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G20 ministers fail to get U.S. on board for trade, climate change G20 ministers fail to get U.S. on board for trade, climate change
- April 02, 2017

After speaking by telephone, the two leaders of the world's biggest exporters said in a statement issued in Berlin that they would "together fight for free trade and open markets". "It´s possible that the USA is unable to say what they plan to do beyond the simplistic declarations in a tweet", he added. I believe in natural climate change , not the hysteria that claims we are doomed because of human industrial activity. (more...)
Trump wants Flynn to testify: White House Trump wants Flynn to testify: White House
- April 02, 2017

About 300 people protested on the sidewalk outside the event, which was closed to media. In case a formal letter wasn't flashy enough, Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska took out quarter-page ads in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal to publicize his willingness to "take part in any hearings conducted in the US Congress on this subject in order to defend my reputation and name". (more...)
Lok Sabha passes GST Bill, PM Modi congratulates people Lok Sabha passes GST Bill, PM Modi congratulates people
- April 02, 2017

Jaitley said in diverse categories of goods consumed by the poor and affluent classes, one can't have a uniform GST rate. Besides, GST compensation law allows for imposition of cess on certain luxury goods like tobacco, high-end cars and aerated drinks to create a corpus for compensating states for any loss of revenue in the first five years of GST roll out. (more...)
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny jailed for 15 days over protests
- April 02, 2017

A group that monitors political repression, OVD-Info, published a list early Monday of more than 1,000 people arrested at the Moscow rally. Navalny's lawyer Olga Mikhailova told reporters that his defence team would appeal the rulings. "You are the country's best people and Russia's hope for a normal future", he wrote on Twitter . On Monday, the European Union and the United States criticized the police crackdown and called on Russian authorities to release all those detained. (more...)
Trump signs executive orders to ramp up trade enforcement
- April 02, 2017

Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, is to lead the said investigation of unfair trade practices hurting the United States economy. "Today I'm signing two executive orders that send this message loud and clear, and that set the stage for a great revival of American manufacturing", Trump said in the Oval Office. (more...)
Senate heads for Supreme Court showdown Senate heads for Supreme Court showdown
- April 02, 2017

In fact, even as he sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, the U.S. Supreme Court overwhelmingly rejected his opinion that a school district complies with the law so long as they provide educational benefits that "must merely be 'more than de minimis.' " In other words, according to Judge Gorsuch, a school district can meet its obligation to disabled students with little more than nothing. (more...)
Iraqi Special Forces Battle to Mosul Mosque, 17 Killed in Baghdad
- April 02, 2017

Guterres planned to meet with Iraq's president, prime minster and Parliament speaker before heading north to the self-ruled Kurdish region. Remaining in the city has posed deadly danger to residents, with the United Nations human rights office saying more than 300 civilians were killed in west Mosul in a little over a month. (more...)
Jardim admits PSG were 'much too strong' for Monaco Jardim admits PSG were 'much too strong' for Monaco
- April 02, 2017

The Ligue 1 leaders were dealt an early blow when Julian Draxler opened the scoring after just four minutes from what seemed like an offside position, but Thomas Lemar boosted their hopes of emerging victorious when he levelled in the 27th minute. (more...)
Putin Meets French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen
- April 02, 2017

Victory for Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election could force the market to dust off its playbook from the eurozone sovereign crisis of 2011, according JP Morgan Cazenove. Macron's aides claimed in February that Russian groups were interfering with his campaign soon after a spike in social media claims that Macron is gay. (more...)
New Zealand In Free-Trade Push Ahead Of China Premier Li Visit
- April 02, 2017

China's Premier Li Keqiang waves as he arrives for a news conference after the closing ceremony of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 15, 2017. Bilateral trade hit 108 billion US dollars a year ago. He is also the most senior Chinese official to visit Australia since 2014, when President Xi Jinping finalized a free trade deal that started in 2015. (more...)
Airstrikes kill dozens of militants near Syria border Airstrikes kill dozens of militants near Syria border
- April 02, 2017

Armed ISIS fighters forced civilians into a building, killing one who resisted, and then used this building against the CTS (Iraqi counter-terrorist forces). Still, the sheer volume of US firepower that is being applied in Mosul underscores the risk for the hundreds of thousands of civilians who are believed to be trapped in the areas controlled by the Islamic State in western Mosul. (more...)
Trump skips annual AIPAC conference
- April 02, 2017

Bennett promised Israel is "more than capable of dealing with ramifications of such a move", should the Arabs on either side of the green line make good on their threats and riot in the streets in response to the move. The vice president also vowed that the administration would "hunt down and destroy ISIS at its source" and "stand strong in the face of the leading state sponsor of terrorism", Iran. (more...)
United Nations criticizes Israel for approving new West Bank settlement
- April 02, 2017

This promise, said an American official, was made before Donald Trump set out his expectations about Israeli settlements, the implication being that in this case Netanyahu is not challenging Trump's call for restraint. The global community regards all Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal and a major obstacle to Middle East peace. The UN Security Council adopted a resolution in December that demands a halt to Israeli settlement building. (more...)
Election Commission deploys teams to ensure correct functioning of EVMs Election Commission deploys teams to ensure correct functioning of EVMs
- April 02, 2017

An Assembly by-poll is scheduled to held in Bhind next week, and the demonstration was part of the familiarisation exercise. State officials said the Election Commission had signalled the removal of the district magistrate of Bhind - the returning officer for the April 9 by-election to Ater Assembly seat - and the superintendent of police. (more...)
Syria's warring sides trade insults after Geneva talks Syria's warring sides trade insults after Geneva talks
- April 02, 2017

The U.N. special envoy for Syria does not underestimate the serious challenges that exist, but he says there has been incremental progress and that all sides are engaged in serious, substantive negotiations during the fifth round of peace talks . (more...)
N.Korean Missile Test Fails N.Korean Missile Test Fails
- April 02, 2017

The United States has always expressed solidarity with South Korea towards threats from the North and the possibility of war has always been on the table, but seldom in a scenario when the us attacks North Korea instead of the other way around. (more...)
Carolina Marin enters final; PV Sindhu to play Sung Ji Hyun next Carolina Marin enters final; PV Sindhu to play Sung Ji Hyun next
- April 02, 2017

Sindhu, who had outclassed compatriot Saina Nehwal in straight games to book her place in the semi-finals, defeated Hyun 21-18 14-21 21-14 in a battle of nerves where fortunes fluctuated frequently. Sindhu then took the lead, pressurising Sung to play the catch up game. In the decider, Sindhu worked up a useful lead and though Sung kept fighting, the momentum and crowd support got the Indian across the finish line. (more...)
Le Pen's plan to exit the eurozone spooks French businesses
- April 02, 2017

Le Pen, the leader of France's National Front, has long called for the lifting of sanctions imposed by the United States and the European Union on Russian Federation after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Le Pen is seeking money to help her finance her presidential run and says French banks are refusing to lend her the millions of euros she needs. Le Pen is an outspoken defender of French colonialism. (more...)
Paraguay Senate majority approves presidential re-election Paraguay Senate majority approves presidential re-election
- April 02, 2017

The measure was introduced following the 35-year dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner between 1954 to 1989. Opposition senator Luis Wagner said people have been injured in the protests, including senior opposition politician Senate speaker Roberto Acevedo, as well as around 30 demonstrators and police officers. (more...)
Royal Jordanian warns about electronics prohibition on US flights Royal Jordanian warns about electronics prohibition on US flights
- April 02, 2017

The new rule is expected to be announced Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security, the officials said , adding that it had been under consideration since the us government learned of a threat several weeks ago. Carry-on devices can not be larger than 16cm long, 9.3cm wide and 1.5cm thick. The UK gave no specific reason for the new directives, but the USA said recent intelligence prompted their introduction. (more...)