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Don't panic, no fundamental change in H-1B visa programme, assures US diplomat

Don't panic, no fundamental change in H-1B visa programme, assures US diplomat

The H1-B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US firms to hire highly skilled foreign professionals working in areas with shortages of qualified American workers.

Feb 26, 2018, 23:52 PM IST
In a 3,000-word open letter, Taliban urges Americans to 'rethink' war

In a 3,000-word open letter, Taliban urges Americans to 'rethink' war

The Taliban letter addresses the American people and urges the US administration to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan.

Feb 15, 2018, 09:42 AM IST
My relation with Kim Jong-un is very good: Donald Trump

My relation with Kim Jong-un is very good: Donald Trump

On January 10, the White House cited Trump`s willingness to hold talks "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances" with Pyongyang.

Jan 12, 2018, 10:55 AM IST
Mexico will never pay for Donald Trump`s planned border wall: Mexican minister

Mexico will never pay for Donald Trump`s planned border wall: Mexican minister

Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Thursday that Mexico could pay for the wall.

Jan 12, 2018, 08:59 AM IST
Why should United States take immigrants from 'sh*thole countries': Donald Trump

Why should United States take immigrants from 'sh*thole countries': Donald Trump

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "shithole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Jan 12, 2018, 08:01 AM IST
Donald Trump says US could `conceivably` return to Paris climate deal

Donald Trump says US could `conceivably` return to Paris climate deal

The process of leaving is long and complex, and Trump`s comments will renew questions about whether he actually intends to withdraw or simply wants easier US emissions targets.

Jan 11, 2018, 08:31 AM IST
Donald Trump embraces role as negotiator in chief on immigration

Donald Trump embraces role as negotiator in chief on immigration

Trump signaled he was open to more comprehensive immigration reform to address millions of other undocumented people living in the shadows.

Jan 10, 2018, 06:49 AM IST
US sets deadline for 200,000 Salvadorans to leave

US sets deadline for 200,000 Salvadorans to leave

Democrats in Congress are also fighting to protect the right to stay inside the US of 690,000 young immigrants known as "Dreamers," people who arrived in the country as children.

Jan 09, 2018, 10:21 AM IST
2017 'costliest' year in US: Report

2017 'costliest' year in US: Report

The US had 16 weather and climate disasters in 2017 each with losses exceeding $1 billion.

Jan 09, 2018, 09:06 AM IST
Take decisive action against terror groups: US tells Pakistan

Take decisive action against terror groups: US tells Pakistan

Pentagon Press Secretary Army Col Rob Manning said the US has conveyed "specific and concrete steps" to Pakistan that it could take to eliminate terror networks on its soil.

Jan 09, 2018, 08:36 AM IST
US apologises to Japan over repeated military accidents

US apologises to Japan over repeated military accidents

In December, a window from a US military helicopter fell onto a school sports ground near the Futenma marine air base in Okinawa, but again no one was injured.

Jan 09, 2018, 08:22 AM IST
Donald Trump medical exam won't include mental fitness test: White House

Donald Trump medical exam won't include mental fitness test: White House

Donald Trump will be examined at the Walter Reed military hospital in a Washington suburb Friday and the results are set to be made public.

Jan 09, 2018, 06:49 AM IST
Pakistan reacts after US suspends military aid, says fight against terrorism will suffer

Pakistan reacts after US suspends military aid, says fight against terrorism will suffer

The US depends on Pakistan for ferrying supplies to its troops in landlocked Afghanistan.

Jan 05, 2018, 19:37 PM IST
No US bill on tightening Iran nuclear deal imminent: Senator

No US bill on tightening Iran nuclear deal imminent: Senator

In October, President Donald Trump refused to certify that Iran was respecting its commitments on the 2015 nuclear agreement, but did not re-impose sanctions or abandon the deal itself.

Jan 04, 2018, 22:41 PM IST

Dow hits 25,000 points for 1st time on US hiring data

US stocks have opened 2018 in full-throttle bull market mode, bidding stocks up to a succession of records following the December passage of a massive tax cut signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Jan 04, 2018, 20:41 PM IST
South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

South Korea seizes second ship suspected of providing oil to North Korea

The UN Security Council last month unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea for a recent intercontinental ballistic missile test.

Dec 31, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Donald Trump's approval rating same as Barack Obama in first year at office

Donald Trump's approval rating same as Barack Obama in first year at office

According to the Rasmussen Reports' poll, US President Donald Trump on Thursday got an approval rating of 46 percent, as compared to a disapproval rating of 53 percent.

Dec 29, 2017, 07:55 AM IST
As cold wave sweeps North America, Donald Trump makes light of climate

As cold wave sweeps North America, Donald Trump makes light of climate

Trump, 71, has dismissed global warming as a Chinese hoax, vowed to quit the 2015 Paris accord and tapped fossil fuel allies to key environmental posts.

Dec 29, 2017, 07:32 AM IST
Jerusalem: Israel plans 'Trump station' near Western Wall

Jerusalem: Israel plans 'Trump station' near Western Wall

Israel regards Jerusalem as its "eternal and undivided" capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem -- occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war -- as the capital of a future state.

Dec 28, 2017, 08:42 AM IST
Jerusalem embassy move a 'sovereign' decision: Guatemala

Jerusalem embassy move a 'sovereign' decision: Guatemala

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced that he was ordering his country's embassy to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Dec 27, 2017, 07:20 AM IST