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Trump to target Obama’s climate initiatives: White House website

Trump to target Obama’s climate initiatives: White House website

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump’s administration is committed to eliminating Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and other environmental initiatives to help boost the oil and gas industry, according to a statement posted on the White House website on Friday. The announcement echoed pledges Trump frequently made during his campaign to become US president, but their appearance on […]

Melania Trump stuns in first lady fashion stakes

Melania Trump stuns in first lady fashion stakes

WASHINGTON: First Lady Melania Trump stunned fashion watchers by donning a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit to dance with President Donald Trump at the inaugural balls. Her column dress, finished with a sculpted ruffle that cascaded down the front of the gown and cinched at the waist with a red ribbon, […]

Michelle Obama’s killer side-eye at Trump’s inauguration

Michelle Obama’s killer side-eye at Trump’s inauguration

While some Americans were not very pleased about Donald Trump’s inauguration and didn’t know how to express their feelings – much to their advantage, the former first-lady was there to convey the right emotions. The killer side-eye given by Michelle Obama has been one of the most discussed moments from Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony and […]

Media girds for battle with Trump in White House

Media girds for battle with Trump in White House

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump and the media are digging in for what could be a long and bitter war. The president-elect, who spent much of his campaign at loggerheads with the mainstream press, has been sharpening his attacks, and the news media is bracing for what some see as a looming campaign of intimidation. Days before […]

Washington braces for massive protests as Trump becomes US president

Washington braces for massive protests as Trump becomes US president

Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and miles of barriers were in place in Washington on Friday, as officials braced for hundreds of thousands of people planning to celebrate or protest Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States (US). About 900,000 people were expected to pack central Washington, including the grassy National […]

From Nobel Peace Prize to Syria: Obama the realist

From Nobel Peace Prize to Syria: Obama the realist

Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize may have confounded critics and created enormous expectations, but ultimately it had little influence on his refusal to get drawn into the bloodshed in Syria. In accepting the prize on December 10, 2009, the young US president, elected only a year earlier, gave a steely speech about “war and peace”, […]

Trump hopes to see better US-Pakistan ties in future: envoy

Trump hopes to see better US-Pakistan ties in future: envoy

US President-elect Donald Trump has expressed the hope that bilateral ties between the United States and Pakistan will improve in the future,  quoted Pakistan’s Ambassador to US Jalil Abbas Jilani as saying on Friday. The envoy said Trump told him he wanted to see better US-Pakistan relations in the future at a dinner he [Trump] […]

Enchanting style evolution of Sasha, Malia Obama

Enchanting style evolution of Sasha, Malia Obama

Since moving into the White house, the fashion sense of Sasha and Malia Obama has modified along the way. The first daughters with their chic sense of style were spotted in almost every kind of dresses whether it was Kate Spade skirt and flutter-sleeved top or in an embellished floor-grazing gown by Naeem Khan. While Obama’s […]

Zuckerberg sues Hawaii families to safeguard ‘privacy’ of his island estate

Zuckerberg sues Hawaii families to safeguard ‘privacy’ of his island estate

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has filed a lawsuit against some Hawaiian families to safeguard privacy of his recently-purchased land in Hawaii, sparking criticism from various circles. The young billionaire bought estate in Kauai in 2014 for about $100 million. More than a hundred local landowners are involved in the case, which allegedly forces them to […]

US says ties with Pakistan extraordinarily complicated

US says ties with Pakistan extraordinarily complicated

WASHINGTON: Describing the Unites States relationship with Pakistan as extraordinarily complicated, the outgoing Obama administration has hoped that President-elect Donald Trump would deepen the counterterrorism cooperation with the country to make America a safer place. “Obviously, the United States has an extraordinarily complicated relationship, particularly when it comes to national security with Pakistan,” White House […]

Obama warns Trump, tells supporters ‘we’ll be okay’

Obama warns Trump, tells supporters ‘we’ll be okay’

WASHINGTON:Barack Obama vowed to speak up if Donald Trump threatens to core US values and reassured Americans “we’ll be okay” Wednesday, in a political swansong after eight years as president. During his final press conference and public appearance before Trump’s inauguration on Friday, the 55-year-old said he was stepping back but would return to the […]

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