Supreme Court expected to rule on US President Trump's tax records

Supreme Court expected to rule on US President Trump's tax records

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Congress and the Manhattan district attorney can see President Donald Trump’s taxes and other financial records that the president has fought hard to keep private. The high-stakes dispute, which could be resolved Thursday, tests the balance of power between the White House and Congress, as well as Trump’s claim that he can’t be investigated while he holds office. It’s unclear, even if Trump loses, how much of the material would become public, since some records would go to a…

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Reopen or face possible federal aid cut: Trump threatens schools to start classes by fall

Reopen or face possible federal aid cut: Trump threatens schools to start classes by fall

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal money if schools don’t reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and expensive. Taking to Twitter to voice his frustration, Trump argued that countries including Germany, Denmark and Norway have reopened schools “with no problems.” ALSO READ | New US student visa rule: India takes up matter with Trump administration, Harvard, MIT file lawsuits He also repeated his claim that Democrats want to keep…

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Leave US or face immigration consequences if online classes held: US State Dept to foreign students

Leave US or face immigration consequences if online classes held: US State Dept to foreign students

By ANI WASHINGTON DC: Students currently in the United States enrolled in online programmes must depart the country or take other measures, such as in-person instruction to remain lawfully in the US. If not, they may face immigration consequences, including visa processing or travel restrictions, the Department of State said in response to new federal guidance on international students. “The Department of Homeland Security has announced its plan for temporary modifications to F-1 and M-1 non-immigrant visa requirements for the fall 2020 semester. This will allow a mixture of both…

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US officially notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

US officially notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organization

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change. The withdrawal notification makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in late May to terminate US participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused of bowing to Chinese influence. The move was immediately assailed by health officials and…

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US hospitals may soon overflow with patients amid spike in COVID-19 cases

US hospitals may soon overflow with patients amid spike in COVID-19 cases

By ANI WASHINGTON DC: With US President Donald Trump promoting re-opening the economy, the country has now four epicentres of coronavirus instead of one — Los Angeles, cities in Texas, cities in Florida and Arizona. This has led to the governors fearing that their hospitals could be overrun with patients. “We are right back where we were at the peak of the epidemic during the New York outbreak…The difference now is that we really had one epicentre of spread when New York was going through its hardship. Now, we really…

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FDA issues emergency use authorisation for COVID-19 antigen test after dismissing Trump's virus claim

FDA issues emergency use authorisation for COVID-19 antigen test after dismissing Trump's virus claim

By IANS WASHINGTON: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a COVID-19 antigen diagnostic test, the Becton Dickinson Veritor System for Rapid Detection of SARS-CoV-2. This is the second antigen test the FDA has authorized for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigens, reports Xinhua news agency. This test is authorized for use in laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 for high, moderate, or waived complexity testing, according to the FDA. ALSO READ | COVID-19: FDA head rejects Donald Trump’s ‘harmless’ virus…

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China has caused great damage to US, world: Donald Trump on COVID-19 pandemic

China has caused great damage to US, world: Donald Trump on COVID-19 pandemic

By PTI WASHNGTON: China has caused great damage to the US and the rest of the world, President Donald Trump said on Monday. Over the last few months, Trump has been holding China responsible for the spread of deadly coronavirus across the world. The coronavirus has so far claimed the lives of 533,000 people globally with the US topping the chart with 132,000 fatalities. Over 11.4 million people globally and nearly three million in the US — the highest in the world — have tested positive for the viral infection…

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COVID-19: FDA head rejects Donald Trump's 'harmless' virus claim 

COVID-19: FDA head rejects Donald Trump's 'harmless' virus claim 

By Associated Press WASHINGTON: The Food and Drug Administration commissioner is declining to back up President Donald Trump’s claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are “harmless”. Dr Stephen Hahn tells CNN and ABC that he’s “not going to get into who is right and who is wrong,” but that government data clearly show “this is a serious problem.” He adds that “any case is tragic” and that to stem the tide of surging cases people should follow government guidance to practice social distancing and wear a mask. In Fourth of July remarks,…

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America loves India: Trump after PM Modi's tweet on US' 244th Independence Day

America loves India: Trump after PM Modi's tweet on US' 244th Independence Day

By PTI WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said that America loves India as he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for greeting him on the occasion of the 244th Independence Day of the United States. The Fourth of July — also known as Independence Day or July 4th, is a federal holiday in the US commemorating the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Prime Minister Modi on Saturday congratulated President Trump and the people of the US on the country’s 244th Independence Day, saying as the world’s…

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North Korea says it has 'no immediate plans' for nuclear talks with US

North Korea says it has 'no immediate plans' for nuclear talks with US

By Associated Press SEOUL: North Korea on Saturday reiterated it has no immediate plans to resume nuclear negotiations with the United States unless Washington discards what it describes as ‘hostile’ polices toward Pyongyang. The statement by North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui came days after President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, told reporters that Trump might seek another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as an ‘October surprise’ ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Kim and Trump have met three times since embarking on their…

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