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July 11, 2024 10:22 AM

U.S. presidential election: Biden faces pressure as Clooney, Pelosi raise new doubts

U.S. President Joe Biden faced fresh doubts on Wednesday about his re-election chances from heavyweights Nancy Pelosi and George Clooney, who may influence other Democratic lawmakers and financial donors, and two Senate Democrats. Biden must decide quickly whether to stay in the 2024 White House race, former House Speaker Pelosi, a longtime Biden ally, said on MSNBC while declining to say definitively that she wanted him to run. Hollywood star Clooney, a Democrat who co-hosted a star-studded...

June 20, 2024 3:01 PM

PM Modi meets US Congressional delegation, including former House speaker Nancy Pelosi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met with a bipartisan United States Congressional delegation led by Congressman Michael McCaul. Former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is part of the delegation currently visiting India. The delegation met with the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, at his residence in Dharamshala on Wednesday. US Representatives Gregory Meeks, Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Nicole Malliotakis, Ami Bera, and Jim McGovern are the other members of the visiting delegation. The...

June 19, 2024 8:32 PM

Why has a visit by U.S. lawmakers to India upset China?

A delegation of U.S. lawmakers met the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday in India's northern town of Dharamsala. The meeting annoyed Beijing, which urged the United States on Tuesday to "fully recognise the anti-China and separatist nature of the Dalai clique" and refrain from "any form of contact with it". WHY IS THE DELEGATION IN INDIA? The bipartisan seven-member group of American lawmakers is visiting India to meet the Nobel peace laureate, the Dalai Lama. The U...

June 18, 2024 6:04 PM

US lawmakers in India to meet Dalai Lama, discuss Tibet-China dispute bill

A group of U.S. lawmakers arrived in India on Tuesday to meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, with the head of the delegation saying President Joe Biden would soon sign a bill that aims to press China to resolve the Tibet dispute. The bill seeks to push Beijing to hold talks with Tibetan leaders, stalled since 2010, to secure a negotiated agreement on Tibet and spur China to address Tibetan people's aspirations on their historical, cultural, religious and linguistic identity. The visi...

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