China slams US’ plans to deploy missiles in neighbouring countries, blames nation for Iranian nuclear issue

Washington: China has lambasted the United States over the latter`s plans to deploy missiles and defensive systems in neighbouring countries. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the comments in an address to the UN-backed Conference on Disarmament, wherein he also called for fresh efforts to advance nuclear talks with Iran and criticised Washington`s “unilateral bullying”, […]

Joe Biden under bug attack, swarm of cicadas gets the President – Watch

New Delhi: The multi-million dollar elaborate security arrangements seemed ineffective when the United States President Joe Biden came under a bug attack as he prepared to leave for an overseas trip to the UK. The incident occurred at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland as Biden was about to board Air Force One. He brushed a […]

US President Joe Biden pledges to donate 500 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, urges others to join in

St. Ives: US President Joe Biden plans to buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to more than 90 countries, while calling on the world`s democracies to do their part to help end the deadly pandemic, the White House said. The announcement of the vaccine donation – the largest ever by […]

US President Joe Biden warns Russia of ‘robust’ consequences if engages in harmful actions

Mildenhall: President Joe Biden on Wednesday (June 9) began his first trip abroad since taking office by hailing America`s unwavering commitment to the NATO alliance and warning Russia it faced “robust and meaningful” consequences if it engaged in harmful activities. Biden, speaking to about 1,000 troops and their families at a British airbase, said he […]

US President Joe Biden to hold first in-person meeting with Boris Johnson ahead of G7 Summit

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden will meet in-person for the first time on Thursday (June 10) in Cornwall, ahead of the UK-hosted G7 Leaders’ Summit starting on Friday (June 11). The leaders are expected to agree to a new Atlantic Charter, modelled on the historic joint statement made by […]

Joe Biden embarks on 8-day trip to Europe to repair damage done in Donald Trump’s Presidency

Washington: US President Joe Biden departs for Britain on Wednesday (June 9) on his first trip abroad since taking office, an eight-day mission to rebuild trans-Atlantic ties strained during the Trump era and to reframe relations with Russia. The trip represents a test of the Democratic president`s ability to manage and repair relationships with major […]

US Senate approves bipartisan legislation against China’s rising economic influence

Washington: US Senate on Tuesday (June 8) passed bipartisan legislation aimed at countering China`s growing influence by investing over USD 200 billion in American technology, science and research. The final vote was 68-32. Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was the only member of the Democratic caucus to vote against the bill. Nineteen Senate Republicans […]

Need to increase COVID-19 vaccine production capacity across the globe, says US Secy Antony Blinken

Washington: With the US sending millions of its COVID-19 vaccines to several countries, including India, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that there is a need to increase production capacity on a regional basis across the globe. US President Joe Biden had announced that the US will allocate 75 percent – nearly 1.9 crores of […]

G7 nations reach historic deal to tax world`s biggest multinational companies

London: A group of the world`s richest nations reached a landmark deal on Saturday (June 5) to close cross-border tax loopholes used by some of the world`s biggest companies. The Group of Seven said it would back a minimum global corporation tax rate of at least 15%, and put in place measures to ensure taxes […]

President Biden made commitment to send vaccines to India: US NSA

New Delhi: The United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Friday (June 4) said that President Joe Biden has made a commitment that Washington will give COVID-19 vaccines to India. His comments come a day after the US announced that India will get COVID vaccines via COVAX facility and directly as well in the […]

North Korea condemns US termination of South Korean missile range guidelines, calls it hostile act

Seoul: The US` termination of a guideline that limits the range of South Korean missiles to 800 kilometers (450 miles) demonstrates Washington`s hostile policy towards Pyongyang and aims at triggering an arms race on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea`s international affairs critic, Kim Myong Chol was quoted as saying by the state media. Last week, […]