US heading for painful two weeks: Donald Trump

The US is headed for a tough two weeks, President Donald Trump has warned, advising people to be prepared for the “hard days” ahead, as the country fights the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic that the White House projects could claim one to two lakh lives in the coming weeks. Continue Reading

Tulsi Gabbard quits Presidential race

US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard dropped out of the Democratic presidential nomination race on Thursday and immediately endorsed rival Joe Biden as flag bearer heading into the November election against President Donald Trump. Continue Reading

FDA approves anti-malarial drug to treat coronavirus

The US government has approved chloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, to treat the deadly novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump said. Continue Reading

Trump’s trip demonstrates value US places on ties with India: Pompeo

President Donald Trump’s just-concluded India trip demonstrated the value the United States placed on its ties with New Delhi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.Trump’s “first official trip to India this week demonstrates the value the US places on the US-India partnership”, Pompeo said in a tweet on Thursday. Continue Reading

With impeachment over, critics see Trump ”retribution tour”

In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers to exact payback on real and perceived foes. Continue Reading

Impeachment: US Senate rejects move to call new witnesses

The Republican Party-controlled US Senate on Friday narrowly rejected the opposition Democrats’ motion to call new witnesses and documents for the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. Continue Reading

Trump tied Ukraine funds to Biden probe: Bolton

President Donald Trump told his national security adviser he wanted to maintain a freeze on military assistance to Ukraine until it aided political investigations into his Democratic rivals, according to a report in The New York Times. The newspaper said John Bolton’s description of his exchange with Trump appears in drafts of his forthcoming book. The revelation challenges the defense offered up by Trump and his attorneys in his Senate impeachment trial and raises the stakes as the chamber decided this week whether to seek sworn testimony from Bolton and other witnesses.

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Ukranian plane crashes with 170 passengers

A Ukrainian airplane carrying at least 170 people crashed today near an airport in Tehran, Iranian state TV reported. There was no immediate word on casualties. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, the report said. Continue Reading

Trump ordered killing of Soleimani to protect US personnel

General Qasem Soleimani, the powerful commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was killed in a precision US air strike in Iraq ordered by President Donald Trump, the Pentagon announced on Friday, dramatically escalating tensions in the strategic Gulf region Continue Reading

Kim to reveal new strategic weapon

Expressing deep frustration over stalled nuclear talks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned of unspecified shocking action and that his country will soon reveal a new strategic weapon to the world as its bolsters its nuclear deterrent in face of ‘gangster-like’ US pressure Continue Reading