France says Iran is building nuclear weapons capacity

Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France’s foreign minister was quoted as saying in an interview published recently. Continue Reading

Editorial: Double jolt

Donald Trump became the first President in the history of US to be impeached for a second time, as 10 of his fellow Republicans joined the Democrats in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to charge him with inciting an insurrection which led to the violent rampage at the Capitol last week. Continue Reading

Democrats ask Vice President to remove Trump

The Democrats on Monday asked Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove outgoing US President Donald Trump from office, otherwise they will go ahead with the unprecedented second impeachment of Trump in the last few days of his term. Continue Reading

Capitol ‘Coup’ in US, Trump accused of triggering riots against Biden

Four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the US Capitol. Washington DC Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead included a woman who was shot by the US Capitol Police, as well as three others who ‘died in medical emergencies’. Continue Reading

Trump extends H-1B freeze, Indian techies to be worst hit

US President Donald Trump has extended the freeze on the most sought-after H-1B visas along with other types of foreign work visas by three months to protect American workers, saying while therapeutics and Covid-19 vaccines are recently available, their effect on the labour market and community health has not yet been fully realised. Continue Reading

Trump extends immigrant, work visa restrictions

US President Donald Trump on Thursday extended a pair of immigration bans that block many green card applicants and temporary foreign workers from entering the country, measures he says are needed to protect US workers amid the pandemic-battered economy. Continue Reading

Trump presents Modi with top US Honour

US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the prestigious Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating strategic partnership of the two countries and emergence of India as a global power. Continue Reading