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U.S. House leader says Trump supports stopgap funding bill

WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said President Donald Trump does support a bill the House is set to vote on Thursday to provide a short-term extension of government funding. "I spoke with the president. He fully supports passing wh... read..
 

'Kim must realise Trump would obliterate regime'

(Rptg | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
North Korea has refused to end their nuclear programme, but have come to the negotiating table to speak with South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics. Fears have been raised that the rogue state could be using the Pyeongchang games to buy time to put m... read..
 

itemprop="headline">'Kim must realise Trump would obliterate regime'

Seoul | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
North Korea has refused to end their nuclear programme, but have come to the negotiating table to speak with South Korea ahead of the Winter Olympics. Fears have been raised that the rogue state could be using the Pyeongchang games to buy time to put ... read..
 

Modi to grace Davos meet, but no meeting on cards with Trump or Pak PM

New Delhi | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be representing India for the first time at the World Economic Forum at Davos after a gap of 21 years since the time of HD Deve Gowda but will probably miss any pull-aside parleys with the US President Donald Trump or eve... read..
 

Trump administration appeals against 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

WASHINGTON | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
The US Justice Department asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to quickly overturn a lower court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as ... read..
 

Trump follows PM Modi's steps for country's development: Yogi Adityanath

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development policies for country's growth even inspired United States President Donald Trump.... read..
 

Mexico rejects Trump claim it world's most dangerous country

By Julia Love MEXICO CITY | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
Mexico on Thursday dismissed a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that it was the most dangerous country in the world and reiterated it would not fund the construction of a wall along the U.S. southern border. In a series of Twitter posts touching on NA... read..
 

Mexico Wall: Trump contradicts his chief of staff

Washington DC [United States] | January 19, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump has contradicted his chief of staff John Kelly over proposals for a wall along the southern US border with Mexico, tweeting that his opinion on a wall "has never changed or evolved from the first day he conceived it."... read..
 

Trump to mark first anniversary of inauguration with glitzy gala

Washington |Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump is set to depart Washington to celebrate his one-year inauguration anniversary at a glitzy gala at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, hours before the deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Friday midnight.... read..
 

Trump sows confusion as Republicans scramble to avert shutdown

Washington |Friday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his party's attempts to reach a budget deal with Democrats, on the eve of a possible government shutdown.... read..
 

'Trump determined to bite somebody ... China likely target'

Beijing | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
A year after President Donald Trump took office, the United States' trade deficit with China looms larger than ever, a CNBC report has said. Although both countries calculate the gap differently, the latest data from Beijing indicates a trade differential... read..
 

Trump denies changing view on Mexico border plan

Washington | Friday, Jan 19 2018 IST
US President Donald Trump has denied changing his views on a border wall after his top aide reportedly said the president was "uninformed" when he made the promise, a BBC News report has said. White House chief of staff John Kelly told Fox News the presi... read..
 

Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year

WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then. Reversing ... read..
 

Trump hails Apple bid to repatriate overseas cash

Washington |Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed Apple's announcement to repatriate overseas cash as part of a plan to inject $350 billion into the US economy over the next five years.... read..
 

Twitterati goes wild over Trump's 'Fake News Awards'

Washington D.C [U.S] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
President Donald Trump on Thursday yet again created a huge buzz by announcing the winners for the "Fake News Awards".... read..
 

Pres. Trump under fire as GOP website crashes

Washington D.C [U.S] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump was berated by the Twitterati after he announced the winners for the "Fake News Awards" on the Republican Party website.... read..
 

U.S. senators rip Trump over his attacks on the media

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
U.S. Senator Jeff Flake on Wednesday castigated President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media, comparing his fellow Republican to former Soviet dictator Josef Stalin and charging that Trump inspires modern-day authoritarians. In a rare intra-party r... read..
 

Trump's 'Fake News Awards' lead with CNN, NYT, Washington Post

Washington |Thursday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has unveiled the winners of his so-called "Fake News Awards" in a gimmick to escalate his attacks on major media outlets, with CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post leading the list.... read..
 

Trump takes hard line on immigration, rejects 'horrible' bipartisan plan

By Ayesha Rascoe and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
- President Donald Trump on Wednesday aligned himself solidly with conservative Republicans on immigration, criticizing a proposed bipartisan deal as "horrible" on U.S. border security and "very, very weak" on reforms for the legal immigration system. The... read..
 

Trump says Russia helping N.Korea skirt sanctions; Pyongyang getting close on missile

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Russia is helping North Korea get supplies in violation of international sanctions and that Pyongyang is getting "closer every day" to being able to deliver a long-range missile to the United States. "Russia i... read..
 

Trump considers big 'fine' over China intellectual property theft

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States was considering a big "fine" as part of a probe into China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against ... read..
 

Trump's immigration checklist: Love for US, English, Skill

Washington DC [United States] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Trump administration is pushing for a merit-based system wherein the immigrants who are skilled, employed and can speak English will be favoured.... read..
 

McCain tells Trump to 'stop attacking press'

Washington DC [United States] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Republican Senator John McCain has called on United States President Donald Trump to cease his attacks on the American press.... read..
 

Trump's 'fake award' list out!

Washington D.C [U.S] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
President Donald Trump's highly anticipated fake awards are out.... read..
 

Trump should "walk the talk" on Pakistan: Gen. V K Singh, Hamid Karzai

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
India's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh and Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hoped that United States President Donald Trump would "walk the talk" on his position on Pakistan's support to terrorists.... read..
 

Trump names winners of his controversial 'Fake News Awards' (Lead)

Washington |Thursday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
US President Donald Trump has announced the winners of his so-called "Fake News Awards" for 2017 in a gimmick to escalate his attacks on major media outlets, with the top prize going to a New York Times article.... read..
 

Trump administration's infrastructure plan taking shape

By Ginger Gibson and David Shepardson WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The Trump administration is finalizing its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which would push most of the financing of projects to private investment and state and local taxpayers, according to sources familiar with the proposal taking shape. President D... read..
 

Trump says terminating NAFTA would yield the 'best deal' in renegotiations

By Jeff Mason and David Lawder WASHINGTON | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would result in the "best deal" to revamp the 24-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico in favor of U.S. interests. Lawmakers as well as agricultura... read..
 

Winners of controversial Fake News Awards announced: Trump

Washington | Thursday, Jan 18 2018 IST
The much-touted "Fake News Awards" were unveiled by Donald Trump late Wednesday night, escalating his already persistent attacks on a number of major US media outlets as per the media reports. Washington's Post quotes that the awards was announced hours a... read..
 

Apple announces $350 bn investments in US, delights Trump (Lead)

Washington |Thursday, 2018 3:45:05 PM IST
In a New Year gift to President Donald Trump, Apple has committed to invest $350 billion in the US over the next five years that includes creating 20,000 new jobs and an anticipated repatriation tax payments of $38 billion as required by new laws.... read..
 

Hackers broke into 2 Twitter accounts that Trump follows

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Twitter accounts of former Fox News hosts Eric Bolling and Greta Van Susteren -- two of the 45 people who US President Trump follows -- were claimed to be hacked by a pro-Turkey entity, a media report said.... read..
 

US trade deficit with China 'not sustainable', Trump tells Xi

Washington DC [United States] | January 17, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump has told the Chinese President Xi Jinping that the growing U.S. trade deficit with Beijing "is not sustainable."... read..
 

Trump in excellent health, says doctor

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 4:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did well on cognitive screening, the White House physician said on Tuesday.... read..
 

South Asia strategy working 'far more rapidly', says Trump

New York |Wednesday, 2018 3:45:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has said that his South Asia strategy is "working far more rapidly than anybody would understand" and denying protection for terrorists in Afhganistan.... read..
 

US trade deficit with China not sustainable, Trump warns Xi

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:04 AM IST
President Donald Trump warned his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, that Washington's trade deficit with China "has continued to grow" and that the situation "is not sustainable," the White House said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Gunn offers $100,000 to get Trump's weight

Los Angeles |Wednesday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Filmmaker James Gunn has offered $100,000 to know the accurate weight of US President Donald Trump.... read..
 

Trump's ex-aide Bannon strikes deal to avoid grand jury testimony -CNN

WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has struck a deal to be interviewed by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team instead of appearing before a grand jury, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to Bannon. The New York Times said on Tu... read..
 

Trump is in 'excellent' health: White House physician

Washington DC (USA) | January 17, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The White House doctor has declared that the United States President Donald Trump was in 'excellent health' after Trump underwent his first medical check-up as the U.S. President.... read..
 

Didn't hear Trump use vulgar term at meeting: DHS secretary

Washington DC [United States] | January 17, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The United States Secretary of Homeland Security has testified that she did not hear President Donald Trump use a vulgar term in a meeting with lawmakers about immigration last week.... read..
 

Zimbabwe decries Trump's 'prejudicial' statement on Africa

Harare |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Zimbabwe has denounced US President Donald Trump's alleged utterances describing African states as "s**thole" countries.... read..
 

Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight: White House doctor

By Ayesha Rascoe and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
US President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday. Trump, seeking to put to rest lin... read..
 

Trump's cognitive ability normal, says White House doctor

Washington | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says, according to a BBC News report on Wednesday. "I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological funct... read..
 

Trump Russia: Bannon 'ordered to testify to grand jury'

Washington | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media reports say. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who is leading an inquiry into alleged collus... read..
 

As Trump heads to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war

By Noah Barkin BERLIN | Wednesday, Jan 17 2018 IST
The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos. The Global Risks ... read..
 

Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties - report

WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released on Tuesda... read..
 

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WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said on Tuesday that she did not hear President Donald Trump use the word "shithole" during a meeting about immigration last week at the White House. Nielsen, testifying before the Senate Judiciary commi... read..
 

Ex-Trump adviser Bannon subpoenaed in special counsel Russia probe

WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury as part of a special counsel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the New York Times reported on... read..
 

Trump takes on Sen Dick Durbin over 'shithole' remark

Washington | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
US President Donald Trump has said he was "totally misrepresented" by those saying he used the term "shithole" to describe African nations last week, the BBC News reported on Tuesday. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a dea... read..
 

Nigeria summons U.S. ambassador over Trump comments -foreign minister

ABUJA | Monday, Jan 15 2018 IST
Nigeria's government on Monday summoned the United States ambassador to explain reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump that some immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "shithole" countries, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said. He was respo... read..
 

U.S. judge delays setting trial date for Trump ex-aide Manafort

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
A federal judge on Tuesday delayed setting a trial date for President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who faces charges stemming from the special counsel's probe of allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential electio... read..
 

Trump blames U.S. Senator Durbin for blowing immigration deal

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Jan 16 2018 IST
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday blamed Senator Dick Durbin for blowing up talks on a deal to help immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and said the Democratic lawmaker misrepresented his comments about Haiti and African countries.... read..
 
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