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Joe Biden to name longtime aide Antony Blinken as secretary of state

Biden’s incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Sunday the president-elect would be making his initial cabinet announcements on Tuesday.
Blinken is the leading contender to become President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning.(AP Photo)
Blinken is the leading contender to become President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning.(AP Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2020 06:30 AM IST
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Donald Trump had offered me post of Secretary of State: Nikki Haley

Haley for the first time revealed that Trump soon after winning the November 2016 presidential elections,offered her the position of Secretary of State,and sent a plane to fly her to New York
Nikki Haley who served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations is now campaigning in support of Trump’s re-election bid(HT Photo)
Nikki Haley who served as the US Ambassador to the United Nations is now campaigning in support of Trump’s re-election bid(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2020 12:16 PM IST
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Premier League does not yet have ‘green light’, minister warns

Premier League clubs are due to meet on Monday to discuss the latest plans for “Project Restart” -- a day after an expected minor easing of coronavirus lockdown measures.
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Representational Image.(AP)
Published on May 08, 2020 06:17 PM IST
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London | ByAFP

Spain provides lockdown support for trafficking victims, prostitutes

Spain unveiled on Tuesday a series of measures aimed at helping prostitutes and victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation survive the country’s coronavirus lockdown.
Under the new measures, victims will be able to access improved support services, emergency accommodation and claim a new social benefit for those at risk of extreme poverty.(Unsplash)
Under the new measures, victims will be able to access improved support services, emergency accommodation and claim a new social benefit for those at risk of extreme poverty.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 02:43 PM IST
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India pushes for inclusion of shooting in Commonwealth Games

In a letter on Tuesday, Rijiju asked Morgan, secretary of state for sport, to intervene and bring back a sport that has been part of the Commonwealth Games since 1974.
File image of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
File image of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 06:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAFP

Pompeo to focus on ‘ambitious agenda’ for India-US partnership

This is Pompeo’s first standalone visit to India as secretary of state. He first visited India in September 2018 with then secretary of defense James Mattis for the inaugural edition of the 2+ ministerial dialogue.
American officials have tended to frame upcoming visits to India in lofty terms in the past. Pompeo’s predecessor Rex Tillerson had termed India and the US “two bookends of stability — on either side of the globe — standing for greater security and prosperity for our citizens and people around the world”.(AFP)
American officials have tended to frame upcoming visits to India in lofty terms in the past. Pompeo’s predecessor Rex Tillerson had termed India and the US “two bookends of stability — on either side of the globe — standing for greater security and prosperity for our citizens and people around the world”.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 06:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Mike Pompeo to visit India on June 24, ahead of Modi-Trump meet at G-20

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will also visit Colombo iand then Osaka for the G-20 summit.
The secretary of state is expected to speak in detail about elements of the visit in a speech at an annual summit hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce on ties with India on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
The secretary of state is expected to speak in detail about elements of the visit in a speech at an annual summit hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce on ties with India on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 06:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

PM May sacks defence minister for key cabinet leak

Gavin Williamson was replaced in the post by women and equalities minister, Penny Mordaunt, who becomes the first woman defence secretary in the country's history.
British Prime Minister Theresa May sacked defence secretary Gavin Williamson following a probe into the leak of sensitive issues related to Chinese telecom major Huawei.(Bloomberg)
British Prime Minister Theresa May sacked defence secretary Gavin Williamson following a probe into the leak of sensitive issues related to Chinese telecom major Huawei.(Bloomberg)
Updated on May 02, 2019 12:57 AM IST
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Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, says, “I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.”
Hillary Clinton, former US secretary of state, speaks during the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama, US, on March 3.(Bloomberg)
Hillary Clinton, former US secretary of state, speaks during the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama, US, on March 3.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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50% of forest land right claims end in rejections

The claims are by tribal or pastoral communities seeking community rights over forest land they have inhabited for generations. Out of 4.224 million claims received, only 1.894 million titles have been distributed, 1.939 million have been rejected and a little less than 400,000 are still being assessed.
One out of every two claims made since 2007 by forest dwellers under the Forest Rights Act has been rejected, data from the ministry of tribal affairs (MoTA) shows(HT Photo)
One out of every two claims made since 2007 by forest dwellers under the Forest Rights Act has been rejected, data from the ministry of tribal affairs (MoTA) shows(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2019 07:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJayashree Nandi

Resigning gracefully may lead to finding a new role from within oneself

History is replete with examples of many men who gave up office, power and pelf to redeem themselves
Resignations, however, are more extreme. They are not rehearsals, but the genuine article itself. Especially, when they are not willed, when they are demanded, forced upon the person resigning by incontrovertible truths or by irresistible opinion, with the two combining. In fact, resignations are like death sentences being carried out(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Resignations, however, are more extreme. They are not rehearsals, but the genuine article itself. Especially, when they are not willed, when they are demanded, forced upon the person resigning by incontrovertible truths or by irresistible opinion, with the two combining. In fact, resignations are like death sentences being carried out(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 18, 2018 05:55 PM IST
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UK PM Theresa May says she will lead Brexit talks from now on

Former Brexit minister David Davis, who resigned in protest earlier this month after May announced her Brexit negotiating strategy, was reported by newspapers to be frustrated at the increasing influence of May’s office.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 09:01 PM IST
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India central to US policy in Pacific, Pompeo tells lawmakers

Pompeo also spoke about the upcoming 2+2 joint meeting of the defence and foreign affairs ministers of the two countries, which he said was “very, very important”.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrives to testify before the Senate foreign relations committee in Washington on May 24, 2018.(NYT)
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrives to testify before the Senate foreign relations committee in Washington on May 24, 2018.(NYT)
Updated on May 24, 2018 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj, Washington

When Pompeo Met Kim Jong Un: White House posts images of historic moment

The White House released photos of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
In this photo released by the US Government on April 26, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) shakes hands with the former CIA Director, now US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang over the 2018 Easter weekend.(AFP)
In this photo released by the US Government on April 26, 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) shakes hands with the former CIA Director, now US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo in Pyongyang over the 2018 Easter weekend.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 10:07 AM IST
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Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State opposed for remarks on Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims

Schumer and Menendez were referring to the tweet that Pompeo’s campaign made in 2010 against his then Indian-American political opponent Raj Goyale in the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at
CIA Director Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at "Intelligence Beyond 2018," a forum hosted by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, in Washington, U.S.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2018 11:33 PM IST
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Pompeo set for rocky confirmation process

Democrats say they oppose Pompeo’s appointment because they are not convinced he would be able to give Trump his honest opinion, and will tend to do his bidding.
File photo of Mike Pompeo.(AP)
File photo of Mike Pompeo.(AP)
Published on Apr 23, 2018 11:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj, Washington

Belief Clinton would win election was a factor in email probe, says James Comey

The former FBI chief , who was fired by Trump last year, told ABC that a desire to ensure Clinton’s victory was seen as legitimate played a role in his decision to announce the bureau would reopen the investigation, made 11 days before the election.
File photo of former FBI director James Comey.(REUTERS)
File photo of former FBI director James Comey.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 15, 2018 09:40 AM IST
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