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Tag: White House

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Biden Names Raghavan To Succeed WH Personnel Head Russel appointed As Unicef Chief

Indian-origin Gautam Raghavan was the first employee hired by Biden's Transition Team and served as the deputy head of presidential appointments.

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US Sending 1.5 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses To Nepal, 500,000 To Bhutan: WH

Today we are sending three million doses to Indonesia, 1.5 million doses to Nepal, 500,000 doses to Moldova, and 500,000 doses to Bhutan, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

US Concerned By China's Ongoing Attempts To 'Intimidate' Its Neighbours: White House
White House Announces New Actions To Curb Anti-Asian Violence

Washington: The White House on Tuesday announced new actions including additional funding and a cross-agency initiative to curb the alarming rise in violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Today’s announcements are additional steps in the Biden Administration’s work to advance equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and […]

US Concerned By China's Ongoing Attempts To 'Intimidate' Its Neighbours: White House
US Concerned By China's Ongoing Attempts To 'Intimidate' Its Neighbours: White House

Washington: In its first response to the China-India border standoff, the Biden administration has voiced concern over Beijing’s pattern of ongoing attempts to “intimidate” its neighbours and said it was closely monitoring the situation. A top official of the new Biden administration also asserted that the US will stand with its partners and allies to […]

White House Indicates It Is Watching Response Of Countries In The Region On Myanmar

By Lalit K Jha Washington: The White House indicated on Monday that it is watching the response of countries in the region on the military coup in Myanmar. President Joe Biden, in a statement, said the United States is taking note of those who stand with the people of Myanmar in this difficult hour. “We […]

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Donald Trump To Participate In Virtual G20 Summit: White House

Washington: The White House announced that US President Donald Trump will participate in the virtual G20 Summit on Saturday and Sunday. Although the White House confirmed the President’s participation on both days of the Summit, information about which events he would attend was not immediately clear, The Hill news website reported. The virtual G20 Summit […]

Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive For Coronavirus

New York: United States President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantining “out at his cabin”, according to a spokesperson. Trump Jr, 42, is the latest in the Trump family to be infected after Donald Trump, Melania Trump and their son Barron were diagnosed with Covid-19 […]

Virus Winter Surge Puts US On Red Alert, Donald Trump Stews In White House

New York: Fresh off his election loss, US President Donald Trump is stewing in the White House as the coronavirus pandemic hammers America with a winter surge that is sending almost all its 50 states into red alert. As per data from Johns Hopkins, daily deaths stand at 1,800 plus end of day Wednesday – […]

Donald Trump Returns To White House After 4-Day Stay At Hospital

Washington: US President Donald Trump returned to the White House Monday night after spending four days at a military hospital where he was treated for coronavirus. Trump, 77, looked healthy. Showing his fitness, Trump in an unusual decision climbed up the South Portico stairs, instead of the elevators, to go to his residence. He waived […]

Trump escorted out of Covid briefing due to shooting outside White House
Trump Exits COVID-19 Briefing After Shooting Outside White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump was temporarily escorted by a Secret Service agent from an ongoing coronavirus briefing after a shooting was reported outside the White House. “There was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person,” the president said after he returned to […]

Joe Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination to challenge Donald Trump in November polls

Washington: Former vice president Joe Biden, a votary for strong US-India relations, has formally become the Democratic presidential nominee to run for the White House against President Donald Trump in the elections in November. Biden, 77, on Friday night took his tally of pledged delegates over the halfway mark of 1,991 from a total of […]

We are very close to a vaccine: Donald Trump
Fighting COVID-19: US is very close to a vaccine, says Donald Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump while addressing the daily White House coronavirus briefing said “we are very close to a vaccine”, after noting vaccine trials taking place in the US, Germany, the United Kingdom and China. He was joined by Vice-President Mike Pence and Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus taskforce co-ordinator, the BBC reported. […]

US first country to report 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in one day, global toll rises to 102,753

Washington: The US has become the first country in the world to register more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, sparking fears that it may soon overtake Italy in the unpleasant spot as the nation with the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities. According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, 2,108 […]

China is getting back on its feet again after the coronavirus emergency
No new local coronavirus cases for third day in row in China

Beijing/ Washington: China reported no domestically transmitted coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day even as seven more fatalities have been confirmed, taking the death toll in the country to 3255. No new domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 were reported on the Chinese mainland for the third day in a row on Friday, China’s National […]

Donald Trump Impeachment: US House Sends Historic Case To Senate

Washington: The US House of Representatives passed a resolution and submitted the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate for a historic trial to remove him from office, a move described by the unfazed President as “another con job” by the Opposition Democrats. The House, controlled by the Democratic Party on Wednesday voted […]

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reads a document during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York
US House To Vote To Send Donald Trump Impeachment Trial To Senate

Washington: The House of Representatives would vote on Wednesday to send to the US Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, lawmakers from the opposition Democratic party said on Tuesday. The 435-member US House of Representatives, where Democrats enjoy a majority, last month charged Trump with “high crimes and misdemeanours” and impeached him for pressuring […]

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 […]

US House To Vote On Impeachment Inquiry Procedures

Washington: The US House of Representatives will vote this week on a resolution intended to affirm an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump as well as relevant procedures, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said. “This week, we will bring a resolution to the Floor that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation that is currently being conducted by […]

Modi asks people to share ideas for 'Howdy' speech

New Delhi: Ahead of his ‘Howdy Modi’ appearance in Houston, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked people to share their ideas for his address there on September 22. “There is great enthusiasm towards the #HowdyModi programme in Houston on 22nd. For my speech that day, I want to hear from you. “Share your ideas […]

Trump Ready To Assist India, Pak Over Kashmir If Asked By Both: WH Official

Washington: US President Donald Trump is “ready to assist” India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue if both sides ask for it, the White House said on Thursday, even as Washington was “very closely” monitoring the situation. Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to […]

US preparing to withdraw over 5K troops from Afghanistan: Report

Washington: The United States is preparing to withdraw more than 5,000 of its troops from Afghanistan as part of an initial peace deal with the Taliban that would include a ceasefire and renunciation of Al-Qaeda, a media report said Thursday. The White House did not immediately respond to the news report. Later, the authorities denied […]

US Has Very Good, Growing Relationship With India: White House

Washington: The United States has a very good and growing relationship with India, the White House said on Thursday. “We have a very good and growing relationship with (Prime Minister) Mr (Narendra) Modi and the Indian government,” White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters during a press gaggle. She was responding to a question on […]

Indian dies after setting himself on fire near White House

Washington: A 33-year-old man, identified as an Indian, died after setting himself on fire near the White House, the US Park Police said on Thursday. Arnav Gupta of Bethesda, Maryland, set himself on fire on Wednesday afternoon at the Ellipse Park, not far from the Washington Monument, in full view of passersby, CNBC reported. He […]

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 […]

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Trump, Democrats agree to spend $2 trn on US infrastructure

Washington: Democratic congressional leaders — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer — said they have agreed to seek a deal with President Donald Trump on a 2-trillion-US-dollar infrastructure package. “We agreed on a number, which was very, very good, 2 trillion dollars for infrastructure,” Xinhua quoted Schumer as saying to reporters […]

Trump aims for major nuclear deal with Russia, China

Washington: US President Donald Trump is aiming for a grand nuclear deal with Russia and China, that he sees as a potential signature foreign policy achievement, the media reported on Friday. Administration officials told CNN that the White House is conducting intense inter-agency talks to develop options for the President to pursue such a deal, […]

US to end waiver to India, others for Iran oil import

New York: The US announced on Monday it is ending the waiver given to India to buy Iranian oil and has threatened sanctions if it did not comply with the embargo. Announcing the end of the waivers, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: “Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) […]

Trump says India charging US over 100 per cent tariffs on many products

Washington: India charges America over 100 per cent tariffs on a large number of products while the US imposes nothing on the similar or same items, President Donald Trump has said, urging his administration to work on the “stupid trade”. His statement came days after he criticised India, saying it is one of the world’s […]

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”, […]

No date set for Trump-Xi summit; trade negotiations on: White House

Washington: No date has been set yet for a summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the White House said on Monday noting that the trade negotiations between the two countries still continues. “In terms of whether or not we have a date set, not yet. We’re continuing the […]

Attack on CRPF will strengthen India-US counter-terrorism cooperation: Trump

New York: President Donald Trump has called out Pakistan directly on the car-bomb attack on CRPF personnel by terrorists based there and declared that it will only strengthen efforts by India and the US to strengthen their cooperation in fighting terrorism. “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack by a […]

Trump to declare 'emergency' over Mexico border wall

Washington: US President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to fund his planned border wall with Mexico, the White House has said. He will sign a border security bill to avert a government shutdown, but also act to bypass Congress and use military funds for the wall, a statement said. Senior Democrats have responded […]

Trump supporter attacks BBC cameraman at Texas rally

Washington: A supporter of US President Donald Trump attacked a BBC cameraman at a campaign rally in Texas, the news network said on Tuesday. Sporting a “Make America Great Again” cap, the man shoved and swore at the BBC’s Ron Skeans and other news crews before being pulled away at the rally at El Paso […]

Trump may not even be a free person in 2020: Warren

Washington: Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign, said that President Donald Trump might be unable to finish his term by the time Election Day comes next year. “By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not be President… In fact, he may not even be a free […]

'Trump executive order could ban Chinese equipment-makers in US'

Washington: US President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order next week, banning American carriers from using equipment from Chinese technology players, the media reported on Sunday. The decision is expected to be announced ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 25, the Android Police reported. “Both the White House […]

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President Trump to call for unity in State of the Union address

Washington: US President Donald Trump will focus on key issues like immigration, national security and trade and call for unity in a hugely divided Congress in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday as he begins the second half of his first term in the White House. Contrary to his aggressive tweets and […]

Trump plans to keep troops in Iraq to monitor Iran

Washington: US President Donald Trump is planning to keep American troops in Iraq to monitor and maintain pressure on neighbouring Iran. “I want to be able to watch Iran,” Trump said in an interview aired on Sunday on CBS. “We’re going to keep watching and we’re going to keep seeing and if there’s trouble, if […]

Trump agrees to deliver State of the Union on Feb 5

Washington: US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to deliver the State of the Union address on February 5. “When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State […]

Trump, Pelosi clash over State of the Union Address

Washington: US President Donald Trump and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi exchanged barbs and letters after she barred him from speaking in the House of Representatives until the partial government shutdown ends. The traditional State of the Union Address by the president in a joint session of the US Congress is done at the invitation of […]

Trump should resign: US former Secretary of State

Davos: US former Secretary of State John Kerry has said if he can speak to President Donald Trump directly, he would tell him to “resign”. Trump was supposed to attend the World Economic Forum here to deliver an address, but he pulled out because of the partial government shutdown that has become the longest in […]