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18-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump time : Fake news, real leaks & a surreal show!

Donald Trump had been forced to fire his top security adviser. One of his cabinet picks had withdrawn due to opposition from within his own Republican Party. Judges in four states had halted his controversial travel ban from seven nations.And on top of it the...

18-Feb-2017 London

UK PM to oversee new domestic violence law

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will directly oversee work on a new law to tackle domestic violence amid concerns that victims were being let down by the legal system, the media reported on Saturday.Domestic violence prosecutions and convictions...

17-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump calls 5 media organisations 'enemy of American people'

US President Donald Trump on Friday slammed the country's five major media organisations by calling it "the enemy of the American people"."The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American...

16-Feb-2017 Washington

Will issue new executive order on immigration : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he will issue a new executive order on immigration by next week.Also, the Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court to hold off on taking action in the legal battle over his initial travel ban until that...

16-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump says he inherited a mess, slams media

US President Donald Trump aired his grievances against the news media, the intelligence community and his detractors generally in a sprawling, stream-of-consciousness news conference."To be honest, I inherited a mess," Trump said on Thursday, in a news...

15-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump calls on Netanyahu to 'hold back' on new settlement

Israel should "hold back" on building new settlement "for a little bit", US President Donald Trump told visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday."As far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit. We'll...

14-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Will weed out terrorism with greater determination : Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the war against terror will be taken to its logical conclusion with greater determination.The Prime Minister was speaking at a high-level meeting here, held for reviewing law and order situation in the country after...

14-Feb-2017 Tokyo

Trump is good listener, frank : Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that US President Donald Trump is a "good listener", as well as "friendly and open", the media reported."President Trump is surprisingly a good listener though it may seem that he isn't. He's also very frank and open....

13-Feb-2017 Jerusalem

I and Trump 'see eye-to-eye' on Mideast issues : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday before departing to Washington that he and US President Donald Trump have shared views on Middle East issues."The alliance between Israel and the US has always been very strong, and it's about to be even...

12-Feb-2017 Washington

Immigration raids fulfil campaign promise : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday on Twitter that the recent increase in immigration raids to detain undocumented foreigners comes in fulfilment of his campaign promises, adding that the majority of the people being seized for deportation are "gang...

11-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Pakistan wants friendly ties with Trump administration : Sartaj Aziz

Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Saturday that Pakistan desired good, friendly and lasting ties with the new US administration.Aziz said that Sharif's first contact with US President Donald Trump was a "very pleasant...

10-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump lauds conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping

US President Donald Trump on Friday lauded the "very, very good conversation" he had with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday night."I had a very, very good conversation ... yesterday with the president of China. It was a very, very warm conversation,"...

10-Feb-2017 Washington

Administration will win travel ban court fight : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he has "no doubt" his administration will win legal challenges to his travel ban.In a press conference with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, Trump also promised to move "rapidly" to introduce "additional security" steps for the...

10-Feb-2017 Ankara

Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves Turkey's constitutional reform bill

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approved on Friday constitutional amendments that will bring drastic changes to the country's political system, including a shift to an executive presidential system from the current parliamentary system.The package will...

10-Feb-2017 Washington

Donald Trump promises Xi Jinping to honour 'One China' policy

US President Donald Trump told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he will honour the "One China" policy that recognises Beijing as the only legitimate Chinese government, the White House said in a statement.The two leaders spoke by phone on Thursday...

08-Feb-2017 Ankara

Erdogan, Donald Trump agree to fight terrorism together

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump agreed to enhance cooperation in fight against terrorism, according to an official statement on Wednesday.The two leaders made the agreement through a telephone conversation late Tuesday, their...

07-Feb-2017 Moscow

Vladimir Putin orders surprise inspection of Russian Aerospace Forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered a surprise inspection of the Aerospace Forces in order to gauge its readiness for combat, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.The goal was to evaluate the readiness of the forces to carry out instructions and...

07-Feb-2017 Beijing

Xi Jinping affirms Sirisena of political trust, cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday told his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena that he was "willing to work to consolidate political trust, expand mutually beneficial cooperation and deepen people-to-people friendship".Xi and Sirisena on Tuesday...

05-Feb-2017 Washington

'What do you think, our country's so innocent?' : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump appeared to equate American actions with the regime of Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview, saying, "There are a lot of killers. You think our country's so innocent?", the media reported.Trump made the remark during...

03-Feb-2017 Valletta

Theresa May asks EU leaders to be 'patient' with Donald Trump

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged her European Union counterparts to be patient with US President Donald Trump as the continents leaders voiced their concerns about the the newly elected leader, media reports said.The Prime Minister defended her decision...

02-Feb-2017 United Nations

Antonio Guterres is 'totally committed' to reforming UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that he is "totally committed" to reforming the world organisation and it is the best way to get the support of all member countries.Guterres was especially referring to the Donald Trump administration in the US,...

01-Feb-2017 Seoul

Won't run for Presidency : Ban Ki-moon

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday he will not run for the South Korean Presidential elections this year, a media report said.Ban was second in the running to become the country's next President, according to polls, behind Moon Jae-in,...

31-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif calls for solution to Palestinian issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the international community on Tuesday to play its role in a just resolution of the Palestinian issue.Speaking at a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after their talks in Islamabad, Sharif...

31-Jan-2017 Washington

Donald Trump fires 2 top officials amid furore over immigration order

Amid protests over his order to temporarily ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries coming into the US, President Donald Trump has sacked two top officials, including acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she refused to defend the order against...

30-Jan-2017 Washington

Donald Trump's immigration order leads to chaos, protests

US President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily prohibiting entry into the country for migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world led to confusion, angst and a wave of protests across the country.World leaders...

29-Jan-2017 Tehran

No time to build walls between nations: Iran's Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it was no time to build walls between nations and criticised steps towards cancelling world trade agreements, without naming new US President Donald Trump.His remarks came after Trump ordered the construction...

27-Jan-2017 Washington

Donald Trump to make state visit to Britain : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Donald Trump is to make a state visit to Britain, as she sought to cement her relationship with the new US President.Speaking at the White House on Friday, May congratulated Trump on his "stunning victory", said she...

27-Jan-2017 Washington

Not visa ban, 'extreme vetting' for Pakistanis : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump in his first televised sit-down interview as US president has said Afghanistan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are not among countries that will face a visa ban to enter the country.However, citizens of these countries will face "extreme...

26-Jan-2017 Washington

IS terrorists sneaky, dirty rats : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has called the Islamic State (IS) terrorists "sneaky, dirty rats"."We have evil that lurks around the corner without the uniforms," he told Fox News in an interview set to air Thursday night, CBS News reported. "Ours is harder...

26-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif, WB CEO discuss Indus Waters, India's power plants

World Bank Chief Executive Officer Kristalina Georgieva called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss implementation of the Indus Waters Treaty and the dispute between Pakistan and India over the construction of two hydropower projects...

26-Jan-2017 Washington

Donald Trump to publish list of crimes committed by immigrants

US President Donald Trump has ordered his new administration to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants, the media reported.The US President's sweeping new executive order on immigration, which he signed on the fifth day of his presidency,...

26-Jan-2017 Tokyo

Abe, Trump prepare to hold summit in Washington

Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe on Thursday said the government was making preparations for a meeting between him and new US President Donald Trump early next month, the media reported.In an address to the lower house of Parliament, Abe said the two countries...

25-Jan-2017 Washington

Using torture in interrogation works : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said he believes that harsh interrogation techniques considered to be torture and currently illegal but used in the past in the fight against terrorism "work".In an interview with ABC News, Trump said that this week he had asked...

25-Jan-2017 Washington

Donald Trump calls for 'major probe' into voter fraud

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for "a major investigation" into "voter fraud" in the 2016 election, after his claims earlier this week, without citing any evidence, that millions of illegal votes were cast during the November polls."I will...

25-Jan-2017 Hangjiakou(China)

Xi Jinping asks Chinese army to be combat-ready

Calling for building a strong army, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday asked the world's largest military to be combat-ready.Xi also stressed the importance of enhancing the military's political awareness, pushing forward reform, and governing it according...

24-Jan-2017 New York

Donald Trump appoints Ajit Pai to head communications agency

President Donald Trump has appointed Ajit Pai to head the powerful US communications regulatory agency, becoming the third Indian American picked for key positions in his administration.Pai, 44, will be the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),...

22-Jan-2017 Washington

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

US President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.Renegotiating the pact, signed two decades ago, was one of Trump's primary campaign promises, EFE news reported.At...

20-Jan-2017 Washington

President Donald Trump vows 'only America first' in his first speech

In his maiden address as President that sounded very like a campaign speech, new US President Donald Trump on Friday vowed to make America great again, bring back jobs, and eradicate "radical Islamic terrorism" from the face of the earth."January 20, 2017...

20-Jan-2017 New York

Donald Trump launches the world on an uncharted journey

Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States under a cloud - literal and metaphorical - on Friday, launching the globe's most powerful nation and the world on an uncharted course with a clarion call of "America First" to "bring back our wealth......

20-Jan-2017 Washington

Together we will make America, world great : Donald Trump

In his maiden speech, new US President Donald Trump on Friday vowed to make America great again, and said he would transfer power to the people."Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come," Trump said in...

20-Jan-2017 Washington

Donald Trump's Twitter handle proclaims him 45th US President

Donald J. Trump's twitter handle @realDonaldTrump proclaimed him as the 45th President of the United States of America, minutes after his inauguration here on Friday.The verified handle, which has been used liberally by Trump to attack those he perceives as...

20-Jan-2017 Washington

Donald Trump tells supporters: 'You're not forgotten anymore'

President-elect Donald Trump addressed the crowd at Make America Great Again! welcome concert a day before he is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday -- calling himself the "messenger" of a movement and portraying himself as the champion of...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Nawaz Sharif meets UN chief, stresses resolution of Kashmir issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum here and apprised him about the long-standing Kashmir issue with India."Kashmir is an internationally recognised issue and...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

UK will be a global leader on trade : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday told leaders at the World Economic Forum here that the UK will be a "world leader" on trade.But the Prime Minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the "politics of division", BBC reported.Her...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Boris Johnson calls on Narendra Modi

Visiting British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday."Mr. @BorisJohnson, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs met the Prime Minister," a tweet...

17-Jan-2017 Washington

Indian actor Sunny Pawar meets Barack Obama

Indian child actor Sunny Pawar met President Barack Obama at the White House to raise awareness for the #LionHeart campaign.Sunny, who features in Hollywood film "Lion" visited the White House on Monday in his capacity as ambassador for the #LionHeart campaign....

17-Jan-2017 Washington

Trump's comments 'inappropriate', : John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry has slammed President-elect Donald Trump for an interview in which he branded NATO "obsolete" and said Germany had pursued a "catastrophic" policy on refugees.Kerry told CNN on Monday that it was "inappropriate" for Trump...

16-Jan-2017 Washington

I love Britain, my mother was crazy about the Queen : Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has said he loved Britain and that his mother was crazy about Queen Elizabeth II.Trump, in his first UK interview with former Justice Secretary Michael Gove for The Times, said on Sunday that his affection for the UK may...

16-Jan-2017 Washington

Barack Obama tells Americans not to 'underestimate' Trump

Outgoing US President Barack Obama in an interview to CBS on "60 Minutes" programme said that he doesn't think Donald Trump's "improvisational" campaign style will work well at the White House level, and warned Americans to not "underestimate the guy".Obama,...

13-Jan-2017 Washington

Cubans to be treated like other migrants : Barack Obama

President Barack Obama has said that Cuban migrants will be treated the same way the US treats migrants from other countries, ending a longstanding practice that allowed undocumented Cuban migrants to remain and become permanent residents of the US.The Cuban government...

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