Indian-American judge orders Donald Trump accounting firm to hand over records to Congress

New Delhi : An Indian-American judge has rejected President Donald Trump’s attempt to block House Democrats from getting his financial records, dealing an early setback to his administration in its legal battle with Congress. Judge Amit Mehta of the DC District Court on Monday decisively ruled in favour of the House Oversight Committee, whose chair, […]

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Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Donald Trump warns Iran

New Delhi : Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. US President Donald Trump, meanwhile, warned Iran that it will face destruction if it […]

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Donald Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

New Delhi: President Donald Trump on Friday announced a six-month delay in imposing steep tariffs on auto imports, seeking to pressure Europe and Japan into bargaining table concessions on trade. The decision marked a temporary reprieve from what would have been a sizable escalation in Trump’s multi-front trade wars. Trump’s threat targets a major chunk […]

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Saudi Arabia : ‘ Shuts Major Oil Pipelines After Drone Attacks by Yemen Rebels ‘

New Delhi : Drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels shut down one of Saudi Arabia’s major oil pipelines Tuesday, further ratcheting up Gulf tensions after the mysterious sabotage of several tankers. Washington and Tehran played down tensions after trading barbs as the Americans sent an aircraft carrier group and nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to the […]

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Putin meets Pompeo as US seeks ‘a way forward’ in ties

New Delhi : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the highest-level talks between the rival powers in nearly a year as they see if they can make headway on a raft of disagreements from Venezuela to Iran to arms control. Pompeo will visit Putin in the Black […]

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President Donald Trump to China: Trade deal now or it will be ‘far worse’ after 2020

New Delhi : President Donald Trump warned China on Saturday that it should strike a trade deal with the United States now, otherwise an agreement would be “far worse for them if it has to be negotiated in my second term”. Washington and Beijing are locked in a trade battle that has seen mounting tariffs, […]

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US warns Iran of ‘swift, decisive’ response in case of provocative behaviour

New Delhi : The US has warned Iran of a “swift and decisive” response in case of any attacks by Tehran or its proxies of any identity against American interests or citizens. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement came a day after US President Donald Trump imposed tougher-than-ever sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum and […]

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Nawaz Sharif back in jail after massive show of strength

New Delhi : Pakistan’s deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif has returned to prison to serve his sentence in a corruption case after the end of his six-week bail which was granted to him on medical grounds. On March 26, the Supreme Court suspended Sharif’s seven-year sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case and granted […]

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Donald Trump turnaround on Mueller testimony angers Democrats

New Delhi : President Donald Trump’s turnabout on whether the special counsel should appear before Congress “Bob Mueller should not testify,” he tweeted has sparked criticism from Democratic lawmakers eager to question the author of the report on Russia’s election interference. Trump had previously said he would leave the question of Robert Mueller testifying to […]

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Nirav Modi to make another bail plea in UK court on May 8

New Delhi : Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi would make another bail plea on May 8 at the UK court where he is undergoing extradition proceedings to India in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering charges amounting to up to USD 2 billion. The 48-year-old, who has been behind bars at Wandsworth […]

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