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Donald Trump's top aide to be America's new ambassador to India: White House Donald Trump's top aide to be America's new ambassador to India: White House

Kenneth I Juster is the Deputy Assistant to the US president for International Economic Affairs and Deputy Director of his National Economic Council.

US-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south US-backed Syrian forces close in on Raqqa from south

Islamic State is also facing defeat in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul and is being forced into retreat across much of Syria, where Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria is its last major foothold.

Stamps release, water puja, meditation mark Yoga celebrations at UN

More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives of several nations, diplomats, UN staff and yoga enthusiasts attended the outdoor "Yoga Session with Yoga Masters" session on Tuesday at the UN headquarters on the eve of the Third IDY.

Twitter can't handle Republican Senator's 'failed hug' with Ivanka Trump

Republican Senator Marco Rubio opened a Twitter `investigation` on Tuesday afternoon, after his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump`s daughter Ivanka Trump the same day went viral on twitter.

Afghanistan, Pakistan envoys engage in war of words before US audience

"But which Pakistan? The Pakistan that occupies by a militant group, by a military, or the Pakistan of the civilians?" Mohib asked.
 

Donald Trump slams North Korea after US student's death

On Twitter, Republican Senator Marco Rubio wrote that Warmbier "should never have been in jail for tearing down a stupid banner. And he most certainly should not have been murdered for it."
 

PM Narendra Modi to discuss H-1B visa issue with Donald Trump next week

Aside from the visa review, the Trump administration has launched an investigation of countries including India with which the United States runs a bilateral trade deficit.
 

US Coast Guard interviews container ship crew after warship collision US Coast Guard interviews container ship crew after warship collision

The US coast guard investigation is one several into the incident on Saturday involving the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal.

Donald Trump criticises federal government technology as outdated

During his election campaign, Donald Trump had little support from Silicon Valley.

Muslim teen killed after leaving Virginia mosque, dumped in a pond; police probe it as ''road rage'' incident Muslim teen killed after leaving Virginia mosque, dumped in a pond; police probe it as ''road rage'' incident

The attack took place about 3:40 am as up to 15 teenagers who had attended prayer services at the mosque were returning from a fast-food restaurant.

Muslim girl assaulted, killed after leaving US mosque

A Muslim girl was found dead a day after she was assaulted near a mosque in the US state of Virginia and a suspect has been arrested, police said.

Dalai Lama: Modern education needs to focus on compassion

China considers the spiritual leader a separatist seeking Tibetan independence. The Dalai Lama says he seeks protection of Tibetan culture.

US officer acquitted over shooting of black motorist

A Minnesota police officer was acquitted Friday in the shooting of a black motorist whose dying moments were captured on Facebook video in a case that shocked the nation.

US student's experience in North Korea 'truly terrible': Donald Trump US student's experience in North Korea 'truly terrible': Donald Trump

Warmbier fell into a coma while serving his sentence. He is now receiving treatment at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt: Reports One-time Niagara Falls survivor dies after apparent repeat stunt: Reports

According to local authorities Jones had tried going over the 167-foot (51-meter) high falls -- which straddle the border between Canada and the United States -- on April 19.
 

Girlfriend convicted in US texting suicide trial

A 20-year-old US woman was convicted of involuntary manslaughter Friday for ordering her teenage boyfriend to follow through on his long-planned suicide and for failing to save him from harm.

Donald Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russia probe Donald Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russia probe

US President Donald Trump kept up his criticism of the investigations in a series of tweets on Friday.

White House has no update on Russian report of Baghdadi's death White House has no update on Russian report of Baghdadi's death

The U.S. administration on Friday was unable to provide any update on a report by Russia`s defense ministry that it may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa last month, a White House official said.

Donald Trump says in tweet no proof of his ''collusion with the Russians'' Donald Trump says in tweet no proof of his ''collusion with the Russians''

Trump said in a tweet: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my `collusion with the Russians,` nobody has been able to show any proof.

United States accuses Chinese company of money-laundering for North Korea

The United States has accused a Chinese-based company of acting as a front for laundering money on behalf of a sanctioned North Korean bank and has filed a complaint seeking $1.9 million from it.

Venezuela protest deaths rise to 72 after two killed

Two protesters, both aged 20, died Thursday during anti-government demonstrations in separate regions of Venezuela, bringing the total deaths in more than two months of protests to 72.

Americans will not be intimidated by assaults on democracy: Donald Trump

Americans will not be intimidated by threats, acts of violence or assaults on democracy, President Donald Trump has said.

US student, freed from North Korea with neurological injury, was ''brutalized'' : Father

Otto Warmbier was arrested for trying to steal an item with a propaganda slogan, according to North Korean media.

US Senate approves new sanctions on Russia, Iran

It also aims to punish Russia's Vladimir Putin for interfering in last year's US election, and to make it tougher for the White House to roll back sanctions.

Donald Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'

"You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!?#MAGA," Trump said in a tweet.