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President Joe Biden doubled his goal for vaccines last week after the US reached his initial target six weeks early.(Bloomberg)

US President Joe Biden says 90% of adults eligible for vaccine from April 19

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 01:01 AM IST
Joe Biden made the announcement Monday afternoon at the White House, marking April 19 as a new milestone in the vaccination effort.
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud attends a news conference following talks with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia January 14, 2021. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS/Files(via REUTERS)
Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud attends a news conference following talks with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia January 14, 2021. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS/Files(via REUTERS)

Saudi Arabia optimistic, expects 'excellent relations' with Biden administration

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Biden pledged on the election campaign trail to reassess ties with Saudi Arabia, a state he described as a "pariah" in 2019.
For India especially, the coming year heralds a phase of new uncertainties, necessitating deft diplomacy accompanied by a firm resolve not to yield ground on issues of sovereignty and national interest.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
For India especially, the coming year heralds a phase of new uncertainties, necessitating deft diplomacy accompanied by a firm resolve not to yield ground on issues of sovereignty and national interest.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

2021 strategic outlook: India must not yield any ground to China

By Jayadeva Ranade
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:59 PM IST
As India strives to ensure good relations with the US and Russia, revive its economy and build indigenous capabilities, it is vital that it does not yield ground to China and assertively raises issues that impact its core national interests.
President-elect Joe Biden stands with his nominees for his national security team at his transition headquarters in the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, US on November 24.(Reuters)
President-elect Joe Biden stands with his nominees for his national security team at his transition headquarters in the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, US on November 24.(Reuters)

America is ready to lead, says Biden as he unveils his foreign policy team

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Biden’s nominee for ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an African American diplomat with 35 years in the foreign service, summed up the new team’s ethos and purpose with a similar sentiment: “America is back. Multilateralism is back. Diplomacy is back.”
During a briefing over telephone, the American officials made it clear the ventilators are being provided purely as a donation. (Photo by Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)
During a briefing over telephone, the American officials made it clear the ventilators are being provided purely as a donation. (Photo by Harsimar Pal Singh/Hindustan Times)

First tranche of 50 ventilators donated by US expected soon, say officials

By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 07:26 PM IST
US President Donald Trump had announced the donation of 200 ventilators for India
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos(REUTERS)

Donald Trump ‘would have loved’ to have met Greta Thunberg at Davos

Davos (Switzerland) | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Also speaking at Davos, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended the administration’s policies, saying its views had been misinterpreted.
Ernesto Che Guevara with VK Krishna Menon on July 3, 1959.(HT archives)
Ernesto Che Guevara with VK Krishna Menon on July 3, 1959.(HT archives)

In India on 60 years of Cuban revolution, Che’s daughter says world needs more people like him

Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 09:53 AM IST
Che was assassinated when she was just six years old.
Indian nationals have received between 67 and 72 per cent of the total H-1B visas issued by the US in last five years
Indian nationals have received between 67 and 72 per cent of the total H-1B visas issued by the US in last five years

Indians received 67-72% of total US H-1B visas in last five years: MEA

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 08:35 AM IST
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Mr Trump’s actions have only reflected his lack of understanding and experience of diplomacy and the need to work with other countries to resolve the situation with Iran(REUTERS)
Mr Trump’s actions have only reflected his lack of understanding and experience of diplomacy and the need to work with other countries to resolve the situation with Iran(REUTERS)

Any war-like situation involving Iran is bound to hurt India

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:50 PM IST
New Delhi must back a process that leads to a negotiated settlement of the Iran issue
The two countries have so far slapped duties worth billions of dollars on goods exported from each other and Washington has lately blacklisted Chinese companies, including telecom giant Huawei, seemingly in the interest of national security.(AP/ File photo)
The two countries have so far slapped duties worth billions of dollars on goods exported from each other and Washington has lately blacklisted Chinese companies, including telecom giant Huawei, seemingly in the interest of national security.(AP/ File photo)

US solely to blame for failure in trade talks: China

Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 03:40 PM IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to her US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Saturday about flexibility in US sanctions on Iranian oil imports .(AFP File Photo)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to her US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Saturday about flexibility in US sanctions on Iranian oil imports .(AFP File Photo)

‘India in middle of polls, let Iran oil imports continue’: Sushma Swaraj to Pompeo

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal and Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 09:04 AM IST
Swaraj explained India’s political and economic conditions to Pompeo and sought some relaxation as making immediate arrangements for 23.5 million tonnes of oil – the amount supplied by Iran every year – from an alternative source was not possible, people familiar with developments said.
US president Donald Trump Saturday said that India wants to have a trade deal with the US because it does not want him to impose tariffs on their products.(PTI File Photo)
US president Donald Trump Saturday said that India wants to have a trade deal with the US because it does not want him to impose tariffs on their products.(PTI File Photo)

India wants to have trade deal with US to avoid tariffs: Donald Trump

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2018 08:30 AM IST
So, let’s say they (Indians) charge us 60 per cent tariff on a product. And for the same product when they send it in (America), we charge them nothing. So now I want to charge them 25 per cent or 20 or 10 or something,” US president Donald Trump said.
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)

US says Russia must change its behaviour, Moscow promises tougher response to sanctions

Washington | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 09:36 PM IST
The comment from the White House came hours after the US administration sanctioned seven Russian oligarchs, 12 companies, and 17 top government officials and allies of President Vladimir Putin.
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