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PM Narendra Modi unlikely to attend UNGA session in September

The summit was the only forum when Modi and Sharif had come face to face during their visit for the UN General Assembly. 

US Republicans' push to roll back Obamacare faces crucial test

A seven-year Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare faces a major test this week in the US Senate.

No touching: Canadian Governor-General breaks protocol with hand on Queen Elizabeth

No touching: Canadian Governor-General breaks protocol with hand on Queen Elizabeth

David Johnston, who is the British queen's representative in Canada where she is head of state, joined the likes of former US first lady Michelle Obama in breaching unspoken rules of behaviour when meeting the monarch.

US puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

US puts new sanctions on Iran over ballistic missile program

The US government said it was targeting 18 entities and people for supporting what is said was "illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity."

Despite setback in relations, Cuba to continue dialogue with United States

Castro said that Trump's decisions ignored large sectors of the US and most Cuban emigrants in support of lifting the embargo and normalising bilateral ties, and merely satisfied a small group in Florida.

Donald Trump's visit to Britain to be delayed until 2018: Source

Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invitation when she visited Washington just days after Trump's inauguration in January, but a date has yet to be set.

Donald Trump, with Vladimir Putin, predicts 'positive things' for US, Russia

Donald Trump, with Vladimir Putin, predicts 'positive things' for US, Russia

Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, had notoriously strained ties to Putin, and Trump has expressed an interest in a better US-Russia relationship.
 

Pentagon delays plan for transgender recruits

The decision to delay the plan for six months was made on the eve of a deadline set by Mattis's predecessor, Ashton Carter, during Barack Obama's administration.

 

Despite hacking charges, US tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service

As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB`s alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters.

Donald Trump picks Indian American Krishna R Urs to be ambassador to Peru

The appointment of Urs, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, would have to be approved by the Senate.

Barack Obama and family move from Bali to Java on Indonesia trip

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has invited the Obamas to visit the Bogor Palace in West Java during their nine-day trip in Indonesia, where Obama lived for several years as a child.

President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump to welcome PM Modi at the White House

President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump to welcome PM Modi at the White House

The US side is likely to be represented by Vice President Mike Pence, Defence Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Advisor Lt Gen H R McMaster.
 

Barack Obama did not act against Russia as he was sure of Hillary Clinton's win: Donald Trump

Barack Obama did not act against Russia as he was sure of Hillary Clinton's win: Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump has alleged that the former administration failed to take action against Russia for election meddling, as it was confident of Hillary Clinton`s win.

Donald Trump attacks Barack Obama over Russia and elections: "He colluded"

Donald Trump attacks Barack Obama over Russia and elections: "He colluded"

In December, Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention in the election and to deliver a report before he left office on Jan. 20.

 

White House forgoes traditional dinner commemorating Ramadan

Last year, then Presidential candidate Trump told an ABC News interview that he would be open to continuing the tradition of hosting the dinner if he were in the White House.

Barack Obama kicks off tropical holiday in Indonesia

The casually dressed former president arrived in the resort island of Bali with his wife Michelle and their two daughters, a local military commander said.

 Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says ''no''

Donald Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says ''no''

Five Republican senators have announced they will not support the bill, which is designed to repeal and replace Obamacare, in its current form.

Donald Trump does not intend to fire investigator Robert Mueller: White House

President Donald Trump has no intention of firing the special counsel investigating charges of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, even though he questioned the official`s impartiality in an interview, the White House said on Friday.

CIA knew in August that Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to boost Trump: Report

The intelligence shocked the White House and put US security chiefs on a top-secret crisis footing to figure out how to react.

North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

President Donald Trump has slammed the treatment of 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier, who spent more than a year in detention in the secretive state, as "a total disgrace".