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Trump a world leader, won't block him: Twitter

San Francisco: Sidestepping once again whether Donald Trump’s tweets violates its terms of service, the micro-blogging platform has clarified that it will not block the US President’s tweets because he is a world leader. In a blog post called “World Leaders on Twitter”, the company said on Friday that there has been a lot of […]

'He lost his mind', Trump on Bannon

Washington: US President Donald Trump excoriated his former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a statement claiming that Bannon “lost his mind” after being pushed out from the White House, the media reported. The White House released the strongly worded 266-word statement on Wenesday night slamming Bannon after excerpts from a new book quoted the former […]

Pakistan PM Abbasi chairs security meet over Trump tweet

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on Tuesday to discuss US President Donald Trump’s move to cut all further aid to Islamabad on charges of harbouring terrorists. The high-level meeting, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, was attended by the country’s civilian and military leadership. Pakistan […]

Trump denounces Pakistan, stops all aid

Washington: President Donald Trump began the New Year on Monday with a stinging attack on long-standing ally Pakistan, saying it will get no more US aid as it was giving “safe haven to terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan”. “The US has foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years, […]

Trump's Twitter account shut down by employee

San Francisco: A Twitter employee brought down US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account for 11 minutes on his last day at office, the micro-blogging platform confirmed on Friday. Trump’s Twitter account @realdonaldtrump disappeared from the site for around 11 minutes shortly before 7 p.m. Later, in a series of tweets issued by Twitter’s Government and Elections […]

'Will release all JFK files to end conspiracy theories': Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump have assured that he would look into the matter that all the documents related to assassination of John F. Kennedy, with some redactions, in order “to put any and all conspiracy theories to rest” will be released, reported the media. “I will be releasing all JFK files other than the […]

Open to negotiations with North Korea: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he is open to the possibility of negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons programme. “We’re going to see what happens with North Korea. That’s all I can say. We’re going to see what happens. We’re totally prepared for numerous things,” Donald Trump told reporters on Friday […]

Trump slams NBC News over nuclear arsenal report

Washington: US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the US television network NBC over its report that the Commander-in-Chief had sought a dramatic increase in the country’s nuclear arsenal. “Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal,” Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday, Xinhua […]

Trump's tweets are 'newsworthy', will stay: Twitter

San Francisco: As twitteratis wondered why the micro-blogging platform did not remove US President Donald Trump’s latest controversial tweet on North Korea that clearly violated its guidelines, Twitter has given a confusing reply. Trump tweeted last weekend: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at UN. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they […]

Pichai, Cook rap Trump for banning transgenders in US military

San Francisco: Top tech honchos from Apple, Microsoft and Google have lashed out at US President Donald Trump over his tweet where he called for prohibiting transgenders from serving in any capacity in the US armed forces. While terming the decision discriminatory, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted: “We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination […]

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Trump withdraws US from Paris accord, targets India

Washington: The US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement due to the “draconian financial and economic burdens” the agreement imposes on his country. “As of today, the US will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris accord, and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement […]

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Trump to keep sanctions on Russia, says top economic adviser

Taormina: US President Donald Trump favours keeping in place the sanctions Western nations imposed on Russia over Moscow’s role in the Ukrainian conflict, one of his top advisers said here. Speaking to reporters at the G7 summit, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn said: “We’re not lowering our sanctions on Russia. If anything, […]

Trump arrives in Israel

Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump on Monday kicked off his Israel visit with a short speech in front of Air Force One at Tel Aviv airport, saying there was now a “rare opportunity ahead to bring peace and stability to the region”. Trump was speaking alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Trump willing to 'make peace' with Pyongyang

Seoul: US President Donald Trump is looking forward to working closely with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in and is willing to make peace with North Korea through engagement if the conditions are right, according to a top Seoul envoy. Trump made the remarks on Wednesday during a 15-minute meeting with special envoy Hong Seok-hyun […]

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Saudi Arabia gears up for Trump's summits with GCC, Arab leaders

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will receive the leaders of more than 56 countries to take part in two summits here with US President Donald Trump, the media reported on Wednesday. Trump will arrive here on May 20 in his first foreign visit as the President to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council-US Summit and the Arab, Islamic […]

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Lawyers outline Donald Trump's Russian income

Washington: Two tax attorneys for Donald Trump have claimed that the US President’s only income from Russian sources include fees for hosting the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013 and selling a Florida mansion to a Russian businessman, the media reported. The statements were contained in a letter from lawyers Sheri A. Dillon and […]

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Running for US President is real possibility: Actor Dwayne Johnson

Washington: Retired wrestler and now an actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Wednesday said that him running for the nation’s highest office is a real possibility. “I think it’s a real possibility,” he said in an interview with GQ, when asked if he would ever run for president of the US. Johnson, who said he […]

Trump approves plan to arm Syrian Kurds

Washington: US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm Syrian Kurds, a key force in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. “Yesterday, the president authorized the Department of Defense to equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces as necessary to ensure a clear victory […]

Obama unveils Presidential Center design

Chicago: Former US President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle returned to Chicago to unveiled a 3-D model of his presidential center, media reports said. Obama and his wife Michelle Obama on Wednesday, made their first public appearance on plans for the presidential library at the South Shore Cultural Center of south Chicago. Hundreds of […]

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Kim Jong-un disrespected China with new launch: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump said that with the new ballistic missile trial, the North Korean leader has disrespected China, the media reported. “North Korea disrespected the wishes of China and its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today (Friday). Bad!,” Efe news quoted Trump as saying in a tweet. On […]

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Abe, Trump discuss N.Korea amid rising tensions

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Monday discussed North Korea over the telephone amid heightened tensions surrounding the country. Abe described the 30 minutes talks as intensive, public broadcaster NHK reported. He expressed appreciation for Trump’s words and actions. He said they agreed to strongly urge North Korea, which […]

Trump to sign climate-change order

Washington: US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at unravelling climate-change policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, a media report said. The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the US plays in combating climate change, and dramatically alters the government’s approach to […]

Actors, artists denounce Trump's proposed art budget cuts

Los Angeles: The artistic community has denounced US President Donald Trumps proposal to eliminate funding to the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Trump has reportedly proposed the elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, but the body, nor its subsidiaries National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) […]

Woman leads guard of honour for the first time

In a first, a woman officer from the Indian Air Force, Wing Commander Puja Thakur, led the ceremonial guard of honour presented to visiting US President Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan here Sunday