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19-Jul-2019 Washington

US warship destroys Iranian drone : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz.Speaking at the White House on Thursday, Trump said that USS Boxer, an amphibious assault ship of the US Navy, destroyed the drone that threatened...

17-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump says 'great pressure' worked to find Hafiz Saeed

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed credit for the arrest of Hafiz Saeed by Pakistan government, saying great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him even as India is yet to officially react to Islamabad's action.Terming...

12-Jul-2019 Washington

Not backing down in quest for immigration figures : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced that his administration was "not backing down" in the fight to know how many citizens and non-citizens were in America, at a time  when the country is increasingly divided over the immigration issue.Previously,...

12-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump lashes out at social media firms as Twitter crashes

US President Donald Trump lashed out at social networking platforms, especially Twitter, during the social media summit at the White House for censoring Republican views and blocking Americans from following him.As the summit was about to begin on Thursday,...

12-Jul-2019 Washington

Trump is terrorising immigrants with threat of raids : Nancy Pelosi

The speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Thursday that President Donald Trump's threats to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants are meant to sow fear in Latino communities."Families belong together. Every person in America...

06-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump seeking legal rationale to include citizenship in census

US President Donald Trump has indicated that he might seek an executive order to place a citizenship question on the census, one of several options his administration wass considering in the wake of a Supreme Court decision that stymied its push to do so.Meanwhile,...

05-Jul-2019 Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing.Calling China and Bangladesh traditionally friendly neighbours, Xi said that "consolidating and developing the strategic partnership...

02-Jul-2019 Washington

US will 'never allow' Iran to develop nuclear weapons: White House

The Donald Trump administration has announced that it will continue with its campaign of "maximum pressure" against Iran and reiterated that the US will "never allow" it to develop nuclear weapons."The United States and its allies will never allow Iran to...

01-Jul-2019 Washington

US-China trade talks have 'already begun': Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said that talks with China to end the ongoing trade war between the world's two largest economies have "already begun"."It's already begun," Efe news quoted Trump as saying to reporters at the White House on Monday."They're speaking...

30-Jun-2019 Osaka (Japan)

G20: Vladimir Putin stresses on need to further Russia-Japan ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin has emphasised on the need of close bilateral ties between Russia and Japan."Much work needs to be done to take Russia-Japan relations to the next level," Xinhua quoted Putin as saying during a joint press conference with Japanese...

30-Jun-2019 Moscow

Elton John mistaken about LGBT rights in Russia : Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that British singer Elton John is mistaken about the rights of LGBTs in Russia."I have a lot of respect for him, he is a genius musician, we all enjoy his music, but I think he is mistaken," Putin said on Saturday during...

30-Jun-2019 Moscow

Russia, US to begin nuclear arms talks: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he and his US counterpart Donald Trump had asked their foreign ministries to begin talks on the extension of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).But it is too early to tell whether the negotiations will...

29-Jun-2019 Osaka

G20: Trump calls MBS 'friend', ignores Khashoggi

US President Donald Trump on Saturday called Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman a "friend," and ignored numerous questions about whether he planned to discuss the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.During a working breakfast on the second day...

29-Jun-2019 Osaka

G20: Trump set to discuss Huawei with Xi

US President Donald Trump said he would be discussing American actions toward Huawei Technologies Co. when he meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday in a session that will include a possible trade deal.The President added, during a morning...

29-Jun-2019 Osaka

US firms can sell technology to Huawei : Donald Trump

In a much-needed respite to Huawei, US President Donald Trump on Saturday said US firms could start selling technology to the Chinese telecommunications equipment giant and its sub-brand HONOR as long as the sales did not involve equipment that threaten...

28-Jun-2019 Tokyo

G20 members discuss economy, trade in Osaka Summit

Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies weighed the risk of a slowing global economy on Friday amid growing trade and geopolitical tensions as a two-day summit began in Osaka under Japan's presidency.As an escalating US-China trade war looms large, eyes...

27-Jun-2019 Osaka

Narendra Modi and I will announce very big trade deal : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday said ahead of his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he thinks they will have a "very big trade deal to announce".Speaking to the media before the trilateral talks between him, Modi and Japanese Prime...

27-Jun-2019 Japan

Narendra Modi meets Shinzo Abe ahead of G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe ahead of the two-day G20 Summit slated to take place here on Friday."Greeting each other as best friends do! Japanese PM @AbeShinzo warmly welcomes PM @narendramodi ahead of their...

27-Jun-2019 Washington

We must sue Facebook, Google : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has threatened to sue tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter, saying they are spreading political bias against the Republicans.In an interview with Fox Business Network on Wednesday, Trump blasted tech companies, saying...

25-Jun-2019 Washington

Sexual assault accuser 'not my type': Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has again denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a television show host and magazine columnist in the 1990s, saying "she's not my type".Trump said E. Jean Carroll was "totally lying" about the alleged attack in an upscale...

22-Jun-2019 Washington

US to impose major sanctions against Iran on Monday

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said the US would impose major additional sanctions against Iran on Monday."We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday," Trump tweeted on Saturday, without providing any other details, Xinhua news agency...

22-Jun-2019 Berlin

Merkel urges political solution to Iran-US dispute

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said the world should work together for peaceful resolution of the dispute between Iran and the US, and warned against isolationism."I say that (a political solution) should not just be a hope, but it should be worked...

20-Jun-2019 United Nations

Antonio Guterres calls for restraint amid new Iran-US tension

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked for maximum restraint after Iran shot down a US drone."He is very concerned about this latest development, about the shooting down of the drone," Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters,...

20-Jun-2019 Pyongyang/Beijing

Xi, Kim to jointly create 'bright future' of bilateral ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed here on Thursday to work together to create a bright future of inter-party and inter-state relations at a new starting point in history, the state-run news agency reported.Xi became the...

18-Jun-2019 Washington

Donald Trump threatens to begin deporting undocumented immigrants

US President Donald Trump has said that immigration enforcement authorities would begin deporting millions of undocumented migrants from the country in the coming week.Trump however, did not provide further details on the immigrants who would be affected...

18-Jun-2019 Tehran

Iran will not go to war with any nation : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday reaffirmed that his country does not seek war with any nation, but stressed that Tehran will come out as the ultimate winner of any warfare against it."We will not wage war with any nation, those facing us are a group...

17-Jun-2019 Washington

Donald Trump launches attack against 'dishonest' newspapers

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at The New York Times and The Washington Post, as tensions between the White House and some of the nation's mainstream media continue to grow."A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper,...

16-Jun-2019 New Delhi

We have a bold captain in Sarfaraz : Imran Khan

India-Pakistan clash in any sporting discipline brings fans to the edge of their seats, and when the contest is in a cricket field, it is no less than a war.Once again, the two arch- rivals are squaring-off in the group stage of the ongoing World Cup in Manchester...

14-Jun-2019 Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Narendra Modi, Imran Khan exchange pleasantries in Bishkek

Amid the deep chill in bilateral ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan exchanged pleasantries on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit here on Friday, according to sources.The pleasantries...

14-Jun-2019 Bishkek/Beijing

China wants Indo-Pak ties to improve : Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that Beijing was for the improvement in ties between New Delhi and Islamabad but at the same time pushed for the expansion of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), a multi-billion dollar connectivity...

14-Jun-2019 Tokyo

Abe asks Iran to release American captives: Report

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked Iranian leaders during his Tehran visit to release American captives detained by the country, at the request of US President Donald Trump, Kyodo News Agency quoted a Japanese government source as saying on Friday.At...

13-Jun-2019 Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Pak must take action against terror, PM tells Chinese President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Pakistan must take concrete action against terrorism affecting India to create an atmosphere for peaceful bilateral relations, as the issue came up during his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping here.The...

13-Jun-2019 Washington

Will accept dirt on 2020 opponent from Russia, China : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump gas said that he would accept damaging information provided by foreign actors such as China or Russia on his Democratic opponent in the 2020 presidential elections.In a TV interview on Wednesday, Trump said that he would listen...

13-Jun-2019 Tehran

'US economic war' root cause of regional tensions : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that tensions in the Middle East region were caused by the "US economic war" against Iran."If we witness some tensions in the region  today, their root cause lies in the U.S. economic war against Iranian nation," Xinhua...

10-Jun-2019 Washington

US should no longer need tariff threat with Mexico : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that it would likely not be "necessary" to threaten Mexico with tariffs again because that country's government was now helping to contain the flow of migrants to the country.In a series of tweets, Trump said he...

06-Jun-2019 Moscow

Xi Jinping hails Russia, China ties during Moscow visit

 Relations between Russia and China serve as a guarantor of international peace and set a positive example for other nations, Chinese President Xi  Jinping has said.The Chinese President's comments came on Wednesday night during a celebration to mark the 70th...

06-Jun-2019 Washington

Progress in US-Mexico talks not nearly enough : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the progress which has been made in talks between Washington and Mexico on tariffs and immigration were not enough, renewing his threat to impose a 5 per cent tariff on all imported Mexican goods next week."Immigration...

05-Jun-2019 Washington

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year's Pride Month with a rainbow turban.Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation...

05-Jun-2019 Washington

Obama praises Sikh man with rainbow turban

Former US President Barack Obama has praised San Diego-based Sikh neuroscientist Jiwandeep Kohli who is celebrating this year's Pride Month with a rainbow turban.Kohli, who is a bisexual, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation...

04-Jun-2019 London

Donald Trump fails to recognize his gift to Queen Elizabeth II

US President Donald Trump was rescued by his wife Melania from an embarrassing situation when he failed to recognize a statue at Buckingham Palace that he had gifted to Queen Elizabeth Il last year.Trump was shown a pewter horse that he gave as a gift when...

02-Jun-2019 London

Donald Trump tells UK to 'walk away' if it can't secure terms

US President Donald Trump has said the UK should walk away from the European Union (EU) without a deal if it cannot secure the terms it wants.The US President was speaking to the Sunday Times ahead of his arrival in the UK on Monday for a state visit, the...

31-May-2019 Washington

Donald Trump calls Mueller 'conflicted', 'true never-Trumper'

US President Donald Trump slammed Special Counsel Robert Mueller as "highly conflicted", a day after Mueller made his first-ever public statement saying that charging Trump with a crime was "not an option" due to Justice Department guidelines."After spending...

28-May-2019 Jerusalem

No reason to spend billions on fresh elections : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he is trying his best to form a new government in the last 48 hours before the deadline."You can do a lot of things in 48 hours. There is no reason in the world to paralyse the state for another half...

27-May-2019 Tokyo

US-Japan trade announcement may come in August : Donald Trump

Visiting US President Donald Trump on Monday said that he needs to correct a "tremendous" trade imbalance with Japan, suggesting there may be a major announcement on the issue in August."Trade-wise, I think we will be announcing some things probably in August...

26-May-2019 New Delhi

Theresa May, Angela Merkel, Saudi Crown Prince congratulate Modi

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Sadi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his victory in the Lok Sabha elections, a statement said on Sunday.According to the statement,...

25-May-2019 Washington

US will send 1,500 more troops to Middle East : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country will send about 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East amid escalating tension with Iran.Trump told reporters at the White House that the extra deployment, which is "relatively small number of...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

Donald Trump calls up Narendra Modi, to meet at G-20 summit

US President Donald Trump on Friday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his election victory and the two leader agreed to meet at the upcoming G-20 summit in Japan."President Trump congratulated the Prime Minister on the unprecedented...

24-May-2019 Washington

Huawei could be part of US-China trade deal: Trump

US President Donald Trump has raised the possibility of easing restrictions on Huawei as part of a broader trade deal with Beijing, despite labelling the Chinese telecommunications giant "very dangerous".The comments on Thursday, which appear to run counter...

22-May-2019 Washington

Donald Trump taps former US ambassador to run Air Force

US President Donald Trump has nominated Barbara Barrett, a former US Ambassador to Finland and one-time Republican candidate for Arizona Governor, to serve as the next secretary of the Air Force.Barrett, 68, a wealthy Republican donor and wife of former...

21-May-2019 San Francisco

Donald Trump says he uses Twitter as 'typewriter'

US President Donald Trump has said that Twitter, where his posts often circulate as memes, is nothing more than just a "typewriter" to him.Trump spoke about his "Twitter  Theory" during an interview with Fox News Channel, CNN reported on Monday. "Twitter...

20-May-2019 Washington

War with US will 'officially end' Iran : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has warned Iran "never" to threaten the US again, saying if Tehran wants to fight, that will be the "official end" of the Iranian regime."If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United...

18-May-2019 Washington

Donald Trump lifts metal tariffs, delays auto levies

US President Donald Trump has agreed to lift tariffs on metal imports from Canada and Mexico, that in exchange agreed to stop punishing American farmers with their own taxes on pork, cheese and milk.At the same time, he postponed a decision on Friday on...

17-May-2019 New York

Donald Trump proposes 'merit-based' immigration system

US President Donald Trump has proposed a sweeping change to the immigration system to make it "merit-based" favouring professionals and well-educated people who will be high earners.Unveiling his plan at the White House on Thursday, he said the current...

16-May-2019 Washington

Donald Trump declares national emergency over cyber threats

With a motive to protect US communications network from "foreign adversaries", President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Wednesday.The executive order gives the federal government powers to restrict US companies from doing business transactions...

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