Obama administration

US delays decision on work authorisation of spouses of H-1B visa holders

The H-1B programme attracts foreign specialised workers to come to the US for employment, many of them from India and China.

Mar 03, 2018, 14:00 PM IST

US may stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working

The H-1B programme attracts foreign specialised workers to come to the United States for employment, many of them from India and China.

Dec 16, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

New York to sue Trump if he scraps young immigrants program

The US state of New York will sue President Donald Trump if he scraps a program shielding from deportation immigrants who came to the US illegally as children, officials said.

Sep 05, 2017, 08:25 AM IST

United States says no decision on special Afgan-Pak envoy

The US has said that it has not taken a decision yet on the future of the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan amid reports that the crucial post created under the previous Obama administration was being scrapped.

Jun 24, 2017, 14:42 PM IST

Did not record conversations with former FBI Director James Comey: Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, laying to rest speculation that arose after he tweeted last month that Comey better hope there were no tapes.

Jun 22, 2017, 23:08 PM IST

US in no 'condition to lecture us' on human rights: Cuba to Donald Trump

In response to President Donald Trump`s announcement that he is reversing the Obama administration`s steps to thaw ties with Cuba, the Castro government has hit back strongly saying the U.S. is in no "condition to lecture us.

Jun 18, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Donald Trump believes climate is changing, says Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley, the US' Permanent Representative to the UN, said President Donald Trump does believe in climate change and that humans have a role in it, the media reported.

Jun 04, 2017, 10:29 AM IST

May retaliate against USA over expulsion of Russian diplomats, says Kremlin

Moscow is also waiting for the return of two diplomatic compounds seized in the United States during the same espionage scandal, Yuri Ushakov, a Kremlin foreign policy aide, said.

May 12, 2017, 21:16 PM IST

Top Obama officials to testify on Russian poll interference

The scandal over Russian meddling in last year's presidential election returns to the forefront of Washington politics after weeks of quiet tomorrow, when two top officials from the Obama administration are set to testify in Congress.

May 07, 2017, 11:37 AM IST

Jim Mattis in Riyadh to boost US-Saudi alliance

The United States and Saudi Arabia have a decades-old relationship based on the exchange of American security for Saudi oil.

Apr 19, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Former White House NSA denies using govt secrets for political purpose

Former White House national security adviser Susan Rice has said she denied making public the names of any associates of President Donald Trump mentioned in intelligence surveillance, saying she never used government secrets for political purpose.

Apr 05, 2017, 09:40 AM IST

No evidence Trump Tower bugged by Obama: Top senators

President Donald Trump's controversial allegation that the Obama administration wiretapped his Trump Tower in New York wilted further Thursday when two top US senators said they saw no evidence to back the claim.

Mar 17, 2017, 00:21 AM IST

'White House will have Spanish-language website'

The White House website will have a Spanish-language version, since the government understands "the importance and the interest" that exists for having information in that language, a top official said.

Mar 09, 2017, 10:08 AM IST

Spouses of H1B visa holders may not be authorised to work in US

The Trump Administration has sought 60 days to respond to a court case that challenges the decision of the previous Obama Administration to authorise spouses of H1B spouses to work in the US.

Mar 08, 2017, 09:25 AM IST

Kal Penn raises USD745,000 for Syrian refugees

On Sunday Penn thanked the donors. "This is such a testament to how proud we are of our beautiful country and how fired up we are to #resist our new President's dangerous policies with solidarity and love. Thank you! The donor page remains open, so keep it up!"

Jan 31, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

Donald Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines

US President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines in a move to expand energy infrastructure and roll back key Obama administration environmental actions.

Jan 25, 2017, 09:13 AM IST

Very important lessons learnt from Devyani Khobragade incident: US

The Indo-US diplomatic crisis that erupted in 2013 with the arrest of woman diplomat Devyani Khobragade was not only a "low point" in ties but both sides learnt "very important lessons" from it, a top official of the outgoing Obama administration has said.

Jan 17, 2017, 12:35 PM IST

American companies want more clarity in India's tax policies

American companies are keen on investing in India but they want to see improvement in business climate like clarity in tax policies and streamlining of "complex" regulations, a top Obama Administration official has said.

Jan 13, 2017, 13:10 PM IST

Israel rejects UN settler vote, lashes out at Obama administration

Israel lashed out at US President Barack Obama over a UN Security Council resolution passed on Friday.

Dec 24, 2016, 03:04 AM IST

US says India is and will remain a key partner

India is and will remain a key partner of America which is going to remain completely focused on improving and strengthening the bilateral ties during the remainder of the Obama administration, the US has said.

Nov 19, 2016, 07:18 AM IST