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The world’s most powerful man | HT Editorial

United States President Biden will, however, have to contend with Trump’s shadow
On the positive side, Mr Trump will also hold Mr Biden to a harder line against China than the President-elect may prefer to take(AFP)
On the positive side, Mr Trump will also hold Mr Biden to a harder line against China than the President-elect may prefer to take(AFP)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 06:39 AM IST
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How to get to the Oval Office — the Biden way

As Trump’s second-term hopes appear to shatter, here’s the possible recipe to Biden’s electoral success, if the leads and projections hold
A supporter holds a cardboard cutout of Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden during a march from McPherson square to the White House after Election Day in Washington.(REUTERS)
A supporter holds a cardboard cutout of Democratic US presidential nominee Joe Biden during a march from McPherson square to the White House after Election Day in Washington.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 08:04 AM IST
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Donald Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

Donald Trump said he was escorted to the Oval Office by the agent. The White House was placed on lockdown following the incident.
The shooting took place near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation who were not authorized to speak publicly about it.(REUTERS)
The shooting took place near 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation who were not authorized to speak publicly about it.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 11, 2020 04:14 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Woman whose secret recordings exposed Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal dies

Linda Tripp was a public affairs official of the US Department of Defense when her co-worker Lewinsky, who had served as a White House intern in the mid-1990s, told her she had secretly had sexual encounters with Clinton in the Oval Office.
FILE PHOTO - Linda Tripp speaks to reporters outside the U.S. Courthouse in Washington, U.S., in this July 29, 1998 file photo. REUTERS/Mark Wilson/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO - Linda Tripp speaks to reporters outside the U.S. Courthouse in Washington, U.S., in this July 29, 1998 file photo. REUTERS/Mark Wilson/File Photo(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 09, 2020 06:28 PM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

The Democrats veer towards the centre

For a winning platform, Biden would do well to study the Democratic left
Biden and Sanders represent two different strands within the party. One is a pragmatic centrist, closely associated with Washington; the other is an avowed socialist, calling for the dismembering of the United States political and corporate establishment(AFP)
Biden and Sanders represent two different strands within the party. One is a pragmatic centrist, closely associated with Washington; the other is an avowed socialist, calling for the dismembering of the United States political and corporate establishment(AFP)
Published on Mar 12, 2020 08:07 PM IST
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US’s differing foreign policies| HT Editorial

Trump’s visit was a success. But a trade deal remains elusive
The policy gap between Mr Trump and Washington is large and widening. When the two Americas do not see eye to eye, the results can be disastrous for the country and the world(PTI)
The policy gap between Mr Trump and Washington is large and widening. When the two Americas do not see eye to eye, the results can be disastrous for the country and the world(PTI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2020 07:49 PM IST
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Indian-born Twitter’s top lawyer who decides on blocking tweets

Like most corporate lawyers, Gadde generally operates in the background herself, though her influence has helped shape Twitter for most of the past decade.
As Twitter’s head of legal and policy issues, Vijaya Gadde has one of the most difficult jobs in technology(Vijaya Gadde/Twitter)
As Twitter’s head of legal and policy issues, Vijaya Gadde has one of the most difficult jobs in technology(Vijaya Gadde/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 07:37 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByKurt Wagner

Donald Trump to meet Russian Foreign Minister, two years after controversial encounter

The State Department on Sunday had confirmed Lavrov’s visit -- his first to the US capital since the controversial Oval Office meeting with Trump in 2017.
President Donald Trump will Tuesday welcome Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Washington(AP)
President Donald Trump will Tuesday welcome Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Washington(AP)
Published on Dec 10, 2019 07:38 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence-France-PresseDonald Trump

Donald Trump announces new US sanctions on Iran central bank

Trump earlier this week announced what he said would be substantial new sanctions against Iran, in response to what US officials say was likely Iranian involvement in an attack on Saudi oil facilities.
US President Donald Trump.(HT image)
US President Donald Trump.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 09:34 PM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Donald Trump says secretary dismissed after talking about his children

Westerhout’s comments reportedly came during an off-the-record dinner with journalists and White House staffers.
President Donald Trump says his secretary was dismissed after making indiscreet remarks about his children(AP)
President Donald Trump says his secretary was dismissed after making indiscreet remarks about his children(AP)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 08:22 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Donald Trump ruled out Mnuchin’s proposal to warn China of new tariffs

Donald Trump has been unhappy about what the U.S. views as Chinese back-tracking on trade talks, and has recently said he believes Beijing may be trying to wait until after the presidential election in 2020 to conclude a deal.
President Donald Trump resisted giving Beijing advance notice of his intent to slap a new 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods in an Oval Office meeting before he announced the duties.(REUTERS Photo)
President Donald Trump resisted giving Beijing advance notice of his intent to slap a new 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods in an Oval Office meeting before he announced the duties.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 10:58 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByJennifer Jacobs and Jenny Leonard

Sexual assault accuser ‘not my type’, says US president Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump added that Carroll was “totally lying” when she made her claims.
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019.(AP)
President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019.(AP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2019 04:25 PM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

‘Very, very bad situation between India and Pakistan’: Trump on Pulwama attack

Tensions have soared between the nuclear-armed rivals since a suicide attack last week killed 41 soldiers on the Indian side of divided Kashmir, the deadliest attack in years.
US President Donald Trump voiced alarm Friday at the “very dangerous situation” between India and Pakistan, warning that New Delhi was considering “very strong” action after an attack in Kashmir.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump voiced alarm Friday at the “very dangerous situation” between India and Pakistan, warning that New Delhi was considering “very strong” action after an attack in Kashmir.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Kamala Harris represents the rise of the Indian Americans

The Indian American immigrant population has often been called the “model migrants” and earned high points for its level of education, prosperity and integration.
Nothing would cement the argument that India and the US are “natural allies” than the election of the first Indian American president.(AP)
Nothing would cement the argument that India and the US are “natural allies” than the election of the first Indian American president.(AP)
Updated on Jan 23, 2019 07:51 AM IST
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US-Mexico border situation a ‘humanitarian crisis’: Donald Trump

Trump argued for funding on security and humanitarian grounds as he sought to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats amid an extended partial government shutdown.
President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump made a somber televised plea for border wall funding Tuesday night.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 09, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

Michelle Obama rips Trump in new book, Becoming

Former first lady Michelle Obama recalls how she reacted in shock the night she learned Donald Trump would replace her husband in the Oval Office and tried to “block it all out.”
Former first lady Michelle Obama also mentions President Donald Trump in her new book(Michelle Obama/Twitter)
Former first lady Michelle Obama also mentions President Donald Trump in her new book(Michelle Obama/Twitter)
Updated on Nov 09, 2018 01:12 PM IST
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Associated Press | ByAssociated Press, Washington

‘I love this guy’: Kanye West hugs Donald Trump at White House meet, wears MAGA hat

Rapper Kanye West had been invited to lunch to discuss prison reform but turned what would ordinarily have been a staid White House photo-op into possibly one of the more unusual encounters in the Oval Office’s storied history.
Rapper Kanye West shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.(Bloomberg)
Rapper Kanye West shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Oct 12, 2018 09:30 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

‘If they don’t shape up, I’m out’: Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

A US withdrawal from the WTO potentially would be far more significant for the global economy than even Trump’s growing trade war with China, undermining the post-World War II system that the US helped build.
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)(AP)
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind., Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)(AP)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 07:49 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByJohn Micklethwait, Margaret Talev and Jennifer Jacobs

Immigration reform tops Trump’s priority list

Trump said that he wants a system in place where the foregone conclusion for any illegal entrance is exit. The US president also attacked the Democrats, who he said, are in favour of open borders and alleged that they ‘do not care about our military’.
US President Donald Trump pushes for an immigration reform in place that prevents any illegal entrance to America.(AFP Photo)
US President Donald Trump pushes for an immigration reform in place that prevents any illegal entrance to America.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 11:01 AM IST
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Trump says all ready for summit with Kim Jong un; will be more than photo-op

Singapore has designated a special event area of the Sentosa island tourist resort for Tuesday’s historic summit, which is expected to be covered by over 2,500 journalists from across the world.
US President Donald Trump, left, and Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, stand for photographs at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
US President Donald Trump, left, and Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, stand for photographs at the West Wing of the White House in Washington, DC.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 11:41 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India, Washington

Trump says summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un back on for June 12 in Singapore

Donald Trump announced the summit with Kim Jong Un is back on after he received Kim Yong Chol, a former North Korean spy chief who’s been involved in decades of nuclear talks, in the Oval Office
US President Donald Trump with Kim Yong Chol, left, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of leader Kim Jong Un's closest aides, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Friday.(AP)
US President Donald Trump with Kim Yong Chol, left, former North Korean military intelligence chief and one of leader Kim Jong Un's closest aides, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Friday.(AP)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 10:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

In Trump era, frenzied exchanges make news as White House press conference thing of the past

More than a year has passed since US President Donald Trump held the only solo news conference of his administration.
US President Donald Trump responds to reporters' questions in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington on March 23.(AP file photo)
US President Donald Trump responds to reporters' questions in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington on March 23.(AP file photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2018 01:27 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press
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