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TikTok brings Oracle and Walmart on board, Trump approves deal

20 Sep 2020

TikTok brings Oracle and Walmart on board, Trump approves deal

TikTok finally appears to be finalizing a way to prevent itself from getting banned in the United States.

Trump knew coronavirus was deadly, downplayed threat, claims Woodward's book

10 Sep 2020

Trump knew coronavirus was deadly, downplayed threat, claims Woodward's book

Much before coronavirus took the first life in the United States, President Donald Trump understood the severity of it, but chose to mislead the public, a new book by journalist Bob Woodward claims.

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

09 Sep 2020

Donald Trump nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Here's why

United States President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a deal between adversaries Israel and UAE, reports said on Wednesday.

Former Trump lawyer claims President ogled at his teen daughter

07 Sep 2020

Former Trump lawyer claims President ogled at his teen daughter

Disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen has claimed that United States President Donald Trump ogled at his teenage daughter in his tell-all memoir.

India-China border row: Trump says he would 'love to help'

05 Sep 2020

India-China border row: Trump says he would 'love to help'

United States President Donald Trump has extended his aid in resolving the ongoing border conflict between India and China.

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

02 Sep 2020

US won't participate in WHO-led global coronavirus vaccine effort

The United States, the worst-affected country in the pandemic, on Tuesday said it won't be participating in the global effort to develop and distribute coronavirus vaccine because it is led by World Health Organization (WHO).

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

01 Sep 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.

US: Kellyanne Conway, Trump's long-time aide, is quitting White House

24 Aug 2020

US: Kellyanne Conway, Trump's long-time aide, is quitting White House

Senior White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway, seen as one of the most loyal aides of US President Donald Trump, said on Sunday (local time) that she will be leaving the administration by the end of this month to focus on her family.

Pakistan admits Dawood Ibrahim lives in Karachi, releases his address

22 Aug 2020

Pakistan admits Dawood Ibrahim lives in Karachi, releases his address

The Pakistan government on Saturday admitted that Dawood Ibrahim, who is among India's most wanted, lives in Karachi.

US: Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination; vows to end 'darkness'

21 Aug 2020

US: Biden accepts Democratic presidential nomination; vows to end 'darkness'

Former US Vice-President and Democrat veteran, Joe Biden, formally accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday, launching a general-election challenge to President Donald Trump.

Former Trump advisor arrested for fraud over Mexican wall funds

20 Aug 2020

Former Trump advisor arrested for fraud over Mexican wall funds

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was arrested on Thursday on charges that he and three of his associates defrauded the donors of the 'We Build the Wall' fundraising campaign.

Kamala Harris formally accepts Vice-Presidential nomination, rips into Trump's tenure

20 Aug 2020

Kamala Harris formally accepts Vice-Presidential nomination, rips into Trump's tenure

The Democratic Party of the United States formally declared Kamala Harris, a first-time Senator from California, as its Vice-President candidate on the third night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC).

Democrats name Joe Biden as official challenger to President Trump

19 Aug 2020

Democrats name Joe Biden as official challenger to President Trump

On Tuesday, USA's Democratic Party named former Vice President Joe Biden as the official candidate for the 2020 Presidential Elections, to take on incumbent President Donald Trump this November.

Democratic National-Convention starts, Michelle berates Trump, few Republicans endorse Biden

18 Aug 2020

Democratic National-Convention starts, Michelle berates Trump, few Republicans endorse Biden

On Monday, the Democratic National Convention, to formally choose former US Vice-President Joe Biden as the challenger against incumbent President Donald Trump, started, in a manner unknown to America's long history.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

17 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

Over the weekend, a lot happened in the world of technology.

Trump gives ByteDance 90-day deadline to sell TikTok's US business

15 Aug 2020

Trump gives ByteDance 90-day deadline to sell TikTok's US business

Delivering his latest salvo against Beijing, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order giving ByteDance a 90-day deadline to divest the US operations of TikTok, its video-sharing service.

With Trump's help, Israel, UAE strike deal to normalize relations

14 Aug 2020

With Trump's help, Israel, UAE strike deal to normalize relations

In a surprise announcement on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said that Israel and UAE have struck a historic peace deal to normalize diplomatic relations.

US: Joe Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris as running mate

12 Aug 2020

US: Joe Biden picks Indian-origin Kamala Harris as running mate

White House hopeful Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris, a first-time senator from California as his running mate on Tuesday, welcoming a colleague in his battle against President Donald Trump who had opposed him in Democratic primaries before ending her own Presidential run.

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

11 Aug 2020

Trump considers banning re-entry of citizens suspected to have COVID-19

United States President Donald Trump is reportedly considering new immigration rules impacting US citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

10 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok plans to sue Trump administration, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok was reported to be planning legal action against Trump administration.

Donald Trump or Joe Biden: Who is leading the polls?

06 Aug 2020

Donald Trump or Joe Biden: Who is leading the polls?

The upcoming United States Presidential elections are slated to be held on November 3, where Republican President Donald Trump will run against the Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden.

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

04 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter 'error' keeps users from tweeting, and more

In the updates since last night, Twitter drew flak for an error that restricted tweeting.

After India's ban, questions loom over TikTok's fate in America

02 Aug 2020

After India's ban, questions loom over TikTok's fate in America

A month ago, India banned TikTok, citing concerns over data security and deeming the app prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, and defense of India, as well as security of the state and public order.

US will ban Chinese app TikTok, declares President Donald Trump

01 Aug 2020

US will ban Chinese app TikTok, declares President Donald Trump

After indicating his views about TikTok, owned by Chinese giant ByteDance several times, United States President Donald Trump said on Friday (local time) that he will ban the popular short-form video app.

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

31 Jul 2020

Young people not entirely safe from coronavirus, WHO reiterates

With the seventh month of battling the coronavirus pandemic over, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday repeated that guard can't be let down and blamed the younger population for driving the surge in some countries, adding that they aren't "invincible."

The Lincoln Project: The conservative group pushing for Trump's ouster

30 Jul 2020

The Lincoln Project: The conservative group pushing for Trump's ouster

United States President Donald Trump has many critics, and he only seems to have gained more due to his administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over international student visa rules

08 Jul 2020

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over international student visa rules

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday sued the Donald Trump administration in the United States over expelling foreign students if their classes go online due to the pandemic.

Trump is a bully, narcissist, alleges niece in explosive book

08 Jul 2020

Trump is a bully, narcissist, alleges niece in explosive book

United States President Donald Trump is a child stuck in an adult's body and is a narcissist shaped by his "bullying father," his niece Mary Trump claimed in a tell-all explosive book.

Trump suspends H-1B, other visas, for the rest of 2020

23 Jun 2020

Trump suspends H-1B, other visas, for the rest of 2020

United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation, thereby suspending H-1B visas, hugely popular among Indian IT professionals, and other work visas for the rest of this year, just as his country deals with the massive impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

21 Jun 2020

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

United States President Donald Trump will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days.

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

21 Jun 2020

Trump says US will help India, China resolve 'tough situation'

United States President Donald Trump has said that the US is trying to help resolve the ongoing border tensions between India and China.

Donald Trump mulling H-1B visa suspension amid rising unemployment

12 Jun 2020

Donald Trump mulling H-1B visa suspension amid rising unemployment

United States President Donald Trump could suspend a large number of work visas to protect the unemployed Americans in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

US: Teargas fired at peaceful protest for Trump's photo-op

02 Jun 2020

US: Teargas fired at peaceful protest for Trump's photo-op

United States President Donald Trump on Monday said that he would deploy the military if local police cannot stop the violence at protests against the death of George Floyd.

As protests continued, Trump was briefly taken to underground bunker

01 Jun 2020

As protests continued, Trump was briefly taken to underground bunker

As hundreds of people gathered outside White House on Friday night, to raise their voice against the brutal killing of a black man by a police officer in broad daylight, United States President Donald Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker, reports said on Monday.

US cities order curfews amid protests against George Floyd's death

31 May 2020

US cities order curfews amid protests against George Floyd's death

As protests against the death of a Black man in police custody continued to intensify in the United States, multiple cities ordered curfews.

Trump postpones G7 Summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

31 May 2020

Trump postpones G7 Summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will be postponing the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) Summit. The US holds the presidency of the G7 this year.

How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

30 May 2020

How the George Floyd case sparked violent protests across US

The death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, has sparked protests across the United States. Floyd died after a white cop knelt on his neck for several minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis.

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

28 May 2020

Trump to sign executive order targeting social media firms

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media, the White House has confirmed.

Donald Trump says he is taking anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine

19 May 2020

Donald Trump says he is taking anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine

United States President Donald Trump made a surprising revelation on Monday, saying that he has been taking the anti-malarial drug, Hydroxychloroquine, for a week and a half now.