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US Elections: Trump, Biden clash from afar at town halls

16 Oct 2020

US Elections: Trump, Biden clash from afar at town halls

American voters on Thursday (local time) heard incumbent President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden tell what they would do on coming to power and how they are the better version of their competitor.

US Elections: Second Presidential debate between Trump, Biden officially canceled

10 Oct 2020

US Elections: Second Presidential debate between Trump, Biden officially canceled

The second Presidential debate between United States President Donald Trump and Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden has officially been canceled by the Commission on Presidential Debates, after a series of back and forth arguments involving both campaigns.

Joe Biden claims 200,000,000 have died of coronavirus in US

21 Sep 2020

Joe Biden claims 200,000,000 have died of coronavirus in US

Democrat Joe Biden, who is challenging President Donald Trump for the White House, made a gaffe by saying 200 million have died of coronavirus in the United States when in reality the death toll is 204,122.

US elections: Donald Trump's campaign has already spent $800 million

10 Sep 2020

US elections: Donald Trump's campaign has already spent $800 million

United States President Donald Trump, who is seeking re-election later this year, is facing a cash crunch with his campaign just 60 days ahead of the Presidential elections.

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.

Trump's former campaign-manager Paul Manafort gets 47 months in prison

08 Mar 2019

Trump's former campaign-manager Paul Manafort gets 47 months in prison

US President Donald Trump's former campaign chief Paul Manafort was sentenced to 47 months in prison yesterday for tax crimes and bank fraud.

#ThatWas2018: From toilet-paper to denying climate-change, Trump was the newsmaker

29 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: From toilet-paper to denying climate-change, Trump was the newsmaker

US President Donald Trump is known for his unintentional funny antics.

Seriously considering running for US presidency in 2020: Tulsi Gabbard

13 Dec 2018

Seriously considering running for US presidency in 2020: Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, has hinted that she might be running for the White House in 2020.

#RussiaProbe: Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3yrs in prison

12 Dec 2018

#RussiaProbe: Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen sentenced to 3yrs in prison

US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been sentenced to three years in prison by a Manhattan federal court.

#RussiaProbe: Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

29 Nov 2018

#RussiaProbe: Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

US President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to "deliberately" lying to Congress about a Russian project by Trump Organization, which has been a focus of Special Counsel Mueller's Trump-Russia probe.

US Midterm Polls: FB, Insta block accounts fearing foreign interference

06 Nov 2018

US Midterm Polls: FB, Insta block accounts fearing foreign interference

Some 30 of Facebook accounts and 85 Instagram accounts were blocked over concerns that they may be linked to foreign entities and aimed at interfering in the US midterm elections.

Trump believes China also meddled in 2016 US presidential elections

15 Oct 2018

Trump believes China also meddled in 2016 US presidential elections

US President Donald Trump has alleged China, in addition to Russia, meddled in the 2016 US presidential elections.

Won't tolerate any form of foreign meddling in elections: Trump

13 Sep 2018

Won't tolerate any form of foreign meddling in elections: Trump

The United States will not tolerate any form of foreign interference in its elections, US President Donald Trump said yesterday after signing an executive order that initiates actions, including sanctions, against foreign entities who meddle or even attempt to interfere in US polls.

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

14 Jul 2018

Mueller's probe: 12 Russians indicted in 2016 US election hacking

The US Justice Department has indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for hacking the servers of senior Democrats, including their Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 US Presidential Election.

Now, Trump-aide charged with "paying European ex-politicians"

24 Feb 2018

Now, Trump-aide charged with "paying European ex-politicians"

After charges of tax and bank fraud, fresh trouble arose for US President Donald Trump's ex-campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

US-elections Russian interference probe: Lawyer accused of lying pleads guilty

21 Feb 2018

US-elections Russian interference probe: Lawyer accused of lying pleads guilty

Special Counsel Robert Mueller probing Russian interference in the 2016 US elections charged a lawyer for lying about his communications with former Trump campaign aide Richard Gates, who himself faces financial crime allegations.

Trump-Russia connection: Democrats claim firing special counsel will cause crisis

04 Feb 2018

Trump-Russia connection: Democrats claim firing special counsel will cause crisis

The crisis surrounding Russia's alleged involvement in US elections has worsened.

Trump "looking forward" to being interviewed in Russia collusion probe

25 Jan 2018

Trump "looking forward" to being interviewed in Russia collusion probe

US President Donald Trump seems to have ended months-long speculations about whether he would agree to be interviewed in the Russian collusion probe.

In a first, US Attorney General questioned in Russia investigation

23 Jan 2018

In a first, US Attorney General questioned in Russia investigation

After former chief strategist Steve Bannon, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was interviewed by Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into Russia's involvement in the 2016 presidential elections.

Russia Probe: Prosecutors to interview Steve Bannon; no grand-jury testifying

18 Jan 2018

Russia Probe: Prosecutors to interview Steve Bannon; no grand-jury testifying

After being subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury, former Trump aide Steve Bannon has instead agreed to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of the investigation into Russia's alleged interference in 2016 US Presidential Election.

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.

Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims

11 Nov 2017

Trump: Putin was insulted by US election interference claims

US President Donald Trump said his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin felt insulted by allegations of Russia's interference in the US presidential elections.

Trump's former campaign manager charged with fraud over Ukraine dealings

31 Oct 2017

Trump's former campaign manager charged with fraud over Ukraine dealings

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former presidential election campaign manager, has been charged with "conspiracy against the United States" over his business dealings with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.

Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos lied to FBI about Russian links

31 Oct 2017

Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos lied to FBI about Russian links

George Papadopoulos, Donald Trump's election campaign adviser, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about the timing of his meetings with individuals having Russian government links.

Facebook: Russia-linked posts reached 126 million American users

31 Oct 2017

Facebook: Russia-linked posts reached 126 million American users

Facebook has revealed that at least 126 million Americans have seen political adverts posted by Kremlin's operatives both during and after the 2016 US presidential elections.

Russia investigation: Mueller orders arrest of Trump's former campaign manager

30 Oct 2017

Russia investigation: Mueller orders arrest of Trump's former campaign manager

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, has reportedly been asked to surrender along with former business partner Rick Gates in the Russia election probe.

Reports: First charges filed in Trump-Russia investigation, arrests imminent

28 Oct 2017

Reports: First charges filed in Trump-Russia investigation, arrests imminent

On 28th Oct, an investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election were filed.

Paul Horner, notorious fake news writer found dead

28 Sep 2017

Paul Horner, notorious fake news writer found dead

Paul Horner, the writer who became famous for his fake news stories during the 2016 US Presidential elections, died at 38.

Reports: Trump associate bragged that Putin would get Donald elected

29 Aug 2017

Reports: Trump associate bragged that Putin would get Donald elected

A business associate of US President Donald Trump had in 2015 advocated using Russian President Vladimir Putin's help to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, the New York Times (NYT) reported.

Fake news: Facebook launches campaign to tackle menace

08 Apr 2017

Fake news: Facebook launches campaign to tackle menace

In an attempt to tackle the menace of fake news, Facebook is launching an educational tool: an ad will appear at the top of feeds for three days teaching users "how to spot fake news" and report it.

Facebook may have to pay for its fake news

19 Dec 2016

Facebook may have to pay for its fake news

Thomas Oppermann, chairman of Germany's Social Democratic Party suggested a new law which would require companies like Facebook to have an office in the country dealing with fake news and hate speech all day.

Facebook rolls out anti-fake-news features

16 Dec 2016

Facebook rolls out anti-fake-news features

In an attempt to curb growing criticism over the fake-news controversy on Facebook, the company has rolled out a set of new features to combat the menace.

What made news last week?

21 Nov 2016

What made news last week?

Demonetization politics continued with the opposition and Centre sticking to their views on the matter.

Zuckerberg announces plans to counter fake news on Facebook

20 Nov 2016

Zuckerberg announces plans to counter fake news on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has outlined steps to counter the issue of fake and misleading news stories appearing on Facebook.

Facebook accused of influencing US Elections

17 Nov 2016

Facebook accused of influencing US Elections

Although news is supposed to help the ordinary voter understand the world around him, fake news stories circulating on Facebook painted a very unreal picture of the 2016 US Elections.

Donald Trump's massive mandate

09 Nov 2016

Donald Trump's massive mandate

Donald Trump won 47.5% of the vote share, marginally lower than that of Clinton; this still resulted in a stunning 278 electoral votes for the Republicans.