19 hours ago
Mueller accused of unlawfully obtaining Trump's transition documents

Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) A lawyer for US President Donald Trump's transition team has accused Special Counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining documents including thousands of emails without their knowledge, for its ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Kory Langhofer, counsel to Trump for America (TFA), said in a letter on Saturday to seve...

3 days ago
Trump's top African-American adviser resigns

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) The highest-profile African-American adviser to US President Donald Trump, Omarosa Manigault Newman, will step down on January 20, the White House Press Secretary has said. Omarosa Manigault Newman resigned yesterday (Tuesday) to pursue other opportunities, Sarah Sanders said in a brief statement on Wednesday, Efe news reported. Her departure will not b...

10 days ago
FBI director defends agency amid Trump's criticism

Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) FBI Director Christopher Wray defended his agency on Thursday amid sharp criticism from US President Donald Trump. There is no finer institution than the FBI, Wray told a House Judiciary Committee hearing in response to questions over Trump's attacks on the agency, Xinhua reported. The director's comments came days after Trump slammed the agency as a bias...

12 days ago
President urges students to contribute towards nation building

Agra, Dec 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday urged the students to make good use of the opportunities offered and contribute to nation building. Addressing the 83rd convocation of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, Kovind paid glowing tributes to Ambedkar and asked students to be inspired by him. Kovind said: This convocation was not the end of the educational journey...

13 days ago
Amid concerns over terror 'safe havens', Mattis in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in Pakistan on Monday amid Washington's concerns over terrorist safe havens in the country and also to shore up bilateral ties that have seen a marrked downslide in the past few months. Mattis, on his maiden visit to Pakistan since taking charge at the Pentagon, met Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other se...

14 days ago
'Potential for war with N.Korea increasing every day'

Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) White House National Security Adviser (NSA) H.R. McMaster has said that North Korea represents the greatest immediate threat to the US and that the potential for war with Pyongyang was increasing every day, the media reported. I think it's increasing every day, which means that we are in a race, really, we are in a race to be able to solve this problem, McMaster ...

15 days ago
Agra university to honour Ajit Doval, Tessy Thomas

Agra, Dec 2 (IANS) Agra university will award honorary doctorates to National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Tessy Thomas -- associated with the Agni missile programme -- and Nagendra, the yoga consultant to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at its 83rd Convocation ceremony on December 5. President Ram Nath Kovind will address the convocation and present the honorary doctorates. The un...

15 days ago
Kushner told Flynn to contact Russians: Report

Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is being named as the very senior member of the President's transition team who directed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials, media reports said. Quoting sources CNN said Kushner directed Flynn to get in touch with Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak an...

16 days ago
US dollar declines amid political uncertainties

New York, Dec 2 (IANS) The US dollar fell against most other major currencies after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding his contacts with Russia. My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the special counsel's office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our countr...

16 days ago
US stocks plunge after ex-NSA pleads guilty

New York, Dec 2 (IANS) US stocks fell sharply after former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding his improper contacts with Russia. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday plummeted 245.13 points, or 1.01 per cent, to 24,027.22. The S&P 500 lost 28.07 points, or 1.06 per cent, to 2,619.51, Xinhua n...

16 days ago
Former US NSA pleads guilty to lying to FBI

Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about his conversations with Russia's then-ambassador to the US. Flynn, who served in Donald Trump's administration for just 24 days before being forced to resign for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his Rus...

16 days ago
Former US NSA charged with 'making false statements'

Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was charged on Friday with wilfully and knowingly making false, fictitious and fraudulent statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding conversations with Russia's ambassador. Flynn is the first Trump administration official and the fourth connected to the 2016 US presi...

16 days ago
'White House infested with cockroaches, mice'

Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The White House is plagued with cockroaches, mice and ants, building maintenance files have revealed. According to hundreds of White House work orders obtained by NBC 4 Washington, cockroach infestations were found in at least four parts of President Donald Trump's official residence. There was also a complaint about ants in Chief of Staff John Kelly's office.

16 days ago
Trump considers recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump was considering recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a gesture that majority of the international community rejects. This recognition would serve to compensate for the delay of one of Trump's main promises during the election campaign, the transfer of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, reports Efe news.

21 days ago
Tharoor bats for India-Pakistan cricket

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Stressing on the need for more people-to-people contacts between India and Pakistan, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday wondered that if Prime Minister Narendra Modi could attend a wedding in Lahore why could both the countries not play cricket. I do believe India and Pakistan should play cricket because we unfortunately will not go very far through diploma...

22 days ago
US to stop arming Syrian Kurdish militia

Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he will stop arming a Syrian Kurdish militia the Turkish government considers a terrorist organisation, Turkey's Foreign Minister has said. The decision would cut the flow of weapons from the US to the YPG, the Kurdish militia fighting with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, ju...

23 days ago
World's security agencies must collaborate to fight cyber threats: Doval

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Security agencies across the world must forge greater collaboration to ward off cyber threats and to counter cyber criminals, including terrorists, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval said here on Friday. Speaking at the ministerial forum of countries participating in the fifth Global Conference on Cyber Space, Doval said that cyber challenges of present times w...

23 days ago
Ex-US NSA's lawyers not sharing information with Trump team

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's lawyers have told other defence lawyers in the ongoing Russia probe, including President Donald Trump's legal team, that they were no longer able to share information, the media reported. An informed source told CNN on Thursday that the decision to cease informal information-sharing could be an indication Flynn...

1 month ago
Senate committee requests more information on Kushner

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The Senate Judiciary Committee has requested more information on Donald President Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the media reported. Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein in a letter on Thursday requested for transcrip...

1 month ago
Trump's ex-aide probed over plot to 'kidnap' Turkish cleric

Washington, Nov 11 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is under investigation for alleged involvement in a plot to forcibly remove a Turkish dissident cleric living in the US and deliver him back to his country in return for millions of dollars. According to The Wall Street Journal, Flynn -- who quit his post after misleading the White House ...

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