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Budget will create millions of new jobs: Trump

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that his maiden budget will lay the foundation of a “new America” and reverse economic stagnation by creating millions of new jobs in the country. “My administration is laying a new foundation to build a future of economic prosperity and achieve American Greatness. The budget we are proposing will reverse economic stagnation and open the path to millions of new jobs for American

Donald Trump wants to work with Russia

Washington: Donald Trump considers working with Russia to accomplish his strategic goals but not at the cost of America’s interests, a senior administration official has said. “He’s (Trump) been very clear on his desire with Russia. There’s a lot of fever in this country about Russia and the Russians. Obviously it seems like they did do some bad things with regards to trying to interfere by doing the DNC hack

Rolling back to give more jobs: Donald Trump

Washington: President Donald Trump has said that his administration is rolling back the job-killing regulations and “unleashing American energy development” to create thousands of new jobs. “We are rolling back the job-killing regulations that make it harder for companies to grow and hire in America. At the same time, we are unleashing American energy development to create thousands of new jobs on our soil and just off our shores,” Trump

Trump irons out differences with Australian PM

New York: US President Donald Trump met Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, for a patch-up meeting and said all issues had been “worked out” after a January telephone spat between the leaders had soured ties. Trump said he had a “productive discussion” with Turnbull on a wide range of issues in New York after he returned to the city for the first time since taking office. He said they discussed the

Karnataka IT minister flays Centre on H-1B visa issue

Bengaluru: Karnataka IT Minister Priyank Kharge has flayed the Central government for continuously being “rhetorical” and claimed it did not have a concrete agenda to put an end to the H-1B impasse. “…the government should send somebody to solve the matter through talks,” Kharge said yesterday. In a blow to Indian IT industry and professionals, US President Donald Trump had recently signed an executive order for tightening the rules of

US, Canada talk over trade reduction issues

Washington: US President Donald Trump held talks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau amid deteriorating relations between the neighbouring countries over lumber exports and dairy trade issues. The White House described yesterday’s telephonic conversation between the two leaders as very amicable. “The two leaders discussed the dairy trade in Wisconsin, New York State and various other places. They also discussed lumber coming into the United States. It was a very

Ivanka Trump's brand ramped up China trademark work in 2016

Shanghai: Ivanka Trump’s brand intensified its work in China as her father closed in on the Republican nomination for US president, with her company applying for nearly twice as many trademarks in a five-month span as it had in the preceding eight years. Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for 36 trademarks in China between March and July of last year. From 2008 through 2015, it applied for a total of

Trump condemns Paris terrorist attack

Washington: US President Donald Trump has condemned the Paris terrorist attack, saying there is a need to stay strong and vigilant. “First of all, our condolences from our country to the people of France. Again, it is happening, it seems…It is a very, very terrible thing that’s going on in the world today,” Trump told reporters in a joint press conference with visiting Italian Prime Minister Palo Gentiloni. “But it

Trump gutting H-1B visa programme: South Asian advocacy group

Washington: A leading South Asian advocacy group has said US President Donald Trump’s executive order on H-1B visas is a move to gut the programme popular among Indian technology professionals. South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) also said in a statement that the Trump administration’s recent court motion to revoke the ‘hard-fought’ employment authorisation for some H-4 visa holders was very disturbing. “Both policies run contrary to core American values of respect for work and the right

H1B visa important tool to attract best minds: US lawmaker

Washington: The H1B visa programme is an important tool to attract the best and the brightest from across the world to contribute to the US economy, a lawmaker has said, cautioning the Trump administration against kicking out those who can become competitors. “The H-1B visa program is an important tool for attracting and retaining top talent in STEM and we shouldn’t kick people out of the country, so they can become our competitors, especially if they were

Change in H-1B would require Congressional action: Expert

Washington: Making any change in the H-1B visa programme, popular with Indian technology professionals, would require legislative action by the US Congress, an immigration expert has said. In an executive order signed on Tuesday, Trump had directed the departments of labour, state, homeland security and justice to review the current laws governing the programme to suggest changes to prioritise the most skilled and highest paid positions. “However, any changes would