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19 May 2017Donald Trump
Chelsea Manning, released from prison, celebrates free life
After seven years in prison, former US soldier Chelsea Manning charged over espionage was released on May 16.
15 Apr 2017Saudi Arabia
9/11 Lawsuits: Saudi banks, Bin Laden affiliated companies sued
A group of over two dozen US insurers affiliated with the insurance holding firm Travelers Cos has sued ten defendants including Saudi banks and companies connected to Osama bin Laden over the 9/11 terror attacks.
05 Apr 2017Donald Trump
Trump vows to reform Obama's "horrendous" US banking regulations
President Donald Trump has vowed to reform the "horrendous" US banking regulations constituted following the financial crisis in 2008.
05 Apr 2017Donald Trump
Trump-Sisi meeting: Trump aims to reboot US-Egypt ties
In a move to reboot US-Egypt relations, President Donald Trump welcomed his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to the White House.
23 Mar 2017Indian Government
SC deems perks given to former MPs, MLAs 'unreasonable'
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to respond why facilities given to former MPs and MLAs should not be scrapped.
21 Mar 2017Donald Trump
No evidence of Obama wiretapping Trump Tower: FBI director
FBI Director James Comey informed the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee that there is no evidence supporting President Donald Trump's allegations of former president Barack Obama wiretapping Trump Tower in October 2016.
17 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Senate intelligence panel rejects Trump's wiretap claims
The Senate Intelligence panel stated that there were "no indications" that the Trump Tower was under surveillance by the US government.
14 Mar 2017White House
Obamas book to be published worldwide
Sources said that the upcoming books by Barack and Michelle Obama, would be launched globally. However, the book titles and dates have not been made public yet.
13 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Trump asked to clarify allegations against Obama
US Senator John McCain has asked President Trump to either retract the allegations he made against former President Obama, or substantiate it with evidence.
10 Mar 2017Terrorism Act
Bill to label Pak terror sponsor tabled in US
A bill to label Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism has been introduced in the US Congress by Congressman Ted Poe, the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism.
07 Mar 2017Paris
'Ultimate duty' to prevent Le Pen from winning: Hollande
Outgoing French President Francois Hollande said his "ultimate duty" was to prevent Marine Le Pen, candidate of the far-right National Front, from winning.
07 Mar 2017Donald Trump
White House says 'no question that something happened' with wiretapping
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, declined to provide specific information supporting President Donald Trump's earlier tweets accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump during the election.
06 Mar 2017Twitter
'House of Cards' director wants Trump's Twitter account shut
Twitter has received an unusual demand from Beau Willimon, the creator of the popular and riveting political drama, 'House of Cards'.
06 Mar 2017Donald Trump
FBI Director rejects Trump's wiretapping allegation
Trump's allegations of his phone being tapped by Obama were denied by the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey.
05 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Obama denies bugging Trump Tower
Former US President Barack Obama's spokesperson Kevin Lewis stated that "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."
04 Mar 2017Paris
French presidential candidate Le Pen loses EU parliamentary immunity
EU lawmakers withdrew parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for tweeting three images of Islamic State violence.
02 Mar 2017Paris
French Elections: Fillon under pressure as polls near
French conservative candidate Francois Fillon is under pressure after the centrist UDI party withdrew support to him. Fillon is also facing a formal investigation over a fake job racket involving his wife.
01 Mar 2017Paris
French want Obama for President
Frustrated at the lack of "suitable candidates", an online petition in France that seeks to have Barack Obama as President has garnered over 42,000 signatures. However, since Obama is not a French citizen, he is ineligible to run.
01 Mar 2017White House
Obamas sign book deal with Penguin worth $60m
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have signed a two-book deal with Penguin Random House.
01 Mar 2017Donald Trump
Trump promises "renewal of the American spirit" in Congress speech
US President Donald Trump has promised a "renewal of the American spirit" during his first Joint address to Congress.
27 Feb 2017Donald Trump
Ex-White House staffer blames Trump's anti-Islamic rhetoric for quitting
Rumana Ahmed, a Hijab-clad Muslim former White House staffer, has opened up about why she quit her job, eight days after President Donald Trump took office.
15 Feb 2017Donald Trump
Women in Oklahoma may need men's written consent to abort
Oklahoma passed a proposal which calls for women to obtain permission from their sexual partner to 'allow' them to have an abortion.
14 Feb 2017Donald Trump
Trudeau walks a diplomatic tight rope during Trump meeting
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau visited the White House to meet US President Donald Trump.
08 Feb 2017Richard Branson
Recently retired Obama takes Caribbean vacation, learns kite-surfing
We've all been wondering what former US President Barack Obama's been up to since Donald Trump took office.
08 Feb 2017Terrorism Act
Pakistan could be declared a sponsor of terrorism
Experts from influential think tanks have advised Trump's administration to keep the option of declaring Pakistan as a sponsor of terrorism open.
07 Feb 2017United States of America
Israel passes controversial bill legalizing Jewish settlements
The Israeli parliament has passed a law that retroactively legalizes thousands of Jewish homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, further diminishing chances of achieving longstanding peace.
06 Feb 2017Donald Trump
Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at a news conference warned rebels that the military is ready to respond with airstrikes and and new offensives if Maoist rebels launch attacks.
06 Feb 2017Russia News
Trump will meet NATO allies in Europe in May
President Donald Trump has agreed to meet leaders of America's NATO alliance in Europe in May.
28 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump finding it hard to leave his old Android phone
A report in the New York Times claimed that US President Donald Trump was still using his old Android smartphone.
27 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Manning criticises Obama, Trump
Despite having her sentence commuted, former US President Barack Obama faced Chelsea Manning's ire for leaving a "vulnerable legacy" with "very few permanent accomplishments."
26 Jan 2017United States of America
Israel to build 2500 new settlement homes
In the second such announcement since Trump assumed office, Israel's Defence Ministry stated that it will build 2500 new settlement homes in the West Bank.
25 Jan 2017Donald Trump
President Trump signs order on abortion policy
On Donald Trump's first day in the Oval Office, he signed an executive order that revived a ban on federal funding towards groups that perform or provide information on abortions.
24 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump pulls America out of TPP trade deal
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to withdraw the US from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
23 Jan 2017United States of America
Donald Trump invites Israel's PM to Washington
US President Donald Trump has extended a formal invitation to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu to visit him in Washington in February.
22 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Trump has to surrender his beloved Android phone
According to a New York Times report, Donald Trump has been asked to hand in his beloved Android phone for a "secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service with a number few people possess".
20 Jan 2017United States of America
Richard Verma: Have to keep working at Indo-US relations
Delivering his last address at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Delhi, outgoing US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said he was thankful for all the "tough issues" that were resolved during his tenure.
19 Jan 2017Russia News
Barack Obama gives final press conference as president
Barack Obama covered a range of issues during his last press conference as president.
19 Jan 2017Donald Trump
Obama commutes prison term of Chelsea Manning
In January'17, former president Barack Obama commuted Manning's 35-year sentence, a decision that can't be undone by incumbent President Donald Trump.
17 Jan 2017Russia News
NATO alliance rattled after Trump calls it obsolete
Germany's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said US President-elect Donald Trump's comment that NATO is "obsolete" has caused "astonishment and agitation" within the alliance.
14 Jan 2017Russia News
Russia: US tank and troop deployment in Poland a threat
Russia said the deployment of over 3,000 American troops and tanks in Poland represents a threat to its own national security.