Trump backs down, agrees to temporarily end government shutdown

Saturday, 26 January 2019 09:47
On the 35th day of the partial shutdown with 800,000 government employees missing their second fortnightly paycheck, Trump folded under intensifying pressure from a strong Democratic Party opposition in Congress. He agreed to temporary funding to keep the government open…

Trump expresses desire to meet Imran Khan: Pakistani Official

Friday, 25 January 2019 09:06
Addressing the weekly briefing here, the spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that during his recent visit to Pakistan, US Senator Lindsey Graham, discussed about Trump’s interest in meeting with Khan, however, date and venue have not been finalized yet. “There are…

Trump, Kim to meet for 2nd summit in February

Saturday, 19 January 2019 17:03
US President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February as the both sides seek to jump-start denuclearization talks that have made little progress since their historic first meeting in Singapore last…

US, N.Korean representatives meet in Stockholm

Saturday, 19 January 2019 09:42
Senior representatives from Washington and Pyongyang have met here to prepare for a second summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean top leader Kim Jong-un, Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) has reported. Citing the newspaper, Xinhua news…

Trump postpones Speaker Pelosi’s foreign trip over government shutdown

Friday, 18 January 2019 09:48
US President Donald Trump has told Speaker Nancy Pelosi that her planned foreign trip has been postponed, a day after the top House Democrat asked him to delay the State of the Union address due to the ongoing partial government…

US partisan divide on govt shutdown over border wall more sharply: Poll

Thursday, 17 January 2019 10:37
With the partial shutdown of the federal government entering its 26th day, Americans’ view on whether to expand the US-Mexico border wall has been more sharply divided along partisan lines, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday. Seventy-nine…

Trump’s AG nominee asserts independence, defends Russia probe

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:11
US President Donald Trump’s nominee forUS attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday emphasised his independence in the face of hypothetical “political interference” while stressing the “vital importance” of allowing the Russia probe to be completed. “On my watch, Bob will…

US Army chief visits Kabul, meets Ghani

Friday, 04 January 2019 17:06
The US Army chief paid an unannounced visit to the Afghan capital and held a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, according to a government statement on Friday. “General Mark A. Milley at the head of ranking delegation visited Kabul…

Democrat Nancy Pelosi becomes speaker of US lower house

Friday, 04 January 2019 09:34
Representative Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, was elected the new speaker of the US House of Representatives. Pelosi, 78, is the only woman who has held the office before and is among a few elected officials to return to the…

Trump looks forward to meeting Pakistan’s new leadership

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:31
US President Donald Trump said he “looks forward to meeting the new leadership in Pakistan” and in the same breath accused Islamabad of “housing the enemy”. Trump’s remarks came during a cabinet meeting over non-allocation of finances that led to…