Donald Trump’s address to Congress: US President turned the tide and handed lessons to media

Published on Mar 01 2017 // World
Now that US President Donald Trump has risen overnight in the estimate of the political firmament and the public with his statesmanlike address to Congress on Tuesday night, his adverse comments on media achieve a higher significance. Derision turned to admiration for Trump, and for a moment the US media...

Donald Trump ignored his own national security adviser when he used the term ‘Radical Islamic terrorism’

Published on Mar 01 2017 // World
During his first speech as president to a joint session of Congress, President Trump said his administration is “taking steps to protect our nation from radical Islamic terrorism.” Months before, on the campaign trail, Trump appeared to revel in his forceful use of the phrase “radical...

Russia and China veto new UN sanctions on Syria

Published on Mar 01 2017 // World
Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons use, in the first clash at the Security Council since US President Donald Trump took office. The twin vetoes came as peace talks in Geneva showed no signs of progress on...

Trump reverses Obama’s rule, restores right to buy guns to the mentally ill

Published on Mar 01 2017 // World
US President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday the repeal of the regulation imposed by former President Barack Obama to stop people with mental problems from buying guns, in a victory for gun-rights groups like the National Rifle Association (NRA). Trump, as expected, signed the proposal into law, one...

Kim Jong-Nam murder: Court charges two women for killing North Korea leader’s half brother

Published on Mar 01 2017 // World
Two women were charged on Wednesday with the murder of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korea’s leader, after his assassination at a Malaysian airport last month. Indonesian Siti Aisyah, 25, and Doan Thi Huong, 28, from Vietnam, were surrounded by a heavy police presence as they were charged...

Donald Trump Intelligence Nominee Pledges Support For Russia Probes

Published on Mar 01 2017 // World
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the director of national intelligence on Tuesday pledged to back thorough investigation of any Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, seeking to reassure lawmakers worried that partisan politics might interfere with a probe. “I...

FBI investigating shootings of Indian men in Kansas as hate crime

Published on Mar 01 2017 // World
The deadly shooting of an Indian engineer and wounding of his co-worker last Wednesday at a bar in Kansas is being investigated as a hate crime, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday. Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed, and Alok Madasani, both 32, worked as engineers at US company Garmin,...

Donald Trump Says US Immigration Should Be Based On Merit-Based System

Published on Mar 01 2017 // World
Washington: President Donald Trump told Congress on Tuesday he was open to immigration reform, shifting from his harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration in a speech that offered a more restrained tone than his election campaign and first month in the White House. Trump, in a prime-time address to a country...

Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement: prosecutors

Published on Feb 28 2017 // World
The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives from the world’s biggest smartphone maker were indicted today on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said. “Special prosecutors today indicted Samsung Electronics vice chairman Lee Jae-Yong…...

Kansas man stoic, curt facing charges over Indian techie murder

Published on Feb 28 2017 // World
A white US Navy veteran charged with murdering an Indian software engineer at a Kansas bar gazed stoically at a camera from jail and gave curt answers to a judge by video during his initial court appearance on Monday over the shooting, which federal authorities are probing as a possible hate crime. Adam...

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