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Trump announces 'heaviest sanctions ever' against N. Korea

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump announced the "heaviest" set of US sanctions against North Korea on Friday as his administration redoubled its efforts to starve Pyongyang of resources and force the isolated regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

New US H-1B norms won't make much difference: Nasscom

The United States' latest move on issuing H-1B visas to software engineers will not make much difference to Indian IT firms, apex industry body Nasscom said on Friday.

US makes H-1B visa approval tougher for 3rd-party worksites

In a move that is likely to hit Indian IT firms and their employees, the Trump administration has announced a new measure that makes it tougher to issue H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites.

13 Russian nationals indicted over 2016 US election interference

WASHINGTON: US Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud Washington, according to the Department of Justice.

Ex-Playboy model claims having affair with Trump

A former Playboy model claimed that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and has also described the US President's alleged system for concealing affairs, a media report said.

In Himachal, week-long Mahashivratri begins

A day after celebrations ended in other northern states, Mahashivratri festivities, unique to this Himachal Pradesh town that will continue for a week, began on Thursday amidst a gathering of over 200 hill gods and goddesses.

Florida high school shooting kills 17

WASHINGTON: At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured in a school shooting on Wednesday in the US state of Florida.

Modi on Palestine, West Asia tour to balance growing ties with Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in Jordan on the first leg of his four-nation regional trip that will also take him to a first-ever Indian prime ministerial visit to Palestine, besides the UAE and Oman in the Gulf.

Trump blocks Democratic memo on Russia probe

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has stopped the release of a Democratic memo that seeks to undercut Republican claim that the FBI misused its powers in conducting the Russia probe.

Indian-American Raj Shah conducts his first White House briefing

Raj Shah, the Deputy Press Secretary of President Donald Trump, has addressed a media briefing at the White House, becoming the first Indian-American to do so.

Indian-American Raj Shah conducts his first White House briefing

WASHINGTON: Raj Shah, the Deputy Press Secretary of President Donald Trump, has addressed a media briefing at the White House, becoming the first Indian-American to do so.

Modi, Trump to boost security, economic ties, Indo-Pacific partnership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump pledged to strengthen security and economic cooperation and build on the Indo-Pacific partnership, according to the White House.

Trump calls for shutdown, if his immigration plan makes no headway

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he "would love" to force a partial government shutdown due to lack of funding if congressional Democrats do not accept the conditions he has set for reforming the country's immigration system.

You're not sh**holes: Grammys' message for immigrants

With Sting performing "Englishman in New York", Shaggy joining in to state he was a Jamaican in New York, and American rapper Logic shouting out "You're not shitholes" -- the 60th Grammy Awards here turned out to be quite a statement against US President Donald Trump's crude remark on the immigrants.

Congresswomen Susan Brooks requests "her pay be withheld for duration of shutdown'

INDIANAPOLIS: With the Federal Government currently operating under what is called “a lapse in appropriations” -- that is, a shutdown, Congresswoman from Fifth District of Indiana, Susan W Brooks, this morning  submitted a letter requesting that "her pay be withheld for the duration of the shutdown." The shutdown marked the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

Women's March in US on first anniversary of Trump administration

A year after millions of people turned out for the Women's March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump's inauguration, demonstrators gathered in cities across the US, galvanised by their disdain for Trump and his administration's policies.

US government shuts down

The US government began shutting down on Saturday, putting thousands of workers on unpaid leave, after the Senate failed to pass a stopgap budget.

Trump ends year as 'most unpopular' president

US President Donald Trump ended his first year in office more unpopular than any President in modern history, various polls have said.

Pakistan brings up Kulbhushan Jadhav in UN Security Council debate

At a high-level Security Council meeting, Pakistan has raised the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, whom Islamabad has accused of being an Indian spy and given him a death sentence.

N.Korea accuses US of plotting another Korean War

North Korea has accused the US of plotting to provoke another Korean War by convening a foreign ministers' meeting in Vancouver, Canada.