US hits China anew for rights abuses in western Xinjiang

August 1, 2020

The Trump administration took new aim at China on Friday by imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the country's western Xinjiang region and its commander for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities. The State and Treasury departments announced the penalties as the White | Read more|

Trump lets New Yorkers back into federal travellers program

July 24, 2020

Five months after it kicked New Yorkers out of trusted traveler security programs in a spat over immigration policy, the US Department of Homeland Security has reversed itself and told a court it had misrepresented the facts in a lawsuit over the matter. | Read more|

China-US row: Fugitive researcher 'hiding in San Francisco consulate'

July 23, 2020

The US says a Chinese scientist suspected of visa fraud and concealing ties to the military has fled to China's consulate in San Francisco. Court filings by US prosecutors also say other Chinese researchers in the US have been arrested for visa fraud. On Wednesday the Trump administration ordered the closure of China's | Read more|

Trump to re-up virus briefings amid lagging polls

July 21, 2020

President Donald Trump is set to once again take centre stage in the government's coronavirus response after a White House debate over how best to deploy its greatest and most volatile asset him played out in public as his poll numbers falter. One week after a campaign shake-up, the plan is for Trump to again become a | Read more|

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

July 7, 2020

As much as USD 273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump's election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. | Read more|

Trump faces pressure over Russia bounties to kill US troops

July 1, 2020

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday came under growing pressure to respond to allegations that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan, with Democrats demanding answers and accusing Trump of bowing to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the risk of U.S. soldiers' lives. Frustrated House Demo | Read more|

Trump comeback rally features empty seats, staff infections

June 21, 2020

US President Donald Trump launched his comeback rally Saturday by defining the upcoming election as a stark choice between national heritage and left-wing radicalism. But his intended show of political force amid a pandemic featured thousands of empty seats and new coronavirus cases on his own campaign staff. | Read more|

Trump considering suspending H1B, other visas: report

June 12, 2020

US President Donald Trump is considering suspending a number of employment visas including the H-1B, most sought-after among Indian IT professionals, in view of the massive unemployment in America due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a media report. | Read more|

Trump brings back 2016 team

June 10, 2020

As anyone who has ever heard him speak knows, President Donald Trump loves to relive 2016. He recycles old attack lines once aimed at Hillary Clinton. He recounts the drama of election night, complete with impersonations of stunned news anchors putting state after state in the Republican's column. | Read more|

Trump says India, China will have more COVID-19 cases with more tests

June 6, 2020

US President Donald Trump has said that countries like India and China would have much more coronavirus cases than America, the worst-hit country in the world, if they conduct more tests. Trump, in his remarks at Puritan Medical Products in Maine, said that the US has carried out 20 million tests. | Read more|

Trump heads to rural Maine but won't escape demonstrators

June 5, 2020

Maine's Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialised swabs for coronavirus testing. And the sheriff in the state's most rural county is urging those expected to protest Trump's visit and those who support him to be | Read more|

With fact-checking warning Twitter tags Trump’s tweet

May 27, 2020

A post by US President Donald Trump has been given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time. President Trump tweeted, without providing evidence: "There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent." | Read more|

U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights

May 23, 2020

The U.S. government late on Friday accused the Chinese government of making it impossible for U.S. airlines to resume service to China and ordered four Chinese air carriers to file flight schedules with the U.S. government. | Read more|