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Black Lives Matter: UK's Johnson gifts Biden mural of 19th-century abolitionist

The British mural presented by UK prime minister Boris Johnson depicts Frederick Douglass, a Black 19th-century abolitionist who escaped slavery in the United States, later going on to become an abolitionist leader who toured Britain and Ireland, with which US president Joe Biden has ancestral ties.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with US President Joe Biden while they walk with their wife Carrie Johnson (not seen) and US first lady Jill Biden (not seen), outside Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain on June 10, 2021. (REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks with US President Joe Biden while they walk with their wife Carrie Johnson (not seen) and US first lady Jill Biden (not seen), outside Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain on June 10, 2021. (REUTERS)
Published on Jun 11, 2021 08:08 AM IST
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Trump urges Biden to reinstate USA travel ban on certain Muslim countries

Donald Trump urges US President 'to keep our country safe from radical Islamic terrorism' and 'reinstitute the foreign country travel ban' and refugee restrictions that he had previously put in place but were removed as soon as he lost to Joe Biden
These are among the dozen states that will decide the fate of Trump and Biden on November 3(AP)
These are among the dozen states that will decide the fate of Trump and Biden on November 3(AP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2021 09:34 AM IST
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Close to 90% of Americans feel a woman could become US president by 2030

  • Monday's poll findings follow a warning last week that despite recent high-profile appointments of women globally, wider progress towards equality in political representation and other key areas is faltering.
Harris's election as the first female US vice president last year was a significant boost for efforts to boost women's political representation and help young women see themselves in top jobs. (Reuters)
Harris's election as the first female US vice president last year was a significant boost for efforts to boost women's political representation and help young women see themselves in top jobs. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 08, 2021 07:26 PM IST
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Donald Trump returns to Twitter as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg bans him for ‘fanning the flames’

Twitter unlocked the president’s @realDonaldTrump Twitter account, which has 88 million followers, after Trump removed three rule-breaking tweets. His first post back on the platform featured a video in which he said he was focused on a peaceful transition of power and which was viewed 1.4 million times within 15 minutes of posting.
US President Donald Trump gives an address, a day after his supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington.(VIA REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump gives an address, a day after his supporters stormed the US Capitol in Washington.(VIA REUTERS)
Published on Jan 08, 2021 08:50 AM IST
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Facebook, Twitter shut down Prez

Facebook and Instagram will extend a ban on Trump’s accounts, chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said, saying risk of his posts is “too great”.
Mark Zuckerberg said the ban will last “for at least the next two weeks” but could remain locked indefinitely.(REUTERS)
Mark Zuckerberg said the ban will last “for at least the next two weeks” but could remain locked indefinitely.(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 08, 2021 04:14 AM IST
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Washington | ByAgencies, Washington

Trump faces Facebook ban. Read CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s full statement here

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday released a statement saying that it is a matter of huge risk to allow the US president to use the social media platform.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company has decided to ban US president Trump from using the social media platfrom.(REUTERS)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company has decided to ban US president Trump from using the social media platfrom.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 12:36 AM IST
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Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer of Donald Trump, tests positive for Covid-19

Giuliani is the newest member of the expanding circle of Trump’s aides, associate and family members to have been infected by the deadly virus
Rudy Giuliani speaks at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company in Philadelphia in November.(AFP file)
Rudy Giuliani speaks at a news conference in the parking lot of a landscaping company in Philadelphia in November.(AFP file)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Nod from California: Joe Biden now has enough electors to officially become US president

Biden now has nine more than the 270-mark that he needed to technically secure a win over President Donald Trump in the election.
US President-elect Joe Biden playfully shows off his boot as he arrives at The Queen in Wilmington, US.(AFP)
US President-elect Joe Biden playfully shows off his boot as he arrives at The Queen in Wilmington, US.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Ex-US presidents offer to take Covid-19 vaccine publicly

Three former US presidents have volunteered to take shots of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine — when it is approved — publicly to persuade Americans who are sceptical about inoculations.
Former President Barack Obama, center, walks out of the Oval Office of the White House with former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right.(AP file photo)
Former President Barack Obama, center, walks out of the Oval Office of the White House with former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right.(AP file photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2020 06:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Trump family urges US appeals court to move lawsuit against them to arbitration

Four plaintiffs, including a hospice worker, accused Trump, his adult children Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka and an affiliate of their family company of promoting ACN in exchange for millions of dollars in secret payments from 2005 to 2015.
Trump and his children have called the civil lawsuit, one of many against the president, politically motivated, saying they had no control over ACN and that Trump’s endorsement was merely his opinion.(Bloomberg)
Trump and his children have called the civil lawsuit, one of many against the president, politically motivated, saying they had no control over ACN and that Trump’s endorsement was merely his opinion.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 01:42 AM IST
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New York | ByReuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Joe Biden twists ankle while playing with his dog

In order to avoid disrupting regularly scheduled appointments on Monday, arrangements were made for President-elect Biden to receive an x-ray and then an additional CT Sunday afternoon, with the expected delays involved when opening closed offices and giving personnel time to set up, a Biden spokesperson said.
The motorcade carrying President-elect Joe Biden depart for the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists clinic after he twisted his ankle while playing with his dog Major, in Wilmington, Delaware, US on November 29, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
The motorcade carrying President-elect Joe Biden depart for the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists clinic after he twisted his ankle while playing with his dog Major, in Wilmington, Delaware, US on November 29, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 07:04 AM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Will he leave the building?

Donald Trump spoke to reporters in the White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room after holding a teleconference with US military leaders stationed across the globe.
A file photo of US President Donald Trump walking off after a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. He appears to be getting closer towards acknowledging his election defeat.(AFP)
A file photo of US President Donald Trump walking off after a meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. He appears to be getting closer towards acknowledging his election defeat.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2020 07:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj, Washington

Kim Jong Un likely to let his missiles do the talking with Joe Biden

Kim Jong Un is one of the few world leaders who has yet to congratulate -- or even acknowledge -- the president-elect, particularly after Chinese President Xi Jinping did so on Wednesday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the 20th Enlarged Meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in Pyongyang, North Korea.(via REUTERS)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the 20th Enlarged Meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in Pyongyang, North Korea.(via REUTERS)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 06:26 AM IST
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Vladimir Putin says he’s not ready to recognize Joe Biden as US President

Putin described the Kremlin’s decision not to congratulate Biden as “a formality” with no ulterior motives. When asked if the move could damage U.S.-Russia relations, he said: “there’s nothing to damage, they’re already ruined.”
The comments are some of the most detailed since the election from Putin, one of a dwindling number of leaders who haven’t recognized Biden as the next U.S. head of state.(via REUTERS)
The comments are some of the most detailed since the election from Putin, one of a dwindling number of leaders who haven’t recognized Biden as the next U.S. head of state.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 05:48 PM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Donald Trump fires his top election security official

The outgoing US president has refused to accept the election outcome, continues to falsely claim he has won, and has barred his administration from cooperating with the transition team of Biden
Chris Krebs speaks to reporters in Arlington, Virginia, US.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Chris Krebs speaks to reporters in Arlington, Virginia, US.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Updated on Nov 18, 2020 11:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Trump ‘absent’ after poll defeat; Here’s what outgoing US President has been up to

US media reports suggest that Trump has shown little interest in carrying out the duties of the president.
A White House spokesperson has defended Trump’s light public schedule.(REUTERS)
A White House spokesperson has defended Trump’s light public schedule.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 06:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Kristen Bell shares letter George HW Bush penned to Bill Clinton after losing the election in 1993. Seen it yet?

“How it’s done. Class. Grace. Dignity. Respect. Humanity,” read the text shared alongside the post.
The image shows the letter the late 41st US president, George HW Bush, left for his successor, Bill Clinton.(Instagram/@kristenanniebell)
The image shows the letter the late 41st US president, George HW Bush, left for his successor, Bill Clinton.(Instagram/@kristenanniebell)
Published on Nov 09, 2020 08:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

US Election 2020: ‘History has been made,’ and other reactions from tweeple to Joe Biden’s win as 46th US president

Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the presidential election to become the 46th president of the United States on November 7.
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden smiles as he speaks about the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(REUTERS)
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden smiles as he speaks about the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

‘Will be a President for all Americans’: Joe Biden after big win against Trump

Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States.
Joe Biden emerged as the winner in US presidential elections 2020.(AFP Photo)
Joe Biden emerged as the winner in US presidential elections 2020.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

US Election 2020: Donald Trump’s ‘stop the count’ tweet sparks hilarious posts on Twitter

Donald Trump’s tweet has collected nearly seven lakh likes and almost 3.5 lakh comments.
US Election 2020: Donald Trump shared this tweet on November 5.(Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)
US Election 2020: Donald Trump shared this tweet on November 5.(Twitter/@realDonaldTrump)
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 05:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

US Election 2020: Netizens flood Twitter with memes prior to election results

As people wait with bated breath for the announcement of the next US president, Twitter has been flooding with hilarious memes.
The image shows a meme shared by a netizens for the US Election 2020.(Twitter)
The image shows a meme shared by a netizens for the US Election 2020.(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 04, 2020 05:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySrimoyee Chowdhury

‘They are trying to steal the elections’: Trump accuses Democrats without any evidence

The US President failed to give any evidence to support his claims.
US President Donald Trump accused Democrats of ‘stealing’ the elections after polls closed.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump accused Democrats of ‘stealing’ the elections after polls closed.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 04, 2020 12:37 PM IST
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Washington | ByReuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

US Elections 2020: Voting begins, first ballots cast in New Hampshire

The first ballots have been cast in Dixville Notch and Millsfield, towns in the northeastern state of New Hampshire
Voting begins in US presidential election 2020 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(REUTERS)
Voting begins in US presidential election 2020 amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 03, 2020 01:26 PM IST
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Washington | ByAsian News International | Posted by Mallika Soni

Ethiopia upset after Trump says Egypt should ‘blow up’ dam

Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.
Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.(REUTERS)
Trump made the comment while announcing that Sudan would start to normalise ties with Israel. Downstream Sudan is a party to the talks with Ethiopia and Egypt over the disputed dam.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 12:29 AM IST
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Ethiopia | ByAssociated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Trump, Modi relationship is incredible, says Donald Trump Jr

Trump Jr was speaking after the release of his book Liberal Privilege and the event was organised exclusively for the Indian American community.
Donald Trump Jr. listens during the first presidential debate.(AP)
Donald Trump Jr. listens during the first presidential debate.(AP)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

US was coming together before ‘China Virus’: Trump

Trump also went on to label Biden as a corrupt politician adding that the Biden family is a criminal enterprise.
Donald Trump alleged that Biden works for China and his family is a criminal enterprise. In Picture - Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Muskegon, Michigan.(AFP)
Donald Trump alleged that Biden works for China and his family is a criminal enterprise. In Picture - Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Muskegon, Michigan.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 12:52 PM IST
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Muskegon (Michigan) | ByAsian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Lock up the Bidens, lock up Hillary: Donald Trump tells supporters at Georgia rally

Donald Trump on Friday escalated his attack on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, saying he should be “locked up” for dubious allegations of corruption. The US president was speaking at an election rally
US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ocala International Airport in Ocala, Florida on October 16.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Ocala International Airport in Ocala, Florida on October 16.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 11:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Twitter reacts to Donald Trump removing mask for photos after returning to White House

The US president tweeted that he was leaving the Walter Reed Medical Center after being treated there for Covid-19.
Trump made the journey from the military hospital to the White House on a Marine One helicopter.(Twitter/@@chippermyers1)
Trump made the journey from the military hospital to the White House on a Marine One helicopter.(Twitter/@@chippermyers1)
Updated on Oct 06, 2020 08:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySanya Budhiraja

US President Donald Trump surprises supporters with drive-by outside Walter Reed hospital

Donald Trump wore a mask and sat in the back of an SUV. He waved to his supporters and gave out fist bumps as his cavalcade crawled by in front of the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda. The cavalcade didn’t stop and the US president had no in-person interactions
A vehicle in US President Trump's motorcade drives by supporters as they rally outside of Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4, 2020.(AFP)
A vehicle in US President Trump's motorcade drives by supporters as they rally outside of Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4, 2020.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj

Confusion, uncertainty as US President Donald Trump undergoes Covid-19 treatment in hospital

According to multiple reports, the US president had been administered supplemental oxygen on Friday at the White House as his oxygen levels had dropped, which had prompted the decision to rush him to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda
Marine One lifts off from the White House to take US President Donald Trump to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on Friday.(AP)
Marine One lifts off from the White House to take US President Donald Trump to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on Friday.(AP)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 09:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington, DC | ByYashwant Raj
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