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Former US President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US.(File photo/ Reuters)

Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club' — and the feeling is mutual

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton recorded a three-minute video from Arlington National Cemetery after President Joe Biden's inauguration this week. The segment included no mention of Trump by name.
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US President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the 2020 US presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, US.(Reuters)
US President Donald Trump departs after speaking about the 2020 US presidential election results in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, US.(Reuters)

Iran imposes symbolic sanctions on President Trump

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 10:48 PM IST
From time to time, Iran impose symbolic sanctions on US officials. Tuesday's announcement comes on Trump's last full day in office.
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A member of the secret service monitors as preparations are made ahead of US President-elect Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration in front of the White House, in Washington, US.(Reuters)
A member of the secret service monitors as preparations are made ahead of US President-elect Joe Biden's Presidential Inauguration in front of the White House, in Washington, US.(Reuters)

US Inauguration Day 2021: 127-year-old Bible, Trump's absence and Lady Gaga

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2021 05:14 PM IST
Here’s everything you need to know about Inauguration Day
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US President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the US-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas, US. (Reuters)
US President Donald Trump salutes as he boards Air Force One at Valley International Airport after visiting the US-Mexico border wall, in Harlingen, Texas, US. (Reuters)

Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden's inauguration

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Trump will become only the fourth president in history to boycott his successor's inauguration. And while he has said he is now committed to a peaceful transition of power — after months of trying to delegitimize Biden's victory— he has made clear he has no interest in making a show of it.
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US President Donald Trump addressing a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US.(Reuters/ File photo)
US President Donald Trump addressing a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US.(Reuters/ File photo)

Trump directs government to minimize procurement from China

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:14 AM IST
The announcement comes less than a week before Trump leaves office to be succeeded by Democrat Joe Biden on Jan. 20. It was the latest in a series of steps targeting China, which analysts see as a bid to lock in a tough approach to Beijing.
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The moves will further increase tensions with China, Washington's strategic rival in Asia, days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Wednesday.(AFP)
The moves will further increase tensions with China, Washington's strategic rival in Asia, days before President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Wednesday.(AFP)

Trump administration takes final swipe at China days before Biden's inauguration

Reuters, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:45 AM IST
Executives of state-owned enterprises, officials of the Chinese Communist Party and military, along with oil giant CNOOC will face new restrictions for allegedly using coercion against states with rival South China Sea claims.
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Jimmy Wales, founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia said Twitter and Facebook had consistently "struggled with misinformation, disinformation" peddled by the firebrand former New York real estate tycoon who is due to leave office next week.(AFP)
Jimmy Wales, founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia said Twitter and Facebook had consistently "struggled with misinformation, disinformation" peddled by the firebrand former New York real estate tycoon who is due to leave office next week.(AFP)

'Twitter, Facebook repeatedly mishandled Trump': Wikipedia founder

AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 06:11 AM IST
The two social media giants indefinitely suspended Trump after his supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, an attack on the seat of democracy that on Wednesday led to Trump's second impeachment.
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The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office in Beijing, China.(Reuters)
The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at its office in Beijing, China.(Reuters)

US decides against investing ban on Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 03:20 PM IST
The decision removes uncertainty hanging over Chinese social media and gaming leader Tencent and Alibaba, the e-commerce titan founded by billionaire Jack Ma that’s now under intense regulatory scrutiny by Beijing regulators.
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US President Donald Trump(Reuters/ File photo)
US President Donald Trump(Reuters/ File photo)

Can the 14th amendment stop Trump from becoming President again

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 02:39 PM IST
Trump is likely to argue at trial that his remarks were free speech protected by the Constitution's First Amendment and that, while he told supporters to "fight," he did not intend it as a literal call to violence.
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Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.(Reuters)
Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.(Reuters)

US must reverse Trump course, make human rights central: Human Rights Watch

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Kenneth Roth accused Trump of having "cozied up to every friendly autocrat under the sun" while reserving criticism on human rights issues for his "perceived adversaries" - Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, and "sometimes China".
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The stunning nature of the deadly insurrection — and Trump's role in fueling it — has shaken many lawmakers.(AP)
The stunning nature of the deadly insurrection — and Trump's role in fueling it — has shaken many lawmakers.(AP)

Trump's Republican wall eroding ahead of impeachment vote

Reuters, Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:00 AM IST
The choice facing Republicans isn't just about the immediate fate of Trump, who has just seven days left in his presidency. It's about whether the party's elected leaders are ready to move on from Trump, who remains popular with the GOP but is now toxic in much of Washington.
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Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Donald Trump called his remarks at the rally “totally appropriate,” rejecting any blame for the attack(AP)
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Donald Trump called his remarks at the rally “totally appropriate,” rejecting any blame for the attack(AP)

Trump may be shielded from riot charges by a previous Supreme Court ruling

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:36 PM IST
To make the case that Donald Trump incited the riot, prosecutors would have to show that he intended to provoke violence, but his words are vague enough that it’s possible to argue that he was simply urging his supporters to peacefully protest outside the Capitol.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on travel to visit the U.S.-Mexico border Wall in Texas, in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on travel to visit the U.S.-Mexico border Wall in Texas, in Washington, U.S., January 12, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque(REUTERS)

Move to impeach continuation of greatest witch hunt in political history: Trump

AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Trump called his likely impeachment in the House of Representatives on Wednesday a "continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics."
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Mike Pompeo predicted that Trump’s legacy will not be defined by the deadly riots at the US Capitol incited by the president in a bid to overturn his loss in the November election(REUTERS)
Mike Pompeo predicted that Trump’s legacy will not be defined by the deadly riots at the US Capitol incited by the president in a bid to overturn his loss in the November election(REUTERS)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo says Donald Trump's legacy stronger than riots

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 07:51 PM IST
“History will reflect on the good work that this president and our administration has done,” Mike Pompeo said Tuesday in an interview. “Those actions, the actual things that happened, will be reflected in a way that shows there was good work done on behalf of the American people.”
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President Donald Trump owes Deutsche Bank AG more than $300 million(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump owes Deutsche Bank AG more than $300 million(REUTERS)

Deutsche Bank, Signature cutting ties with Donald Trump after riots

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 02:42 PM IST
The lenders are following social media outlets and other companies in suspending ties with the president after he encouraged attendees at a rally last week to march on the Capitol, where they stormed the building and interrupted the certification of the electoral college vote.
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Vice President Mike Pence met with Trump Monday night and the two agreed to work together through the end of their term, according to an official.(Reuters)
Vice President Mike Pence met with Trump Monday night and the two agreed to work together through the end of their term, according to an official.(Reuters)

House set to give Mike Pence ultimatum before moving to impeach Donald Trump

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 01:27 PM IST
The resolution being pushed through the House by the majority Democrats on Tuesday calls on Pence to invoke the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.
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The FBI’s statement reiterated its objective of ‘preserving the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity”.(AFP)
The FBI’s statement reiterated its objective of ‘preserving the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity”.(AFP)

FBI warns 'armed protests' being planned at all 50 state capitols, Washington DC

PTI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 12:31 PM IST
Posts on pro-Trump and far-right online networks have called for protest action on a number of dates.
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US President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence stand while making remarks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on November 4, 2020. (Reuters file)
US President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence stand while making remarks about early results from the 2020 US presidential election in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on November 4, 2020. (Reuters file)

Democrats file motion to impeach Trump, to give Pence time to act

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 11:25 PM IST
They also introduced a resolution calling upon Vice-President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump declaring him “unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office”.
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A vibrant corporate capitalist base also leads to additional revenues for the State — which, in turn, can be used for greater welfare for the marginalised and creating a more level-playing field in terms of opportunities(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A vibrant corporate capitalist base also leads to additional revenues for the State — which, in turn, can be used for greater welfare for the marginalised and creating a more level-playing field in terms of opportunities(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

In defence of reformed capitalism

PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Targeting corporate capitalism won’t help. It is essential for growth and democracy. Focus on reforming it.
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Strategic partnerships work best if they generate a return on investment in the policy space(PTI)
Strategic partnerships work best if they generate a return on investment in the policy space(PTI)

Modi-Biden lay out a road map | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:37 AM IST
India and the US should deepen convergence, find ways to deal with differences
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US President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the economy following a briefing with economic advisers in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)
US President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the economy following a briefing with economic advisers in Wilmington, Delaware.(REUTERS)

Joe Biden fears more people may die from Covid-19 as Donald Trump delays smooth transition

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Biden had run on the promise of according top priority to the battle against Covid-19 if elected, and in his first significant step since the election, he set up an advisory team to start planning his administration’s approach after his inauguration on January 20
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US President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump plays golf at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia.(REUTERS)

President Donald Trump drops key claim in Pennsylvania lawsuit over US election result

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington, DC
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The campaign had in an earlier lawsuit sought to block the state from certifying its election result and asked for setting aside 682,479 ballots that it alleged had been counted “illegally, in secret” as its poll watchers were not allowed to observe the counting
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US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris greet guests during an election event in Wilmington, Delaware.(Bloomberg)
US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris greet guests during an election event in Wilmington, Delaware.(Bloomberg)

‘Don’t tell me it’s not possible in the United States,’ says Biden, Kamala Harris confident she won’t be last woman in office

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 09:17 AM IST
When my mother came to the US at the age of 19, she believed in an America where such a moment can come true, Kama Harris said in her first address as the Vice President-elect.
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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. (File photo)(REUTERS)
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. (File photo)(REUTERS)

Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows infected with Covid-19

By Bloomberg | Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 10:18 AM IST
Meadows has remained involved in Trump’s post-election effort to challenge votes in several states where he trails former Vice President Joe Biden.
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A woman wears a mask with a message urging voter participation while she waits in line to enter a polling place on the first day of the state's in-person early voting for the general election in Durham, North Carolina, US, October 15, 2020(REUTERS)
A woman wears a mask with a message urging voter participation while she waits in line to enter a polling place on the first day of the state's in-person early voting for the general election in Durham, North Carolina, US, October 15, 2020(REUTERS)

The Hindu factor in The US presidential polls

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 08:17 PM IST
Many in the community believe it’s a good thing for them to identify themselves as Hindus, as long as it does not assume exclusionary overtones. But irrespective of how it plays out, the arrival of the Hindu card in American politics merits note back home.
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The social media company will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them(AP)
The social media company will no longer remove hacked material unless it’s directly shared by hackers or those working with them(AP)

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Joe Biden story furor

By Associated Press | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:52 PM IST
Twitter initially responded by banning users from sharing links to the article in tweets and direct messages because it violated the company’s policy prohibiting hacked content.
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Harris did seem to have tried to be likable. She did not call Pence a clown when he interrupted her or asked him to shut up as Joe Biden had done to Trump in their debate. “I am speaking”, she had said to the vice-president politely a few times, but did not really press it(AP)
Harris did seem to have tried to be likable. She did not call Pence a clown when he interrupted her or asked him to shut up as Joe Biden had done to Trump in their debate. “I am speaking”, she had said to the vice-president politely a few times, but did not really press it(AP)

Gender stereotypes, bias shape US elections

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 06:09 AM IST
On Thursday, a day after the vice-presidential debate, he unleashed a full range of them against Senator Kamala Harris: A “monster”, a “communist” and “unlikable”.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden(left) has been consistently ahead of US President Donald Trump in opinion polls.(AFP)
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden(left) has been consistently ahead of US President Donald Trump in opinion polls.(AFP)

Biden leads Trump in polls; respondents say prez could’ve avoided infection

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 09:46 PM IST
Most Americans believe President Donald Trump could have avoided Covid-19 infection if he had handled the pandemic better, and there is no indication yet of an outpouring of support for him, according to a new poll by Reuters/Ipsos released on Sunday.
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All presidents except Trump have publicly released their taxes since the presidency of Richard Nixon.(AFP)
All presidents except Trump have publicly released their taxes since the presidency of Richard Nixon.(AFP)

Donald Trump won’t say when he’ll make taxes public

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 08:28 AM IST
During the first presidential debate Tuesday, Trump was asked specifically about a report in The New York Times that revealed he paid only $750 in personal income taxes each o
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Joe Biden also noted that Trump misled the public on the severity of the virus and said that rather than owning up to the American people, the president “panicked or just looked at the stock market.”(AFP)
Joe Biden also noted that Trump misled the public on the severity of the virus and said that rather than owning up to the American people, the president “panicked or just looked at the stock market.”(AFP)

Joe Biden says Donald Trump has no plan to tackle coronavirus

By Associated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Cleveland
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Joe Biden charged during Tuesday night’s debate that Trump “has no plan” to deal with the virus and noted that the president praised Chinese President Xi Jinping’s initial actions in dealing with the outbreak.
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