US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May

US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May

Washington D.C: The United States will officially move its embassyfrom Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in Israel in May, the US State Department announced on Friday. The announcement greatly moves up the new embassy‘s initially scheduled opening in 2019, after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended weeks of delays by approving a security plan, The Hill reported. “The opening will coincide with Israel‘s 70th anniversary. The Embassy will […]

Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence

Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence

Washington: President Donald Trump today pledged to find a long-term solution to increasing gun violence in America and to prevent a repeat of last week’s Florida school shooting that killed 17 people, mostly students. “We want to learn everything we can learn. Starting about two minutes after this meeting, we’re going to work. This is a […]

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Trump pushes for ban on rapid-fire gun ‘bump stocks’

Washington:  Facing anger over the deadly school shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump has directed the Justice Department to consider banning bump stocks, the controversial device that turns semi-automatic rifles into fully automatic weapons capable of firing hundreds of rounds a minute. Trump yesterday said he signed a memorandum directing the Attorney General Jeff Sessions to […]

Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

Washington: President Donald Trump today will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a 1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using 200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to […]

Trump nominee for ambassador to Singapore withdraws

Trump nominee for ambassador to Singapore withdraws

Washington: President Donald Trump said Friday that K T McFarland has withdrawn from consideration to be ambassador to Singapore. Trump expressed his “disappointment” and said McFarland served the administration “with distinction.” He said Democrats “chose to play politics rather than move forward with a qualified nominee for a critically important post.” McFarland is a former deputy […]

Trump imposes tariff on imported solar cells

Trump imposes tariff on imported solar cells

Washington; President Donald Trump has slapped high tariffs on import of solar cells and washing machines to protect the American market badly hit by products from countries like China and South Korea.The move is in line with President Trump’s “America First” trade policy. The US Trade Representative (USTR) made the recommendations to the President based on […]

US will have a fantastic year ahead: Trump

US will have a fantastic year ahead: Trump

  Washington;US President Donald Trump has said the US will have a “fantastic year” ahead as he touted the economic success during his first year in office.The remarks came as the president walked into the New Year’s Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach, with first lady Melania Trump. The president said the country is […]

India a leading global power, says new US security policy

India a leading global power, says new US security policy

WASHINGTON: Describing India as a “leading global power”, the US on Tuesday unveiled its new National Security Strategy (NSS) that said it will “deepen” America’s strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in Indian Ocean security and throughout the broader region.With an eye on China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor […]

Trump calls for calm, moderation in Middle East: White House

Trump calls for calm, moderation in Middle East: White House

Washington: US President Donald Trump has called for calm and moderation in the Middle East, the White House said today, amid reports of clashes in the region following his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “The president has called for calm and moderation and we are hoping that the voices of tolerance prevail […]

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: White House

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: White House

 Washington; President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, a move against the long-held American principles which many Arab leaders warned could trigger more violence in the Middle East. According to senior administration officials, Trump will make the major […]