SEOUL - Visiting US Defence Secretary James Mattis on Friday said that the American government does not want a war with North Korea, but rather initiate a process to achieve a complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. Mattis made the remarks on the first day of his trip to South Korea, during his visit to a border guard post and the Joint Security Area, which is part of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the two Koreas.
NEW YORK - US billionaire Tom Steyer of California state kicked off an online and TV advertising campaign against President Donald Trump on Friday, calling for people to write letters to Congress members for the president's impeachment. In a one-minute-long video ad posted on Youtube, Steyer calmly listed the reasons why the president should be impeached, including "brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI,
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will allow the National Archives to release thousands of pages of secret government documents on the John F. Kennedy (JFK) assassination, a media report said. "Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened," Trump tweeted at 8.35 a.m., the New York Post reported.
WASHINGTON - Former US Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the US, urging Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "prejudice" in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership. In separate and unrelated appearances, Obama and Bush warned that the US "was being torn apart by ancient hatreds that should have been consigned to history long ago"
WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has outlined a stronger strategic role for India, is visiting New Delhi, the State Department announced on Thursday. Tillerson will meet Indian leaders during the visit next week to discuss "further strengthening our strategic partnership and collaboration on security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region," the State Department said. It will also "advance the ambitious agenda" laid out by...
WASHINGTON - As Twitter handed over to the US Senate the details of 201 handles linked to alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the presidential elections last year, a separate report has suggested that the micro-blogging website might have deleted data crucial to the probe. The handover of the Twitter details took place this week, Xinhua quoted US media reports saying on Friday. It was part of the social networking service's effort to aid...
NEW YORK - US President Donald Trump has sent a new 70-point enforcement plan to Congress proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration, but kept mum on the H1-B visas. Trump's request for sweeping immigration reforms unveiled by the White house Sunday night would continue to allow the spouses and children of immigrants to get green cards or permanent resident status but not their brothers, sisters and parents.
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump's lawyers have asked Facebook to provide the private account information of the social media giant's users engaged in "anti-administration activists". "The warrants specifically target the accounts of three Facebook users who are described by their attorneys as anti-administration activists who have spoken out at organised events, and who are generally very critical of this administration's policies,"
WASHINGTON - The US Department of Homeland Security will soon begin collecting social media data from all immigrants in an effort to more effectively screen those coming to the country, a media report said. The department will begin collecting the information on October 18, the day the Trump administration's new travel ban on citizens of seven countries is set to take effect, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Green card holders and...
NEW YORK - A majority of American voters have said that Donald Trump was not "fit to serve as the President", according to a poll, with 51 per cent of respondents saying they were embarrassed to have him running the US. According to the Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday, 59 per cent said Trump was not honest, 60 per cent said he does not have good leadership skills and 61 per cent said he does not share their values, reports Politico.