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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...

09-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump accuses Comey of lying in testimony to Congress

US President Donald Trump has accused former FBI Director James Comey of lying during his testimony before a congressional committee last week, when the ex-official revealed that the investigation into presumed Russian interference in the 2016 presidential...

09-Dec-2018 Washington

Chief of Staff John Kelly leaving by year end : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has announced that his Chief of Staff John Kelly will exit the White House by the end of the year.Trump's announcement on Saturday came after it was reported on Friday that Kelly was expected to announce his departure in the coming...

09-Dec-2018 Washington

John Kelly to leave his job at year end : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will leave his job at the end of the year.Trump called Kelly "a great guy," while speaking to reporters at White House on Saturday, Xinhua reported."He's been with me almost two...

03-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says China to cut tariffs on US cars, markets rise

China has agreed to cut tariffs on cars it imports from the US, President Donald Trump has said, after he negotiated a truce in the trade war with Beijing. The announcement boosted the financial markets."China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars...

03-Dec-2018 Washington

China agrees to reduce tariffs on US cars : Donald Trump

China has agreed to cut tariffs on cars it imports from the US, President Donald Trump has said, a day after he negotiated a ceasefire in the trade war with Beijing."China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the US. Currently...

01-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump discusses 2nd DPRK summit with S. Korea's Moon

US President Donald Trump on Friday met with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in to discuss the recent development regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Trump's plans to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.According...

01-Dec-2018 Washington

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe discuss DPRK, trade in talks

US President Donald Trump on Friday met in Buenos Aires of Argentina with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the situation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and bilateral trade.According to a statement issued by White House spokesperson...

27-Nov-2018 Washington

InSight catching rays on Mars : NASA

After the successful launch of NASA's InSight on Mars on Monday, the spacecraft has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface.NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft, that is currently orbiting the...

27-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump threatens to block China trade deal

US President Donald Trump has said that it was "highly unlikely" he would accept an offer by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping aimed at averting Trump's plan to raise tariffs on over $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 per cent in January 2019.Trump in...

27-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump says Brexit deal may benefit EU more, block UK-US trade

US President Donald Trump has said that he does not like the Brexit deal between Britain and the European Union (EU), noting it seems to favor the EU more and might block the trade between Britain and the United States.Speaking to the media at the White...

27-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump hopes Ukraine-Russia confrontation is 'straightened out'

US President Donald Trump said here on Monday that he hopes the current confrontation between Ukraine and Russia will get "straightened out".Speaking to reporters before leaving the White House for campaign rallies, Trump said that "we do not like what's...

23-Nov-2018 Washington

Khashoggi killing: CIA didn't blame Saudi crown prince : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that the CIA did not blame Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for ordering the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Khashoggi was murdered on October 2 in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Officials told US media such...

21-Nov-2018 Washington

US will stand with Saudi Arabia : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday played down the importance of Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's possible implication in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said the episode will not affect the steadfast alliance of Washington and...

20-Nov-2018 Washington

NASA selects landing site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater delta, where the sediments contain clays and carbonates, as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission, the US space agency said.Jezero Crater, 45 kilometres in size, is located on the western edge of Isidis Planitia...

19-Nov-2018 Washington

I didn't know interim AG had criticised Russia probe : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that he did not know about the criticism that recently-appointed interim Attorney General Matt Whitaker made in the past about the Russia probe, in which investigators are examining possible interference by the Kremlin...

19-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump refuses to hear tape of Khashoggi's killing

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that while Turkey has shared with US an audio purported to be of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he has no plans to listen to the recording."We have the tape. I don't want to hear the tape. No reason...

18-Nov-2018 Washington

Government shutdown if no funds for border wall : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump told the media at the White House here that this would be a "good time" for a government shutdown if he doesn't get  funding from Congress for his border wall."I think probably, if I was ever going to do a shutdown over border...

17-Nov-2018 Port Moresby

Trade war will have no winners : Xi Jinping

China's President Xi Jinping said here on Saturday that the world needs common rules of global governance that do not respond to "selfish agendas" and warned that a trade war will have no winners."History has shown that in confrontations, whether in the form...

17-Nov-2018 Washington

Trump says he wrote answers to Mueller's questions

US President Donald Trump has told reporters that he has completed written answers to questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller probing into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, but has not actually turned them in.The president said...

14-Nov-2018 Washington

Watch NASA's InSight spacecraft land on Mars

As NASA's InSight spacecraft touches down on the Red Planet on November 26, people from around the world will be able to watch the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms, including on YouTube, the US space agency...

10-Nov-2018 Washington

NASA to send organs-on-chips to space

NASA is planning to send small devices containing human cells in a 3D matrix -- known as tissue chips or organs-on-chips -- to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they respond to stress, drugs and genetic changes.Made of flexible plastic, tissue...

10-Nov-2018 Washington

New US envoy to UN remain undecided : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump here on Friday said that the person to replace Nikki Haley as the new ambassador to the UN is still under consideration.I'll make the decision over the next few weeks, but by the end of the year, Trump told reporters at the White...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

12 killed in California bar shooting

At least 12 people, including a police officer, were killed after a gunman forced his way into a popular bar in the US state of California and opened fire, officials said. The shooter was later found dead at the scene.According to the police, the shooting...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

Solar Probe 'alive' after being closest ever to Sun : NASA

Parker Solar Probe, NASA's historic mission to solve the mysteries of the Sun, is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from its surface.This is far closer than any spacecraft has ever gone -- the previous record was set by Helios...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

NASA's Ralph to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids in 2021

NASA's Ralph, one of the most well-travelled scientific instrument, is set to explore Jupiter's Trojan asteroids aboard the Lucy spacecraft in 2021, the US space agency said.Ralph has made many discoveries since it first launched aboard the New Horizons spacecraft...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump fires Sessions, seizes Russia probe

US President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions a day after midterms, wrestling back control of the Russia probe by getting rid of the man who supported it, and choosing the one who has said all negative things about the investigation."At...

08-Nov-2018 Washington

'Stronger opinion' on Khashoggi case next week : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said he will have a "stronger opinion" over the murder of a Saudi journalist next week.Trump told reporters on Wednesday during a White House press conference that he was "forming a very strong opinion" over the death of Jamal...

07-Nov-2018 Washington

Curiosity returns to old location, back to work : NASA

Besides over two weeks of scientific operations, NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has conducted its longest drive since experiencing a memory anomaly two months ago, pushing its total odometry to over 20 kilometers.The rover is now located at the Red Planet's Lake...

06-Nov-2018 Washington

Facebook blocks more accounts 'meddling' in US mid-terms

Facebook has blocked 30 accounts on its platform and 85 accounts on Instagram that may be engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" from foreign entities into the US mid-term elections.According to the social networking giant, US law enforcement contacted...

06-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump not sure if he will meet Vladimir Putin in Paris

US President Donald Trump has said he was not sure if he would meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris next week."I am not sure that we will have a meeting in Paris, probably not," Trump told reporters on Monday at the Joint Base Andrews as he was...

05-Nov-2018 Washington

NASA detects smiley in new galaxy

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured a formation of galaxies that looks like a smiling face, said the US space agency.On Saturday, it posted an image on its Instagram handle that showed two yellow orbs above an arc of light -- painting a smiley face in...

04-Nov-2018 Washington

Donald Trump vows to stop immigrant caravan from entering US

US President Donald Trump said in a campaign rally in Florida that he won't allow a caravan of Central American migrants, which is heading towards the Mexico-US border, to enter the country.Speaking to supporters at the rally held on Saturday at a hangar...

01-Nov-2018 Washington

US could send up to 15,000 troops to US-Mexican border : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that up to 15,000 military personnel could be sent to the southern border with Mexico to help defend against a caravan of Central American migrants.Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said the number of troops...

31-Oct-2018 Washington

NASA podcast tracks lander on way to study 'inner' Mars

NASA has launched an eight-episode podcast series that follows the InSight mission as the robotic explorer journeys to Mars for a November 26 landing.The first two episodes of the "On a Mission" series are now available for download, the US space agency said...

31-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump visits Pittsburgh synagogue amid protests

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Pittsburgh synagogue where on the weekend a gunman who has espoused anti-Semitic views online massacred 11 people, while hundreds of protesters denounced the president's seeming reluctance...

31-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump plans to end birthright citizenship

US President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he is planning to put an end to what he called the "ridiculous" law that grants citizenship to all children born in US territory."We're the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby,...

30-Oct-2018 Washington

NASA's Parker Solar Probe closest ever to Sun

NASA's historic Parker Solar Probe -- enroute to the Sun to unravel its mysteries -- has become the closest spacecraft to it.The spacecraft passed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface on October 29, as calculated by the Parker Solar...

30-Oct-2018 Washington

NASA sets world record with Mars 2020 parachute

NASA has created a world record with its "supersonic parachute" for the Mars 2020 mission that survived 37,000 kg load and was deployed in just four-tenths of a second -- twice the speed of sound.Less than two minutes after the launch of a 58-foot-tall (17.7-metre)...

29-Oct-2018 Washington

NASA's Hubble completes first science operation after 3-week hiatus

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal operations and completed its first science observations after a three-week hiatus owing to a failed gyroscope.The observations were of the distant, star-forming galaxy and were taken in infrared wavelengths...

28-Oct-2018 Washington

11 people killed, 6 injured in US shooting

At least 11 people were killed and six others were injured after a gunman opened fire Saturday morning inside a synagogue in Pittsburgh, US state of Pennsylvania, a city official said.No children were among the fatalities and the six injured include four...

27-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump accuses US press of using mail bomb case

US President Donald Trump accused the American media of using the arrest of one of his apparent supporters in the mail bomb case to "score political points" against him, less than two weeks before the mid-term elections.At a rally on Friday in Charlotte,...

25-Oct-2018 Washington

Investigation underway into suspicious packages : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a major federal investigation was underway to probe the suspicious packages sent to former President Barack Obama, the Clintons, CNN offices and others.Trump, speaking at an opioids event at the White House, first...

23-Oct-2018 Washington

US will build up n-arsenal : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has warned of bolstering the American nuclear arsenal to put pressure on Russia and China.Moscow has retaliated that it will respond in kind if the US develops more weapons, the BBC reported.Hinting at Russia's breach of the 1987...

22-Oct-2018 Washington

Six shot in Florida, suspect on run

Six people were shot, leaving three of them in critical condition, in Jacksonville in the US state of Florida, police said Sunday.All six victims were adults, Xinhua news agency quoted deputies as saying.Local reports said the incident took place blocks...

22-Oct-2018 Washington

NASA names new gamma-ray constellations after Godzilla, Hulk

NASA has used certain characters from modern myths such as the "Hulk" and "Godzilla" to name its new set of 21 gamma-ray constellations constructed in celebration of its Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's 10th year of operations.Fermi has mapped about 3,000...

21-Oct-2018 Washington

US will pull out of nuclear treaty with Russia : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has said that his country will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, a decades-old pact limiting strategic weapons development.Trump made the remarks to reporters after attending a rally in...

19-Oct-2018 Washington

It 'certainly' seems that Khashoggi is dead : Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that it "certainly" seems that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared two weeks ago in Istanbul, is dead, adding that if this is confirmed there will be very serious consequences."It certainly looks...

16-Oct-2018 Washington

Donald Trump surveys areas devastated by hurricane Michael

US President Donald Trump undertook an aerial survey of areas in Florida devastated by hurricane Michael and said that the priority of the his government was to provide food, electricity and safety to the victims.Accompanied by his wife Melania, Trump on...

16-Oct-2018 Washington

Rogue killers may be behind Khashoggi's disappearance : Donald Trump

President Donald Trump suggested on Monday that "rogue killers" could be behind the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared on October 2 after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul.Trump told reporters on Monday that he had spoken...

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