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White House demands ‘robust’ probe into COVID-19 origins

WASHINGTON: The United States wants a “robust and clear” international probe into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic in China, said White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki. Speaking to reporters, she said it was “imperative we get to the bottom” of

Biden names longtime adviser as chief of staff

WASHINGTON: United States President-elect Joe Biden announced he has chosen longtime adviser Ron Klain as his chief of staff, his first public personnel choice for the White House. “Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we

President Trump returns to White House still battling COVID-19

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday after a three-night hospital stay to be treated for the coronavirus and removed his white surgical mask to pose for pictures. Trump wore a mask as he left the

Trump escorted from briefing after shooting near White House

WASHINGTON: The United States President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of the press room in the middle of a briefing due to shooting outside the White House. Trump returned to the media room several minutes later and said a

White House battles own coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON: As US President Donald Trump moves to reopen the coronavirus-battered country, the White House is battling infections within its own ranks. It is not an easy task to stem an outbreak of the highly-contagious virus in the famed West

Trump to wind down White House coronavirus taskforce

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said the White House coronavirus taskforce would wind down as the country moves into a second phase of dealing with the aftermath of the outbreak. During a visit to a factory in Phoenix, Arizona, that

US Senate approves $2 trillion coronavirus rescue plan

WASHINGTON: United States Senate and White House have reached agreement on a gargantuan $2 trillion stimulus package for the economy and millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus crisis. “At last, we have a deal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Donald Trump has not been tested for coronavirus: White House

WASHINGTON: The White House has said that United States President Donald Trump has not been tested for coronavirus despite being in close contact with multiple lawmakers who were now self-quarantining. Addressing a press conference, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham

Democrat Beto O’Rourke quits presidential campaign

HOUSTON: Democrat Beto O’Rourke announced Friday he is dropping out of the crowded race for the 2020 US presidential nomination, after months of stagnant polling numbers and dwindling finances. “Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me

White House refuses to co-operate with Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON: The White House has officially refused to co-operate with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. A letter sent to Democratic leaders rejected it as “baseless” and “constitutionally invalid”. The White House on Tuesday rejected an impeachment inquiry launched

Trump offers mediation over Kashmir issue again

WASHINGTON: United States President Donald Trump has offered again to mediate between India and Pakistan on the issue of Kashmir. Answering to reporter’s query at the White House about his previous comments related to mediation on Kashmir issue, Trump said,