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US migrant policy sends thousands of children back to Mexico

Along the US-Mexico border, babies and toddlers are living in high-crime cities - often in crowded shelters and tents or on the streets - for the weeks or months it takes to get a US asylum hearing.

Oct 12, 2019, 06:47 AM IST

US agents fire tear gas at 'violent mob' near Mexico border

A previous incident in November when US agents fired gas into Mexico to disperse migrants triggered a call from Mexico`s government for an investigation.

Jan 02, 2019, 10:15 AM IST

Mastercard lodged US protest over Modi's promotion of Indian card network RuPay

Modi has publicly endorsed the indigenous card payment network, saying using RuPay was like serving the country as its transaction fee stays within India and could help build roads, schools and hospitals.

Nov 02, 2018, 14:41 PM IST

NASA chief in talks with companies about running ISS

The head of the US space agency is in talks with several global companies about taking over day-to-day operations at the International Space Station in the coming years, US media said today.

Jun 06, 2018, 08:53 AM IST

Cambodia PM accuses United States of lying over aid cut

Cambodia`s prime minister on Saturday accused the U.S. government of being dishonest in its announced suspension of aid to the Southeast Asian nation, saying Cambodia had already stopped receiving aid from Washington in 2016.

Mar 03, 2018, 13:30 PM IST

New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check: $29 billion

Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion check last year from the US government, thanks to a new tax law that massively lowered corporate tax rates.

Feb 25, 2018, 09:34 AM IST

North Korea slams US, UN for its sanctions

North Korea`s United Nations mission on Monday slammed the UN and U.S. for the strict sanctions imposed on the country due to its nuclear weapons programme.

Feb 13, 2018, 16:32 PM IST

Bill to end US government shutdown clears key hurdle in Senate

The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to move forward on legislation to end a government shutdown, after a single Republican lawmaker delayed the funding bill for hours to protest an expected increase in the U.S. deficit.

Feb 09, 2018, 12:14 PM IST

US top diplomat calls for release of two reporters arrested in Myanmar

"Our local representatives at the mission in Myanmar, at the embassy, are expressing our concerns over the detention of individuals," Tillerson told reporters.

Dec 16, 2017, 00:18 AM IST

US Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

 The US Supreme Court said Monday that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure.

Dec 05, 2017, 06:35 AM IST

Bangladesh allows polygamy for Hindus, but bans divorcee remarriage

Some aspects of marriage laws for Hindus in Bangladesh mirror those for Muslims in India, according to a US government report.

Aug 16, 2017, 14:30 PM IST

Donald Trump bans transgenders from US military

US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in "any capacity" in the military.

Jul 26, 2017, 19:26 PM IST

US provides visas to up to 15,000 temporary workers

"As a demonstration of the administration`s commitment to supporting American businesses, DHS is providing this one-time increase to the congressionally set annual cap," Kelly said in a statement.

Jul 17, 2017, 23:57 PM IST

Twitter's lawsuit over surveillance can move forward: US judge

In a boost to Twitter's effort to reveal more about surveillance requests from the US government, a US judge has ruled that the microblogging site can move forward with a lawsuit over the discussion of national security letters.

Jul 07, 2017, 12:10 PM IST

Trump Admin offers tremendous opportunities: Vishal Sikka

The Trump Administration is business-friendly and entrepreneurial, and the new American government offers tremendous opportunities to do innovative work, says Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka.

Jun 23, 2017, 12:08 PM IST

Donald Trump speaks with Theresa May on brutal London terror attacks

US President Donald Trump on Sunday called British Prime Minister Theresa May on phone to offer condolences over the "brutal" central London terror attacks in which six people were killed and offered full support in bringing perpetrators of the heinous acts to justice.

Jun 04, 2017, 11:55 AM IST

Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal

Trump said on Twitter on Wednesday night he would make the announcement at 3 p.m.

Jun 01, 2017, 23:19 PM IST

India receives $235 billion in remittances in last 3.5 years

India received a whopping USD 235 billion in remittances in the last three-and-a-half years, as per government data.

Mar 23, 2017, 20:07 PM IST

US embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has directed U.S. diplomatic missions to identify "populations warranting increased scrutiny" and toughen screening for visa applicants in those groups, according to diplomatic cables seen by Reuters.

Mar 23, 2017, 16:16 PM IST

India conveys 'deep concerns' to US over recent attacks on Indian-origin people

"Amb @NavtejSarna convyd r deep concerns to US Gov on recent tragic incidents involving Hardish Patel & Deep Rai," Embassy of India in Washington tweeted on Sunday.

Mar 05, 2017, 23:51 PM IST