US Fed holds first policy meeting of Biden administration

US Fed holds first policy meeting of Biden administration

With a new year and a new administration in the White House, the US central bank nonetheless faces an unprecedented challenge in guiding the post-pandemic economic recovery.
Top US aide expects tough action on TikTok, WeChat

Top US aide expects tough action on TikTok, WeChat

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said Sunday he expected President Donald Trump to act firmly against the TikTok and WeChat applications, amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Vietnam presents antibacterial face masks to US

Vietnam presents antibacterial face masks to US

The Vietnamese Government on April 16 presented 200,000 antibacterial cloth face masks to the US government and people to support them in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump admits, briefly, that Russia boosted his election

Trump admits, briefly, that Russia boosted his election

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time on Thursday (May 30) that Moscow helped him win the White House in 2016 - before retracting himself to launch a fiery attack on Robert Mueller and the Russia probe.
Asian markets rise as investors track trade talks, US shutdown

Asian markets rise as investors track trade talks, US shutdown

Asian markets rose on Thursday (Jan 24) as investors try to ascertain the state of play in the China-US trade row, while the pound edged higher on optimism Britain will not crash out of the European Union.
CNN reporter returns to White House after pass reinstated

CNN reporter returns to White House after pass reinstated

WASHINGTON: The White House agreed on Friday (Nov 16) to allow CNN reporter Jim Acosta back in after a judge ruled that the star journalist was improperly banned following a testy exchange at a press conference with President Donald Trump.
Trump pushes out senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle

Trump pushes out senior advisor at start of expected White House reshuffle

WASHINGTON: An angry Donald Trump pushed out a senior advisor Wednesday (Nov 14) after First Lady Melania Trump demanded her sacking, with more heads set to roll in a White House reshuffle triggered by infighting and setbacks in the midterm elections.
Trump's top homeland security advisor resigns: White House

Trump's top homeland security advisor resigns: White House

Donald Trump's White House was hit with a fresh resignation on Tuesday (Apr 10) as his top homeland security advisor, Tom Bossert - once a presidential favourite - announced his departure from the West Wing.
Trump bets on himself with high-stakes Kim gamble

Trump bets on himself with high-stakes Kim gamble

Donald Trump's on-the-fly decision to meet Kim Jong Un - the most audacious gambit of a norm-defying presidency - has left the White House and his lieutenants scrambling to catch up.
Top Trump economic aide Cohn resigns

Top Trump economic aide Cohn resigns

Donald Trump's White House was rocked by another high-profile resignation on Tuesday (Mar 6), as top economic advisor Gary Cohn quit in protest at the president's decision to levy global steel tariffs.
Students turn up heat on Trump, lawmakers over gun control

Students turn up heat on Trump, lawmakers over gun control

Angered by a shooting rampage that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school, students staged protests in several US cities on Wednesday (Feb 21) to turn up the heat on President Donald Trump and lawmakers to take action on gun control.
Trump backs ban on 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons

Trump backs ban on 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons

Trump also said school safety was a "top priority" for his administration and he would be holding meetings on the subject when he meets with governors from all 50 US states.
Trump vows 'reciprocal tax' on trading partners

Trump vows 'reciprocal tax' on trading partners

President Donald Trump threatened retaliatory measures against US trade partners on Monday (Feb 12), accusing them of "getting away with murder."