Sunday, February 26, 2017

French President Hollande weighs in on Trump's Paris remark

Paris [France] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Reproaching U.S. President Donald Trump after he commented on the dangers of terrorism in Paris, President of France François Hollande on Saturday reminded the former of the cardinal rule of diplomacy of not showing 'the least disapproval with respect to ... read..

Hollande strikes back at Trump over Paris remarks

Paris |Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 AM IST
In response to unfavourable comments over Paris, French President Francois Hollande warned his American counterpart Donald Trump over showing "defiance towards an allied country", media reports said.... read..

Trump's protest against 'fake media' continues, to not attend WHCA Dinner

New Delhi [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will not be attending the White House Correspondents` Association (WHCA) Dinner this year, scheduled to be held on April 29.... read..

Former U.S. labor secy Tom Perez to lead DNC against Trump

Washington D.C. [USA] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The former labor secretary of U.S.A., Tom Perez, is the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). His victory in Atlanta on Saturday saw him make history as the first Latino to lead the task of rebuilding the opposition to Republican Presid... read..

Trump used to live tweet 'Oscars,' but won't watch it this year!

New Delhi (India) | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Since the time Donald Trump has taken over as the U.S. President, Hollywood has been quite vocal about displeasure over his policies and decisions.... read..

Kansas shooting: JK Rowling trains guns on Trump, says "language has consequences"

New Delhi [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
JK Rowling has never been one to mince words, especially when it comes to Donald Trump, and with the Kansas shooting grabbing eyeballs across the globe with an Indian engineer shot to death by a white man which is being touted as a hate crime, the legenda... read..

Trump decides to skip White House press dinner

WASHINGTON | Sunday, Feb 26 2017 IST
US President Donald Trump announced today that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner, a high-profile event that draws celebrities, politicians and journalists. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents'... read..

US Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

By Justin Mitchell ATLANTA | Sunday, Feb 26 2017 IST
US Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Members of th... read..

Wary of Trump unpredictability, China ramps up naval abilities

By Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina BEIJING | Sunday, Feb 26 2017 IST
The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China's upcoming defence budget as Beijing seeks to check US dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe. China's navy has been taking an increasingly pro... read..

Trump takes on Hillary, says race for DNC Chairman was 'rigged'

New Delhi [India] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Terming the Democratic National Committee (DNC) elections as rigged, U.S. President Donald Trump has said that Sen. Bernie Sanders never had a chance to win as Hillary Clinton demanded former Labor Secretary of U.S.A Tom Perez.... read..

Trump not attending White House correspondents' dinner

Washington |Sunday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has announced that he will not attend this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, a move that comes amid increasingly hostile relations between the media and his administration, a media report said.... read..

Trump's media war threatens journalists globally, warns CPJ

Washington D.C. [USA] | February 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Trump administration should 'act as a champion of press freedom', rather than prosecute a war with mainstream US media that could 'send a signal to other countries that it is OK to verbally abuse journalists and undermine their credibility', a senior ... read..

Paris Mayor responds to Trump

Paris |Sunday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has hit back at US President Donald Trump's remarks about the French capital's loss of appeal due to terror attacks, a media report said on Sunday.... read..

Trump times: Good cop, bad cop, just no stop! (Washington Diary)

Washington |Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The allies are upset. Bad hombres are scared. Millions of illegal immigrants, over 300,000 desis among them, have slipped into the shadows. And 'fake media' is hopping mad. But there is no stopping the trundling Trump train.... read..

Hollande asks Trump not to disparage Paris

Paris |Saturday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
French President Francois Hollande on Saturday asked his US counterpart Donald Trump not to disparage Paris, following the latter's remarks about the French capital's loss of appeal due to terrorist attacks.... read..

Jodie Foster leads anti-Trump protest

Los Angeles |Saturday, 2017 5:45:05 PM IST
Actress Jodie Foster was among the "United Voices" that spoke up against US President Donald Trump at United Talent Agencys (UTA) rally outside its Beverly Hills office here.... read..

Trump camp escalates attack on media (Second Lead)

Washington |Saturday, 2017 4:15:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump turned the power of the White House against the news media, escalating his attacks on journalists as "the enemy of the people" while his press secretary barred several news outlets from his briefing.... read..

Bernie Sanders tears into Trump for attacking media

New York [U.S.] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Donald Trump has admitted that he "likes" Bernie Sanders, however, the feeling is clearly not mutual as the Senator lashed out at the President for his repeated attacks on the media saying that the former did not understand the core of democracy,... read..

US Democrats to pick chairman to lead party against Trump, Republicans

By Justin Mitchell ATLANTA | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
After a brutal election loss in November, Democrats will choose a new leader today to begin the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the political opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. The 447 members of the Democratic National Com... read..

White House refuses to correlate Kansas shooting with Trump's rhetoric

New York [U.S.] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Following the backlash over the murder of an Indian engineer in Kansas, which is being touted as a hate crime, the White House has attempted to downplay notions that there was any correlation between the incident and President Donald Trump's stance on imm... read..

Peru's president tells Trump he favors bridges to walls

LIMA | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
The first Latin American leader to visit US President Donald Trump at the White House said today that he told Trump he prefers bridges to walls and favors the free movement of people across borders. However, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declin... read..

Trump does it again, brands media as "great danger to our country"

New York [U.S.] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Still under fire for his "enemies of the people" barb directed towards certain sections of the U.S. media, President Donald Trump has done it again by projecting the press as "a great danger" to America.... read..

Trump signs executive order to cut regulations

Washington |Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to cut regulations that were "punishing companies".... read..

Trump promises "brand new action" to prevent potential terrorists from entering U.S.

London [U.K.] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Asserting that he has already begun delivering the promises made during his election campaign, President Donald Trump stated that the era of "empty talk" is over, while promising the nation that his administration is working on a "brand new action" that w... read..

53% Americans disapprove of Trump’s performance: Poll

Washington |Saturday, 2017 8:15:43 AM IST
A majority of Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling his job after a month in office, according to a poll.... read..

Fake news is enemy of the people: Trump

Washington |Saturday, 2017 8:15:24 AM IST
Continuing his battle with mainstream media outlets, US President Donald Trump slammed "fake news" and said journalists should not be allowed to publish stories based on anonymous sources.... read..

Trump aide asks FBI to 'knock down' Russia stories

Washington |Saturday, 2017 8:15:05 AM IST
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to push back against news stories about contacts between US President Donald Trump's aides and Russians during the presidential campaign, media reports said on Friday.... read..

DHS report casts doubt on need for Trump travel ban

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report assessing the terrorist threat posed by the citizens of the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's travel ban has expressed doubt on the necessity of the order.... read..

First planned NKorea-US contact in Trump administration cancelled - WSJ

SEOUL | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Plans for the first contact between North Korea and the United States after President Donald Trump took office were cancelled after the US State Department denied a visa for the top envoy from Pyongyang, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The tal... read..

If Trump imposes punitive tariffs, Europe must counter them: Merkel ally

BERLIN | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Europe should impose punitive tariffs on imports from the United States if President Donald Trump acts to shield US industries from foreign competitors, a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a newspaper interview. Trump has already form... read..

McIlroy says outing with Trump 'not an endorsement'

Undated | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
Former number one golfer Rory McIlroy said today that his outing last week with President Donald Trump was not a political endorsement of America's new leader but rather "simply a round of golf." The decision by the Northern Irish golfer to accept the in... read..

White House escalates war on 'anti-Trump' media (Roundup)

Washington |Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
The White House ramped up its war against the press by barring multiple "anti-Trump" media outlets -- The New York Times, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, BBC, BuzzFeed News, Politico, The Huffington Post and The Guardian -- from a briefing by Press Secretar... read..

Effigy of Donald Trump burnt

Kadapa | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
The Rayalaseema Students Association today burnt the effigy, symbolising US President Donald Trump, in protest against the killing of Indian software engineer K Srinivas in America, at Koti Reddy circle here. The agitators, while burning the effigy raised... read..

Trump blocks select media outlets from press briefing

Washington |Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump blocked a number of news outlets from covering White House press secretary Sean Spicers question-and-answer session, media reports said.... read..

Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns US aid under review by Trump

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall. Foreign Minister Luis... read..

Golf with Trump was 'not political endorsement', insists McIlroy

New Delhi [India] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
World No. 3 Rory McIlroy has responded to the criticism which he has been facing following his round of golf with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it was no political endorsement.... read..

In push to reclaim Raqqa, Trump's choices range from bad to worse

By Phil Stewart and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
US President Donald Trump's push against Islamic State in Syria could present him with an unenviable choice: Alienate NATO ally Turkey by relying on Kurdish fighters or adopt a plan that may slow the assault and require many more US combat forces. The obj... read..

US agency seeks ideas for Trump's proposed border wall

WASHINGTON | Saturday, Feb 25 2017 IST
The US Customs and Border Protection agency said today it will accept proposals next month for the design of a wall to be built near the US-Mexican frontier, a first step in picking vendors for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. In a document ... read..

No President attacked press more than Obama: Morgan defends Trump

New Delhi [India] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
British journalist Piers Morgan, who has never shied away from showing support for U.S. President Donald Trump, has once again batted for the latter.... read..

Under Trump's administration, it's ISIS, not ISIL

New York [USA] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Pentagon has issued a directive that officials should now use the more common term ISIS to refer to the terror group.... read..

President Trump set to upgrade military

New York [USA] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is putting together a "massive budget request" to upgrade "all of the military," as reported by CNN.... read..

Russia criticises Trump's US nuclear supremacy defence

Moscow |Saturday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
Members of Russia's upper house of parliament on Friday appeared critical of US President Donald Trump for defending its nuclear supremacy and shining doubt on a bilateral disarmament treaty signed in 2009.... read..

Caitlyn Jenner slams Trump over transgender bathroom rollback

New Delhi [India] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Looks Caitlyn Jenner, a lifelong Republican, is not happy with U.S President Donald Trump, over his administration's reversal of President Barack Obama's directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms.... read..

China hits back at Trump's 'currency manipulation' comment

Beijing [China] | February 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
China has hit back at U.S. President Donald Trump after he accused the country of being the 'grand champion of currency manipulation'.... read..

More than 700 held over Trump's travel ban, court told

Washington |Friday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
The Donald Trump administration revealed for the first time that 746 individuals nationwide were held during the first weekend of the President's travel ban, a media report said.... read..

Trump rebukes FBI over failure to stop leaks

New Delhi [India] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lambasted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for being unable to stop the leaks to the media and directed them to find the leakers right away.... read..

Kansas shooting: Family of deceased blames Trump for it

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Realtives of murdered Indian-origin engineer, Srinivas Kuchibhotla on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for the hate crime in Kansas.... read..

Trump wants 'intel report' to support travel ban

Washington |Friday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has assigned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help build a legal case for its temporary travel ban on individuals from seven countries, a senior White House official said.... read..

Trump says his immigration policies to 'save countless American lives'

New York [USA] | February 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his immigration policy is going to save 'countless American lives' as immigration officials are finding drug dealers and criminals and 'throwing them the hell out of' the country'.... read..

Beyonce, Caitlyn slam Trump's anti-transgender policy

Los Angeles |Friday, 2017 1:45:06 PM IST
Singer Beyonce Knowles and reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner have spoken out against US Presidant Donald Trump's anti-transgender policy.... read..

Asian shares slip from 1-1/2-year high, Trump's yuan remarks in focus

* Solid global economy underpins world shares * Lack of Trump policy details undermine dollar * Yuan flat after Trump calls China "grand champions" of FX manipulation By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO | Friday, Feb 24 2017 IST
Asian shares took a breather on Friday, slipping from 1-1/2-year highs as material shares were hit by sudden falls in copper and other commodity prices while investors assessed Washington's stance on tax and currency policies. U.S. President Donald Trump ... read..
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