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Donald Trump's top African-American adviser quits White House

Donald Trump's top African-American adviser quits White House

The highest-profile African-American adviser to US President Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault Newman, will step down on January 20, the White House Press Secretary has said.

Dec 14, 2017, 08:21 AM IST
US paying close attention to Beijing's OBOR, but no intent to contain China's growth: Official

US paying close attention to Beijing's OBOR, but no intent to contain China's growth: Official

The OBOR strategy articulates the Chinese view of their future of how they're going to grow their economy, and how they're going to protect that economic growth.

Dec 13, 2017, 06:46 AM IST
Pope Francis renews call for 'wisdom and prudence' over Jerusalem

Pope Francis renews call for 'wisdom and prudence' over Jerusalem

There were fresh protests in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over Trump`s declaration, a move that drew global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories.

Dec 10, 2017, 19:44 PM IST
Lebanon forces fire tear gas at protestors near US embassy

Lebanon forces fire tear gas at protestors near US embassy

Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water cannons on Sunday at demonstrators near the US embassy as they protested Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 10, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Russia says Pyongyang wants direct talks with Washington: RIA

Russia says Pyongyang wants direct talks with Washington: RIA

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that North Korea`s leadership wants direct talks with the United States to seek guarantees on their security from Washington, Russia`s RIA news agency reported.

Dec 07, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
Jerusalem: Five things you must know about

Jerusalem: Five things you must know about

Jerusalem is once again stirring powerful emotions around the world with US President Donald Trump set to recognise the city as Israel`s capital. 

Dec 06, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Donald Trump compares Flynn to Hillary, accuses FBI of adopting double standard

Donald Trump compares Flynn to Hillary, accuses FBI of adopting double standard

US President Donald Trump on Sunday accused the FBI of adopting a double standard while probing his former national security advisor Michael Flynn and 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton.

Dec 03, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
Pakistan's cooperation in war against terror unsatisfied: United States

Pakistan's cooperation in war against terror unsatisfied: United States

The US is not satisfied with Pakistan's co-operation in the war against terror as part of its South Asia strategy and yet to see Islamabad taking steps to "rein in" the Taliban and the Haqqani network, a senior Trump administration official has said.

Dec 03, 2017, 12:32 PM IST
Donald Trump posts tribute to US civil rights icon Rosa Parks

Donald Trump posts tribute to US civil rights icon Rosa Parks

In the video, Trump praised the Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, was a key moment in the US civil rights movement.

Dec 03, 2017, 07:23 AM IST
Russia rejects US call to snap North Korea ties

Russia rejects US call to snap North Korea ties

The latest threat came after North Korea tested its third ICBM, which it claimed was capable of striking anywhere in the United States.

Nov 30, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Donald Trump hits out at British PM over anti-Muslim videos criticism, tweets at wrong Theresa May

Donald Trump hits out at British PM over anti-Muslim videos criticism, tweets at wrong Theresa May

Initially, the US President tagged the wrong person, linking to a woman identified on Twitter as Theresa Scrivener. He fixed the error later.

Nov 30, 2017, 08:11 AM IST
US court backs Donald Trump in battle over interim consumer watchdog head

US court backs Donald Trump in battle over interim consumer watchdog head

Judge Timothy Kelly sided with the White House`s interpretation of the law following a hearing on Tuesday afternoon. 

Nov 29, 2017, 07:12 AM IST
Donald Trump faces backlash over decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

Donald Trump faces backlash over decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

President Donald Trump on Tuesday faced a backlash over his tough immigration policies after deciding that 59,000 Haitians who took refuge in the United States following the 2010 earthquake must return home.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:09 PM IST

Donald Trump administration releases rules on disclosing cyber flaws

The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery.

Nov 16, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
US to push for India's inclusion into 21-member APEC as Modi, Trump meet in Manila

US to push for India's inclusion into 21-member APEC as Modi, Trump meet in Manila

The support of the United States for India's inclusion into APEC will not only be seen as a major gesture towards Prime Minister Modi's government by the Trump administration, but will also be a move that would be a boost to India's economy and will give India a stronger control and a better standing in its relationship with China.

Nov 11, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

Barack Obama dismissed from jury duty in Chicago

Former US president Barack Obama answered a jury summons on Wednesday, but was dismissed soon after arriving at a Chicago courthouse to perform the civic duty asked of all Americans.

Nov 09, 2017, 13:19 PM IST
EAM assures all help to family of Sikh boy beaten up in US

EAM assures all help to family of Sikh boy beaten up in US

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday assured all help and assistance to the family of a Sikh boy who was allegedly beaten in Washington State in the US.

Nov 05, 2017, 18:30 PM IST

South China Sea not an issue with United States, says Beijing

The South China Sea was not an issue between China and the United States, and Washington is expected to make a positive contribution instead of stirring up trouble, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang said on Friday.

Nov 03, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
Did Donald Trump quit Twitter? Here's what happened

Did Donald Trump quit Twitter? Here's what happened

US President Donald Trump`s well-known Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday evening -- with the social media company blaming "human error by a Twitter employee."

Nov 03, 2017, 07:49 AM IST
Uzbek man charged in New York attack said he 'felt good' about what he did

Uzbek man charged in New York attack said he 'felt good' about what he did

An Uzbek immigrant accused of plowing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic State videos and began planning the attack a year ago, according to a criminal complaint filed against him on Wednesday.

Nov 02, 2017, 07:25 AM IST