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Obama surprises Joe Biden with top civilian honour

Washington, Jan 13: President Barack Obama has awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour, in a surprise tribute to his White House partner of 8 years.

Obama described the former Delaware senator as "the best vice president...

Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal 'Obamacare'

Washington, Jan 12: The United States Senate, on early Thursday, passed a measure to take the first step forward to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly, even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with what to replace it with.

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Trump nominee for Attorney General promises curbs on H1B visas

Washington, Jan 12: US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for the post of Attorney General has assured lawmakers of taking steps towards pushing legislative measures to curb misuse of H-1B and L1 work visas significantly used by Indian IT professionals and allegedly replace American workers.

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Trump Admits To Russian Hacking Even As He Attacks US Intelligence Community

New York, Jan 12: President-elect Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time here Wednesday that Russia was responsible for hacking the Democratic Party during last year's election, but denied that the leaks were intended to boost him and argued that Moscow would cease cyber attacks on the United...

Taliban Attack Near Afghan Parliament Kills More Than 30

Kabul, Jan 11: A Taliban suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday killed more than 30 people and wounded some 70 others, as twin blasts hit a crowded area of the city during the afternoon rush hour.

Saleem Rasouli, a senior public health...

Barack Obama delivers farewell speech, says `we rise or fall as one`

Illinois, Jan 11: President Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that the United States faces a stern test of its democracy, in a speech to the nation that was both a fond goodbye and a call to arms.

Capping his eight years in office, Obama...

23 dead, 20 injured in Kabul twin blasts

Kabul, Jan 10: Twin explosions were heard near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul on Tuesday and the interior ministry said there could be scores of casualties in the latest terror attack.

23 people have been killed and more than 20 have...

Trump names son-in-law as senior presidential advisor

New York, Jan 10: US President-elect Donald Trump announced that his son-in-law Jared Kushner, a property developer and publisher, will serve as senior White House advisor, flouting myriad legal and ethical concerns.

The incoming Republican, who has never previously held elected office, said Kushner,...

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‘Trump acknowledges Russia's role in US election hacking'

Washington, Jan 9: President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks during the U.S. presidential election and may take action in response, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday.

Reince Priebus said Trump believed Russia was behind...

Airport gunman charged, US seeks death penalty

Fort Lauderdale, Jan 8: The Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travellers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida has been charged and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Esteban Santiago, 26, told investigators that he planned the attack,...

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