American President George W Bush’s administration holds the distinction of having the highest number of Asian Americans ever to serve in a US administration. The number of Indians serving the current administration in various capacities has steadily grown over the past year. Ashish Kumar Sen profiles some of these appointees.
On June 30, Donald J. Trump became the first US president to set foot in North Korea. Trump made history when stepped across a low concrete marker accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and walked a few steps into the North. The two leaders agreed to have their negotiators resume an effort to reach what has so far been an elusive nuclear deal. US President Donald J. Trump, accompanied by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, stepped into North Korea at the border village of Panmunjom on June 30. Trump is the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea. (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)