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What sexual-assault charges does White House hopeful Joe Biden face?

01 May 2020

What sexual-assault charges does White House hopeful Joe Biden face?

Joe Biden, the former Vice-President of the US and Democratic Presidential candidate, will for the first time address the sexual allegations leveled against him by Tara Reade, a woman staffer from the 90s.

Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized

14 Jan 2020

Donald Trump could visit India soon, dates are being finalized

A logistics and security team from Washington is expected to arrive in New Delhi this week to figure out modalities of US President Donald Trump's probable visit to India.

Modi, Trump to meet today; will discuss Kashmir and trade

26 Aug 2019

Modi, Trump to meet today; will discuss Kashmir and trade

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on Monday in France on the sidelines of the G7 Summit and are likely to discuss trade as well as the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Writer, who lost book deal over a tweet, sues publisher

09 Jun 2019

Writer, who lost book deal over a tweet, sues publisher

About a month after her book deal was canceled as she shamed a Black Metro worker on Twitter, Jordanian-American journalist and writer Natasha Tynes is suing her publisher, Rare Bird Lit. Inc.

This toilet paper for millennials can last 3 whole months

05 Jun 2019

This toilet paper for millennials can last 3 whole months

Procter & Gamble Co. has just created a new toilet paper roll for its brand Charmin in an attempt to attract millennial customers (as if they don't buy toilet paper already).

Russia calls US tightening of Iran oil sanctions 'aggressive, reckless'

24 Apr 2019

Russia calls US tightening of Iran oil sanctions 'aggressive, reckless'

Russia yesterday called the US tightening of oil sanctions on Iran an "aggressive and reckless" policy after Washington announced it was seeking to stop all exports of Iranian crude.

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

05 Apr 2019

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that the United States and China could wrap up trade talks within four weeks after making quick progress on the potentially "epic" deal.

Foreign Secretary Gokhale to discuss regional, global issues with Pompeo

11 Mar 2019

Foreign Secretary Gokhale to discuss regional, global issues with Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale today, during which the two officials are likely to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues of common interest.

US leaving missile-treaty to 'get out of its obligations': Russia

02 Feb 2019

US leaving missile-treaty to 'get out of its obligations': Russia

Moscow denounced Washington's decision to leave a landmark Cold War nuclear missile treaty yesterday, saying it was part of a plan to "get out of its international legal obligations".

US court orders Syria to pay $302mn for journalist's murder

01 Feb 2019

US court orders Syria to pay $302mn for journalist's murder

On Wednesday night, a court in Washington slapped the Syrian government with $302mn in damages for the death of journalist Marie Colvin.

Raising 'Khalistan Zindabad' slogans, Sikh separatists hold protest in US

27 Jan 2019

Raising 'Khalistan Zindabad' slogans, Sikh separatists hold protest in US

A small group of Sikh separatists held a protest in front of the Indian Embassy in Washington during which they tried to burn the tricolour on the Republic Day, a move slammed by local Sikh community.

Study: Hindus in US are the most educated religious community

09 Jan 2019

Study: Hindus in US are the most educated religious community

In an encouraging news, the Hindu community has turned out to be the most educated among 30 religious groups in the United States, according to 2014 Religious Landscape Study by Pew Research Center.

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.

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

20 Dec 2018

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

US President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill on Tibet into law that could enrage China, paving the way to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to the sensitive Himalayan region, the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama.

Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US

19 Dec 2018

Russia has enough missiles without violating treaty: Putin to US

Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday rejected the US claim that Russia has developed a new cruise missile in violation of a key nuclear treaty.

N Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearization'

17 Dec 2018

N Korea warns US sanctions may 'block path to denuclearization'

North Korea has condemned the US over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could "block the path to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula forever".

White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China

14 Dec 2018

White House trade advisor vows 'tough' talks with China

United States President Donald Trump's trade negotiators will hold "tough" talks with China, a senior White House advisor said yesterday while cautioning against watching day-to-day reports on the negotiations.

Climate isn't weather: Trump gets science lessons from Assamese girl

28 Nov 2018

Climate isn't weather: Trump gets science lessons from Assamese girl

On November 21, the temperature dropped to -2 degree Celsius in Washington, US.

China announces it is ready for trade talks with US

10 Nov 2018

China announces it is ready for trade talks with US

A top Chinese diplomat yesterday, while addressing a press conference in Washington, said China has kept its door open for trade talks with the US, as the two top global economies are locked in a trade war.

180 million jobs for women at high risk globally: IMF

09 Oct 2018

180 million jobs for women at high risk globally: IMF

As many as 180 million jobs for women are at high risk of being displaced globally due to new technologies like automation, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned today.

Tension over Project Maven pull-out draws Sundar Pichai to Pentagon

06 Oct 2018

Tension over Project Maven pull-out draws Sundar Pichai to Pentagon

Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai discreetly met with a group of civilian and military leaders in the Pentagon in a bid to ease tensions over Google's withdrawal from Project Maven.

US urges new Pakistan govt to treat minorities with equality

07 Sep 2018

US urges new Pakistan govt to treat minorities with equality

Several US lawmakers have urged Pakistan's new government to treat its religious minorities with equality and dignity.

Washington: 'Suicidal' airline employee steals plane, flies it, then crashes

11 Aug 2018

Washington: 'Suicidal' airline employee steals plane, flies it, then crashes

In a rather unusual turn of events, an Alaska Airlines plane was stolen by a 29-year-old man from the Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington on Friday.

Trump invites Putin to Washington. Next step of friendship?

20 Jul 2018

Trump invites Putin to Washington. Next step of friendship?

US President Donald Trump has instructed his top national security aide to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to Washington later this year and the "discussions are already underway", the White House has said.

US: Afghan-Embassy holds memorial-service for Hindus, Sikhs killed in Afghanistan

17 Jul 2018

US: Afghan-Embassy holds memorial-service for Hindus, Sikhs killed in Afghanistan

The Afghan Embassy in Washington held a memorial service on Sunday for the members of the minority communities of Hindus and Sikhs killed recently in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan.

China's economic growth down to 6.7% in second quarter

16 Jul 2018

China's economic growth down to 6.7% in second quarter

China's economic growth slowed slightly in the second-quarter as the world's number two economy faced a snowballing trade fight with the US.

Aruna Miller, second Indian-American in line to become US Congresswoman

25 Jun 2018

Aruna Miller, second Indian-American in line to become US Congresswoman

Indian-American Aruna Miller, seeking to enter the US House of Representatives from a Congressional seat in Maryland, has emerged as one of the top fundraisers, days ahead of the Democratic primary.

Want to make Maharashtra trillion-dollar economy by 2025: Fadnavis

15 Jun 2018

Want to make Maharashtra trillion-dollar economy by 2025: Fadnavis

Maharashtra is aspiring to make the state the first trillion-dollar economy by 2025, CM Devendra Fadnavis said in Washington.

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.

Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy

09 Jun 2018

Chinese hackers steal highly-sensitive 'undersea warfare' data from US Navy

Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive cache of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new submarine-launched anti-ship missile.

Clandestine Facebook deals gave special firms access to user's data

09 Jun 2018

Clandestine Facebook deals gave special firms access to user's data

Social media giant Facebook had customized data-sharing deal known internally as "whitelists" with certain companies giving them special access to user's records, a Wall Street Journal report said.

22-year-old Assam lawyer chosen for prestigious peace-building program in US

08 Jun 2018

22-year-old Assam lawyer chosen for prestigious peace-building program in US

Salma Hussain, a 22-year-old lawyer in Assam, will join a team of young women selected from across the world for a peace-building initiative by a Washington-based institute.

US: Gauri Lankesh, Sudip Dutta Bhuamik added to Journalists Memorial

05 Jun 2018

US: Gauri Lankesh, Sudip Dutta Bhuamik added to Journalists Memorial

Two Indian journalists Gauri Lankesh and Sudip Dutta Bhaumik were among the 18 fallen members of the media added to the Journalists Memorial by Newseum at a ceremony in Washington.

Doctor sued for secretly impregnating patient with his own sperm

06 Apr 2018

Doctor sued for secretly impregnating patient with his own sperm

In a bizarre incident, a 36-year-old American woman has sued the former fertility doctor of her parents for secretly using his own sperm to conceive her.

US makes Pakistan PM Abbasi undergo routine security-check at airport

28 Mar 2018

US makes Pakistan PM Abbasi undergo routine security-check at airport

Pakistan is enraged over visuals of PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi leaving a security checkpoint at a US airport during a recent "private" visit.

Thousands rally across the US on second Women's March

21 Jan 2018

Thousands rally across the US on second Women's March

On Donald Trump's first anniversary, thousands of protesters rallied for a second Women's March against the US president.

Washington renames Russian embassy street after murdered Russian politician

12 Jan 2018

Washington renames Russian embassy street after murdered Russian politician

In a new development, the Washington DC City Council has unanimously voted to rename the street which houses the Russian embassy after slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov.

Baloch and Indian-American activists in Washington slam 'Chappal Chor Pakistan'

08 Jan 2018

Baloch and Indian-American activists in Washington slam 'Chappal Chor Pakistan'

Balochistan activists and Indian-Americans protested against "Chappal Chor Pakistan" outside its embassy in Washington.

Washington: 3 passengers killed, 100 injured in Amtrak train derailment

19 Dec 2017

Washington: 3 passengers killed, 100 injured in Amtrak train derailment

At least three people were killed and 100 injured when an Amtrak train crashed on to a highway after getting derailed and falling off a railway bridge.

UN Security Council to vote on Trump's Jerusalem announcement

18 Dec 2017

UN Security Council to vote on Trump's Jerusalem announcement

The UN Security Council is set to vote today on a draft resolution calling for a withdrawal of US President Donald Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.