G20 finance chiefs fail to renew anti-protectionist pledge after USA opposition

The meeting of the most powerful economies' finance ministers in Germany this week will likely be dominated by talk about whether to commit to free trade, as previous meetings have - or implicitly accept that some countries may put up barriers, lik... More..

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G20 Finance Ministers Agree on Trade Provisions in Draft Communique
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

G20 Finance Ministers Agree on Trade Provisions in Draft Communique

By then, the USA might have more deputies in place at the Treasury and Commerce departments, and have more to say. Their stance on issues such as free trade and climate change have major implications on the g...More..

Tillerson Urges China to Cooperate on NKorea
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tillerson Urges China to Cooperate on NKorea

Mr Tillerson further said that there's no need for China to punish South Korea for aiming its United States anti-missile defence system at North Korea. She said, " The current situation of the Korean Peninsula ...More..

Rex Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with North Korea
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Rex Tillerson: Use of pre-emptive force an option with North Korea

Security Council resolutions and appearing undeterred by tough global sanctions. "No matter what happens, we have to stay committed to diplomatic means as a way to seek peaceful settlement", he said . China ...More..

South Korea says China lacks understanding about THAAD
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

South Korea says China lacks understanding about THAAD

In Beijing, he may raise the prospect of imposing "secondary sanctions" on Chinese banks and other firms doing business with North Korea in defiance of sanctions, a USA official told Reuters in Washington, s...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Kyodo: G-20 finance chiefs begin talks amid trade, currency concerns

This breaks with a decade-old tradition of the G-20 endorsing free trade and rejecting protectionism. It did, however, say: "We reaffirm our commitment to rationalise and phase out, over the medium term, inef...More..

Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump to Merkel: We were both wiretapped

President Donald Trump has refused to shake the hands of Angela Merkel , the Chancellor of Germany. Though he said many countries owe " vast sums of money", Trump declined to identify Germany as one of them...More..

Iraqi forces encircle Grand Mosque in Mosul's Old City
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Iraqi forces encircle Grand Mosque in Mosul's Old City

Five months into the campaign to liberate Mosul, Daesh's last major stronghold in the country, Iraqi forces backed by US -led coalition airstrikes have retaken the eastern half of the city and about half of the...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

G20 ministers struggle to reach consensus on trade, climate

In the new United States administration's biggest clash yet with the worldwide community, G20 finance chiefs rowed back on a pledge to reject protectionism and maintain an open and inclusive global trade system...More..

HS Phoolka appointed leader of opposition in Punjab Assembly
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

HS Phoolka appointed leader of opposition in Punjab Assembly

Alleging of similar scene in Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand, Kejriwal has sought counting of slips of VVPAT (Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail) and match the figures with the outcome of EVMs in Punjab and other st...More..

Trump makes admission about wiretaps but doubles down on lie
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump makes admission about wiretaps but doubles down on lie

The White House said Friday that Spicer "was simply pointing to public reports, not endorsing any specific story". As for the GCHQ report from Napolitano, Tapper said the actual journalists at Fox never ...More..

Trump's wiretap claims take further hit
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump's wiretap claims take further hit

The official described the conversation as "cordial" where McMaster described Spicer's comment as "unintentional". The official said there was "at least two calls" from British officials on Thursday and tha...More..

After Rane, Savio Rodrigues resigns from Congress
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

After Rane, Savio Rodrigues resigns from Congress

A group of Congress legislators in Goa had blamed the party's top leadership for the failure to form government in the coastal state, despite emerging as the single largest party. "Or are we to assume that he w...More..

No apology to Britain over spying claims
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

No apology to Britain over spying claims

But Trump also said he did not endorse a Fox News claim that Britain's GCHQ spy agency did the wiretapping for Obama - an allegation repeated by Trump's spokesman Thursday, sparking a sharp rebuke from Lon...More..

White House: No Apology to British Government over Spying Claims
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

White House: No Apology to British Government over Spying Claims

United States national security adviser HR McMaster spoke with his British counterpart on Thursday about press secretary Sean Spicer's comment from the White House podium about a Fox News report that said Briti...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

USA denies report Tillerson cut short meetings over 'fatigue'

News emerged last week that the State Department wouldn't be allowing reps of State Department press corps onto Tillerson's plane, breaking with a long tradition in US worldwide diplomacy. According to the a...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

UK: Trump spying claim 'ridiculous;' USA govt won't repeat it

But after Trump's news conference, Spicer told reporters, "I don't think we regret anything". "So we know that that is just a fact of modern life". Rather than apologize, Spicer said the administration wa...More..

Tillerson Supports State Department Budget Cut Proposal
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tillerson Supports State Department Budget Cut Proposal

Speaking at a news conference during his visit to Japan, Tillerson said, as quoted by media, that the current level of spending at the State Department was " unsustainable ", going on to add that the cut was ba...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

White House tells Britain it will drop spy claims

Schiff also noted he expects FBI Director James Comey to shoot down Trump's claim when he testifies in open session Monday before the committee. Nunes in Friday's statement said the National Security Admini...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Donald Trump on GCHQ wiretapping claims: I was quoting 'legal mind'

Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch spoke to Sean Spicer after the presidential spokesman repeated claims that the British eavesdropping agency was used by Barack Obama to spy on Mr Trump before last year's election...More..

South Sudan spends oil cash on weapons as its citizens starve
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

South Sudan spends oil cash on weapons as its citizens starve

From late March to late October 2016, oil revenues totaled about $243 million, according to calculations from the panel. "The bulk of evidence suggests that the starvation. The total number of South Sudanese ...More..

USA carrier joins South Korea drills, North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

USA carrier joins South Korea drills, North Korea warns of 'merciless' strikes

SEAL Team 6 is famous for taking out al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Operation Neptune Spear in 2011. A nuclear-powered US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Wednesday for joint military exercises,...More..

Trump stands by wiretapping claim during Merkel visit
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump stands by wiretapping claim during Merkel visit

But at a news conference Trump brushed aside a question about whether it was a mistake to accuse British intelligence of eavesdropping. "These nations must pay what they owe", Trump said. "The Committee is sati...More..

Turkish referendum campaign in Europe fires up tensions
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Turkish referendum campaign in Europe fires up tensions

Turkey made a decision to halt any diplomatic connections between the two countries, including preventing diplomatic and political delegations from entering Turkey. The better response is to continuously remind...More..

Tillerson Beginning Three-Nation Tour in Japan Without Regular Group of Reporters
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tillerson Beginning Three-Nation Tour in Japan Without Regular Group of Reporters

But Tillerson said the United States will pursue its "priority objectives" in the current session - renewing the Independent Commission of Inquiry on Syria and mandates for special investigators on Iran, North ...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump Wiretapping Claims Dominate Intelligence Hearing

The wiretapping news was allegedly planted by Putin on a Russian fake news site, then picked up by Mr. Napolitano and Fox News , who reported it as the truth. The White House earlier sought to explain Spicer's...More..

PICTURE: Rex Saab 340 lands safely after losing propeller
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

PICTURE: Rex Saab 340 lands safely after losing propeller

The only sign that something was up with the twin-engine craft was when the pilots felt a vibration about 12 miles from Sydney Airport . A plane flying over Australia made an emergency landing after a pr...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

The White House Cited a Parody Article as Support for Trump's Budget

All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television". "I have seen no indication that that's true", Cole said of Trump's tweets , which baseles...More..

'I am here to die for Allah' Paris Airport revealed as terrorist
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

'I am here to die for Allah' Paris Airport revealed as terrorist

Orly is Paris's second-biggest airport behind Charles de Gaulle, serving domestic and worldwide flights, notably to destinations in Europe and Africa. The officer was unharmed due to the quick response of the o...More..

Tillerson: State Department spending levels 'unsustainable'
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tillerson: State Department spending levels 'unsustainable'

Another founder, Phil Musser, previously served as executive director of the Republican Governors Association and served in the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the George W. Tillerson said th...More..

Modi picks Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath to lead Uttar Pradesh
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Modi picks Hindu hardliner Yogi Adityanath to lead Uttar Pradesh

Adityanath, 44, is the head priest of the Gorakhnath Mutt, a Hindu temple in eastern Uttar Pradesh, and a fifth-time lawmaker in the Indian parliament. The BJP leadership's decision has left the nation shocked ...More..

Former Congress Ministers Call Out The Sycophancy Among Party Leaders
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Former Congress Ministers Call Out The Sycophancy Among Party Leaders

None of these resignations have been accepted but chorus demanding drastic organisational changes are growing shrill. The huge defeat of Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh has hurt the prestig...More..

by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Trump distances White House from GCHQ wiretap claim

An ever-defiant President Donald Trump on Friday doubled down on his claim that Barack Obama's administration tapped his phones, telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel the duo might both be victims of Obama-...More..

Turkey's Erdogan Sees 'Spirit of Fascism' Rising in Europe
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

Turkey's Erdogan Sees 'Spirit of Fascism' Rising in Europe

Relations became much worse after a failed military coup in July against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who embarked on a widespread crackdown in response and is now seeking increased powers in a referendum ...More..

GOP Health Care Bill Gains Momentum From Key House Republicans
by | Sunday, March 19, 2017

GOP Health Care Bill Gains Momentum From Key House Republicans

The American Health Care Act would cut Medicaid payments to states. Perhaps naïvely, I expect this legislation will not only die but end up embarrassing Ryan, Trump and anyone else who endorses it. On Long Is...More..