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Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media

Trump’s son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: US media

December 14, 2018 3:08 pm

Washington: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is on the short-list of potential candidates for the president’s next chief of staff, US media said Thursday. Kushner, an influential White House adviser and husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka, met with the Republican leader to discuss the job, according to the Huffington Post, which first […]

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Trump says innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

Trump says innocent in legal scandal, blames lawyer

December 13, 2018 11:43 pm

Washington : Donald Trump tried to shield himself from rising legal heat Thursday with tweets insisting that he never ordered his former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law. The US president enters his third year in office facing an increasingly perilous situation as federal prosecutors and the special probe into alleged collusion with Russia close in on him and his inner circle. […]

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China positioning itself to supplant America as next superpower: US official

China positioning itself to supplant America as next superpower: US official

December 13, 2018 3:06 pm

Washington: China is positioning itself to supplant America as the world’s next superpower through “economic aggression” and “relentless theft of US assets”, the Trump administration has told a powerful Congressional committee. Assistant Director of counter-intelligence Division, FBI E W “Bill” Priestap told lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on Chinese espionage activities that after the World […]

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Haley says Trump's 'unpredictable' nature helped her get job done at UN

Haley says Trump’s ‘unpredictable’ nature helped her get job done at UN

December 13, 2018 2:56 pm

Washington: Indian-American Nikki Haley, the outgoing US ambassador to the UN, has said she used President Donald Trump’s “rhetoric” and “unpredictable” nature to get the job done at the world body. In October, Haley announced that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. Haley has served nearly two years in the […]

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India sweeps Asian boxing Confederation's online poll

US Consulate General flags ‘false’ online ads

December 12, 2018 9:37 pm

Chennai: The US Consulate General here flagged “false” online advertisements that claimed sales of vehicles belonging to diplomats Wednesday, saying it does not sell vehicles online. In the last four months, the Consulate said, it has learnt of five such cases in which buyers have made payments upto Rs 30,000. “The U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, […]

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Trump cites France attack as reason for US-Mexico wall

Trump cites France attack as reason for US-Mexico wall

December 12, 2018 8:44 pm

Washington: President Donald Trump is citing a shooting attack in France as he calls on Democratic congressional leaders to support funding for a wall at the US-Mexico border. Trump tweeted Wednesday: “Another very bad terror attack in France. We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!” That’s a reference to […]

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Traditional village heads take out a rally in Nagaland

US energy chief in Baghdad as sanctions waiver runs out

December 11, 2018 10:37 pm

Baghdad: US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday Iraq should partner with American companies to become energy independent, as Baghdad’s waiver from US sanctions on Iran nears its expiry. He spoke during a visit by the largest-ever US trade delegation to Iraq for a two-day conference in Baghdad attended by more than 50 companies, most linked to petrol or security. “Working together, the US and Iraq can develop Iraq’s oil, gas […]

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Khashoggi, other journalists named Time 'Person of the Year'

Khashoggi, other journalists named Time ‘Person of the Year’

December 11, 2018 9:08 pm

New York: Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country’s Istanbul consulate, was on Tuesday named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” alongside several other journalists. The magazine also honoured Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo — currently imprisoned in Myanmar — and the staff […]

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100 American children abducted to India says US Congressman

100 American children abducted to India says US Congressman

December 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Washington: A top US Congressman has alleged that nearly 100 American children have been abducted to India and sought “real action” from the Trump administration to bring them back to the country. During a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing to examine international child abduction, parents told the stories of their children’s abductions and detailed the […]

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Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

December 11, 2018 3:02 pm

Washington: Google’s CEO faces a grilling from US lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. CEO Sundar Pichai’s appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he angered members of a Senate panel in September by declining their invitation […]

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