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United Airlines pilot replaced after intercom rant

United Airlines pilot replaced after intercom rant

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WELLINGTON: United Airlines replaced a pilot before takeoff after she boarded in civilian clothes and told passengers over the intercom that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were liars and that she was getting a divorce, witnesses said. The airline declined to identify the pilot or comment beyond a previous…

Trump administration taking a fresh look at F16 sale to India: Lockheed

Trump administration taking a fresh look at F16 sale to India: Lockheed

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WASHINGTON: The Trump Administration is taking a fresh look at Lockheed’s proposal to have a F-16 manufacturing base in India if New Delhi agrees to buy the fighter jets, company officials said. “For several months, we’ve been working with President (Donald) Trump’s transition and governance teams and leaders in Congress…

Indian-origin Nasa scientist detained at US border, phone confiscated

Indian-origin Nasa scientist detained at US border, phone confiscated

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WASHINGTON: A US-born Nasa scientist of Indian-origin was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) authorities on his return to America from a trip to Chile and pressured into unlocking his phone, amid an anxious debate on how far the Trump administration intends to take the “extreme vetting” that…

US national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

US national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office. In a resignation letter, Flynn said he held…

UN chief slams border closures in ‘developed countries’

UN chief slams border closures in ‘developed countries’

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ADDIS ABABA: UN chief Antonio Guterres criticized the closure of borders “even in the most developed countries in the world”, after US President Donald Trump slapped a ban on travellers from seven Muslim countries. The new UN secretary general was speaking at the opening of an African Union summit in…

Immigration ban: Donald Trump fires chief US lawyer who defied him

Immigration ban: Donald Trump fires chief US lawyer who defied him

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump ired the acting attorney general, a holdover from the Obama administration, after she ordered Justice Department attorneys not to defend his controversial immigration orders. In a sharply worded statement, the White House called Sally Yates “weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration” and…

Barack Obama criticises Donald Trump over immigration policies

Barack Obama criticises Donald Trump over immigration policies

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WASHINGTON: Breaking his silence over his successor Donald Trump’s immigration policies, former US president Barack Obama said he disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion. “With regard to comparisons to President Obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before the President fundamentally disagrees…

Protests across US, political boycotts ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration

Protests across US, political boycotts ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration

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WASHINGTON: Protests demonstrations and political boycotts will tangle with festive carousing and celebratory parties in Washington DC this week, setting the tone for four antagonistic years between supporters and opponents of billionaire deal-maker Donald Trump, who will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January…

Michelle Obama: Uber-mom, style icon, political force

Michelle Obama: Uber-mom, style icon, political force

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WASHINGTON: In 2008, Michelle Obama was tentative on the campaign trail, wary of saying anything to jeopardize her husband’s historic bid to be America’s first black president. Eight years later, the self-assured first lady – back on the campaign trail – electrified Democratic Party faithful with a passionate take-down of…

Wilbur Ross, Trump’s Commerce pick, offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004

Wilbur Ross, Trump’s Commerce pick, offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004

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, chosen by Donald Trump to help implement the president-elect’s trade agenda, earned his fortune in part by running businesses that have offshored thousands of US jobs, according to Labor Department data attained by Reuters. As a high-stakes investor a decade ago, Ross specialized in turning around troubled manufacturing companies…

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