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FBI Director Comey, who angered Democrats, gets hug from Trump

WASHINGTON | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
FBI Director James Comey upset Democrats over the email drama that engulfed Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Yesterday, he got a hug from President Donald Trump. It occurred at a reception for law enforcement and security officials in th... read..
 

First signs of NASA overhaul under Trump administration

Washington |Monday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
With Donald Trump promising to "unlock the mysteries of space" in his time as US President during his inaugural address, NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot has taken over as its acting administrator.... read..
 

Trump misspells 'honour' on Twitter

New York |Monday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Shortly after assuming office as the 45th US President, Donald Trump tweeted saying he was "honered" to have been sworn in as the leader, evoking wide-spread response on the Twitter.... read..
 

Japan PM: Wants Trump to recognise Japan firms' contribution to U.S. economy

TOKYO | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that he wants to explain to U.S. President Donald Trump Japanese companies' contribution to the U.S. economy and gain his understanding. Abe, speaking to parliament, said there was no change to his view th... read..
 

JGBs gain as Tokyo equities slip after Trump inauguration

TOKYO | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday as Tokyo stocks slipped and Treasuries gained after the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. president and lifted investor demand for safe-haven debt. The benchmark 10-year JGB yield fell 1.5 basis points to ... read..
 

Nikkei drops more than 1 pct on stronger yen, Trump's 'America first' policy

By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
Japan's Nikkei share average dropped more than 1 percent on Monday as shares of exporters fell on a stronger yen, while sentiment was subdued on concerns over newly sworn-in U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist trade view. The Nikkei dropped 1.3 pe... read..
 

Australia, NZ dlrs tick higher, USD capped as Trump withholds detail

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
The Australian dollar stayed near a 2-1/2-month peak on Monday while the U.S. dollar was on the back foot after U.S. President Donald Trump offered no detail on his plans to stimulate economic growth. The Australian dollar stood at $0.7572, within kissing... read..
 

Canada's Trudeau, ministers to discuss Trump plans for NAFTA

By David Ljunggren CALGARY | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will begin a two-day retreat with his cabinet today, focused mainly on the best approach to take with new US President Donald Trump, whose vow to renegotiate NAFTA could damage Canada's economy. Trump said yesterday ... read..
 

Trump to begin renegotiating NAFTA pact soon with Mexico, Canada

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
US President Donald Trump said he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. "We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA," Trump yesterday said at a swearing-in cer... read..
 

Japan Inc believes Abe, Trump don't want to see excessive yen weakness - Reuters poll

* Most Japanese firms see dollar beyond 125 yen as red line * Companies wary about protectionist backlash on weaker yen * Firms want Abe to press Trump on free trade | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
Japanese companies believe that neither U.S. President Donald Trump nor Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe want to see the yen weaken significantly, a Reuters poll showed, a development they worry could spark an unwelcome political backlash. The Reuters Corp... read..
 

Legal watchdog to sue Trump over foreign payments

Washington |Monday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
A US legal watchdog says it will file a lawsuit on Monday against President Donald Trump, alleging he is violating a constitutional ban on accepting payments from foreign governments.... read..
 

'Trump may be persuaded to back the Iran deal'

Jaipur |Monday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump, who has virulently called the nuclear agreement with Iran the "worst deal ever negotiated", may come around supporting it, says an American expert on the Middle East.... read..
 

S.Korean won, stocks edge up as dollar weakens after Trump inauguration

SEOUL | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
The South Korean won and shares ended higher on Monday as the dollar weakened amid uncertainties about new U.S. President Donald Trump's economic policies. The won was quoted at 1,165.5 to the dollar at the conclusion of onshore trade, up 0.3 percent comp... read..
 

'I spoke in metaphor', Maddona clarifies anti-Trump speech at Women's march

London [UK] | January 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Queen of Pop Maddona, who managed to raise eyebrows after she delivered a fiery speech at the recently held Women's march in Washington, recently took to social media to 'clarify some very important things'.... read..
 

Trump, Netanyahu discuss Iran, Middle East peace

Washington |Monday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have discussed the "threats" posed by Iran.... read..
 

I will renegotiate NAFTA with leaders of Mexico, Canada: Trump

Washington |Monday, 2017 7:45:09 AM IST
US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.... read..
 

Trump responds to marches, slams celebrities involved in protests

Washington |Monday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to respond to the demonstrators who poured into the streets of Washington and other cities around the world to protest against him, saying he was "under the impression that we just had an election!"... read..
 

Mexico president speaks with Canada's Trudeau ahead of Trump talks

MEXICO CITY | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
Mexican President Enrique PeƱa Nieto agreed in a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday to join forces to encourage economic integration in North America, according to a statement from PeƱa Nieto's office. The call came ahead o... read..
 

Canada is not the focus of Trump team's trade worries -envoy

CALGARY | Monday, Jan 23 2017 IST
The Trump administration's main concerns about trade are the U.S. deficits with Mexico and China, Canada's ambassador to the United States said, adding: "I don't think Canada is the focus at all." David MacNaughton also told reporters yesterday that US ... read..
 

Israel's Netanyahu to speak with Trump today, Iran on agenda

JERUSALEM | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he would later in the day hold his first conversation with Donald Trump since his inauguration as US president. "A telephone conversation will be held this evening between President Trump and me. Many m... read..
 

Taliban asks Trump to review Afghanistan policy

Kabul |Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The Taliban has asked US President Donald Trump to review America's policy in Afghanistan and withdraw all foreign forces from the insurgency-plagued country, a media report said on Sunday.... read..
 

Negativism and underestimating by rivals led to Trump victory: Ex-Canadian PM Harper

New Delhi | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
There is a growing need of realisation that too much of negativism against a leader or a particular political system can often boomerang and result in immense support base for such a system, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said here and ... read..
 

Pope Francis says "wait and see" on Trump

MADRID | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
Pope Francis today said he would not make an opinion of Donald Trump until he first had a chance to see specific policies the new US president would implement. On Friday, as Trump was taking office, Francis had urged him to be guided by ethical values, sa... read..
 

In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across U.S.

By Scott Malone and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
Hundreds of thousands of women, many with husbands, boyfriends and children in tow, filled the streets of several major US cities yesterday in an unprecedented wave of mass protests against President Donald Trump the day after his inauguration. Women acti... read..
 

Mexico's president to meet with Trump amid populist pressure at home

By Michael O'Boyle IXMIQUILPAN | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US President Donald Trump will meet at the end of this month to discuss trade, immigration and security issues, as the Latin American leader faces increased populist pressure at home. Trump's spokesman Sean Spice... read..
 

Trump plans to meet with UK's May, Mexico's Pena Nieto -White House

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
US President Donald Trump is arranging to meet soon with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, two long-standing US allies concerned about how his presidency will affect their relationships with Washington. Trump w... read..
 

Trump to meet with British Prime Minister May next week - White House

WASHINGTON | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
US President Donald Trump is set to meet next week with British Prime Minister Theresa May and has talked about meeting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on January 31, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters. The date of May's visit was not... read..
 

Trump son-in-law Kushner can serve as White House adviser -Justice Department

WASHINGTON | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
President Donald Trump can hire his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior White House adviser without breaking federal anti-nepotism laws, the US Department of Justice said. In a letter dated January 20 posted on its website, the department's Office of... read..
 

White House says media delegitimizing Trump, says won't 'take it'

WASHINGTON | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus intensified the Trump administration's criticism of the news media today, accusing it of trying to delegitimize Donald Trump's presidency and vowing to fight such coverage "tooth and nail." "The media from Day One... read..
 

Priyanka supports anti-Trump women's march

Washington |Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Actress Priyanka Chopra extended her support for the women's march here, a day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the US President.... read..
 

UK PM May: I will tell Trump when I find something unacceptable

LONDON | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May said today she would not be afraid to tell US President Donald Trump when she finds something he has said unacceptable. May is due to meet Trump in Washington on Friday and said she would use the opportunity to discuss t... read..
 

In challenge to Trump, women protesters swarm streets across US

By Scott Malone and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
Women took to the streets in unexpectedly large numbers in major US cities in mass protests against US President Donald Trump, in an early indication of the strong opposition the newly inaugurated Republican may face in office. Hundreds of thousands of ... read..
 

Over 30 mn viewers watched Trump's inauguration

Washington |Sunday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Over 30 million people watched the live coverage of Donald Trump's inauguration as he became the 45th President of the US, reports said on Sunday.... read..
 

Trump visits CIA headquarters, expresses gratitude (Lead)

Washington |Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
On his first full day in office, US President Donald Trump visited the Central Intelligence Agencys (CIA) headquarters to express his gratitude for the community which he had repeatedly railed against during his campaigns.... read..
 

Trump to meet UK, Mexico leaders (Second Lead)

Washington |Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump is slated meet UK Prime Minister Theresa May and his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto, his first brush with foreign leaders since he assumed office on Friday, a White House spokesman announced.... read..
 

Trump to meet with British PM on Friday (Lead, correcting para 6)

Washington |Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump will meet with visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May next week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Saturday.... read..
 

Trump to meet with British PM on Friday

Washington |Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump will meet with visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May next week, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said on Saturday.... read..
 

Women's March: Madonna drops F-bomb on US President Trump

Washington D.C. [USA] | January 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Queen of Pop Madonna, who attended the Women's march in Washington, delivered a fiery speech to the hundreds of thousands gathered in the nation's capital, as she said she'd thought a lot about "blowing up the White House" since Donald Trump's electio... read..
 

Trump's son-in-law name cleared to serve as senior White House adviser

Washington D.C. [United States] | January 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner's name has been cleared by the Justice Department to serve in the White House.... read..
 

Trump visits CIA headquarters, extends support to intelligence officials

Virginia [United States] | January 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
President Donald Trump has extended his support to the Central Intelligence Agency during his visit to the headquarters of the CIA in Langley, Virginia.... read..
 

I am so behind you: Trump to CIA

Washington |Sunday, 2017 3:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump told CIA employees on Saturday at their headquarters in Langley, Virginia, "I am so behind you."... read..
 

Trump can legally hire son-in-law Kushner: US Justice Department

Washington |Sunday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
Donald Trumps son-in-law has been cleared to work in the White House as a Senior Adviser, according to a Department of Justice memo.... read..
 

Turkey President eager to hear Trump's Mideast policies

Istanbul |Sunday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said he was eager to hear US President Donald Trump's Middle East policies.... read..
 

Denying feud over Russia hacking, Trump vows support to CIA

By Jeff Mason and Warren Strobel LANGLEY | Sunday, Jan 22 2017 IST
US President Donald Trump tried to ease tensions with the CIA, telling officers he had their back after he had leveled unprecedented criticism against spy agencies for their investigation into Russian hacking during the election. In his first official v... read..
 

Tear gas used at anti-Trump protest in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. [United States] | January 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Violent protests had erupted a mile from the spot where Donald Trump gave his inaugural address on Friday.... read..
 

Asian media decry isolationist Trump, fear economic, diplomatic turmoil

By Elaine Lies TOKYO | Saturday, Jan 21 2017 IST
A day after Donald Trump became US President and vowed to put "America First", Asian media decried his isolationist policies, fearing they will chill the global economy and sow widespread international discord. In a defiant inaugural address, Trump said U... read..
 

Over 100 Indian-Americans celebrate Trump's inauguration (Lead)

Washington |Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Several Indian-Americans gathered for a gala here to celebrate the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th US President, an event skipped by many from the community, with Shalabh Kumar, a key member of the President's panel on Asia-Pacific affairs, also ... read..
 

Singer's track dropped from show after gig for Trump

Los Angeles |Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Director Spike Lee says he was considering using a song by Grammy winning singer Chrisette Michele in an upcoming project but has decided against doing so following her decision to perform at the inauguration of US President Donald Trump.... read..
 

Hindu priest to participate in Trump's National Prayer Service

Washington |Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
A Hindu priest will be among various religious leaders who will offer prayers at Washington National Cathedral for Donald Trump on Saturday, a day after he was sworn in as the 45th US President, the media reported.... read..
 

Shia LaBeouf comes out with four-year anti-Trump protest

New York |Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Actor Shia LaBeouf has launched a four-year livestream in protest against President Donald Trump.... read..
 

Donald Trump was obsessed with me: Kristen Stewart

Los Angeles |Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Actress Kristen Stewart says US President Donald Trump was earlier "obsessed" with her.... read..
 
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