Trump proposes to hold G-7 summit post US presidential elections

President Donald Trump on Monday said he was “more inclined” to host the upcoming summit of the G-7, which his administration had intended to use to rally the world’s richest economies to focus on the threat from China, after the US presidential elections in November. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to attend at the American … Read more Trump proposes to hold G-7 summit post US presidential elections

US President Donald Trump escorted from press briefing after shooting near White House

The US Secret Service abruptly escorted President Donald Trump out of the White House press room in the middle of a briefing on Monday because of a shooting outside the White House. Trump returned to the media room several minutes later and said a person had been shot by law enforcement and taken to the … Read more US President Donald Trump escorted from press briefing after shooting near White House

Left believes in ‘tearing down the system’, says US attorney general Barr

US Attorney General William Barr mounted a partisan attack on the Democratic Party in an interview that aired Sunday, claiming the left believes in “tearing down the system” and pursues absolute victory as “a substitute for religion.” Barr also told a Fox News TV host he was worried that an increase in mail-in voting could … Read more Left believes in ‘tearing down the system’, says US attorney general Barr

Mike Pompeo rejects Congress’ subpoenas for IG, Biden probe info

Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected congressional subpoenas issued for him and for the State Department to provide information and testimony to lawmakers about two politically charged developments. The refusals set the stage for an escalation in the confrontation between the State Department and the Democratic-controlled House ahead of November’s elections. In letters … Read more Mike Pompeo rejects Congress’ subpoenas for IG, Biden probe info

US President Donald Trump bans transactions with TikTok, WeChat; highlights India’s action on Chinese apps

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has signed executive orders halting all transactions with popular Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, terming them a ‘threat to the national security and to the country’s economy’. The ban comes into effect in 45 days, Trump said in his two separate executive orders signed on August 6. In a … Read more US President Donald Trump bans transactions with TikTok, WeChat; highlights India’s action on Chinese apps

Donald Trump says US generals feel Beirut explosion ‘looks like a terrible attack’

After two explosions ripped across Lebanon killing more than 70 and injuring several others, US President Donald Trump said his country’s military generals have told him that they think the explosion was likely due to a bomb. “I’ve met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel that this was not … Read more Donald Trump says US generals feel Beirut explosion ‘looks like a terrible attack’

Trump to give TikTok’s Chinese owner 45 days to reach deal to sell-sources

US President Donald Trump has agreed to give China’s ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft Corp, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. US officials have said TikTok under its Chinese parent poses a national risk because of the personal data it handles. Trump said … Read more Trump to give TikTok’s Chinese owner 45 days to reach deal to sell-sources

TikTok: US President Donald Trump to ban TikTok today

US President Donald Trump has said that he will act to ban TikTok as soon as on Saturday, amidst reports of American technology giant Microsoft being in advanced talks to acquire the popular Chinese-owned video app. Trump, talking to reporters travelling with him aboard Air Force 1 from Florida on Friday, said he could use … Read more TikTok: US President Donald Trump to ban TikTok today

TikTok Ban: ByteDance Said to Forgo Stake in TikTok to Clinch US Deal

China’s ByteDance has agreed to divest the US operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after US President Donald Trump said on Friday he had decided to ban the popular short-video app, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday. ByteDance was previously seeking to keep a … Read more TikTok Ban: ByteDance Said to Forgo Stake in TikTok to Clinch US Deal