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14-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says he is not racist

US President Donald Trump has said he was not a racist after he was criticized over his "sh**hole" characterisation of African countries."Nah, I'm not a racist. I'm the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you," a report in the...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Israeli PM arrives to Narendra Modi's warm hug on six-day India trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday set aside protocol to personally receive his Israeli counterpart and "friend" Benjamin Netanyahu with a warm hug as he arrived here on a six-day visit to step up growing trade as well as military and strategic ties between...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Narendra Modi breaks protocol as Benjamin Netanyahu begins India trip

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday broke protocol to personally receive his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu with a hug as he arrived here to begin a six-day visit that will also take him to Mumbai and Gujarat.As Netanyahu and his wife Sara...

12-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump cancels UK trip over 'bad deal' embassy

US President Donald Trump has cancelled his trip to Britain due to disappointment over a "bad" US embassy.He tweeted late on Thursday that he was not a big fan of the Obama administration that sold "perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London...

11-Jan-2018 New York

My relation with Kim Jong-un is very good : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has signalled that he has developed a "good relationship" with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, despite tensions between them."I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un," Trump said in an interview about the first...

11-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump lashes out in 'crude outburst' against migrants

US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst, media reports said. A backlash to his latest remarks was swift."Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump told lawmakers...

11-Jan-2018 United Nations

Migration is positive global phenomenon : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked governments to treat migration as a positive global phenomenon and refrain from setting up barriers to legal international migration."Let me emphasize: migration is a positive global phenomenon. It...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump signs bipartisan bill to combat opioid trafficking

US President Donald Trump has signed a legislation that will grant $9 million to the Customs and Border Protection to fight trafficking of opioid analgesics, entering the US from Mexico and Canada.The initiative is specifically aimed at ending the trafficking...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

Trump "unlikely" to accept Mueller's Russia interview

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday implied it is "unlikely" he will accept Special Counsel Robert Mueller's interview over the possible "collusion" between his campaign and Russia."We'll see what happens...When they have no collusion...it seems unlikely...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

US could "go back in" Paris Agreement : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that Washington could "conceivably" re-enter into the global Paris climate agreement, from which he announced the withdrawal last year.At a news conference with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, Trump said:...

10-Jan-2018 Seoul

Moon Jae-in, Donald Trump see possibility of US-N. Korea talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump see a possibility for talks between South Korea and North Korea leading to talks between Washington and Pyongyang, multiple local media reports said on Wednesday.Moon and Trump had a telephone...

06-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump defends his mental capacity, calls himself 'genius'

US President Donald Trump, in an extraordinary defence of his mental capacity and fitness for office, described himself on Saturday as a "genius", after a new book suggested that top White House aides feared he was unfit for the job.In a series of Twitter...

05-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump seeks $33bn to secure US-Mexico border

President Donald Trump's administration has asked Congress for $33 billion to secure the US-Mexico border of which $18 billion will be spent on the border wall, the media reported.According to a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) document that was sent to lawmakers...

04-Jan-2018 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe : North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWII

The security situation facing Japan is the "severest since the Second World War", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, calling the prospect of a nuclear-capable North Korea "absolutely unacceptable".Tensions in the region have remained high in recent...

04-Jan-2018 Washington

'He lost his mind', Donald Trump on Steve Bannon

US President Donald Trump excoriated his former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a statement claiming that Bannon "lost his mind" after being pushed out from the White House, the media reported.The White House released the strongly worded 266-word statement...

03-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan must end reliance on US aid : Nawaz Sharif

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to devise a strategy to make the country self-sufficient and independent of the need for US aid."There is no need for the US to refer to the Coalition Support...

03-Jan-2018 Washington

My nuclear button 'bigger, more powerful',Donald Trump tells Kim

President Donald Trump has declared that his nuclear button is "much bigger" and "more powerful" than North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's after the latter threatened the US about Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities."North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just stated that...

02-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Donald Trump working on agenda of Pakistan's enemies : Imran Khan

US President Donald Trump is working on the agenda of Pakistan's "enemies", PTI Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday, as he slammed Washington's decision to cut aid to Islamabad for lying and giving safe haven to terrorists.Speaking to reporters after appearing...

01-Jan-2018 Washington

Time for change in Iran : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said it is time for change in Iran following anti-government protests that have left at least 12 people dead."Iran is failing at every level despite the terrible deal made with them by the Obama Administration," Trump said...

01-Jan-2018 Washington

Donald Trump blasts Pakistan, stops all aid

President Donald Trump began the New Year on Monday with a blistering attack on Pakistan, saying it will get no more US aid as it was giving "safe haven to terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan"."The US has foolishly given Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over...

31-Dec-2017 Tehran

Citizens have right to criticise, not destroy : Hassan Rouhani

Iranians are free to protest against the government but must not jeopardise security, President Hassan Rouhani has said after four days of demonstrations.Speaking at a cabinet session, he acknowledged that there were problems that needed to be solved but warned...

31-Dec-2017 Washington

US alert to possible human rights violations in Iran : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said his government is on the alert for any human rights violations that could occur within the context of protests in Iran."Big protests in Iran. The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and...

31-Dec-2017 Beijing

China ready to promote trust, cooperation with Russia in 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said that he was ready to join his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in consolidating political and strategic mutual trust and expanding bilateral all-around pragmatic cooperation.Xi made the pledge in his New Year greeting...

29-Dec-2017 Washington

Donald Trump invites Coast Guard to play golf at his club

US President Donald Trump has invited service members of the US Coast Guard to play golf at his private club in Florida, where he practices his favourite sport daily during his Christmas vacation.Media coverage of the Trump family vacation on Friday reported...

28-Dec-2017 moscow

Russia inquiry makes US look very bad : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that he believes Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, will treat him fairly and insisted there has been "no collusion" discovered by the inquiry, a media report said.In an interview to The New...

28-Dec-2017 New York

Donald Trump mocks Vanity Fair for apologising to Hillary Clinton

US President Donald Trump has mocked the Vanity Fair magazine for apologising to Hillary Clinton over a video that poked fun at the former Secretary of State, the media reported."Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backwards...

27-Dec-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin submits documents for 2018 presidential candidacy

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday submitted his application for registration as an independent candidate in the 2018 Russian presidential election.The Central Elections Commission (CEC) accepted the documents, which included an application for registration...

22-Dec-2017 moscow

Russia must have best forces to resist aggression : Vladimir Putin

Russia should have the best armed forces in face of the "aggressive" plans of the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday."Russia should be among the leading states, and in some areas -- the absolute...

22-Dec-2017 Sydney

Melbourne attack has no link to terrorism : Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said the car attack incident on Thursday in Melbourne was not a terrorist act, although the suspect claimed to have acted due to mistreatment of Muslims.The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old Australian citizen...

22-Dec-2017 Pyongyang

N.Korea poses substantial nuclear threat to US : Kim Jong-un

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un on Friday said his country has achieved rapid development in strategic weaponry and poses "substantial nuclear threat to the US", state news agency reported.Kim said this at a meeting with high-ranking Workers Party officials...

21-Dec-2017 Jerusalem

Netanyahu calls UN 'house of lies' before Jerusalem vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the UN as the "house of lies" ahead of a UN vote on Thursday against the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital."The state of Israel flatly rejects this vote even before it is held," Netanyahu said....

18-Dec-2017 Washington

Donald Trump not considering firing Special Counsel Mueller

US President Donald Trump has said he is not planning to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.Returning to the White House from Camp David, Trump was asked on Sunday whether...

15-Dec-2017 Washington

I have your back 100 per cent, Donald Trump tells FBI

US President Donald Trump has said he supports the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) "100 per cent", less than an hour after criticising the agency.During a speech at the FBI National Academy's graduation in Virginia, Trump heaped praise on the agency,...

14-Dec-2017 moscow

Vladimir Putin to seek re-election as an independent

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that he would run for re-election as an independent candidate, banking on the support of numerous political parties and the popular vote while casting doubt on the competence of his opposition.Putin was...

12-Dec-2017 Seoul

S.Korea's Moon visits China to discuss Pyongyang

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday left for China on a four-day visit. He will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss the North Korean crisis and bilateral issues.Moon and Xi are set to hold their third summit on Thursday, when they...

12-Dec-2017 Washington

US ready for North Korea talks without preconditions : Rex Tillerson

The US is ready to open nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea, without preconditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said."Let's just meet and let's talk about the weather if you want," he said on Tuesday at a policy forum in Washington, BBC reported.His...

12-Dec-2017 Washington

Donald Trump signs directive to send astronauts back to moon

US President Donald Trump has signed his administration's first space policy directive, formally directing the US space agency NASA to send astronauts back to the moon and eventually Mars."The directive I'm signing today will refocus American space program...

12-Dec-2017 Ankara

'US move on Jerusalem destabilises Middle East'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin warned that the US move on Jerusalem destabilizes the Middle East and will not help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Speaking at a joint news conference on Monday after...

12-Dec-2017 New York

Donald Trump calls for ending family immigration following NYC bombing

Blaming a "lax" immigration system for the bomb attack here by a Bangladeshi immigrant, US President Donald Trump has renewed calls to end immigration based on family ties.Calling Monday's bombing at a New York transportation hub by Akayed Ullah "attempted mass...

11-Dec-2017 United Nations

Human rights situation improves : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said the overall human rights situation has improved over the decades but problems remain."Over seven decades, humanity has achieved considerable progress. People around the world have gained progressively greater...

11-Dec-2017 Damascus

Vladimir Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria

Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria.The Russian leader made the announcement at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria's coastal province of Latakia, reports the Independent.Accompanied by Defence Minister...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Adnan Sami, family meet Afghan Vice President Sarwar Danish

Afghanistan Vice President Sarwar Danish.Adnan says he discussed his upcoming film "Afghan - In Search of a Home" with Danish. "We had a delightful morning in Mumbai meeting the visiting Vice President. We discussed my upcoming film ‘Afghan' and he was most gracious...

10-Dec-2017 Tehran

Iran ready to restore ties with Saudi : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran could restore its relations with Saudi Arabia should the kingdom end its "friendship" with Israel.Tehran would "have no problem" with Riyadh if it stops "bowing to Israel" and relies on itself, Rouhani...

09-Dec-2017 London

Islamic State is 'not yet defeated': Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday congratulated her Iraqi counterpart Haider Abadi over the Islamic State victory, but warned the militant group is "not yet defeated".Extremists are "still pose a threat to Iraq, including from over the Syrian border",...

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