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Americans await bombshell Mueller report

Americans await bombshell Mueller report

April 18, 2019 3:32 pm

Washington: Nearly four weeks after President Donald Trump declared himself completely exonerated, Americans will on Thursday get a chance to see the evidence themselves with the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Widespread doubt and suspicion has remained in the air despite Attorney General Bill Barr’s […]

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Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

April 18, 2019 3:15 pm

Abidjian (Ivory Coast): White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump’s daughter said Wednesday she was happy with her current role in the administration. She was travelling in […]

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France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

Notre Dame cathedral blaze ‘so horrible’: Trump

April 16, 2019 12:24 am

Washington: US President Donald Trump called the blaze engulfing Notre Dame cathedral in Paris “horrible” on Monday and suggested the deployment of flying water tankers. “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!” Trump tweeted. Fire spread rapidly through a major portion of the magnificent Gothic cathedral at the heart […]

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Boeing under pressure amid cancelled flights, Trump tweets

Boeing under pressure amid cancelled flights, Trump tweets

April 16, 2019 12:22 am

New York: Boeing faces a wave of flight cancellations by US airlines and pressure from President Donald Trump to re-brand its top-selling 737 MAX aircraft, a month after the plane was grounded worldwide in the wake of deadly crashes. American and Southwest Airlines say the grounding will disrupt scheduled flights through the summer, during the peak travel season which helps […]

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Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

April 12, 2019 11:47 pm

Washington: Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment that accuses him of willfully concealing material facts from the Justice Department about work he […]

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Trump's controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

Trump’s controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

April 12, 2019 11:42 pm

Washington: US President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender Americans in the military comes into force on Friday following a protracted legal battle. Trump’s administration has insisted that there is “too great a risk to military effectiveness and lethality” to allow transgender people to serve — reversing a policy enacted under his predecessor Barack Obama. […]

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IMF: All-out US-China trade war could lift Canada and Mexico

IMF: All-out US-China trade war could lift Canada and Mexico

April 3, 2019 8:11 pm

Washington: An all-out trade war would severely damage the US and Chinese economies but could also be a boon to countries like Canada and Mexico, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. The world’s top two economies themselves would be the biggest losers in the event of a 25 per cent hike in duties on all […]

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3 Indian citizens apprehended in US for being involved in smuggling attempt

3 Indian citizens apprehended in US for being involved in smuggling attempt

April 2, 2019 11:04 pm

New York: Three Indian citizens have been apprehended by US Border Patrol officials for being involved in a smuggling attempt near Hogansburg in upstate New York. US Border Patrol agents assigned to the Massena Border Patrol Station had apprehended six individuals on March 28 for being involved in the suspected smuggling attempt. The agents observed […]

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Indian-American man sentenced to 12 years for health care fraud, aggravated identity theft

Indian-American man sentenced to 12 years for health care fraud, aggravated identity theft

April 2, 2019 10:16 pm

New York: An Indian-American man was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly one million dollars in fine for health care fraud and aggravated identity theft. Babubhai Bhurabhai Rathod of Michigan had pleaded guilty to both charges in August 2018, US Attorney Andrew Birge said. US District Judge Janet Neff also […]

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Indian-origin consultants charged in US with H-1B visa fraud

Indian-origin consultants charged in US with H-1B visa fraud

April 2, 2019 7:12 pm

Washington: Three Indian-origin consultants in the US have been charged with substantive visa fraud for submitting sham applications for the popular H-1B visas to gain a competitive advantage over competing firms. A federal grand jury last month indicted Kishore Dattapuram, of Santa Clara, Kumar Aswapathi, of Austin, Texas, and Santosh Giri, of San Jose, on […]

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