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In a surprise move, Donald Trump fires FBI director

In a surprise move, Donald Trump fires FBI director

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has fired James Comey, the director of the FBI which is investigating whether his campaign had ties with Russia’s alleged interference in the US elections. In a letter, Trump told Comey that he was no longer effectively able to lead the bureau and it was…

Michelle Obama accidentally tweets phone number of ex-staffer

Michelle Obama accidentally tweets phone number of ex-staffer

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WASHINGTON: Having former first lady Michelle Obama tweet your telephone number is one way to get a lot of attention. The telephone number of a former White House staffer was shared on the (at)MichelleObama Twitter account. Michelle Obama has 7.67 million Twitter followers. The telephone number apparently belongs to Duncan…

Warren Buffett assails Wells Fargo, defends 3G at wide-ranging meeting

Warren Buffett assails Wells Fargo, defends 3G at wide-ranging meeting

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OMAHA, Neb.: Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, criticized Wells Fargo & Co for failing to stop employees from signing up customers for bogus accounts even after learning it was happening, causing a scandal. Wells Fargo, whose largest shareholder is Berkshire with a 10 percent stake worth roughly…

Barack Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Donald Trump

Barack Obama starts defining his new role in the age of Donald Trump

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WASHINGTON: Former President Barack Obama is starting to define his new role in the age of Donald Trump. After dropping out of sight for a pair of glamorous island getaways, Obama is emerging for a series of paid and unpaid speeches, drawing sharp contrasts with Trump even as he avoids…

US reaffirms India’s designation as Major Defence Partner

US reaffirms India’s designation as Major Defence Partner

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NEW DELHI: The US reaffirmed India’s designation as a Major Defence Partner and emphasised the importance of its strategic relationship as its National Security Adviser H R McMaster met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks with his counterpart Ajit Doval. “The two sides discussed a range of bilateral and…

Trump signs ‘buy American, hire American’ order to end H-1B ‘misuse’

Trump signs ‘buy American, hire American’ order to end H-1B ‘misuse’

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump issued an executive order curtailing the purported misuse of guest workers visa in a showy, populist, on-the-road gesture ostensibly aimed at protecting American jobs, a move that is expected to moderately affect the Indian infotech industry. The order effectively raises the bar for foreign guest…

US VP Mike Pence says to North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

US VP Mike Pence says to North Korea: ‘The sword stands ready’

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YOKOSUKA: From the wind-swept deck of a massive aircraft carrier, Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test the resolve of the US military, promising it would make an “overwhelming and effective” response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons. Pence, dressed in a green military jacket,…

Six Indian-Americans among Ellis Island Medal of Honour

Six Indian-Americans among Ellis Island Medal of Honour

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HOUSTON: , author Fareed Zakaria are amongst six Indian-Americans nominated for the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honour 2017 – the highest civilian award in the US for immigrants. Among 88 named recipients, the four other Indian-Americans are Harman International Industries chairman CEO Dinesh Paliwal, Dr Annapoorna S Kini, Yashvant Patel,…

‘We are here to stay’, say Indian-Americans amid growing hate crime incidents in the US

‘We are here to stay’, say Indian-Americans amid growing hate crime incidents in the US

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WASHINGTON: “We are here to stay”, Indian-Americans have vowed while holding a series of meetings to express their concern over growing hate crime incidents against ethnic and religious minorities in the US. “No matter what gunmen or the President (Donald Trump) say, this is our country, we are here to…

Can’t allow ‘bad actors’ to have nuclear weapons: Nikki Haley

Can’t allow ‘bad actors’ to have nuclear weapons: Nikki Haley

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UNITED NATIONS: “Bad actors” cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons at the cost of those trying to maintain peace and safety, US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said as she voiced opposition to a UN conference negotiating a legally-binding instrument to prohibit such weapons. “We would love…

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