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Trump caught on tape asking to ‘find votes’ in Georgia

A leaked recording came to light hours after Trump first reported the conversation that took place on Saturday, in a tweet, with his own spin on it. Raffensperger tweeted back shortly after disputing the president’s version.
US President Donald Trump reportedly asked a Georgia official to ‘find’ one more vote than those won by Joe Biden.(AFP file)
US President Donald Trump reportedly asked a Georgia official to ‘find’ one more vote than those won by Joe Biden.(AFP file)
Updated on Jan 04, 2021 10:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan

Facebook attacks Apple’s iOS changes in full-page newspaper ads

The ads, slated to run in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, carry the headline “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere.”
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, US.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 16, 2020 03:39 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

Donald Trump told Bob Woodward he intentionally downplayed coronavirus risks

Trump told Woodward on February 7 that the virus was transmitted through the air -- even as Trump said publicly it was no worse than the seasonal flu and would quickly go away.
US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Regional Airport in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Regional Airport in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

Trump knew exactly how serious Covid-19 is, but downplayed it: Book

“It’s more deadly than even your strenuous flu,” Trump had told legendary journalist Bob Woodward in an on-record interview.
Ten days later, Trump called Woodward and said in an on-record interview: “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed.”(Reuters Photo)
Ten days later, Trump called Woodward and said in an on-record interview: “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed.”(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 10:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen says president disparaged Black leaders and voters: Report

Cohen worked closely with Trump for years before turning against him, most publicly in testimony to Congress last year prior to Trump’s impeachment.
This file combination photo shows President Donald Trump and attorney Michael Cohen.(AP)
This file combination photo shows President Donald Trump and attorney Michael Cohen.(AP)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 02:16 PM IST
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Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai

Google to stop responding directly to data requests from HK govt

Google notified Hong Kong police on Thursday that it would direct officials to pursue any requests for data through a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the United States, which involves routing through the US justice department, The Washington Post reported.
Google reviewed all requests for user data and pushed back on “overly broad ones” to protect the privacy of users, the statement added.(REUTERS)
Google reviewed all requests for user data and pushed back on “overly broad ones” to protect the privacy of users, the statement added.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 15, 2020 04:31 AM IST
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Hong Kong | By Reuters

Living on higher altitudes may reduce chances of catching coronavirus

Researchers have found that populations living in higher altitudes, especially 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) above the sea level significantly report lower levels of coronavirus infections than their lowland counterparts.
Researchers have found that populations living in higher altitudes, especially 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) above the sea level significantly report lower levels of coronavirus infections than their lowland counterparts.(Unsplash)
Researchers have found that populations living in higher altitudes, especially 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) above the sea level significantly report lower levels of coronavirus infections than their lowland counterparts.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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Washington DC | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

UN expert calls move to forgive Khashoggi killers called a ‘Parody’

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and dismemberment at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018 sparked international outrage, shocked investors in the kingdom and led to Callamard’s UN probe.
A Turkish police officer walks past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to a ceremony, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death.(AP)
A Turkish police officer walks past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to a ceremony, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death.(AP)
Published on May 22, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

Covid-19: Simpler methods of saliva test being employed for coronavirus testing

In a bid to help flatten the COVID-19 transmission curve and in order to prevent a sharp spike in cases - several simpler methods apart from nasopharyngeal swab techniques are being used to conduct coronavirus testing.
A child reacts while undergoing nucleic acid testing in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song(REUTERS)
A child reacts while undergoing nucleic acid testing in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 16, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song(REUTERS)
Updated on May 18, 2020 01:51 PM IST
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Washington DC | By Asian News International | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

US will witness 3,000 coronavirus deaths daily by June 1: Report

The US is the worst-hit country from the pandemic. By Monday, more than 1.2 million Americans tested positive for the Covid-19 and the total number of fatalities increased to more than 69,000.
A State Department employee adjusts flags before a cancelled bi-lateral photo between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the State Department in Washington, US March 22, 2017.(REUTERS)
A State Department employee adjusts flags before a cancelled bi-lateral photo between US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson at the State Department in Washington, US March 22, 2017.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 05, 2020 02:38 PM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

Covid-19 update: Donald Trump now touts shots of disinfectant, sunlight; slammed

By Friday morning, the US toll had gone up to be 49,963 with 3,332 new fatalities and the number of confirmed cases was 869,172, with 28,819 more.
Donald Trump’s suggestions came at the daily briefing of the US coronavirus task force after a presentation of new research that shows the virus is vulnerable to heat and humidity, direct sunlight kills it the quickest and some readily available disinfectants finish it off in 5 minutes or much less.(Bloomberg)
Donald Trump’s suggestions came at the daily briefing of the US coronavirus task force after a presentation of new research that shows the virus is vulnerable to heat and humidity, direct sunlight kills it the quickest and some readily available disinfectants finish it off in 5 minutes or much less.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 10:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Podcast: Author Madhuri Vijay on Her Award-Winning Book, “The Far Field”

In the wake of her mother’s untimely death, a young woman from Bangalore--born into a life of privilege--drops everything and travels to the opposite end of India--to the state of Jammu and Kashmir--to search for a long-lost figure from her childhood--an enigmatic Kashmiri man named Bashir Ahmed.
Updated on Mar 25, 2020 07:40 AM IST
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CIA, BND made coding devices that India, other countries used unwittingly

Countries spy on each other and this is not the first time US intelligence has been found snooping on India.
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia.(REUTERS)
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 11:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Outbreak diary: China lost crucial days, weeks in the fight against the Coronavirus

By the time Wuhan – and a dozen more cities soon after – was locked down on January 23, the virus had pretty much broken lose.
Medical officers spray Indonesian nationals with antiseptic after they arrived from Wuhan, China center of the coronavirus epidemic, before transferring them to the Natuna Islands military base to be quarantined, at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam.(REUTERS)
Medical officers spray Indonesian nationals with antiseptic after they arrived from Wuhan, China center of the coronavirus epidemic, before transferring them to the Natuna Islands military base to be quarantined, at Hang Nadim Airport in Batam.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 03, 2020 03:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Jeff Bezos tweets picture of Jamal Khashoggi memorial after Saudi hacking report

Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident who was living in self-imposed exile in the US, was murdered in Istanbul in October 2018 by agents of the Saudi government. He had written pieces critical of the Saudi government for The Washington Post, which Bezos owns.
Bezos on Wednesday tweeted the hashtag #Jamal, along with a photo of himself at a memorial service for Khashoggi held in Istanbulin October.(@JeffBezos/Twitter)
Bezos on Wednesday tweeted the hashtag #Jamal, along with a photo of himself at a memorial service for Khashoggi held in Istanbulin October.(@JeffBezos/Twitter)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 09:45 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Erin McClam

Probe suggests role of Saudi Crown Prince in Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’s phone hack

A forensic analysis by technical experts retained by Bezos after a leak of his personal information in early 2019 suggested that the Bezos iPhone was compromised by “tools” procured by a close associate of the Saudi de facto ruler.
The suggestion of the Saudi prince’s role in the hacking prompted calls for further investigation by UN human rights officials looking into the October 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi.(Reuters File Photo)
The suggestion of the Saudi prince’s role in the hacking prompted calls for further investigation by UN human rights officials looking into the October 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 23, 2020 06:45 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

Ahead of UN report, evidence suggests Saudi hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone: Officials

The UN report is set to worsen relations between the world’s richest man and the kingdom which had soured following the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, who was also a columnist for the Bezos’ owned Washington Post.
Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ phone.(Reuters File Photo)
Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos’ phone.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 12:36 PM IST
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San Franciso/Cairo | By Reuters

Saudi crown prince hacked Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’s phone: Report

Gavin de Becker, a security consultant for Bezos, later said he believed the Saudi Arabian government had accessed Bezos’s phone before the Enquirer exposed his affair in 2018.
Theft of data from the Amazon chief Jeff Bezos phone in 2018 started with an infected video file sent via WhatsApp from the personal account of Mohammed bin Salman, according to a newspaper report.(Reuters File Photo)
Theft of data from the Amazon chief Jeff Bezos phone in 2018 started with an infected video file sent via WhatsApp from the personal account of Mohammed bin Salman, according to a newspaper report.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 06:43 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Matt Day

HT’s This is It! creator and renowned cartoonist dies

Dar, who was born in Allahabad in 1932, started his career as an editorial cartoonist in The Statesman in 1961 and went on to work in the Hindustan Times for many years, starting 1967.
Sudhir Dar Cartoonist - HT Photo by N Thayagrajan.
Sudhir Dar Cartoonist - HT Photo by N Thayagrajan.
Published on Nov 27, 2019 03:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Washington Post’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi obit header triggers outrage, memes

Baghdadi blew himself up, detonating a suicide vest, trapped in one in a tunnel as US special ops dogs chased after him on Sunday.
FILE PHOTO: Iraqi youth watch the news of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi death, in Najaf, Iraq.(Photo: Reuters)
FILE PHOTO: Iraqi youth watch the news of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi death, in Najaf, Iraq.(Photo: Reuters)
Published on Oct 28, 2019 08:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Saudi hosts ‘Davos in desert’ as outrage fades over Khashoggi murder

Dozens of global policymakers and tycoons will attend a Saudi investment summit starting Tuesday, helping the kingdom turn the page on a critic’s murder that triggered a mass boycott last year.
International businesses have moved on from Khashoggi.(AP Photo)
International businesses have moved on from Khashoggi.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 02:12 PM IST
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Riyadh | By Agence France-Presse

‘They’re fake’: US president Trump cancels NYT, Washington Post subscriptions; federal govt to follow

President Trump likes to call these two publications - New York Times and Washington Post - “failing Times” and the “Amazon Post”, which the Post pointed out in a report Thursday, were inaccurate.
The Times and Washington Post have been at the top of US President Donald Trump’s list of news publication he had deemed hostile to him and his administration.(REUTERS)
The Times and Washington Post have been at the top of US President Donald Trump’s list of news publication he had deemed hostile to him and his administration.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 25, 2019 08:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj

Giuliani will not cooperate with House impeachment inquiry

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsay Graham, a fellow Republican, said on Tuesday he would invite Giuliani to testify before his committee.
Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, delivers a speech during the 2018 Iran Uprising Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 22, 2018.(Reuters image)
Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, delivers a speech during the 2018 Iran Uprising Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 22, 2018.(Reuters image)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 03:45 AM IST
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WASHINGTON | By Reuters

Jeff Bezos attends anniversary memorial of Journalist Khashoggi murder

Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos joined activists in Istanbul Wednesday for a vigil outside the Saudi consulate where journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered a year ago.
Jeff Bezos with Hatice Cengiz, partner of dead Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(Photo: AP)
Jeff Bezos with Hatice Cengiz, partner of dead Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.(Photo: AP)
Updated on Oct 02, 2019 08:48 PM IST
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Istanbul | By Agence France-Presse

US slaps sanctions on businessman linked to Putin over 2018 election interference

Russian financier Yevgeny Prigozhin and some of his assets and the so-called Internet Research Agency, are first to be taken under an executive order seeking to punish foreign actors accused of interfering in US elections.
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, serves food to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center, during dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow, Russia. The U.S. sought to punish Russia on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, for interfering with the November 2018 election by placing the yacht and private planes of a Russian financier, Yevgeny Prigozhin, on an international sanctions list along with employees of the Internet Research Agency that he has funded to spread false information on social media.(AP)
FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, serves food to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center, during dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow, Russia. The U.S. sought to punish Russia on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, for interfering with the November 2018 election by placing the yacht and private planes of a Russian financier, Yevgeny Prigozhin, on an international sanctions list along with employees of the Internet Research Agency that he has funded to spread false information on social media.(AP)
Updated on Oct 01, 2019 06:32 AM IST
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Washington | By Agence France-Presse

Student journalist scores big scoop in Trump-Ukraine story

Andrew Howard, a managing editor of The State Press student newspaper, reported Friday evening that Kurt D. Volker stepped down from his role as the State Department’s special envoy for Ukraine.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.(REUTERS)
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a bilateral meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 29, 2019 07:17 AM IST
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Podcast: Niha Masih on history and political implications of the Assam NRC

Nearly 33 million residents of Assam applied to have their names included on the register, which was intended to distinguish between who was a legitimate resident of the state of the Assam and who was an illegal migrant.
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 01:25 PM IST
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Kashmiri Pandits protest in Washington over report in US daily on Article 370

The protesting group called the article by the weekly a result of “fake news” and “propaganda”.
Armed with posters, Indian flags, banners they assembled outside Washington Post office and were joined by other members of the Indian community. (File photo: AFP)
Armed with posters, Indian flags, banners they assembled outside Washington Post office and were joined by other members of the Indian community. (File photo: AFP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 07:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

From ‘all is not lost’ to ‘engineering prowess’, foreign media’s mixed reactions to Chandrayaan-2

The New York Times lauded India’s “engineering prowess and decades of space development”.
American magazine Wired said the Chandrayaan-2 programme was India’s “most ambitious” space mission yet.(HT image)
American magazine Wired said the Chandrayaan-2 programme was India’s “most ambitious” space mission yet.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 09:33 PM IST
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Washington/London | By Press Trust of India

Iran ready to talk if US lifts sanctions, Pompeo skeptical

US President Donald Trump’s administration has said it is open to negotiations with Iran on a more far-reaching agreement on nuclear and security issues.
Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech.(AFP Photo)
Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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