just weeks before the midterm elections. Trump on Monday blasted Sessions and lamented the indictments of Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins who were his earliest supporters in the Congress during the 2016 election, suggesting they […]

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Rahul compares Modi with Trump, says both failed to provide jobs

London: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump, saying people voted for them as they were angry due to unemployment and had much expectations from them. The Congress leader emaphasised that unemployed people in their respective countries had a lot of expectations from populist leaders like Trump […]

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President closer to impeachment after Cohen's guilty plea: Ex-Trump aide

Washington: A former adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign has issued a warning that the US President could be just months away from facing impeachment because of his former personal attorney Michael Cohen’s guilty plea. “This is all they (Democrats) need for impeachment,” Michael Caputo said during a CNN interview on Wednesday night. Caputo was a […]

Trump warns trading countries against doing business with Iran

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued a strong warning to America’s trading partners that anyone who does business with Tehran will not be doing business with Washington, following his administration’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. Trump described the new sanctions, which hit Iran’s access to dollars, gold and precious metals, as “the most […]

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Trump threatens government shutdown over immigration policy

Washington: US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government if the Democratic Party does not cooperate on border security issues. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! “Must get rid of Lottery, Catch and Release […]

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Secret recording of Cohen-Trump conversation revealed

Washington: A secret audio recording of then-US presidential candidate Donald Trump with his recently estranged lawyer Michael Cohen speaking in 2016 about making a payment to Playboy playmate Karen McDougal has been obtained by CNN. In the tape obtained by the channel network on Tuesday both Trump and Cohen discuss a transfer of money to […]

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Ivanka Trump closes down her fashion brand

Washington: US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has decided to close down her fashion brand. The move comes over a year after she split from the company to enter the White House as a senior adviser, BBC reported on Tuesday. Trump launched the brand in 2014, but after her father’s election was faced with […]

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Trump hosts first iftar dinner at WH, seeks co-operation from Muslim world

Washington: US President Donald Trump hosted his first Iftar dinner at the White House during which he sought co-operation from the Muslim world to achieve a future of security and prosperity for all, a move that surprised many in the community after he skipped hosting such a party last year. Last year, Trump broke with […]

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Trump plans phased negotiations with Kim, starting with June 12 summit

New York: US President Donald Trump is proposing phased negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, starting with the planned June 12 summit in Singapore during which he does not expect a complete deal on denuclearisation. At the same time, Trump has also set an ambitious goal for his interactions with Kim aiming for an […]

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Nigeria President to meet Trump in Washington

Nairobi: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will become the first African leader to be received by his American counterpart Donald Trump when he arrives in Washington for talks on Monday, the media reported. They are expected to discuss shared economic and security interests, reports the BBC. But many will also be watching the talks closely after […]

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Pyongyang offers to close nuclear test site next month: Seoul

Seoul: North Korea will openly close its main nuclear test site in May and its leader Kim Jong-un shared his expectations from a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, South Korea said on Sunday. Yoon Young-chan, senior press secretary for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, said at a press briefing that during the April […]

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Trump calls on Senator to resign over opposing VA nominee

Washington: US President Donald Trump has called on a Democratic Senator to resign over his opposition to White House physician Ronny Jackson’s nomination for Veterans Affairs (VA) secretary, the media reported. Montana’s Jon Tester, the top Democrat on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, had raised concerns about allegations against Jackson, including that he loosely handled […]

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Trump chooses ex-ambassador John Bolton as new National Security Adviser

Washington: US President Donald Trump has named former ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton as his new National Security Adviser replacing Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, media reports said. The President announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, saying that Bolton would take the job starting April 9, making him Trump’s third National Security […]

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Trump 'personally invited' Putin to 2013 Miss Universe pageant

Washington: Donald Trump before becoming the US President, personally wrote a letter inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the 2013 Miss Universe pageant which was held in Moscow, a media report said. At the bottom of the typed letter, Trump scrawled a postscript adding that he looked forward to seeing “beautiful” women during his […]

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Man shoots himself in front of White House

Washington: The White House was put on lockdown after a man shot himself in front of its north lawn on Saturday, the authorities said. “Secret Service personnel are responding to reports of a person who allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound along the north fence line of @WhiteHouse,” the Secret Service tweeted. “No other […]

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Trump suggests death penalty for drug traffickers

Washington: US President Donald Trump suggested that the US should follow the example of other countries that impose the death penalty on drug traffickers. Speaking at a White House summit on the opioid epidemic on Thursday, Trump threatened to sue companies that manufacture painkillers with an eye toward halting the opioid addiction epidemic in US. He […]

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Trump criticises FBI over Florida school shooting

Washington: US President Donald Trump lashed out at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), describing its failure to follow up on a tip about the Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz as “very sad”, the media reported. The FBI has said that it failed to act on information about the 19-year-old Cruz, who slaughtered 17 people […]

Trump to ask for $716 bn for 2019 defence budget: Report

Washington: US President Donald Trump is expected to ask for $716 billion for defence spending in the 2019 budget to be unveiled in February, the American media has reported. The figure will represent a seven per cent increase over the 2018 budget, which was yet to be passed through the Congress, The Washington Post quoted […]

Trump to meet May, Netanyahu and other world leaders in Davos

Washington: US President Donald Trump would meet leaders from Britain, Israel and other countries to discuss security issues, including North Korea, the ISIS, the Middle East and Iran, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the White House said today. He will use his time to discuss national security issues, including the international effort to […]

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Trump addresses anti-abortion march via video

Washington:US President Donald Trump addressed through video thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington to take part in the 45th annual March for Life. Trump spoke from the White House Rose Garden on Friday and marchers watched on giant screens set up on the National Mall. “We are protecting the sanctity of life and the […]

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Trump pays tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. amid racism accusations

Washington: Donald Trump paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr, one of the principal advocates of the civil rights movement, at a time when the US President is facing accusations of racism for his alleged insult of Haiti, El Salvador and several African countries. Trump refused to answer questions about the controversy during an event […]