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Biden names Fauci, Murthy to top positions in his health team

Murthy returns as Surgeon General, his old job in the Obama administration, and Fauci will serve as Biden’s chief medical advisor on Covid-19 and will continue to lead the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Vivek Murthy returns as Surgeon General, his old job in the administration of Barack Obama.(Reuters file)
Vivek Murthy returns as Surgeon General, his old job in the administration of Barack Obama.(Reuters file)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Biden’s team of liberal internationalists | HT Editorial

The question New Delhi needs to ask is whether the incoming Biden administration understands that the tenets of an earlier post-war global order increasingly no longer hold true.
There is an equilibrium in the India-United States (US) ties from which no administration will stray far.(REUTERS)
There is an equilibrium in the India-United States (US) ties from which no administration will stray far.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 24, 2020 11:46 PM IST
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Donald Trump accuses Obama administration of spying on his 2016 campaign

The US president said whatever the modern-day version of wiretapping may be, but the anti-Trump conspiracy still went “to the highest level” of the Obama administration.
US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the previous Obama administration of spying on his 2016 presidential campaign.(Reuters image)
US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the previous Obama administration of spying on his 2016 presidential campaign.(Reuters image)
Updated on Nov 23, 2019 04:30 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

S Jaishankar’s appointment will boost US-India ties, say experts

Jaishankar, 64, known for his skillful diplomacy, tough negotiating tactics and strategic vision, has served as the Indian ambassador to the US from 2013-2015.
Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have hailed the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister(PTI)
Some of the former top US diplomats and foreign policy experts have hailed the appointment of S Jaishankar as the new External Affairs Minister(PTI)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 01:42 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Monitoring Pakistan’s use of our army hardware to defy appeal for peace: US

Indian defence officials said while speaking to reporters on Thursday that Pakistan used American-made F-16s and Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) in a raid into India in retaliation for its air strikes against a terrorist camp run by Jaish-e-Mohammad in Balakot, Pakistan.
An F-16 fighter aircraft.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
An F-16 fighter aircraft.(PTI File Photo/Representative image)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

‘JeM claiming responsibility of Pulwama attack raises questions over role of ISI’: US expert

The terrorist attack, which has direct footprints inside Pakistan, poses the first major challenges to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, said Riedel, who is now a scholar at the Brookings Institute think-tank.
Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday. (ANI/REUTERS Photo)(ANI)
Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday. (ANI/REUTERS Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 12:41 PM IST
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US, India in talks over missile defence collaboration: Pentagon

Under Secretary of Defence for Policy John Rood, however, said that it is early to determine how far India, which already has substantial domestic missile defence capabilities, will go regarding the defence collaboration.
As part of its Indo-Pacific strategy, the Trump administration now seems to be more than inclined to let India procure its missile defense system with talks between the two countries having already started Making an appearance before the prestigious Hudson Institute think-tank, under secretary of defence for policy John Rood said.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
As part of its Indo-Pacific strategy, the Trump administration now seems to be more than inclined to let India procure its missile defense system with talks between the two countries having already started Making an appearance before the prestigious Hudson Institute think-tank, under secretary of defence for policy John Rood said.(Reuters/ Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 03:03 PM IST
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US pull-out from Afghanistan: It’s advantage Taliban

Given its geographical location on the strategic crossroads to the Central Asian Republics (CARs) and West Asia, a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is a vital national interest for India.
President Donald Trump declared victory against the ISIS in December 2018 and decided to withdraw all US forces from Syria. He also announced that the US would withdraw half the troops from Afghanistan in about two months.(Getty Images)
President Donald Trump declared victory against the ISIS in December 2018 and decided to withdraw all US forces from Syria. He also announced that the US would withdraw half the troops from Afghanistan in about two months.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 07:44 AM IST
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ByGurmeet Kanwal

US move to abolish H-4 visas will impact tens of thousands of Indians

H-4 visa is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(AP photo)
H-4 visa is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(AP photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 03:01 PM IST
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All is not well between Washington and New Delhi

The key problem lies in not knowing what might trigger some new punitive action by the Trump administration
US President Donald Trump with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Manila, The Philippines, November 13, 2017(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Manila, The Philippines, November 13, 2017(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2018 03:55 PM IST
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Trump says he will ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance

Earlier, Trump repeated his criticism of the federal investigation as politically motivated.
US President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers remarks during the Prison Reform Summit at the White House in Washington, DC on May 18.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers remarks during the Prison Reform Summit at the White House in Washington, DC on May 18.(REUTERS)
Published on May 20, 2018 11:59 PM IST
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India treads cautiously, experts worried as US exits Iran nuclear deal

Trump on Tuesday announced he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal signed by the Obama administration in 2015 under which Tehran had agreed to significantly cut its stocks of centrifuges, enriched uranium and heavy water, all key components required to develop nuclear weapons.
US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement has shocked the world, with America’s closest allies such as France, Germany and the UK expressing concern over it while Iran’s foes Israel and Saudi Arabia welcoming the move.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement has shocked the world, with America’s closest allies such as France, Germany and the UK expressing concern over it while Iran’s foes Israel and Saudi Arabia welcoming the move.(Reuters)
Updated on May 09, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJayanth Jacob

Texas sues Trump administration to end Obama-era immigrant program

The states filed suit in federal court in Texas in the latest twist in an ongoing policy and legal fight over the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that Republican President Donald Trump already has tried to rescind.
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 5, 2017 shows protesters during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in New York.(AFP)
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 5, 2017 shows protesters during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in New York.(AFP)
Updated on May 02, 2018 08:57 AM IST
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