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Chinese cyber spy group targeting US engineering, maritime firms: Report

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) There has been a surge in cyber attacks on the US engineering and maritime industries -- especially those connected to the South China Sea -- and a Chinese cyber espionage group TEMP.Periscope is behind this, US-based cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Friday. Since early 2018, FireEye has observed an ongoing wave of intrusions, suspected to be from TEMP.Perisc...

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Trump weighs temporary fix for Dreamers

Washington, March 15 (IANS) US President Donald Trump is open to an agreement to find a temporary solution for undocumented youths known as Dreamers in exchange for funding to build a border wall, a White House official has said. White House officials were negotiating with Congress to find a bipartisan solution to the issues of Dreamers and the wall, which could become part of a budget m...

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Obama's table at Hanoi eatery enshrined in glass goes on display

Hanoi, March 14 (IANS) Patrons on Wednesday were packed into Hanoi's Bun cha Huong Lien restaurant which former US President Barack Obama and television chef Anthony Bourdain visited in 2016. Despite the restaurant's popularity and limited space, the owners have chosen to encase the table at which the two famous American visitors enjoyed Bun cha -- a traditional Vietnamese dish consistin...

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Trump fires Secretary of State Tillerson, citing 'different mindsets'

New York, March 13 (IANS) President Donald Trump dumped his top diplomat Rex Tillerson on Tuesday citing a different mindset, especially on Iran, and nominated Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo to replace him as Secretary of State. Pompeo, becoming the Secretary of State, will firm up the hardline leadership in the foreign policy and national security establishment, where tho...

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Trump to visit Latin America

Washington, March 11 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will embark on his first visit of his presidency to Latin America next month, the White House has announced. According to the announcement on Friday evening, the President will first travel to Peru for a summit meeting of Western Hemisphere nations, reports The News York Times. Trump will then proceed to Colombia and meet his ...

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Obama in talks to provide shows for Netflix

Washington, March 9 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama was in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, a media report said. Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be ava...

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Nobody from Hollywood can find Pakistan on map: Kumail Nanjiani

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Extending support to the 'Dreamers' in the US, Pakistan-origin comedian Kumail Nanjiani and actress Lupita Nyong'o from Kenya took a dig at their own immigrant status during the 90th Academy Awards here. We are the two actors who you keep hearing about but whose names you have trouble pronouncing, Nyong'o quipped before presenting the Best Production Design Os...

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Trump reiterates US support for Egypt's anti-terror war

Cairo, March 5 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received a phone call from his US counterpart Donald Trump where the latter expressed his country's support for Egypt's ongoing anti-terror war, the Egyptian presidency said on Sunday. The two leaders also discussed a number of regional issues and relevant developments, particularly in the light of the deteriorating regional s...

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US aircraft carrier to arrive in Vietnam for historic visit

Hanoi, March 4 (IANS) A US Navy aircraft carrier will set anchor in Vietnam on Monday, for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War more than four decades ago, the media reported. The four-day visit by the USS Carl Vinson and its contingent of 5,000 sailors and aviators has been deemed as a historic opportunity to enhance the budding friendship that has emerged between the two for...

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Sessions pushes back on Trump after 'disgraceful' insult

Washington, March 1 (IANS) Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back against Donald Trump's latest insult, prolonging an increasingly awkward public spat between the US President and his top law enforcement official, the media reported. Trump chastised Sessions over an investigation into alleged surveillance abuses, calling his approach disgraceful, reports CNN Why is A.G. Jeff ...

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US SC slashes immigrants' rights in detention centres

Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The US Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants in detention centres have no right to periodic hearings to determine their possible release on bond, a decision that could lead to their indefinite detention. The sentence is a tough blow for defenders of immigrants, since it expands President Donald Trump's grip on migration policy and gives him greater discretion ...

18 days ago
US Supreme Court rejects Trump administration's appeal in Dreamers case

Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) The US Supreme Court refused on Monday to take up the Trump administration's appeal of a lower court ruling that requires it to continue a programme that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied without prejudice, Xinhua cited a a court filing as saying. It is as...

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Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

New York, Feb 26 (IANS) Former US First Lady Michelle Obama is set to release her highly anticipated memoir, Becoming on November 13, the book's publisher has announced. The publisher, Penguin Random House, said in a statement on Sunday that the book was an unusually intimate reckoning from a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations -- and whose story inspires us ...

19 days ago
Trump's approval rating at lowest point of presidency

Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's approval rating in a new CNN poll stands at 35 per cent, down five points over the last month to match his lowest level yet, the media reported. The slide follows dip in approval for the President in January, a finding that appeared connected to a bullish stock market and strong reviews for the economy, the poll revealed on Sunday.

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Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russia

Washington, Feb 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has challenged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a probe into his predecessor Barack Obama's administration for failing to do enough to stop the 2016 election foreign interference, the media reported. Trump's Wednesday remark was the latest in a series where the President has faulted Obama for not doing enough to stop Russian med...

23 days ago
Democrat lawmakers slams Trump's stance toward Cuba

Havana, Feb 22 (IANS) Democrat lawmakers have slammed US President Donald Trump's stance towards Cuba saying that his administration's decision to reverse the thawing of relations with Havana was a mistake. Since taking office, Trump has tightened the US embargo against Cuba and withdrawn most staff from the American embassy in Havana in reaction to alleged health attacks, reports Efe ne...

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Florida school survivors to march on Washington

Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Young survivors of Florida school shooting, which left 17 people dead last week, announced on Sunday a national march to Washington to demand political action on gun control. Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Florida said they were determined to make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in the national gun debate and march to Washington on March 24 to ...

27 days ago
Trump slams Congress, FBI for not investigating Obama's payment to Iran

Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Sunday criticised Congress, the FBI and the Department of Justice for not investigating the Barack Obama government's 2016 payment of hundreds of millions of dollars to Iran to resolve an international dispute. Never gotten over the fact that Obama was able to send $1.7 billion in CASH to Iran and nobody in Congress, the FBI or Justi...

29 days ago
US Senate rejects immigration plans, Dreamers' fate uncertain

Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) The US Senate has summarily blocked four proposals to resolve the fate of Dreamers, leaving hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants in America facing an uncertain future. A bipartisan bill from a group led by Maine Republican Susan Collins on Thursday fared best, garnering 54 votes, six short of the 60 needed to be assured of passage. It p...

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US Education Department no longer probing transgender bathroom complaints

Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) The US Education Department has confirmed that it was no longer investigating civil rights complaints from transgender students banned from using bathrooms conforming with their gender identity, the media reported. Monday's announcement reverses a 2016 guidance by former President Barack Obama's administration that directed public school students to use the bath...

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