Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Tag Archives: White House

U.S. businesses in China face uncertainty after WeChat bans

HONG KONG: As Tencent assesses how its business might be impacted by a U.S. decision to ban its messenger app WeChat in the country, American companies in China may become unintended casualties due to their heavy reliance on the app, experts said. U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled sweeping bans on ...

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Doland Trump hits unfollow on India’s Modi

WASHINGTON: The White House has unfollowed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter sending the micro-blogging site into a frenzy over a possible souring of ties between the world leaders. It has also unfollowed the Twitter handle of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, the Prime Minister’s office, as well as, the Indian embassy in ...

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President Trump likely to restore $1.3 billion aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump hinted at the possibility of restoring $1.3 billion aid to its strategic ally Pakistan, which was suspended last year. The US president spoke about the possibility of restoring aid during after he met with PM Pakistan Imran Khan at the White House. President Trump said that ...

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Trump to demand $8.6 bn for wall as new govt shutdown looms

WASHINGTON: The White House will ask for $8.6 billion to pay for a long-promised Mexico-US border wall, a demand to be stitched on to the official 2020 congressional budget proposal. In a new spin on what has become a consistent ploy, the US president will again seek to gain congressional approval for his ...

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Pompeo: No Direct Link Between Crown Prince, Khashoggi Death

CAPITOL HILL: The gulf between the White House and U.S. lawmakers regarding Saudi Arabia grew Wednesday after two top members of President Donald Trump’s national security team provided a classified briefing to the full Senate. Nearly two months after a dissident Saudi journalist was killed at the kingdom’s consulate in ...

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Ivanka Trump used personal email for govt business

WASHINGTON: The US president’s daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for government business in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post reported. The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the discovery was made by White House officials reviewing emails in response to a public records ...

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CNN sues over barring of reporter, White House vows vigorous defense

NEW YORK: A federal judge will hold a hearing Wednesday on CNN’s lawsuit against Donald Trump’s administration alleging the White House violated correspondent Jim Acosta’s constitutional rights by revoking his press credentials following a heated exchange with the US president. The White House dismissed CNN’s complaint as “grandstanding” and vowed ...

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White House bars CNN reporter after heated Trump exchange

WASHINGTON: The White House suspended the press pass of a CNN reporter who earlier sparred with Donald Trump at a news conference, in which the US president branded the journalist an “enemy of the people.” A visibly angry Trump had called reporter Jim Acosta a “rude, terrible person,” after the ...

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