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Trump formally launches 2020 re-election campaign

Washington: US President Donald Trump has formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign at a rally in Orlando, Florida, and called on his supporters to deliver a metaphorical “earthquake” at the ballots against his Democratic Party rivals. “The only thing these corrupt politicians will understand is an earthquake at the ballot box… and they’re going to […]

Trump to slap more tariffs on China if Xi skips G20 summit

Washington: US President Donald Trump said that he will move forward with proposed tariffs on $300 billion worth of Chinese imports if China’s President Xi Jinping does not meet with him at the G20 summit later this month in Japan. “China very much wants to make a deal. They want to make a deal much […]

Trump joins world leaders at 75th D-Day anniversary

London: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday arrived at Portsmouth port city of the UK to join Queen Elizabeth II, outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May and other world leaders to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. May will host 15 world leaders to remember the largest combined land, air and naval operation […]

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Trump calls up Modi, to meet at G-20 summit

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump on Friday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his election victory and the two leader agreed to meet at the upcoming G-20 summit in Japan. “President Trump congratulated the Prime Minister on the unprecedented electoral victory. The two leaders agreed to meet at the forthcoming […]

Trump declares national emergency over cyber threats

Washington: With a motive to protect US communications network from “foreign adversaries”, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Wednesday. The executive order gives the federal government powers to restrict US companies from doing business transactions with certain foreign tech suppliers “posing an unacceptable risk to the national security”, said White House Press Secretary […]

Trump says US not planning to send troops to fight Iran

Washington: US President Donald Trump dismissed a New York Times report about US top security officials reviewing a plan to send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter Iran. “I think it’s fake news, okay? Now, would I do that? Absolutely. But we have not planned for that,” Xinhua quoted Trump […]

Trump hosts second iftar dinner at White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump has hosted his second annual iftar dinner at the White House and said it’s “been a very rough time” for Muslims around the world. The dinner, which breaks the daily fast of Ramadan for Muslims around the world, on Monday night was attended by ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps […]

Trump threatens to slap more tariffs on Chinese imports

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he is prepared to impose tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports to the US as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified. “We have the right to do another $325 billion at 25 per cent in additional tariffs. That is a tremendous amount of […]

US, Japan push for trade deal

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that trade talks between the Washington and Tokyo were “moving along very nicely” and suggested a deal might be reached by late May as he met visiting Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe at the White House. During his meeting with Abe at the White House on Friday, Trump […]

India studies new US decision against Iran oil waiver

New Delhi: India has seen the US announcement which says that five major countries including India will no longer be exempt from penalties if they continue to import oil from Iran, and is studying the implications of the decision, said informed sources on Monday. The sources said that the government has seen the announcement made […]

Donald Trump gets called out for GoT-inspired tweet

Los Angeles: While the “Game of Thrones” frenzy continues to be a message-driving vehicle in the ongoing election season in India, television network HBO urged US President Donald Trump to stay away from using memes inspired by the hit fantasy series for political purposes. Trump on Thursday celebrated the release of Robert Mueller’s Russia report […]

Will give Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom: Trump

Washington: A day after ace golfer Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title and 15th major tournament in a rousing resurrection of his career, US President Donald Trump said that he would give him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Trump made the announcement on a Twitter post on Monday, but did not give any other details, […]

Trump recommends Boeing to 'rebrand' 737 MAX planes

Washington: US President Donald Trump has publicly recommended Boeing to “rebrand” its troubled 737 Max planes after two fatal crashes led to the indefinite global grounding of the model and widespread criticism against the company. “What do I know about branding, maybe nothing (but I did become President!), but if I were Boeing, I would fix […]

Trump signs permit for oil pipeline from Canada

Washington: US President Donald Trump has signed a permit for the construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline, allowing the long-delayed project to move forward despite environmental concerns. In November 2018, US District Court Judge Brian Morris in Montana ruled to halt the construction of the disputed oil pipeline, demanding the energy company complete […]

Trump, Moon to meet in April amid Pyongyang impasse

Washington: US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in, will meet for a summit on April 11 here amid uncertainty over the future of nuclear negotiations with North Korea, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. Moon and Trump will “discuss the latest developments regarding North Korea as well as bilateral matters”, […]

Trump to seek $8.6 bn for border wall in new budget

Washington: US President Donald Trump is expected to seek $8.6 billion for his long-promised wall along the border with Mexico when he submits his 2020 congressional budget on Monday, likely igniting another funding standoff with Congress. A senior administration official confirmed the figure, which is expected to be used to build or replace roughly 700 […]

Trump announces plans to end $5.6 bn preferential trade programme for India

New York: US President Donald Trump has announced that he was ending India’s $5.6 billion trade concessions under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme accusing New Delhi of not providing Washington “equitable and reasonable access” to its markets. Trump, who is on a mission to expand marker access abroad and end trade deficits, made […]

Got 'reasonably attractive news' from India and Pakistan: Trump

Hanoi: US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he has received “reasonably attractive news” from Pakistan and India and hoped that tensions between the two countries could end. “We have, I think, reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India. We have been going at it and we have been involved in trying to have […]

Trump-Kim summit cut short without agreement

Hanoi: A summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam’s capital was cut short on Thursday without any agreement, the White House announced. Trump and Kim had been scheduled to hold a working lunch before holding a joint press conference later, but those plans were abruptly abandoned around midday. “The […]

Trump, Kim Jong-un pose for media, praise each other, enjoy dinner together

Hanoi: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a dinner date in Hanoi on Wednesday, at the start of a two-day summit. The pair smiled and shook hands for the benefit of media before heading to talks and dinner at the five-star Metropole Hotel. They are expected to discuss a road […]

Trump: India, Pakistan facing 'very dangerous situation'

Washington:US President Donald Trump has said that there is a “very dangerous situation” between India and Pakistan following the Jammu and Kashmir suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers and indicated that Washington was trying defuse the heightening tensions between the two neighbours.  “Right now between Pakistan and India, there is a very, very bad […]

Trump picks US Ambassador to Canada for UN

Washington: US President Donald Trump announced that he will nominate Kelly Knight Craft, the country’s incumbent Ambassador to Canada and a major Republican donor, to be Washington’s Ambassador to the UN. Craft is set to succeed Nikki Haley, who left the UN post at the end of last year, pending a Senate confirmation. Craft is […]

Trump proposes new missile treaty with potential to include India

New York: US President Donald Trump has proposed a new nuclear missiles treaty that has the potential to include India as he delivered the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. Defending his decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, he said in the speech Tuesday […]

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Russia will suspend INF Treaty, says Putin

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday announced that Russia will suspend its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in a mirror response to the US’ decision. “We will proceed as follows. We will come up with a tit-for-tat response. American partners have announced the suspension of their participation in the treaty, and […]

Most millennials unhappy with Trump: Survey

New York: Over 60 per cent of millennials in the US are unhappy with President Donald Trump, and only 37 per cent view him favourably, a new survey has revealed. Conducted by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, the survey looked at opinions of 1,000 Americans aged 18 to 37. Trump’s performance was rated on key issues […]