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Trump congratulates PM on success in state polls

Washington: US President Donald Trump has called Prime Minister Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his party’s recent electoral success in state elections, the third telephonic conversation between the two leaders since the new administration took over in Washington. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Trump congratulated Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday on their electoral victories. “The president spoke with German Chancellor Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Modi earlier today to congratulate

'Export of natural gas to India might be approved'

Washington: The Trump administration is expected to give its consent for major export of natural gas to energy-hungry India, a senior US official has said, underling that energy sector is likely to be a major area of bilateral co-operation. “Watch for it,” the official said. His comments came as US President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order to wipe out his predecessor Barack Obama’s climate change legacy. No decision yet has been taken on Trump

Trump has casino trademark in Jordan

Dubai: The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known. To keep the trademarks active, the Trump Organization would need to reapply for them during Trump’s

Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

Washington: President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor’s sweeping plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said. EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the executive order to be signed Tuesday will undo the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, an environmental regulation that restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The 2015 rule has been on hold

Ivanka Trump to attend women's economic summit in Berlin

Washington: Ivanka Trump is planning a trip to Germany to attend a summit on the economic empowerment of women. A senior administration official says the first daughter was invited by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during Merkel’s recent White House visit. Ivanka Trump plans to attend the women-focused effort within the Group of 20 countries, called the W20 summit. It meets in Berlin in late April. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss details

Trump disappointed after healthcare bill defeat

Washington: President Donald Trump has expressed disappointment as he faced a severe political defeat after Republicans abandoned their effort to repeal and replace Obamacare policy with a new healthcare bill, due to lack of votes in the US House of Representatives. Trump’s disappointment came after House Speaker Paul Ryan failed to garner enough votes for the passage of the new healthcare bill. Trump had issued an ultimatum to his fellow Republicans after his administration failed to garner

Trump admin asked to push for F-16 sale to India

Washington: Two top Senators have urged the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India to build its capability to counter security threats and balance China’s growing military power in the Pacific. Senators Mark Warner from Virginia and John Cornyn from Texa in a joint letter to US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, the Trump administration must make the fighter jet acquisition a priority during initial