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Flash floods hit Washington, water gushes into White House basement

White House officials had to use wet vaccums to pump out water even as people in other parts of Washington grappled with problems like waterlogging.

Jul 09, 2019, 08:18 AM IST

Dismissing criticism, Trump presides over July 4th holiday with military show

Donald Trump, a Republican who admired flashy displays of national pride and military strength put on by France, has dismissed concerns about the expense of the Washington event.

Jul 04, 2019, 20:31 PM IST

International Yoga Day: Record 2,500 register for main event at Washington Monument

The iconic Washington Monument is set to witness a record of sorts on Sunday when more than 2,500 people will gather in the US capital to meditate and celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga by flexing their body in multiple complex postures.

Jun 10, 2019, 08:54 AM IST

United States seeking peace agreement in Afghanistan: Khalilzad

Zalmay Khalilzad said he would ideally have the peace deal before the upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan.

Feb 09, 2019, 10:50 AM IST

Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong-un in Hanoi on February 27-28

Trump revealed in his State of the Union address on February 5 that the meeting would be in Vietnam but did not disclose the city or the date.

Feb 09, 2019, 10:00 AM IST

Trump may skip deadline for report on Saudi journalist's murder

Khashoggi, a United States resident who wrote for The Washington Post, was killed at a Saudi consulate in Turkey in early October, sparking global outrage.

Feb 09, 2019, 09:50 AM IST

US condemns attempted space launch by Iran; seeks tougher international sanctions

The US stated that Iran's attempted launch is an ability to eventually build ballistic missiles to threaten America's allies.

Feb 08, 2019, 16:46 PM IST

Trump doesn't exercise or follow diet despite doctor's orders

The 72-year-old President, who has high cholesterol and has disputed reports that he has a common form of heart disease.

Feb 08, 2019, 15:57 PM IST

United States in talks with India over missile defence collaboration: Pentagon

The Pentagon on Wednesday said the sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the US by helping to strengthen the US-Indian strategic relationship.

Feb 08, 2019, 12:40 PM IST

US Supreme Court blocks restrictive Louisiana abortion law

The four liberal justices were joined by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority, suggesting that Roberts, as Kennedy used to be, is now the key vote on the issue.

Feb 08, 2019, 11:32 AM IST

Trump rules out meeting with Xi before China trade dialogue deadline

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Trump said that he is working with Xi to achieve a new bilateral trade accord.

Feb 08, 2019, 10:47 AM IST

US House Democrats question IRS audits of Trump taxes

Trump has cited IRS audits of his personal tax returns as a reason not to release them to the public.

Feb 08, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

Air India One to get safer: US approves sale of two missile defence systems

The US decision came after the Indian Government recently made request for LAIRCAM SPS, given the high-level threat to the prime minister and the President.

Feb 07, 2019, 12:13 PM IST

Chinese student sentenced for taking photos of US naval base

Zhao Qianli was in the US to study musicology as part of a summer exchange programme from North University of China.

Feb 07, 2019, 11:55 AM IST

US and China to resume trade talks next week in Beijing

President Donald Trump said in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that any new trade deal with China "must include real, structural change to end unfair trade practices, reduce our chronic trade deficit and protect American jobs."

Feb 07, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

Turkey says work on roadmap for Syria's Manbij has accelerated

After months of disagreement, Ankara and Washington agreed in June on a roadmap that would see the YPG removed from the town.

Feb 07, 2019, 11:19 AM IST

Eminent Sikh American announces entry into politics

A resident of the Fishers community in Indiana for over a decade, Khalsa is a prominent business leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who has worked with public service leaders and organisations across the state and nation.

Feb 07, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

2018 fourth hottest year on record: NASA

This warming has been driven in large part by increased emissions into the atmosphere of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases caused by human activities.

Feb 07, 2019, 09:46 AM IST

Trump's 2020 Democratic rivals pounce to criticize State of the Union speech

US Senator Cory Booker, who announced his own bid last Friday, said Trump`s call for unity on Tuesday was hollow.

Feb 06, 2019, 11:04 AM IST

Trump to call again on Congress to act on ageing infrastructure needs

Two administration officials said Trump, who vowed in 2016 as a candidate to back $1 trillion of infrastructure spending over 10 years, will stop short of offering a detailed plan.

Feb 06, 2019, 10:45 AM IST