Tag: The White House

Donald Trump downplays Russia in first comments on hacking campaign

Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump suggested without evidence that China – not Russia – may be behind the...

America says coronavirus vaccine to start arriving in states from Monday

WASHINGTON: The nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in states Monday morning, U.S. officials said Saturday, after the government gave the final go-ahead to...

Trump Tower? No, think Biden municipal swimming pool now

Donald Trump has high-rise towers named after him around the world. And Joe Biden? A municipal swimming pool in Delaware. A visit to the president-elect’s...

As UK begins vaccinations, a glimpse of life after COVID

LONDON: In March, the emergency room doctor was bedridden with the first case of the coronavirus among his colleagues at a hospital in Wales. Within...

President Trump set to sign vaccine decree after questions raised on supply

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump plans to issue a decree Tuesday aimed at granting Americans priority access to certain vaccines, but faced questions over whether the...

Saudi says allies ‘on board’ for diplomatic resolution of Gulf crisis, final agreement soon

MANAMA: A resolution of the Gulf diplomatic crisis is in sight, with all nations involved “on board” and final agreement expected soon, Saudi Foreign Minister...

pfizer covid vaccine: Why the UK approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine before the US?

LONDON: The first rigorously tested coronavirus vaccine was given a green light for use Wednesday in Britain. Doses of the vaccine, made by U.S. pharmaceutical...

Overcoming domestic challenges key to restoring US global leadership, says Kamala Harris

WASHINGTON: Acknowledging that they would inherit a series of unprecedented challenges upon walking into the White House, United States Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said overcoming...

Everything Trump doing now is bad for American democracy: Biden’s Chief of Staff

President-elect Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff Ronald Klain on Sunday launched a scathing attack on President Donald Trump, saying American voters have rejected his leadership...

After Pennsylvania court defeat, President Trump faces new pressure to concede election

WASHINGTON: After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the...

Joe Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped...

Joe Biden gets closer to a White House bid as more votes are being counted

By Mark Landler and Marc Santora Joe Biden stood on the threshold of the U.S. presidency in the early hours of Friday, seizing a slim...

Presidency hinges on tight races in battleground states

WASHINGTON: The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for...

US elections 2020: No winner yet, Trump’s court threat

Democrats are driving toward extending their control of the House for two more years but with a potentially shrunken majority. They have lost six incumbents...

US polls: Protesters gather near White House, no wide unrest seen

WASHINGTON – More than 1,000 people protesting President Donald Trump converged on Black Lives Matter Plaza on Tuesday night, just a block from the White...

Former President Obama hits campaign trail for Biden in final stretch of White House race

WASHINGTON: Former US president Barack Obama hits the campaign trail for Joe Biden on Wednesday in a bid to drum up support for his former...

American Justice Department to file landmark antitrust case against Google on Tuesday

WASHINGTON: The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle...

White House rejects President Putin’s response to United States’ arms control offer

WASHINGTON: The US and Russia on Friday rejected each other’s proposals for potentially salvaging the last remaining legal constraint on their strategic nuclear forces. President...

us elections 2020: Donald Trump accuses Joe Biden of ‘shipping jobs to China’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has alleged that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in his previous capacities as Senator and vice president was busy shipping...

US elections: Trump, still facing health questions, holds first public event since COVID-19 diagnosis

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump will on Saturday hold his first public event since being diagnosed with COVID-19 more than a week ago, aiming to...

Donald Trump: Why Trump getting Covid will not have major impact on election result

By Tamanna Inamdar There is a lot of concern about Washington DC becoming a new super spreader site given the Rose Garden ceremony for the...

Donald Trump’s taxes on the front burner on eve of first debate with Joe Biden

WASHINGTON/WILMINGTON: Democrats seized on a fresh line of attack on the eve of the first U.S. presidential election debate, accusing Republican President Donald Trump of...

Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app TikTok even as ByteDance rushes to talk deals

NEW YORK: A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that would have banned the popular video sharing app TikTok from U.S. smartphone...

United States to slap sanctions on over two dozen targets tied to Iran arms

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday will sanction more than two dozen people and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional arms programs, a...

Donald Trump gives blessing to deal to allow TikTok to continue to operate in US

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: U.S. President Donald Trump said he supports a deal that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, after threatening...