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Will ensure Obama Care does not get repealed under Trump administration: Josh Earnest

Updated: Nov 10, 2016 11:15 IST      
Will ensure Obama Care does not get repealed under Trump administration: Josh Earnest

Washington DC [USA], Nov. 10 (ANI): White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has said the Obama administration would make sure that policies like the Affordable Care Act, referred to as Obama Care, climate change and Iran deal would remain in force, and added that the President-elect Donald Trump would be briefed about the status of these policies.

"I am not going to speak and predict what kind of policies he is going to make and he was pretty explicit in the campaign trail, but part of a smooth transition is to ensure that they have the latest available information about the status of the policies and that something our administration is committed provide it," said Earnest while responding to a poser about the continuation of policies under the new administration.

Trump has been one of the staunch critics of Obama Care. He had said that he would immediately "repeal and replace" once he is elected to power.

"The president-elect, when he enters office he will have his own opportunity to set the course of the health care policy in this country in a way that he sees fit. It's going to require some cooperation with Congress and that won't be easy," Earnest added.

Emphasising that Barack Obama would be the President until January 20, Earnest said the administration would ensure that these policies are successfully implemented and carried forward under the Trump administration.

"This administration continues to make a strong case that the people should go to healthcare.gov, consider the options that are available to them and sign up for health care and the vast majority of people who do will be able to purchase health insurance for 75 $ a month or less. That is a policy priority that benefits the American people immensely since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, 20 million Americans have access to health care," Earnest said.

Trump won the US presidential election yesterday in a stunning victory as he took the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.

Clinton conceded her defeat after Trump ended the long election by grabbing 276 electoral votes from 27 states, six more than the 270 needed to win the Presidency. (ANI)

US special envoy to Af-Pak region steps down

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 13:51 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], June 24 (ANI): Laurel Miller, United States acting Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has resigned to return to a position at the Rand Corporation.

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China again stalls India`s NSG bid

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:55 IST     

Berne [Switzerland] June 24 (ANI): Thanks to China, India's wait for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership continues as the twenty-seventh plenary meeting of the body ended here without handing out any good news for New Delhi.

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Saudi Arabia's demands 'infringe upon our sovereignty': Qatar

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:36 IST     

New Delhi [India]/Doha [Qatar], June 24 (ANI): Responding to the list of demands handed over to Qatar by Saudi Arabia as the price for lifting a blockade on trade and diplomacy, Qatar's Ambassador to the United States Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani has asserted that it was an attempt to 'infringe' upon the state's sovereignty.

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100 feared buried by landslide in Southwest China

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:35 IST     

Beijing [China], June 24 (ANI):As many as 100 people are feared buried under a landslide in China's Sichuan province on Saturday morning, reports Xinhua, quoting authorities in Maoxian County.

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London [U.K.], June 24 (ANI): Scores of Afghans took part in a protest march in Central London against Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism and creating instability in their country.

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Washington [USA], June 24 (ANI): Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-day official visit to the United States, India's Ambassador to that country, Navtej Sarna, said Saturday that Prime Minister Modi and President Trump would discuss crucial issues such as counter-terrorism, security and cyber security.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 24 (ANI): Director of India initiative at Hudson Institute Dr. Aparna Panda has said that H1B visa is a part of United States President Donald Trump's desire to overhaul the entire immigration system of the country.

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Jaishankar meets Tillerson ahead of PM Modi's visit

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 09:07 IST     

Washington [USA] June 24 (ANI): Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit.

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London [UK], June 24 (ANI): In the aftermath of the tragic fire that broke out at the Grenfell Tower, residents from over 800 homes were evacuated following inspection of fire safety norms and its compliance, reports The Guardian.

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New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to United States on June 25-26, a report published on the Brookings website has said that New Delhi must attempt to convince Washington that India's rise is in American interest.

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Trump claims Obama 'knew of election meddling by Russia'

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 07:59 IST     

Washington [USA], June 24 (ANI): In a fresh salvo directed towards Barack Obama, incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump has claimed that the former president was aware of Russian meddling in the November 8 presidential elections, but did nothing about it.

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Washington [U.S.A.], June 24 (ANI): The Indian-American community here is enthusiastically awaiting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and is hopeful that his first official meeting with President Donald Trump on Sunday will go a long way in ironing out existing bilateral concerns between the two nations.

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Modi US visit: Indian envoy pins hope on strengthening bilateral ties

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 07:58 IST      By: Ashoke Raj

Washington D.C. [USA], June 24 (ANI): India's Ambassador to the United States Navtej Sarna on Saturday expressed hope that the upcoming three-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United States -- his first during the tenure of President Donald Trump -- will help both leaders to exchange views on subjects of interest to both countries, and thus result in a further strengthening of the bilateral relationship.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 24 (ANI): The United States has condemned the attacks in Quetta and Parachinar, in which more than 30 people lost their lives and several others injured.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 24 (ANI): White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is expecting a very robust discussion to take place between U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter's upcoming visit.

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Terror plot to attack Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 02:29 IST     

Mecca [Saudi Arabia], June 24 (ANI): A terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's Mecca has been foiled by the security forces on Friday.

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Death toll in Parachinar blasts rises to 34

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 02:20 IST     

Parachinar (Kurram Agency) [Pakistan], June 24 (ANI): The death toll in two subsequent explosions at a densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city Friday evening has risen to 34.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 24 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has signed the Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability Bill that will make it easier to fire incompetent employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, local media reports said.

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South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 22:18 IST     

Seoul [South Korea], June 23 (ANI): South Korea on Friday conducted a missile test aimed at sending warning to North Korea's repeated provocations.

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Parachinar blasts death toll rises to 25, 100 injured

Updated: Jun 23, 2017 21:43 IST     

Parachinar (Kurram Agency) [Pakistan], June 23 (ANI): At least 25 people have been killed and over 100 injured in two subsequent explosions at a densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city Friday evening.

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