Donald Trump fires defence secretary Mark Esper via Twitter; national counterterrorism centre chief to take over
The firing of Esper, who clashed with Trump over his suggestion of using military personnel to quash civic unrest, comes after the US president lost his reelection bid
In a memo released by the White House, Navy Commander Dr Sean Conley said Trump meets the CDC criteria for safely discontinuing isolation
The Donald Trump administration said it was imposing sanctions on 27 individuals and entities, including Iran's defence ministry, under a UN resolution
More than 150 countries are setting up the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility but Trump claims the WHO is in need of reform and is influenced by China.
In early April, Trump blasted the agency, saying they "called it wrong" on COVID-19, that the WHO was "very China-centric" in its approach
US blacklists 24 Chinese companies, imposes sanctions on officials over militarisation of South China Sea
Mike Pompeo said the travel ban would apply to Chinese individuals “responsible for, or complicit in, either the large-scale reclamation, construction, or militarization of disputed outposts in the South China Sea"
174 Indian nationals file lawsuit against Trump's suspension of H-1B visas, claim it 'hurts US economy, separates families'
In his presidential proclamation on 22 June, Donald Trump temporarily suspended the issuing of H-1B work visas till the end of the year
H-1B visas suspended: Donald Trump signs proclamation halting entry of workers on work visas, asks officials to move towards merit-based immigration
Moving to a merit-based immigration system, the White House said in a statement soon after Donald Trump issued a proclamation to temporarily suspend H-1B and other work visas till the end of the year. The Trump Administration will reform the immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, it said.
Donald Trump administration takes steps to stop release of former NSA John Bolton's book, claims it contains 'classified information'
The Trump administration has sued former national security adviser John Bolton to stop the publication of a book that the White House says contains classified information.
Trump, who himself has considered abandoning the pact signed in January, told a White House press briefing he wanted to see if Beijing lived up to the deal to massively increase purchases of US goods.
Chinese investment in US drops to lowest level since Great Recession; two-way investments fall to 7-year low
The decline in Beijing's investment in the United States reflected tensions between the world's two biggest economies and Chinese government restrictions on overseas investment.
Coronavirus Outbreak: US economy shrinks at 4.8% in January-March quarter, first-time in six years; recession fear looms
The US economy shrank at a 4.8 percent annual rate last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country and began triggering a recession that will end the longest expansion on record
Coronavirus Outbreak: US Food and Drug Administration says 72 COVID-19 therapeutics trials, 211 in planning stages underway
Seventy-two COVID trials of therapeutics are underway in the United States under FDA oversight and 211 are in the planning stages, so we expect to see more. This includes convalescent plasma as well as antiviral therapies
'If China is a developing nation, then make US one too': Donald Trump slams Beijing for taking 'unbelievable advantage'
'China has been unbelievably taken advantage of us and other countries. You know, for instance, they are considered a developing nation. I said well then make us a developing nation too,' Trump told reporters at his daily White House news conference on coronavirus.
Asian shares gain on hopes of coronavirus pandemic nearing peak, govts to roll out more stimulus measures
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.6 percent, following a strong Wall Street close
Coronavirus Outbreak: Automakers push to reopen plants from Wuhan to Michigan; social distancing, masks to be used for employee safety
Auto manufacturers and suppliers are converging on a consensus that temperature screening, daily health questionnaires, assembly lines redesigned to keep workers 3 to 6 feet (0.9 m to 1.8 m) apart, and lots and lots of masks and gloves can enable large-scale factories to operate safely
US crude and global benchmark Brent have both collapsed about 40 percent in the last two weeks since talks between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, including Russia, broke down which led Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, to ramp up supply
Dollar scales record levels at 3-year peak; global rampage spurs FX interventions, speculation of big G7 move
The dollar’s brutal ascent—up 6.5 percent this month against a basket of peers—has sent almost every other currency reeling.
Govt mulls up to Rs 12,000 cr rescue plan for aviation sector battered after coronavirus outbreak: Report
The Finance Ministry is considering a proposal that includes the temporary suspension of most taxes levied on the aviation sector, including a deferment of aviation fuel tax, said the sources, who have direct knowledge of the matter.
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