Donald Trump doubles up as most followed world leader on Twitter

US President Donald Trump is by far the most followed world leader on Twitter, with the Pope trailing him by some 4.5 million followers, a study showed today. The number of Trump's followers has "more than doubled since taking office", the study authors said. With more than 52 million followers, Trump account also counts nearly 10 million more followers.

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy

US President Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court and replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, a judge who often sided with liberals, and is now setto retire. 53 year old Kavanaugh is a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and a Yale Law School graduate who previously served in both Bush administrations.

Mike Pompeo advises North Korea to follo

Vietnam, like the Korean Peninsula, was another zone of intense Cold War rivalry and was also bifurcated in the mid-1950s till its reunification in the mid-1970s. Onceunder strict communist rule and isolation, Vietnam took the path towards liberalisation since the mid-1980s and is known to be one of the fastest developing countries in the world today.


North Korea accuses the US of making "gangster-like demands"

Though talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un seemed to be a good ice-breaker, it doesn't seem all is well between two nations. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to further talks about denuclearisation, but North Korea has accused the US of making "gangster-like demands", which Pyongyang feels is "very concerning."

Sanctions against Russia not working

"Russia wants to reconstitute, basically, its sphere of influence that they had in the Soviet Union. So, you understand that, and if you don't want to let that happen, you've got to push back with strength and resolve ... but that doesn't mean that we have to be enemies," Johnson told Washington Examiner.

North Korea slams 'gangster-like' US in nuclear talks

The peace process between the US and North Korea was in crisis after Pyongyang angrily rejected Washington's "gangster-like" demand for rapid nuclear disarmament, after two days of intense talks. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Tokyo to brief his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the talks.

Talks with Pompeo were regrettable

High-level talks between the United States and North Korea appeared to hit a snag today as Pyongyang said a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been "regrettable" and accused Washington of making "gangster-like" demands.The statement from the North came just hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks.

Five world powers reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal without USA

Even though US President Donald Trump decided to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran, Tehran has reaffirmed its commitment to the deal. In fact, three European nations - Britain, Germany, France, as well as Russian and China have decided to create a mechanism whereby they can continue trading with Iran independently of Washington DC.

Turkey vow to retaliate if S-400 deal is hit by US sanctions

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed that Ankara will hit back if USA impose sanctions on their purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia. Turkey and Russia have signed an agreement worth $2.5 billion over the procurement of the S-400, but the US have warned of sanctions on the deal. Cavusoglu stated that the US would do well to not lose an ally like Turkey.

US postal service to face $3.5 mn fine for Statue of Liberty stamp mistake

A 2010 US Postal Service stamp mistakenly bearing the image of a Lady Liberty replica will cost the American post office USD 3.5 million for copyright violation. The US Postal Service mistook a Las Vegas-based replica for the real Statue of Liberty. A federal court has ruled that post office must pay the replica's sculptor USD 3.5 million for violating his copyright.

Another Trump pick bites the dust: EPA

And finally, 50-year Pruitt resigned under a cloud of ethics violations, saying the "unrelenting attacks" on him and his family took a "sizable toll" on all of them. He, nevertheless, praised President Trump saying he believed the latter was serving as the president because of God's providence while the incumbent, too, eulogised the former...

Lady climbs up Statue of Liberty base protesting migrant family separation

A woman identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou, climbed up the base of the Statue of Liberty to protest against the separation of migrant families on the 4th of July. She was later taken into custody by the police after a 3 hour standoff. Therese reportedly demanded that all children of migrant families be released while she stood near the sandal of Lady Liberty.

To protest against Trump, woman climbs

An immigrant woman who scaled up the stone pedestal of the iconic Statue of Liberty to protest President Donald Trump's controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy has been arrested after a three-hour-long standoff with the police amid US' Independence Day celebrations. The 44-year-old woman identified as Therese Patricia Okoumou...

Thanks for keeping US safe Donald Trump

"America's liberty has been earned through the blood, sweat and sacrifice of American patriots." Trump and the first lady later returned to the balcony toward the end of a nationally televised concert from the South Lawn and stayed for the annual fireworks show on the National Mall. Trump pumped both fists several times at the end of the...

Merkel warns Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned US President Donald Trump against unleashing an all-out trade war after he threatened to impose steep tariffs on cars from the European Union. Merkel said that Trump's calculation is skewed as it is based only on goods, not services. Merkel had previously voiced her backing for a "digital tax".

Donald Trump claims he prevented a war with North Korea

United States President Donald Trump has claimed that it was him who prevented a potential war between the US and North Korea. The POTUS took to Twitter to claim that North Korea hasn't tested any nuclear weapon or rockets in the last 8 months, and only the opposition party is complaining about it. "If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!" he tweeted.

Trump’s tweets serve as “gold mine”

She said the foreign intelligence agencies needed to do less hard work when it came to the current US president for he let out his "unfiltered thoughts" round the clock and they are there for everybody to see. Bakos also observed that Trump's tweets don't undergo much scrutiny from his team of aides and advisors for it is evident from the frequency with...

NASA all set to test quiet supersonic flights

NASA is set to publicly demonstrate and test a flight manoeuvre that allows jets to travel faster than sound without generating the characteristic sonic boom. Supersonic flight over land was banned in the US because they generated characteristic loud sonic booms, that could sometimes damage buildings. A diving manoeuvre can be used to generate quiet sonic thumps.

When the US President gate-crashed a wedding in New Jersey

The President of United States Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at a wedding celebration being held at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster Township recently. President Trump left people astonished as he gate-crashed Gerald Papa and Jenna Buchholtz's wedding. He flew in on his Marine One chopper and popped in to greet their guests, unannounced.

49% Americans, 44% white Americans feel

A fresh polling from Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, US, has shown that 49 per cent of Americans believe their president, Donald Trump, is racist while 47 per cent believes he is not. As far as Trump's approval rating is concerned, while the Quinnipiac varsity poll said 40 per cent approved him yet, NBC News-Survey Monkey survey found the rating...

Why does US celebrate its independence

In the 1730s, the Province of Georgia was established and it became the 13th colony under the British empire. The other 12 colonies were: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Providence, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina.The British Empire exported resources in these colonies...

Japan eases military alert level against

Japan's reputed daily Asahi Shimbun said that last week, Tokyo's Self Defense Forces dropped their programme to always keep Aegis warships deployed in the Sea of Japan to detect and intercept incoming missiles, the AFP report added. However, the daily report said that the Japanese forces will be ready to intercept missiles...

North Korea serious about dismantling

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had pledged to work towards "complete denuclearisation" during a historic meeting with Trump in Singapore on June 12 in return for security guarantees from the US.
The Washington Post reported yesterday that North Korea was considering ways to conceal its nuclear weapons and secret production facilities.

Trump missing H4 deadline again

The Trump administration has failed to meet its deadline for the second time this year to issue a notification with regard to its decision on terminating work authorisation of H4 visa users who are spouses of H-1B visa holders. The Department of Homeland Security had informed a US court in March that it was working to issue a Notice of Proposed Rule ...

Putin-Trump not to discuss Crimea

The Kremlin said Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump can discuss "all other issues" except Crimea, the peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, at their highly anticipated first summit this month. Putin has "repeatedly stated and explained that Crimea cannot be and will never be on the agenda because it is an inseparable part of Russia,"...