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January 12, 2018 7:06 AM Trump cancels UK visit, says will not unveil new US embassy

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media after the Congressional Republican Leadership retreat at Camp David, Maryland, January 6, 2018. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Jan 12 — US President Donald Trump today cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the US embassy 6

January 4, 2018 3:25 AM Report: Britain possibly in talks to join TPP (VIDEO)

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 ― UK’s Department for International Trade is believed to be working on proposals to enter the troubled Trans-Pacific Partnership, said MIDF Research quoting The Guardian. Britain is said to be eyeing entry into the Trans-Pacific trade group to support its exports once the country leaves the European Union, and has reportedly held informal 9

December 28, 2017 1:59 AM Obama most admired man among Americans: Gallup poll

WASHINGTON: Former US president Barack Obama is the most admired man in the United States and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton the most admired woman, according to a poll published Wednesday. Obama came out on top of the annual Gallup survey for the 10th year in a row while Clinton, who lost last year's presidential election to Donald Trump 10

December 19, 2017 11:25 PM US Justice Department loses music licensing appeal

Rapper T-Pain poses as he arrives at BMI's annual Urban Music Awards at the Saban theatre in Beverly Hills, California September 7, 2012. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Dec 20 — A US federal appeals court yesterday ruled that music licensing giant BMI did not have to abide by the Obama administration’s more restrictive interpretation of how royalties should 19

December 17, 2017 2:42 AM Report: Trump administration bans selected words at health agencies

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention was given a list of seven prohibited words or phrases. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Dec 17 — The Trump administration has told agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services to avoid using certain words or phrases in official documents being drafted for next year’s budget, the Washington Post reported 8

December 2, 2017 12:58 AM 'Nothing' about Flynn plea implicates anyone else: White House lawyer

WASHINGTON: The White House struggled to limit the fallout from Michael Flynn's bombshell guilty plea Friday, playing down his close ties to President Donald Trump and claiming he has not implicated anyone else. Describing Trump's disgraced former national security advisor as "a former Obama administration official" who was only at the White House for "25 days," White 13

November 25, 2017 10:48 PM Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton defend Obama daughter over video

Barack Obama congratulates his daughter Malia on her birthday during the Independence Day celebration at the White House in Washington., July 4, 2016. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, Nov 26 — Both sides of the US political divide are defending Malia Obama's right to privacy after a video went viral showing the eldest daughter of former president Barack Obama 11

November 18, 2017 2:02 PM Fashion giant Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

PARIS: French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia, whose timeless gowns won an army of devotees around the world, has died at the age of 77, France's fashion federation said Saturday. Alaia, who rose to fame in the 1980s, refused to march to the beat of international fashion weeks, releasing his collections in his own time with scant concern for publicity 10

November 13, 2017 4:13 PM Trump picks pharmaceutical exec as new US health secretary

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump, who harshly criticized pharmaceutical firms during his campaign, said Monday he has chosen an executive from the industry to be his new secretary of health. "Happy to announce, I am nominating Alex Azar to be the next HHS Secretary. He will be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices!" Trump said in a tweet 15

November 9, 2017 4:40 PM US says 601,462 people signed up for Obamacare plans in week one

NEW YORK: More than 600,000 people, including 137,322 new consumers, signed up for Obamacare individual insurance plans for next year in the 39 states that use the federal website during the first week of enrollment, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday. After Republican legislators failed to repeal former President Barack Obama's health 7