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Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, builds pressure on Pence

11 Jan 2021

Pelosi says House will impeach Trump, builds pressure on Pence

Democrats in the United States House of Representatives are pressurizing Vice President Mike Pence to remove outgoing President Donald Trump from the Oval Office. If he doesn't, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, the House will move to impeach Trump, his second impeachment during the term.

White House warns of possible fast-spreading 'USA strain' of coronavirus

09 Jan 2021

White House warns of possible fast-spreading 'USA strain' of coronavirus

The White House Coronavirus Task Force has warned of the possibility of a new, more transmissible mutated variant of COVID-19 evolved in the United States.

Democrats want to impeach Trump, again, but Biden is non-committal

09 Jan 2021

Democrats want to impeach Trump, again, but Biden is non-committal

Following the shameful violence at the United States Capitol, Democrats have been laying the groundwork to impeach outgoing President Donald Trump, again, but his successor Joe Biden refused to endorse the idea.

Meet the Indian-American man who waved tricolor at US Capitol

08 Jan 2021

Meet the Indian-American man who waved tricolor at US Capitol

Wednesday's attack on the United States Capitol drew global attention, as thousands of supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump stormed the building, accusing the Democrats of stealing the election.

Coronavirus: United States records deadliest day as nearly 4,000 die

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: United States records deadliest day as nearly 4,000 die

The United States witnessed its worst day of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday as almost 4,000 died in the 24-hour period ending at 8:30 pm (local time).

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

08 Jan 2021

Day after Capitol violence, Trump concedes, talks of 'healing,' 'reconciliation'

After peddling misinformation since November, claiming that Democrats stole the election, and approaching courts, United States President Donald Trump came the closest to conceding on Thursday (local time), a day after the violence at Capitol shamed his country and shocked the globe.

Capitol chaos: Resignations hit White House, Melania Trump's aide quits

07 Jan 2021

Capitol chaos: Resignations hit White House, Melania Trump's aide quits

As the violence in the United States Capitol on Wednesday went on to become one of the defining moments of the tumultuous tenure of outgoing President Donald Trump, the White House was jolted by a spate of resignations, including that of the chief of staff of First Lady Melania Trump.

Assange loses bid for bail as he awaits extradition appeal

07 Jan 2021

Assange loses bid for bail as he awaits extradition appeal

Julian Assange on Wednesday lost his bid to be released from prison in London on bail as a UK judge ruled that it was only fair to first allow the US authorities to appeal against an order blocking his extradition on espionage charges.

US Congress certifies Biden's win, Trump promises 'orderly transition'

07 Jan 2021

US Congress certifies Biden's win, Trump promises 'orderly transition'

Hours after a mob attacked the United States Capitol, the Congress certified the win of President-elect Joe Biden early Thursday morning (local time) paving the path for the Democrat's inauguration on January 20.

Disgraceful, horrific, distressing: World leaders condemn chaos at US Capitol

07 Jan 2021

Disgraceful, horrific, distressing: World leaders condemn chaos at US Capitol

Leaders from across the world denounced the violence at the United States Capitol, saying that the mayhem was in sharp contrast to the democratic values of the nation.

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

07 Jan 2021

Twitter, Facebook temporarily lock Donald Trump's accounts amid Capitol assault

Twitter and Facebook accounts of outgoing United States President Donald Trump were temporarily locked by the tech giants on Wednesday in wake of the chaos that took over the Capitol just as a ceremonial session of Congress was underway.

Google employees form labor union with eye on future protests

05 Jan 2021

Google employees form labor union with eye on future protests

Over 200 employees and contractors of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., in the United States and Canada have formed a labor union, the group's elected leaders announced on Monday.

Trump calls Georgia's top official, demands to overturn election results

04 Jan 2021

Trump calls Georgia's top official, demands to overturn election results

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump directed the top election official in Georgia to "find enough votes" to change the poll outcome in an extraordinary phone call on Saturday, excerpts of which were released by the Washington Post on Sunday.

Donald Trump extends restrictions on work visas, immigration till March

01 Jan 2021

Donald Trump extends restrictions on work visas, immigration till March

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump extended curbs on legal immigration and visas, that allowed foreigners to temporarily work in the country, till March 31, 2021, just hours before the restrictions were set to lapse yesterday.

Scientists develop a new method for visualizing breath

31 Dec 2020

Scientists develop a new method for visualizing breath

A new method for visualizing the air exhaled while someone is speaking or singing could shed light on how diseases such as COVID-19 spread and can help evaluate the effectiveness of face masks, according to a study.

Harris receives the first dose of Moderna vaccine on camera

30 Dec 2020

Harris receives the first dose of Moderna vaccine on camera

The US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine live on television as part of efforts to build public trust in the inoculation process

Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year jail term

29 Dec 2020

Saudi women's rights activist gets nearly 6-year jail term

Prominent women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was sentenced to nearly six years in jail by a Saudi court on Monday, her family said.

More COVID-19 vaccines in pipeline as US ramps up effort

29 Dec 2020

More COVID-19 vaccines in pipeline as US ramps up effort

A US study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway as states continue to roll out scarce supplies of the first shots.

Trump signs law on Dalai Lama's succession, Beijing furious

28 Dec 2020

Trump signs law on Dalai Lama's succession, Beijing furious

During his last days at office, outgoing United States President Donald Trump has taken a decision that has left his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping miffed.

US lawmakers write to Pompeo on farmers' protest in India

25 Dec 2020

US lawmakers write to Pompeo on farmers' protest in India

A group of seven influential US lawmakers, including Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to raise the issue of farmers' protest in India with his Indian counterpart.

Trump pardons 26 people, including father of son-in-law Jared Kushner

24 Dec 2020

Trump pardons 26 people, including father of son-in-law Jared Kushner

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned 26 of his allies, including the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, the manager of the 2016 campaign Paul Manafort, and his longtime aide Roger Stone.

Trump criticizes COVID-19 relief bill; pushes for bigger stimulus checks

23 Dec 2020

Trump criticizes COVID-19 relief bill; pushes for bigger stimulus checks

United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened not to sign an $892 billion COVID-19 relief bill, arguing that the amount in the stimulus checks should be increased.

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

22 Dec 2020

US President Trump presents Legion of Merit to PM Modi

US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the Legion of Merit to PM Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating the strategic partnership of the two countries and the emergence of India as a global power.

Hyderabad man reportedly shot at in US: Details here

22 Dec 2020

Hyderabad man reportedly shot at in US: Details here

A 43-year-old man from Hyderabad was fired upon and injured in Chicago in the United States, his family members said on Monday.

US President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine on live television

22 Dec 2020

US President-elect Joe Biden receives coronavirus vaccine on live television

On Monday, United States President-elect Joe Biden received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on live television, in an obvious bid to junk myths about the doses and tell Americans that it is safe to get inoculated.

Coronavirus: Myths about the COVID-19 vaccine busted

21 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: Myths about the COVID-19 vaccine busted

As vaccines for COVID-19 have started being rolled out in parts of the world, certain myths have been propagated questioning their safety and efficacy.

Trump wants Supreme Court to overturn Pennsylvania election results

21 Dec 2020

Trump wants Supreme Court to overturn Pennsylvania election results

US President Donald Trump continued with efforts to overturn the results of the November 3 election, saying they had filed a new petition with the Supreme Court.

Over 1.28 lakh receive Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in US

20 Dec 2020

Over 1.28 lakh receive Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in US

Since vaccinations started in the United States on Monday, over 1.28 lakh people have reportedly received the vaccine so far.

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

18 Dec 2020

United States has approved Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, says Trump

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the United States, outgoing President Donald Trump announced ahead of the nation's drug regulator.

India recorded 22K coronavirus cases yesterday, lowest since July

15 Dec 2020

India recorded 22K coronavirus cases yesterday, lowest since July

In an upbeat piece of news, India on Monday logged just a little over 22,000 COVID-19 cases — the nation's lowest single-day rise since July 4.

Trump clears way for Biden's transition, but still not conceding

24 Nov 2020

Trump clears way for Biden's transition, but still not conceding

Outgoing US President Donald Trump finally agreed to make his successor Joe Biden's transition into the White House smooth, as he asked the General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done."

Trump fires official who rejected conspiracy theories about election fraud

18 Nov 2020

Trump fires official who rejected conspiracy theories about election fraud

In his quest to convince everyone that Joe Biden won United States Presidential Elections only because of fraud, incumbent President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired an official, whom he had appointed.

London named best city in world, Delhi takes 62nd position

17 Nov 2020

London named best city in world, Delhi takes 62nd position

Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy Ltd., which deals in real estate, released its "World's Best Cities for 2021" list, naming London as the best city.

Days after upsetting results, Trump comes close to conceding defeat

14 Nov 2020

Days after upsetting results, Trump comes close to conceding defeat

Refusing to concede defeat for days now, US President Donald Trump came closest ever to accepting his fate on Friday, by blurting that "time will tell" if he remains at the helm of the most powerful nation or not.

US planning Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine distribution as early as December

11 Nov 2020

US planning Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine distribution as early as December

The United States could begin inoculating its citizens with Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine as early as December, provided the drugmaker submits data from its trial to health regulators, Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday.

Joe Biden names Indian-American as co-chair of coronavirus task force

10 Nov 2020

Joe Biden names Indian-American as co-chair of coronavirus task force

Keeping his promise of acting on the coronavirus pandemic as soon as he takes office, US President-elect Joe Biden formed a task force, which will guide his administration.

How Trump administration is making Joe Biden's transition difficult?

10 Nov 2020

How Trump administration is making Joe Biden's transition difficult?

US President Donald Trump's ouster from the White House will be far from seamless, as his tweets on the election results have confirmed.

Coronavirus: US only nation to report over 10 million cases

09 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: US only nation to report over 10 million cases

In a grim turn of events, the United States became the first nation where coronavirus cases have trumped the ten million mark; the tally stands at 10,288,480. The powerful country has so far lost 243,768 to the contagious disease.

#USAElections2020: Counting continues; Biden, on road to presidency, addresses country

07 Nov 2020

#USAElections2020: Counting continues; Biden, on road to presidency, addresses country

Over three days after election night, the counting of votes continued in the United States of America making it clearer that Democrat Joe Biden will unseat the incumbent President Donald Trump.

#USAElections2020: Biden leads in traditionally red state Georgia; Trump suffers

06 Nov 2020

#USAElections2020: Biden leads in traditionally red state Georgia; Trump suffers

In what comes as a huge setback for incumbent US President Donald Trump, his opponent Joe Biden has taken a narrow lead in the state of Georgia, which has remained a GOP bastion for years. If the Democratic challenger wins Georgia, the White House will be stone's throw away for him.