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US Lawmaker Calls For Removal Of Country Quota In Green Card

A report released early this month said the average wait time for an Indian technology professional or those seeking green card under employment category is more than 12 years.A top American lawmaker has demanded the removal of country-specific quota for legal permanent residency in the US, arguing that over seven lakh high-skilled immigrant workers from […]

North Korea Can Hit Most Of United States, US Officials Say

North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an ICBM that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland. North Korea’s latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has shown that Pyongyang now may be able to reach most of the continental United States, two US officials told Reuters on Monday. […]

China will never permit loss of ‘any piece’ of land, says Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a tough line on national sovereignty on Tuesday amid multiple territorial disputes with his country’s neighbors, saying China will never permit the loss of “any piece” of its land to outsiders. Mr. Xi’s declaration came during a nearly one-hour speech in Beijing marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of […]

Bhutan may be key to resolving Doklam crisis, Chinese scholar

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s departure from Beijing, after a crucial meeting with China’s state councilor Yang Jiechi, has triggered an energetic debate on finding a formula for defusing the crisis in the remote Doklam plateau, where Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a lengthy stand-off. The finer details of Mr. Doval’s exact conversation […]

Trump fires chief of staff as White House chaos continues

US President Donald Trump on Friday sacked his chief of staff Reince Priebus and replaced him with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in what is now ceaseless White House drama widely seen as bordering on the farcical. Priebus, a Republican Party satrap who was among Trump’s tenuous connections to the GOP, became the latest of […]

Gifts to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is putting gifts received from world leaders on display at Buckingham Palace, with the eclectic collection including presents from the likes of Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy. A remarkable array of over 200 gifts will go on display from Saturday, providing an intriguing reminder of the globetrotting lifestyle and […]

US ‘Looks Forward’ To Working With President-Elect Ram Nath Kovind

WASHINGTON: State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said: “We look forward to working with the president-elect on regional and global issues.The United States congratulated president-elect Ram Nath Kovind on his electoral victory and said that it looks forward to working with him on both regional and global issues. Ram Nath Kovind, a lawyer-turned-politician, was elected as […]

Israel sends more troops to West Bank after Stabbing

Israel sent more troops to the West Bank on Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family in their home and widespread Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupted over escalating tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine. The father of the 20-year-old Palestinian assailant said he believes his son was […]

Dragon scrambles ships, jets to warn off Navy Destroyer

Beijing: China has scrambled naval ships and military jets to “warn off” a US missile destroyer sailing close to an artificial island built by it in the disputed South China Sea and denounced Washington’s move as a “serious political and military provocation”. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said in a statement late last night […]

Negative factors’ straining US-China Relations

Washington: Beijing’s ties with Washington have been strained by “some negative factors”, Chinese president Xi Jinping told US president Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation. The call on Sunday came at the end of a tense week in US-China relations, which analysts said signalled the end of honeymoon period between the two superpowers that began […]