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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,...

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...

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 Washington

1 in 4 women go on date for a free meal: Study

Call it new-age dating but nearly one in four women now go on a date not for the sake of romance or building a long-term relationship but grabbing a free meal, an interesting study has revealed.The new phenomenon is a "foodie call" where a person sets up...

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...

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,...

15-Jun-2019 Washington

Returning astronauts to moon in 2024 could cost $30bn : NASA

Returning astronauts to the moon in 2024 could cost about $30 billion, or roughly the same price tag as the Apollo 11 spaceflight when factoring in inflation, NASA has said."For the whole programme, to get a sustainable presence on the moon, we're looking at between...

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...

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 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...

01-Jun-2019 Washington

3 US firms chosen to help NASA land US astronauts on Moon

The US space agency has awarded a total of $254 million to three companies to land their machines on the lunar surface, paving the way for NASA astronauts to land on the Moon by 2024.The three companies are: Astrobotic of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Intuitive...

01-Jun-2019 Washington

Disgruntled employee kills 12 in US city

At least 12 people were killed and four others injured when a disgruntled employee opened fire in a municipal centre building in the US state of Virginia. The attacker was shot dead after a police confrontation, authorities said.The shooting suspect identified...

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...

30-May-2019 Washington

NASA rover finds clay cache on Mars

Drilling by Curiosity Mars rover at a region of the Red Planet called the "clay-bearing unit" has revealed the highest amounts of clay minerals ever found during the mission, NASA has said.The rover recently drilled two samples at rock targets called "Aberlady"...

29-May-2019 Washington

India removed from US currency monitoring list, China stays

The US Treasury Department has removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners.In its semi-annual report to US Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies, the department on Tuesday removed India and Switzerland...

29-May-2019 Washington

Mississippi flooding longest-lasting since 1927 'Great Flood'

Mississippi River flooding has affected at least eight U.S. states since January, and it has become the longest-lasting since the "Great Flood" of 1927, the National Weather Service said.This year's flooding is a result of early spring snowmelt and record-breaking...

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...

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...

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...

19-May-2019 Washington

NASA's robot completes first hardware test in space

NASA has completed the first hardware test of a robot in space that would take care of the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future.The robot named Bumble is one of three Astrobee robots that will research automated caretaking aboard the ISS.Bumble,...

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 Washington

NASA selects 11 US firms to build human lunar landers

The US space agency NASA has selected 11 companies including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Elon Musk's SpaceX to develop prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration programme.NASA aims to put the first woman on the Moon's south pole by 2024...

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...

14-May-2019 Washington

NASA's Artemis to put first woman on Moon

NASAs ambitious plan to put the first woman on the Moon by 2024 has been named Artemis. It was set in motion following an additional increase to the agency's budget.NASA's plans for the first woman on the lunar surface ever comes nearly five decades after...

11-May-2019 Washington

N.Korea's missile tests not breach of trust: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that North Korea's recent missile tests were not a "breach of trust"."They're short-range and I don't consider that a breach of trust at all. And, you know, at some point I may. But at this point no," Trump said in an...

09-May-2019 Washington

China broke the deal in trade talks : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that China "broke the deal" in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides to end a tit-for-tat trade war.On Twitter, Trump on Wednesday accused Beijing of attempting to run out the...

03-May-2019 Washington

90,000 YouTube videos violated terror policy : Google

In a bid to crackdown on terror-related content, Google said it has reviewed more than one million suspected terrorist videos on YouTube in the first quarter of 2019 and found 90,000 of such videos violated the company's terrorism policy.In a letter sent...

27-Apr-2019 Washington

US, Japan push for trade deal

US President Donald Trump has said that trade talks between the Washington and Tokyo were "moving along very nicely" and suggested a deal might be reached by late May as he met visiting Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe at the White House.During his meeting...

19-Apr-2019 Washington

Moral decisions linked to brain activity: Study

What makes our decisions morally just or objectionable? It is the brain activity that is responsible for the differences in our moral behaviour, reveals a new study."Our study demonstrates that with moral behaviour, people may not in fact always stick to...

08-Apr-2019 New York

Food additive in frozen meat, crackers worsens flu

A common food additive found in many products, including frozen meat, crackers and fried foods, could weaken the human immune system against flu, which accounts for 290,000-650,000 deaths globally every year, say researchers.Besides increasing the severity...

08-Apr-2019 Washington

ISS infested with bacteria like gym on Earth : NASA

A team of NASA researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist has found the surface inside the International Space Station (ISS) is littered with microbes just like in a gym or office on Earth -- threatening astronauts' health at the orbiting laboratory.The...

06-Apr-2019 Washington

NASA's Solar Probe completes 2nd flyby of Sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has successfully completed its second close approach to the Sun, the US space agency has said.The maneuver, called a perihelion, resulted in a closest approach at 6:40 p.m. EDT (2240 GMT) on April 4. The spacecraft was about 24 million...

30-Mar-2019 Washington

Donald Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border

US President Donald Trump has threatened to close the country's border with Mexico to trade for a "long time" and insisted that America has run out of detention space for undocumented immigrants."If Mexico doesn't immediately stop all illegal immigration...

28-Mar-2019 Washington

Russia has to get out of Venezuela : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has called on Russia to "get out" of Venezuela following recent reports of Russian planes arriving in the country.During an Oval Office meeting on Wednesday with Fabiana Rosales, the wife of opposition National Assembly leader...

28-Mar-2019 Washington

Trump tells Russian troops to leave Venezuela

US President Donald Trump said that Russia should pull back its presence in Venezuela, a day after Russia defended its position on the issue."Russia has to get out," Trump on Wednesday told the press in the Oval Office, where he met with Fabiana Rosales,...

27-Mar-2019 Washington

Democratic campaign to impeach me is over : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that Democratic lawmakers are no longer thinking about initiating impeachment proceedings against him because the preliminary conclusions on the Russia probe indicate that there was no collusion between his 2016...

26-Mar-2019 Washington

Donald Trump says complete release of Mueller report won't bother him

US President Donald Trump on Monday said he wouldn't be bothered if special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the concluded Russia investigation is completely released."It wouldn't bother me at all," Trump told reporters at the White House after a bilateral...

23-Mar-2019 Washington

No idea about Mueller report timing : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he has "no idea" about when Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Russia probe, will turn in his report."I have no idea about the Mueller report," Trump responded on the White House lawn to the question...

21-Mar-2019 Washington

Donald Trump complains about John McCain funeral

US President Donald Trump has attacked the late Senator John McCain, complaining that he "didn't get a thank you" for his state funeral."We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain," the President said during a visit to an Ohio tank factory,...

06-Mar-2019 Washington

US tornadoes: Seven family members among 23 killed

 Seven members of a family were among the 23 victims identified after an outbreak of tornadoes devastated the US state of Alabama, officials said.Every victim, including four  children, was found close to their homes, rescue crews said. The victims range...

25-Feb-2019 Washington

Donald Trump postpones tariff hike on Chinese imports

President Donald Trump on Sunday announced that he was "delaying" raising tariffs on hundreds of Chinese import products, a hike that had been scheduled for March 1, due to the "substantial progress" being made in the bilateral trade talks being held in Washington."I...

21-Feb-2019 Washington

Alabama woman who joined IS should not return to US : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he directed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not to allow Hoda Muthana, an Alabama woman who left in November 2014 to join  IS, to return to the US -- despite her recent public plea to come back and stand trial...

20-Feb-2019 Washington

Donald Trump orders Pentagon to draft space force legislation

US President Donald Trump signed a directive on Tuesday that directs the Pentagon to draft legislation on creating a US Space Force.It is "a bold, strategic step toward guaranteeing American space dominance," according to the White House."Our destiny, beyond...

20-Jan-2019 Washington

Venue for second US-N.Korea summit picked: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said the location for his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been picked and will be announced "in the future"."We've picked the country, but we'll be announcing it in the future," Trump told reporters at the...

18-Jan-2019 Washington

Donald Trump hits back at Pelosi, cancels her foreign trip

In a tit-for-tat move, US President Donald Trump cancelled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to three countries, a day after she angered Republicans by suggesting the President should delay his State of the Union Asdress due to the impasse over...

30-Dec-2018 Washington

Immigrant children's deaths 'fault of the Democrats' : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that the Democrats shall be blamed for the latest deaths of the two children over the execution of US immigration policy."Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and...

18-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump advises Fed not to consider interest rate hike

US President Donald Trump advised the Federal Reserve (Fed) not to raise interest rates at its meeting this week, given the strength of the dollar and an almost absence of inflation."It is incredible that with a very strong dollar and virtually no inflation,...

11-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump approves strategy on combating WMD terrorism

US President Donald Trump on Monday approved the National Strategy for Countering WMD Terrorism, in a bid to counter extremist groups' attempt to use Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) against the US.According to a statement issued by the White House, the...

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