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Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

15 Oct 2020

Ahead of US elections, Facebook, Twitter restrict controversial Biden article

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday decided to restrict a controversial article on United States Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden, inviting criticism from conservatives.

Trump is a bully, narcissist, alleges niece in explosive book

08 Jul 2020

Trump is a bully, narcissist, alleges niece in explosive book

United States President Donald Trump is a child stuck in an adult's body and is a narcissist shaped by his "bullying father," his niece Mary Trump claimed in a tell-all explosive book.

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

21 Jun 2020

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

United States President Donald Trump has said that the US is trying to help resolve the ongoing border tensions between India and China.

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

11 Feb 2020

US President Donald Trump to visit India on February 24-25

United States President Donald Trump is scheduled for a 2-day visit to India from February 24-25, the White House announced on Tuesday.

Mueller concludes Russia probe, submits report to US Attorney General

23 Mar 2019

Mueller concludes Russia probe, submits report to US Attorney General

Special counsel Robert Mueller has submitted the much-awaited probe report to US Attorney General William Barr on alleged collusion between Russia and US President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, ending an investigation that has cast a shadow over the Trump presidency for nearly two years.

No denuclearization deal reached; Trump, Kim end summit abruptly

28 Feb 2019

No denuclearization deal reached; Trump, Kim end summit abruptly

The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, held between February 27 and 28 in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, came to a conclusion on Thursday.

Support India's right to defense: US tells Doval after Pulwama

16 Feb 2019

Support India's right to defense: US tells Doval after Pulwama

John Bolton, the National Security Adviser of US, called his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval on Friday to inform his country supports India's right to defend itself, in wake of Pulwama terror attack.

#PulwamaAttack: Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns attack

15 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAttack: Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns attack

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly condemned the attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that led to the massacre of 40 jawans.

Immediately end 'support' to all terrorist groups, US tells Pakistan

15 Feb 2019

Immediately end 'support' to all terrorist groups, US tells Pakistan

The White House asked Pakistan to immediately end "support" and "safe haven" to all terror groups as it strongly condemned the Pulwama terrorist attack.

Trump to sign funding deal; will declare national emergency anyway

15 Feb 2019

Trump to sign funding deal; will declare national emergency anyway

On Thursday, the White House, in a press conference, announced that US President Donald Trump would sign a government funding bill to avert another government shutdown.

Trump cancels US delegation's visit to Davos amid shutdown

18 Jan 2019

Trump cancels US delegation's visit to Davos amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump has canceled the US delegation's trip to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, Switzerland, due to the partial government shutdown, which entered its 27th-day yesterday.

Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff

15 Dec 2018

Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff

US President Donald Trump has named his budget director Mick Mulvaney as interim White House Chief of Staff, putting a halt to a chaotic search to who will take over one of the most important positions in the federal government.

Post tiff with Trump, press credentials of CNN reporter suspended

08 Nov 2018

Post tiff with Trump, press credentials of CNN reporter suspended

In an unprecedented move, the White House has suspended the press credentials of a CNN journalist terming his behavior as "disgusting and outrageous", hours after he engaged in a heated argument with President Donald Trump in a press-meet.

Trump won't attend India's 70th Republic Day parade. Here's why

30 Oct 2018

Trump won't attend India's 70th Republic Day parade. Here's why

US President Donald Trump will be unable to participate as Chief Guest of India's Republic Day 2019 celebrations due to scheduling constraints, White House confirmed.

White House 'saddened' to hear Saudi journalist Khashoggi's death

20 Oct 2018

White House 'saddened' to hear Saudi journalist Khashoggi's death

The White House said today that it was "saddened" to hear the confirmation of Saudi Arabia's dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death, but made no mention of action against the major US ally.

Senators ask Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist

11 Oct 2018

Senators ask Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist

As many as 22 top US Senators have asked US President Donald Trump to order an investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts and impose sanctions against anyone found responsible for his mysterious disappearance.

Nikki Haley: Indian-American US ambassador to UN 'resigns'

09 Oct 2018

Nikki Haley: Indian-American US ambassador to UN 'resigns'

Nikki Haley, the Indian-American US Ambassador to the United Nations, resigned on Tuesday, according to multiple US media reports.

NYT accuses Donald Trump of engaging in suspect tax schemes

03 Oct 2018

NYT accuses Donald Trump of engaging in suspect tax schemes

The New York Times has alleged that US President Donald Trump was engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from his father Fred Trump, a real-estate developer.

Trump quashes security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan

16 Aug 2018

Trump quashes security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan

US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, accusing him of "lying" and blaming his "erratic conduct and behavior".

Anita Kumar, first Indian-American elected to board of WH-Correspondents' Association

07 Aug 2018

Anita Kumar, first Indian-American elected to board of WH-Correspondents' Association

Anita Kumar has become the first Indian-American to be elected to the board of the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA), more than a century-old apex body of journalists covering the US President.

Pompeo postpones '2+2 dialogue' with India to visit N-Korea this-week

03 Jul 2018

Pompeo postpones '2+2 dialogue' with India to visit N-Korea this-week

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who last week abruptly announced the postponing of the July 6 "2+2 dialogue" with India, will be traveling to Pyongyang this week.

US: Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

03 Jul 2018

US: Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC judge nominee

US President Donald Trump has interviewed prominent Indian-American judge Amul Thapar and three other legal luminaries shortlisted by him as the potential nominees to replace the Supreme Court Justice, Anthony Kennedy.

Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers 'very-mild' heart attack

12 Jun 2018

Trump's top economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers 'very-mild' heart attack

Larry Kudlow, top economic adviser to US President Donald Trump, today suffered a "very mild" heart attack and has been admitted to a military hospital in Washington, United States.

Trump-Kim Singapore Summit to begin at 9am on June 12

05 Jun 2018

Trump-Kim Singapore Summit to begin at 9am on June 12

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders today announced that US President Donald Trump would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at 9 am Singapore time on June 12 (at 9 pm on June 11, East Coast time) for the first meeting.

Summit with North-Korea's Kim may not happen next month: Trump

23 May 2018

Summit with North-Korea's Kim may not happen next month: Trump

US President Donald Trump said there's a "very substantial chance" that his planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un may not happen next month and speculated Chinese President Xi Jinping may be behind Pyongyang's new hard line.

Trump defends his decision to help Chinese telecom giant ZTE

15 May 2018

Trump defends his decision to help Chinese telecom giant ZTE

US President Donald Trump today defended his decision to offer an olive branch to Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE.

Paris attack: Trump seeks changes to thought process on terror

14 May 2018

Paris attack: Trump seeks changes to thought process on terror

US President Donald Trump today said countries must "open their eyes" and change their "thought process" on how to tackle terrorism, following the latest attack linked to the Islamic State in France.

Trade talks: Top Chinese officials visiting US next week

08 May 2018

Trade talks: Top Chinese officials visiting US next week

Top Chinese officials, including China's top economic adviser, the Vice-Premier Liu He, will be visiting the US next week for talks with the Trump Administration's economic team, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on inauguration of his fourth term

08 May 2018

Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin on inauguration of his fourth term

US President Donald Trump has congratulated his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on being sworn in for a fourth term, saying he looks forward to a time when the two nations can have a good relationship.

US hopes inter-Korean talks would achieve progress towards peace, prosperity

27 Apr 2018

US hopes inter-Korean talks would achieve progress towards peace, prosperity

The White House today voiced hope that the historic summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will achieve progress towards a future of peace and prosperity for the Peninsula.

Pompeo gets key Congressional panel's nod for Secretary of State

24 Apr 2018

Pompeo gets key Congressional panel's nod for Secretary of State

President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday narrowly won a key Congressional panel nod after a leading Republican senator supported him at the last minute, paving the way for the CIA Director to become America's top diplomat.

Kim pledges to denuclearize Korean-peninsula in meeting with China's Xi

28 Mar 2018

Kim pledges to denuclearize Korean-peninsula in meeting with China's Xi

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first known trip abroad since 2011 with an 'unofficial' visit to Beijing.

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

27 Mar 2018

Trump administration orders expulsion of 60 Russian intelligence officials

The Trump administration on Monday expelled 60 Russian diplomats, describing them as "intelligence officers" and also ordered the closure of Russian consulate in Seattle over the use of nerve-agent allegedly by Moscow against a former Russian spy in the UK.

TV pundit Larry Kudlow named Trump's new Economic Advisor

15 Mar 2018

TV pundit Larry Kudlow named Trump's new Economic Advisor

The White House said on Thursday said that Larry Kudlow, a conservative media analyst, has accepted the position as the new chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump.

Trump calls Xi Jinping to brief him on North Korea-developments

10 Mar 2018

Trump calls Xi Jinping to brief him on North Korea-developments

US President Donald Trump has spoken with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and briefed him on developments in ties with North Korea, the White House said.

Is President Trump shifting gun control stance after Florida shooting?

20 Feb 2018

Is President Trump shifting gun control stance after Florida shooting?

Amid student-led protests demanding gun control reforms after the killing of 17 people in last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school, US President Donald Trump hinted at a change in stance on gun restrictions.

President Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon summoned in Russia probe

17 Jan 2018

President Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon summoned in Russia probe

As part of an investigation into Donald Trump campaign's possible links to Russia during the 2016 US Presidential election, a subpoena was issued against Trump's former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

Raj Shah becomes first Indian-American to "gaggle" with press

01 Dec 2017

Raj Shah becomes first Indian-American to "gaggle" with press

Raj Shah, the White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary, became the first Indian-American to "gaggle" with reporters aboard Air Force One.

US: Court blocks Trump's expanded travel ban order

18 Oct 2017

US: Court blocks Trump's expanded travel ban order

A US Court has blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to expand his travel ban to eight countries.

US stops sale of American chip manufacturer to China-backed group

14 Sep 2017

US stops sale of American chip manufacturer to China-backed group

The US has stopped the sale of an American company to a Chinese-backed firm citing security concerns.