Tag: US

  • UN Security Council rejects US, Russian resolutions on Venezuela

    UN Security Council rejects US, Russian resolutions on Venezuela

    United Nations : The UN Security Council has failed to adopt two competing draft resolutions on Venezuela, sponsored by the US and Russia respectively. The US draft received nine votes in favour, three against, and three abstentions in the 15-member council, on Thursday. Russia and China, as well as South Africa, vetoed the resolution, Xinhua…

  • US House passes major gun control law

    US House passes major gun control law

    Washington : The US House of Representatives has approved a Bill expanding background checks for all gun sales, including those at gun shows and on the internet. The Bipartisan Background Check Act seeks to close loopholes that allow people to buy guns without being subjected to a federal background check — under current law, private…

  • Moscow, Damascus demand US forces to leave Syria

    Moscow, Damascus demand US forces to leave Syria

    Damscus : A Syrian-Russian joint coordination committee has demanded the US forces to withdraw from Syria, according to Syrian state news agency SANA. The Joint Coordination Committee for Return of Syrian Refugees said in a statement that the US must withdraw its forces, which are illegally present on Syrian soil, Xinhua news agency reported. The…

  • Trump meets Chinese Vice Premier, extends trade talks

    Trump meets Chinese Vice Premier, extends trade talks

    Washington : US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He expressed optimism that the two countries would reach a trade agreement and defuse a dispute between the world’s two largest economies, as both sides agreed to continue their negotiations for two more days. “I would say that it’s more likely that a deal…

  • Pompeo, Japanese FM hold phone talks over N. Korea

    Pompeo, Japanese FM hold phone talks over N. Korea

    Washington : US State Department on Friday said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Japanese counterpart discussed the next-step engagement with North Korea over phone. Pompeo and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Thursday reaffirmed their shared commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea, the State Department said in a…

  • Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam

    Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one during summit in Vietnam

    Washington : US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will spend some time one-on-one next week at their second summit in Vietnam, White House officials said on Thursday. The summit, scheduled for February 27-28 in Hanoi, will “be similar in format to what you saw last June 12 in Singapore,” an official…

  • Trump, Abe hold phone talks over upcoming US-N. Korea summit

    Trump, Abe hold phone talks over upcoming US-N. Korea summit

    Washington : President Donald Trump on Wednesday had a phone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the upcoming summit between the US and the North Korea, the White House said. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Trump and Abe in their phone call reaffirmed their commitment to achieving…

  • 16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump’s national emergency declaration

    16 states file lawsuit to stop Trump’s national emergency declaration

    Washington : Sixteen states on Monday evening filed a lawsuit challenging US President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. The group of states, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. “We’re going to try to halt the President from violating the Constitution,…

  • World condemns Kashmir attack; US asks Pakistan to end support to terror groups

    World condemns Kashmir attack; US asks Pakistan to end support to terror groups

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    New Delhi : The international community has strongly condemned the terror attack by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 45 CRPF personnel, with US President Donald Trump asking Pakistan to “end immediately” the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil. “The US calls on Pakistan…

  • China, US to continue trade talks in Washington next week: Xi Jinping

    China, US to continue trade talks in Washington next week: Xi Jinping

    Beijing : Talks aimed at ending the trade war between China and the US made important progress this week, President Xi Jinping told top US trade negotiators on Friday, adding that efforts to resolve the issue would continue in Washington next week. “Both sides will meet again next week in Washington. I hope you all…