WASHINGTON, April 29: The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country and began triggering a recession that will end the longest expansion on record.

WASHINGTON DC, April 29: A Nepali died from coronavirus infection in the United States on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Mahesh Panthi living in Virginia.

NEW YORK, April 28: U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus were approaching 1 million on Tuesday, having doubled in 18 days, and made up one-third of all infections in the world, according to a Reuters tally.

USA, April 26: A 61-year-old non-resident Nepali has died of the novel coronavirus disease in the United States of America.

NEW YORK, April 24: Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus, according to new data released Thursday. In response to the deepening economic crisis, the House passed a nearly $500 billion spending package to help buckled businesses and hospitals.

NEW YORK, April 22: U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 45,000 on Tuesday doubling in a little over a week and rising by a near-record amount in a single day, according to a Reuters tally.

UNITED STATES, April 17: Another Nepali citizen living in New York has died of coronavirus on Friday.

WASHINGTON/SYDNEY, April 15: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday halted funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting criticism from other countries and medical experts as the global death toll mounted.

NEW YORK, April 12: Americans spent Sunday on lockdown as the U.S. toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 20,500 deaths and more than half a million confirmed cases over the Easter weekend.

LOS ANGELES, April 2:  Four new states imposed sweeping stay-at-home directives on Wednesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, putting over 80% of Americans under lockdown as the number of deaths and cases in the United States soared to new daily highs for the fourth day in a row.

NEW YORK, March 26: U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic topped 1,000 in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and the established routines of ordinary life.

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, March 20: California issued an unprecedented statewide “stay at home” order on Thursday for its 40 million residents and Washington warned Americans to return home or stay abroad indefinitely, as the number of coronavirus deaths in the country hit 200.

NEW YORK, March 16: Bars, restaurants, theaters and movie houses in New York and Los Angeles were ordered to shut down and several nations in South and Central America closed their borders in the latest moves around the world to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

KATHAMANDU, Feb 13: Nepal secured a record-breaking win by eight wickets against the United States (US) to wrap up the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The United States have lost all their wickets for just 35 runs in a match against Nepal during the final One-Day International (ODI) match of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 trie-series being played at the TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur on Wednesday. This is the lowest total ever in the history of ODI cricket.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: All-rounder Aqib Ilyas and captain Zeeshan Maqsood produced top-notch all-round performances to help Oman national cricket team finish unbeaten in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-nation series Oman defeated the United States by 92 runs to complete its fourth win in the One-Day International (ODI) match played at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: All-rounder Aqib Ilyas and captain Zeeshan Maqsood produced top-notch all-round performances to help Oman national cricket team finish unbeaten in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-nation series Oman defeated the United States by 92 runs to complete its fourth win in the One-Day International (ODI) match played at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Tuesday.

Where is the world for Palestinians?

February 11, 2020 08:05 am

Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and Palestine embodies none of the ingredients of successful conflict resolution. It reads, not surprisingly, more like a real-estate transaction

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON/DUBAI, Jan 8: Iranian forces fired missiles at military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. killing of an Iranian general, raising the stakes in its conflict with Washington amid concern of a wider war in the Middle East.

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, Jan 7: The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about re-positioning troops in preparation for leaving the country.

USA hands over sky trucks to NA

December 18, 2019 17:28 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The government of the United States of America handed over two M28-Skytrucks to the Nepal Army amid a programme here today.

BEIJING,Dec 8:  China’s trade with the United States sank again in November as negotiators worked on the first stage of a possible deal to end a tariff war.

HONG KONG, Nov 28: China warned the United States on Thursday it would take “firm counter measures” in response to U.S. legislation backing anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and said attempts to interfere in the Chinese-ruled city were doomed to fail.

Iran moves further from nuclear deal

November 11, 2019 10:02 am

Iran’s resumption of atomic activity at the Fordow underground facility is the latest step in reducing its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the United States in 2018. Iran says it has started injecting uranium hexafluoride gas into 1,044 IR-1 centrifuges at its Fordow plant, in Tehran’s latest step away from its atomic accord with world powers since President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal over a year ago.

In a dangerous game

October 14, 2019 00:30 am

Unless the rest of the world gets involved, the dangerous game the US and Iran are playing could end in direct confrontation

Pop star Selena Gomez finds the current immigration crisis in the United States of America utterly upsetting. The singer-actor voiced her concerns in a write up published in Time magazine while discussing her own family's history, reported Fox News.

WASHINGTON, Sept 25: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plunge into a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move that could dramatically change the 2020 presidential race.

TEHRAN, IRAN, Sept 17:  Iran’s supreme leader announced on Tuesday that “there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level” — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries’ presidents at the U.N. later this month.

WASHINGTON, Aug 29: Oil and gas companies could face far looser oversight of emissions of potent climate-changing methane gas under a proposal expected from the Trump administration as soon as Thursday, oil industry and environmental groups said.

Aug 29: Tapping factories in Brazil and India has not lessened Apple Inc’s dependence on China, the company’s supply chain data shows, raising the stakes for the iPhone maker as U.S. President Donald Trump wages a trade war and promises more tariffs.

BEIJING, Aug 21: Beijing appealed to Washington on Wednesday to “meet China halfway” and end a tariff war after President Donald Trump said Americans might need to endure economic pain to achieve longer-term benefits.

The US-China Trade War: A Brief Recap

WASHINGTON, Aug 19: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Monday the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permit the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, even as nearly 50 of its units were being added to a U.S. economic blacklist.

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, sources familiar with the situation said.

Democracies in danger

August 15, 2019 01:00 am

India, the UK, and America are each “model” democracies. In each of these great democracies,  minorities are under attack, as are the conventions that restrain executive power

President Trump has revived a 19th-Century rule targeting hundreds of thousands of poor immigrants deemed likely to become “public charges,” with dependence on public benefits.

BEIJING, August 14: China’s economy stumbled more sharply than expected in July, with industrial output growth cooling to a more than 17-year low, as the intensifying U.S. trade war took a heavier toll on businesses and consumers.

WASHINGTON, Aug 12: Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect, one of its most aggressive moves to restrict legal immigration.

BEIJING, Aug 8: Chinese imports of American goods plunged in July as a tariff war with Washington intensified.

Nepal, watch out

August 8, 2019 01:00 am

Nepal should not remain oblivious to big things happening around Asia-Pacific region because we strategically lie in this region

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, August 4: Tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir have the potential to blow up into a regional crisis and it is the right time for U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday.

WASHINGTON, Aug 4: The U.S. State Department on Saturday said it welcomed news of a ceasefire in Northwest Syria - the last rebel bastion in the country - and urged for an end to attacks on civilians.

WASHINGTON, August 2: U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-long expansion.

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WASHINGTON, August 2: U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose a 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports from Sept. 1, sharply raising the stakes in a bruising trade war with China and jolting global financial markets.

‘Tahara’ (Shelter) won ‘Special Mention Award’ at 3rd Nepal America International Film Festival held in Maryland, USA.

July 30: Capital One Financial Corp (COF.N) said on Monday that personal information including names and addresses of about 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million people in Canada were obtained by a hacker who has been arrested.

WASHINGTON, July 27: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding.

KABUL, July 26: Three bombs rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 45, officials said, as the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and NATO officials in the city.

GENEVA/WASHINGTON, July 18: The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington.