__gaTracker('send','pageview');

Tags archives: donald-trump

'No big changes' in H-1B visa, nothing new on the H-4 visa policy: US

There have been “no big changes” in the H-1B programme and “nothing new” on the H-4 visa policy, the US said today, amid the Trump administration’s plan to overhaul the immigration system. US Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in Delhi, MaryKay L Carlson said granting employment visa and work permits is the sovereign decision of a country. The US Mission here today observed ‘Student Visa Day’, an event to celebrate […]

100 years after conviction, Donald Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson who infuriated white America

US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman. “I believe Jack Johnson is a worthy person to receive a pardon, to correct a wrong in our history,” Trump said. In a case that came to symbolize racial injustice, Johnson was arrested in 1912 with Lucille […]

14 European Union states, US expel Russian diplomats over UK spy attack

US President Donald Trump has authorized the expulsion of 60 alleged Russian spies from the United States in response to a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy in the English city of Salisbury. European Union President Donald Tusk also said that 14 countries from the EU were also expelling Russian diplomats. Senior US administration officials said that 48 “known intelligence officers” at the Russian consulate in Seattle and 12 more […]

Trusted Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks quits as White House communications director

Hope Hicks, one of US President Donald Trump`s longest-serving, most trusted aides, is resigning from her job as White House communications director. The White House announced she was leaving a day after Hicks, 29, spent nine hours in a closed hearing of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Hicks` decision to leave […]

'I just don't like Muslim people': Donald Trump's apointee Carl Higbie quits after CNN unearths racist rants

A US official appointed by President Donald Trump has resigned after CNN posted excerpts of him making racist and Islamophobic comments on a radio show he used to host, the news network reported. Carl Higbie resigned from his post as external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service, according to a statement from CNCS spokeswoman Samantha Jo Warfield, CNN said. Higbie, the CNCS – an agency that […]

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump's 'dangerous' handling of Iran and North Korea

Hillary Clinton says President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord is “dangerous,” and she suggests her former campaign opponent is undermining the validity of the United States’ promises to other nations. Trump had accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behaviour and hitting their main military wing with anti-terror penalties. Trump, breaking his campaign pledge to […]

Trump calls Iran nuclear deal 'one of worst' in US history, but won't pull out of it for now

President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the landmark 2015 international nuclear accord, blaming the Iranians for a litany of sinister behavior and hitting their main military wing with anti-terror penalties. But Trump, breaking his campaign pledge to rip up the agreement, did not pull the US out or re-impose nuclear sanctions. He still might, he was quick to add. For now, he’s tossing the issue to […]

Donald Trump scraps 'Dreamers' program, fate of 8 lakh young immigrants uncertain

President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide their fate. Trump’s action, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinds a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The program, created by Democratic former President Barack Obama, is supported by Democrats and […]

Why Donald Trump's rejection of Paris Climate Agreement is the nadir of his isolationist agenda

Donald Trump’s decision for the US to join the elite club — hitherto comprising only Syria and Nicaragua — of countries rejecting the climate agreement has largely drawn negative reactions from all over the world. Not that it mattered to the US president, who delivered a chest-thumping address from the White House, and then took to social media for a bit more thumping of his chest: There’s nothing wrong per […]

Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister: Report

US President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister during their meeting last week, potentially jeopardizing a source of intelligence about Islamic State, The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing current and former US officials. Reacting to the newspaper’s report, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, Dick Durbin, called Trump’s conduct “dangerous” and reckless,” while the Republican head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, called […]