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Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised

16 Jul 2020

Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised

Microblogging platform Twitter has been hit by a massive hack by cryptocurrency scammers.

Michelle Obama teams up with MTV to host virtual prom

18 May 2020

Michelle Obama teams up with MTV to host virtual prom

Former US First Lady Michelle Obama has teamed up with MTV through her non-partisan organization, When We All Vote, to organize a virtual prom event for the Class of 2020, whose traditional proms and graduation ceremonies have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump for 'SNL' finale

11 May 2020

Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump for 'SNL' finale

Alec Baldwin once again reprised his famous imitation of US President Donald Trump on the recently-concluded season finale of Saturday Night Live this weekend.

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

29 Apr 2020

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.

Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' to release on Netflix this May

28 Apr 2020

Michelle Obama documentary 'Becoming' to release on Netflix this May

Netflix has announced its latest collaboration with the Obamas: Becoming, a documentary film that chronicles former US First Lady Michelle Obama's journey during her blockbuster book tour.

Grammys 2020: Billie Eilish sweeps awards; Stars remember Kobe Bryant

27 Jan 2020

Grammys 2020: Billie Eilish sweeps awards; Stars remember Kobe Bryant

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last night.

Michelle Obama wins Grammy award for 'Becoming' audiobook

27 Jan 2020

Michelle Obama wins Grammy award for 'Becoming' audiobook

The former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama added yet another feather in her cap, as she won her maiden Grammy award.

Trump threatens attack on Iranian sites; US government website hacked

05 Jan 2020

Trump threatens attack on Iranian sites; US government website hacked

United States President Donald Trump has threatened to target 52 sites in Iran if the Middle Eastern country chooses to retaliate the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration

09 Jun 2019

US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration

Despite the United States Department of State's rejection of all embassy requests to hoist LGBTQ+ rainbow flags to mark Pride month, several US diplomats around the world, are doing it anyway.

Barack Obama turns Santa Claus for sick children, spreads joy

20 Dec 2018

Barack Obama turns Santa Claus for sick children, spreads joy

The world is no stranger to Barack Obama's love for children.

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

10 Nov 2018

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.

India invites Donald Trump as 2019 R-Day chief guest: Report

13 Jul 2018

India invites Donald Trump as 2019 R-Day chief guest: Report

India has invited US President Donald Trump as the chief guest at the 2019 Republic Day function, TOI has reported.

Indians relieved after US misses another H-4 notification deadline

03 Jul 2018

Indians relieved after US misses another H-4 notification deadline

The Donald Trump administration has failed yet again to issue a notification for revocation of H-4 visas on time, bringing relief to lakhs of Indians.

90% of work-permits given to H-1B visa-holders' spouses are Indians

30 Mar 2018

90% of work-permits given to H-1B visa-holders' spouses are Indians

The United States has given work permits to over 71,000 spouses of H-1B visa holders, 90% of whom are Indians.

Trump administration to crackdown on legal marijuana?

05 Jan 2018

Trump administration to crackdown on legal marijuana?

The Donald Trump administration in the US has taken the first step to reverse the Obama-era policy that allowed states to legalize marijuana.

Obama to host Town-Hall in Delhi; you can apply now

17 Nov 2017

Obama to host Town-Hall in Delhi; you can apply now

Former US President Obama will visit India on December 1. As part of an Obama Foundation-organized event, he will host a Town-Hall in Delhi to interact with young Indians.

Obama's retirement plan: Might appear for jury duty in Illinois

29 Oct 2017

Obama's retirement plan: Might appear for jury duty in Illinois

Former US President Barack Obama has reportedly been summoned for jury duty in Cook County, Illinois. According to a court official, Obama does plan on serving.

US to resettle 50 refugees from Australia's controversial offshore centers

20 Sep 2017

US to resettle 50 refugees from Australia's controversial offshore centers

A group of 50 refugees housed in Australia's controversial offshore detention centers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG), are the first to be accepted by the US under a resettlement deal.

Putin responds to US sanctions, expels 755 American diplomatic staff

31 Jul 2017

Putin responds to US sanctions, expels 755 American diplomatic staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin has retaliated against fresh US sanctions by announcing that 755 staff members must quit US diplomatic missions by September 1.

Trump to ban transgender troops in US military

27 Jul 2017

Trump to ban transgender troops in US military

US President Donald Trump announced that transgender individuals will no longer be able to serve in the US military.

The lip syncing AI enabled tech: Trouble in waiting

18 Jul 2017

The lip syncing AI enabled tech: Trouble in waiting

The artificial intelligence is making video forgery easy, which can make even authentic videos lose their credibility.

Puerto Rico bankruptcy: From "rich coast" to whopping debt

04 May 2017

Puerto Rico bankruptcy: From "rich coast" to whopping debt

Puerto Rico filed for bankruptcy at a US Federal Court - making it the biggest debt ever in the US bonds market.

Trump denies Exxon sanction waiver to drill oil in Russia

22 Apr 2017

Trump denies Exxon sanction waiver to drill oil in Russia

The Trump administration has rejected ExxonMobil's request for a sanctions waiver to allow it to drill for oil in Russia with Russian state oil giant Rosneft.

Exxon wants US sanctions waiver to start Russian oil project

21 Apr 2017

Exxon wants US sanctions waiver to start Russian oil project

American oil major Exxon Mobil has applied to the US Treasury Department seeking a waiver from US sanctions on Russia to allow it to resume its joint venture with Rosneft, a Russian state-owned oil giant.

Under pressure, North Carolina repeals anti-transgender law

31 Mar 2017

Under pressure, North Carolina repeals anti-transgender law

Under pressure after several sports teams and businesses boycotted the state, North Carolina has repealed a controversial law that restricted transgender people's bathroom use.

Trump signs orders to kill Obama's climate change policies

29 Mar 2017

Trump signs orders to kill Obama's climate change policies

President Donald Trump has ratified and signed an administrative order which will roll back Obama-era edicts aimed at controlling climate change.

Trump's anti-ISIS strategy effective?

29 Mar 2017

Trump's anti-ISIS strategy effective?

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met his counterparts from the countries that make up the coalition against ISIS, reminding them that defeating ISIS remains Washington's priority.

Jeff Bezos wants to establish Amazon-style delivery to the moon

04 Mar 2017

Jeff Bezos wants to establish Amazon-style delivery to the moon

With space entrepreneurs all setting their sights on the moon amidst NASA's renewed interest to get there, the latest in the list is Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

Trump revokes Obama's transgender bathroom rules

23 Feb 2017

Trump revokes Obama's transgender bathroom rules

The Trump administration has withdrawn rules put forward by the Obama administration that allowed transgender students at schools to use the bathroom that suits their gender identity.

9/11 mastermind calls Obama "head of the snake"

09 Feb 2017

9/11 mastermind calls Obama "head of the snake"

Self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad wrote to former President Barack Obama telling him that 9/11 was a direct result of the American foreign policy.

Recently retired Obama takes Caribbean vacation, learns kite-surfing

08 Feb 2017

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.

Israel passes controversial bill legalizing Jewish settlements

07 Feb 2017

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.

Trump will meet NATO allies in Europe in May

06 Feb 2017

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.

Israel to build 2500 new settlement homes

26 Jan 2017

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.

Donald Trump invites Israel's PM to Washington

23 Jan 2017

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.

After Obama's exit, PM Modi world's most 'followed' leader

20 Jan 2017

After Obama's exit, PM Modi world's most 'followed' leader

As President Obama ends his term as the 44th President of the United States, Prime Minister Modi became the most followed leader of a state on social media.

NATO alliance rattled after Trump calls it obsolete

17 Jan 2017

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.

Russia: US tank and troop deployment in Poland a threat

14 Jan 2017

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.

Barack Obama bids adieu to presidency with his farewell speech

11 Jan 2017

Barack Obama bids adieu to presidency with his farewell speech

The 44th President of USA gave his farewell speech in Chicago and began by saying "it was good to be home".

Trump praises Putin for not retaliating on diplomats' expulsion

31 Dec 2016

Trump praises Putin for not retaliating on diplomats' expulsion

Donald Trump praised Vladimir Putin for not retaliating over the US expulsion of 35 suspected Russian spies by President Barack Obama.