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Donald Trump abruptly leaves presser after shooting outside White House

11 Aug 2020

Donald Trump abruptly leaves presser after shooting outside White House

As he was addressing the media on coronavirus situation in the United States on Monday, President Donald Trump exited the White House Briefing Room after a shooting was reported.

US and China sign deal to ease trade tensions

16 Jan 2020

US and China sign deal to ease trade tensions

The United States has signed a partial trade deal with China after nearly two years of tough negotiations, which included the suspension of talks for months.

Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal

20 Oct 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman talks about India-US trade deal

For the second time in a week, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke about a trade deal with the United States.

US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here

29 May 2019

US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here

The US has taken India off its currency watchlist of major trading partners on Wednesday after the country took certain steps to prevent foreign exchange irregularities.

Criticized over its trade-practices, China lowers tariffs on consumer goods

08 Apr 2019

Criticized over its trade-practices, China lowers tariffs on consumer goods

China today announced it will lower tariffs on some consumer goods ranging from computers to furniture and bicycles as Beijing faces worldwide scrutiny over its trade practices.

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

11 Feb 2019

US team reaches China to engage in trade deal talks

US negotiators were in Beijing today for another round of talks on a trade deal with the clock ticking towards a March 1 deadline set by US President Donald Trump.

No meeting with Xi expected before trade deadline: Trump

08 Feb 2019

No meeting with Xi expected before trade deadline: Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday he didn't expect to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline in trade-war negotiations between the two economic superpowers.

Donald Trump nominates David Malpass for World Bank President

07 Feb 2019

Donald Trump nominates David Malpass for World Bank President

US President Donald Trump has nominated David Malpass, a vocal critic of the World Bank, to head the international financial institution, sparking concerns that he may seek to reduce the role of the global lender.

Indra Nooyi, former PepsiCo CEO, could head World Bank

16 Jan 2019

Indra Nooyi, former PepsiCo CEO, could head World Bank

Indra K. Nooyi, who led PepsiCo for 12 years before leaving the company in August last year, is being considered for the top post of World Bank, multiple reports claimed.

US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for damaging activities

20 Dec 2018

US slaps fresh sanctions on Russian spies for damaging activities

The US has slapped fresh sanctions on 12 Russian individuals and entities for their alleged interference in the 2016 presidential elections and the brazen use of a military-grade nerve agent in an assassination attempt inside America's closest ally.

China and US begin talks to sort out trade differences

12 Dec 2018

China and US begin talks to sort out trade differences

Top officials from the US and China have begun talks to sort out their trade differences, in particular, to identify steps that address the concerns of US President Donald Trump on intellectual property and reduce the balance of trade, a media report said.

French Minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi's disappearance

18 Oct 2018

French Minister pulls out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi's disappearance

Two weeks after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, France's Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said he was pulling out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia.

Can't hold US trade-talks with knife to the throat: China

26 Sep 2018

Can't hold US trade-talks with knife to the throat: China

China said it's impossible to hold trade talks with the US while Washington is imposing tariffs that are like "holding a knife to someone's throat".

Who is that anonymous NYT writer? Gambling-sites betting on author

07 Sep 2018

Who is that anonymous NYT writer? Gambling-sites betting on author

The 1,034-words New York Times anonymous commentary, that launched a scathing attack on US President Donald Trump, has raised quite a lot of curiosity.

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 blocks Broadcom's $117bn bid for Qualcomm; cites security concerns

13 Mar 2018

Trump blocks Broadcom's $117bn bid for Qualcomm; cites security concerns

US President Donald Trump has ordered the Singapore-based chipmaker Broadcom to abandon its $117 billion bid to take over rival chipmaker Qualcomm, blocking what would have been the biggest technology deal ever in history.

North Korea will face no more conditions for talks: US

12 Mar 2018

North Korea will face no more conditions for talks: US

The officials of Trump administration said that there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before the first-ever meeting of the two nations' leaders beyond the North's promise not to resume nuclear testing and missile flights or publicly criticize US-South Korean military exercises.

US health secretary Tom Price quits over private plane scandal

30 Sep 2017

US health secretary Tom Price quits over private plane scandal

Tom Price, Donald Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary, resigned on Friday amid growing uproar over his use of expensive private planes for official purposes.

Now, Trump calls Kim Jong-un a "madman"

22 Sep 2017

Now, Trump calls Kim Jong-un a "madman"

The back-and-forth childish name calling between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un continues unabated.

Trump approves North Korea sanctions, Kim calls him "mentally deranged"

22 Sep 2017

Trump approves North Korea sanctions, Kim calls him "mentally deranged"

US President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order to increase sanctions against North Korea.

Trump doesn't want poor person running the US economy

23 Jun 2017

Trump doesn't want poor person running the US economy

US President Donald Trump said he wouldn't want to give a Cabinet position related to economic policy to a poor person.

Trump tax plan: Slash corporate and individual tax rates

27 Apr 2017

Trump tax plan: Slash corporate and individual tax rates

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said President Donald Trump has proposed to cut tax rates on corporate and pass-through business profits from 35% or more to 15%.

Syria chemical attack: US imposes "sweeping sanctions"

25 Apr 2017

Syria chemical attack: US imposes "sweeping sanctions"

The US has imposed "sweeping" sanctions on 271 employees of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC).

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.

Trump picks Navarro, Spicer for top posts

23 Dec 2016

Trump picks Navarro, Spicer for top posts

Donald Trump appointed Peter Navarro, a hard-liner on US-China relations to head the White House's National Trade Council, a move that may irk Beijing.

Indra Nooyi on Donald Trump's advisory council

14 Dec 2016

Indra Nooyi on Donald Trump's advisory council

PepsiCo chairperson Indra Nooyi has just been inducted on President-elect Donald Trump's advisory council; Trump's transition team made this announcement a short while earlier.

Former Texas Guv is Trump's Energy Secretary

14 Dec 2016

Former Texas Guv is Trump's Energy Secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump picked former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be his new Secretary of Energy; interestingly, during his 2012 Presidential bid, Perry proposed to scrap the the U.S. Department of Energy.

Trump picks Homeland Security chief

13 Dec 2016

Trump picks Homeland Security chief

Retired Gen John Kelly has been nominated as Donald Trump's new Chief of Homeland Security; Trump said Kelly's service made him the "ideal choice" to serve as the new Homeland Security chief.

ExxonMobil CEO may be Trump's Secretary of State

11 Dec 2016

ExxonMobil CEO may be Trump's Secretary of State

Sources said Rex Tillerson, the CEO of US oil behemoth ExxonMobil is likely to be nominated as Secretary of State under the Trump administration.

Scott Pritt to head EPA, Terry Branstad Ambassador to China

09 Dec 2016

Scott Pritt to head EPA, Terry Branstad Ambassador to China

Donald Trump has controversially appointed Oklahoma Attorney General and staunch climate change critic Scott Pritt to head the US Environment Protection Agency.

Trump to give up business completely

01 Dec 2016

Trump to give up business completely

President-elect Donald Trump announced that he'd be leaving his business empire before taking on the presidency.

Nikki Haley chosen as the US ambassador to UN

24 Nov 2016

Nikki Haley chosen as the US ambassador to UN

The transition team announced that President-elect Donald Trump has picked Indian-American Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations.

Priebus, Bannon appointed to White House roles

14 Nov 2016

Priebus, Bannon appointed to White House roles

Senior Republican Reince Priebus has been appointed as Donald Trump's new chief of staff, while Trump campaign chief Stephen Bannon as the White House's chief strategist.

Mike Pence made in-charge of White House transition

12 Nov 2016

Mike Pence made in-charge of White House transition

Vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has been made in charge of a White House transition team by President-elect Donald Trump.

All eyes are on Donald Trump's cabinet

10 Nov 2016

All eyes are on Donald Trump's cabinet

Donald Trump's campaign was extremely divisive and beset with controversies.