Trump softens immigration stance, takes measured tone in speech

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

President Donald Trump told Congress today he was open to immigration reform, shifting from his harsh rhetoric on illegal immigration in a speech that offered a more restrained tone than his election

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Melania sparkles at Trump address

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST

US First Lady Melania Trump dazzled in a sequined black suit at her husband Donald Trump's first joint address to Congress here.

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Trump's merit-based immigration proposal could benefit Indians (News Analysis)

New York |Wednesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST

US President Donald Trump's proposal for a merit-based immigration system has the potential to benefit Indians, a large number of whom have high levels of education and skills.

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Trump to promise 'massive' middle class tax relief in speech

WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

US President Donald Trump will promise "massive" tax relief for the middle class along with corporate tax reform in his speech to the U.S. Congress later on Tuesday, according to excerpts from the spe

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Widow of Navy SEAL receives standing ovation during Trump speech

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 11:45:05 AM IST

Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens, received a long, emotional standing ovation after the US President Donald Trump in his highly-anticipated speech acknowledged her late husban

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Trump: I don't represent world, America's interests first

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST

Stepping away from decades of US insistence on engineering the world according to its perceptions, President Donald trump said his job is not to represent the world but to put America's interests firs

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Trump condemns Indian techie's killing in Kansas (Third Lead)

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 12:15:05 PM IST

US President Donald Trump has denounced the killing of an Indian techie in Kansas saying the nation condemns "hate and evil."

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Trump allows mentally ill people to buy guns (Lead)

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 6:15:39 PM IST

US President Donald Trump has signed a measure nixing a regulation aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of some severely mentally ill people.

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US spy agency risks talent exodus amid morale slump, Trump fears

By Dustin Volz and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

The National Security Agency risks a brain-drain of hackers and cyber spies due to a tumultuous reorganization and worries about the acrimonious relationship between the intelligence community and Pre

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India to hold first high level diplomatic talks with new Team Trump

Washington | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

In a first high level face to face diplomatic engagement with the US after Republican Donald Trump took over, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will hold talks with senior officials of the new administr

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Trump plan to slash State, foreign aid spending has foes in Congress

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

US President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and foreign aid faces stiff opposition in Congress, which must pass any spending plan, not just from Democrats, but also

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Stocks mixed as Trump offers few policy details, dollar firms on rate talk

* Asia ex-Japan stocks down 0.2 pct; Nikkei up on weaker yen * European stock markets headed for higher open * Trump speech holds few details | Wednesday, Mar 1 2017 IST

U.S. stock futures pared gains on Wednesday on disappointment that President Donald Trump did not offer further details on his plans for infrastructure spending and tax reforms, but the dollar firmed

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