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by | June 05, 2018 | 03:56

Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said in a tweet that the constant increasing trend of quarterly GDP numbers in the four quarters of 2017-18 indicate that the structural measures of reforms undertaken by government is now bringing rich dividends in the form of higher GDP growth rate.

by | June 05, 2018 | 03:44

Sanctions make it very hard for senior North Korean officials to travel overseas, and Madden said Kim will also not wish to impose too much of a burden on the Singapore government, which will have to deal with onerous security arrangements caused by both leaders' presence in the city.

by | June 04, 2018 | 10:29

Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for "volcano of fire", exploded shortly after noon on Sunday. The eruption, the strongest recorded in several years, is now affecting the municipalities of Antigua Guatemala , Alotenango, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, Santa Catarina Barahona, Ciudad Vieja, San Miguel Dueñas, Acatenango, San Andres Itzapa, Patzicia, Saragoza, Patzún and Tecpán Guatemala.

by | June 04, 2018 | 10:01

Part of the investigation includes whether Trump tried to obstruct justice in the federal probe of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. They also asserted that "he could, if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired ". But in a 20-page memo to Mueller, which was obtained and published by The New York Times on Saturday, Trump's lawyers admitted that Trump himself dictated the statement.

by | June 04, 2018 | 09:44

But it is the meeting in Singapore on 12 June with President Trump that is the most high-profile and which has the most at stake, with the United States demanding the full denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and the North seeking to ease crippling sanctions .

by | June 04, 2018 | 07:25

The European Union yesterday said it had opened legal challenges to the USA at the World Trade Organisation, the Geneva-based arbitrator of worldwide trade disputes that is loathed by Mr Trump. Washington angered its major allies by slapping duties of 25% and 10% on imports of aluminium and steel. Trump has regularly complained that other countries impose higher tariffs on imported vehicles than the USA does.

by | June 04, 2018 | 06:59

Footage showed soot blanket cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. Volcan de Fuego, which translates to "volano of fire" exploded just before noon on Sunday, 27 miles from Guatemala City. In another video, a visibly exhausted woman said she had narrowly escaped as lava poured through corn fields. David de Leon, spokesman for the National Disaster Prevention Authority said a change in wind was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of ...

by | June 04, 2018 | 05:53

Mueller's team has told the president's lawyers that they think they have the power to issue Trump a subpoena and compel his testimony, but they have not yet sought to go down that route. President Donald Trump , applauds as he attends the White House Sports and Fitness Day event on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 30, 2018.

by | June 04, 2018 | 05:42

Authorities say at least one witness captured cellphone video footage of the aftermath of the incident. According to an October 2002 police log in the Portsmouth Herald, on Oct. Jones said Parkhurst's family revealed he had a hit-and-run fatality in his past. Douglas Parkhurst, 68, who was killed Friday, had in 2013 confessed to killing a child in a hit-and-run case in 1968, a report said.

by | June 04, 2018 | 05:29

He stressed, though, that Trump had done nothing wrong. Mueller's investigation originally focused on allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, but over the past 12 months, the scope expanded to include unrelated charges against Trump campaign associates.

by | June 04, 2018 | 04:40

Nikki Haley , the USA ambassador to the United Nations, voted against Kuwait's draft while US ally France and veto-wielding powers Russian Federation and China voted for it. It was the worst flare-up since the 2014 war in Gaza. The US envoy further denounced the draft, noting that it "calls for immediate steps toward ending Israeli restrictions on access into Gaza, while making no mention of Egypt's restrictions and no mention of Hamas' deliberate attacks against Israel's determined efforts ...

by | June 04, 2018 | 04:23

All of his allies in the no-confidence motion stressed their vote against Rajoy was not a blank cheque for Sanchez. Mr Sanchez toppled Mr Rajoy following a court ruling in a major corruption case involving the conservative leader's Partido Popular.

by | June 04, 2018 | 03:48

The federal jobs data that the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases on the first Friday of each month at 8:30 a.m. "And if this tweet is conveying inside information about a particularly good jobs number you should never get them in advance from the Council of Economic Advisers again".

by | June 04, 2018 | 02:58

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that the push to have China purchase more American goods was partially meant to shrink a $375 billion U.S. "Our meetings so far have been friendly and frank , and covered some useful topics about specific export items", Ross said, in brief comments before reporters.

by | June 04, 2018 | 02:53

The political stakes are high. Canada , the largest supplier of steel to the United States, will impose tariffs covering C$16.6 billion ($12.8 billion) on U.S. As was first revealed last week, the US had told Mr. Trudeau that he would have to agree to a "sunset clause" in the deal that terminated the agreement after five years unless all parties agreed at that time to keep it alive.

by | June 04, 2018 | 00:56

Shares of industrial heavyweights Boeing and Caterpillar both fell. Rather than working with our friends to solve difficult trade disputes, President Trump has come down harder on them than on China-the real trade violator-and opened the door for Vladimir Putin to undermine America's relations in Europe and around the world.

by | June 02, 2018 | 22:59

He said Washington should learn a "lesson" from its experience in Iraq. " Any interested party in Syria should understand that attacking US forces or our coalition partners will be a bad policy ", Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, said at a press conference in Washington on May 31.

by | June 02, 2018 | 22:10

There has been wide speculation in Israel and Gaza of a wider peace agreement being discussed between two sides, as tensions have soared in the region over the past few months. He said the factions, including Islamic Jihad, would agree to the cease-fire as long as Israel did the same. It alleged some of the mortar rounds fired throughout the day were supplied by Iran.

by | June 02, 2018 | 22:09

In a call with reporters , White House top adviser Stephen Miller made a series of assertions in his argument that Congress should pass laws sought by the administration on illegal immigration, particularly migration by families and children.

by | June 02, 2018 | 21:08

This estimate is 70 times the official government count of 64 recognized deaths, the absurdly low number upheld by officials in San Juan and the Trump administration. A recent survey says 4,645 persons died due to last September's passing of Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico (see related story), nearly 100 times the 64 officially listed by government.

by | June 02, 2018 | 20:31

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy applauded by his fellow party members. Spain's new Prime Minister and Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez swears in next to King Felipe during Saturday's ceremony. Still, Sanchez will face a tough time catering to demands from the small parties whose votes he captured in the no-confidence motion, among them Catalan separatists.

by | June 02, 2018 | 20:32

On Macron's visit to Washington in April, Trump said he would maintain his trade policy until no Mercedes models rolled on Fifth Avenue in NY. The U.S. They employ 36,500 US workers. Of all foreign carmakers that sell cars in the US, European manufacturers are set to be hit the most . And last week, the Trump administration did, in fact, begin investigating the possibility: the administration began a so-called "Section 232 trade investigation" into European auto imports.

by | June 02, 2018 | 20:31

A spokesperson for the French Embassy declined to comment. German carmakers voiced dismay at the "incomprehensible" US steel tariffs that took effect Friday, adding to a chorus of criticism from global trade partners over the protectionist move by US President Donald Trump .

by | June 02, 2018 | 20:27

AFP cited a source close to the investigation saying Herman was on the list due to his contacts with radicals, and is believed to have been radicalized while in prison. On Tuesday morning, the man stabbed two policewomen from behind before stealing their service weapons and using them to kill the officers. "He did not receive instructions from anyone else, so there is no need to raise the terror threat alert level", Mr Jambon said, adding that investigators have no precise information that any ...

by | June 02, 2018 | 20:12

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the sidelines of the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore June 2, 2018. A Chinese general on Saturday, June 2, lashed out at "irresponsible comments" on Beijing's military build-up in the South China Sea after the U.S.

by | June 02, 2018 | 18:21

Kim Yong Chol is the highest ranking North Korean official to visit the United States in almost two decades. "I know that security agencies from the Home Team and the Singapore Armed Forces are busy planning to make sure that everything is safe".

by | June 02, 2018 | 15:03

Seven years after the start of the civil war in Syria and after former defense ministers predicted Assad would not survive, the Butcher from Damascus is getting Syria back nearly in full - with Israel giving the process legitimacy. "Our challenge is how can we close this gap between their plans and our plans", Assad said. It is possible that the sudden escalation from Gaza is part of the Iranian-Israeli tit-for tat show of force.

by | June 02, 2018 | 11:22

In a trio of morning tweets , Trump responded to an interview that Rep. Trey Gowdy , R-S.C., gave to " CBS This Morning " in which Gowdy , the House Oversight Committee chairman, at one point appeared to explain how the president's "frustration" with Sessions could be justified.

by | June 02, 2018 | 10:52

The full list of imports that will be subject to the 25% tariffs will be announced by 15 June, the White House said. China's government accused the Trump administration of hurting its credibility by acting erratically on trade and vowed Wednesday to fight back if Washington goes ahead with a threatened tariff hike.

by | June 02, 2018 | 10:48

I told him today, "Take your time", he said, adding nevertheless that he expects "a really positive result in the end". Kim's meeting with Lavrov was likely a move to try to secure Russia - along with China - as another powerful player that can push the United States to ease sanctions and make other concessions, said Anthony Rinna, a specialist in Korea-Russia relations at Sino-NK, a website that analyses the region.

by | June 01, 2018 | 11:46

Friday. Greitens said in a brief statement that the past few months have been "incredibly difficult" for him, his family and friends. In April , lawmakers released a damning report that found the woman to be a "credible witness" and disclosed new accusations, including her claim that Greitens coerced her into performing oral sex even as she wept "uncontrollably".

by | June 01, 2018 | 11:28

Blagojevich on " Celebrity Apprentice " prior to his sentencing . Take Stewart's pardon , for instance. Trump says Stewart "used to be one of my biggest fans". Fitzgerald is now one of Comey's personal attorneys , reports Talking Points Memo . It's a Democrat. You know D'Souaz's a Republican. President Donald Trump said Thursday he's considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov.

by | June 01, 2018 | 10:23

D'Souza does not have an application on file, a Justice Department spokeswoman said. Noting that Trump required Bharara to step down as USA attorney, D'Souza added: "KARMA IS A BITCH DEPT: @ PreetBharara wanted to destroy a fellow Indian American to advance his career".

by | June 01, 2018 | 10:00

Along with Islamic full-face veils, balaclavas would also be banned, Agence France-Presse reported . Those violating the law will have to pay a fine of 1,000 kroner (Rs 10,595). Amnesty International has described the Danish vote as a "discriminatory violation of women's rights". Denmark has become the latest European country to ban face-covering garments like burqas and niqabs in public areas - with those breaking the law risking a $210 fine.

by | June 01, 2018 | 09:52

If a young spelling aficionado recited all words presented their way correctly in Round 2 and Round 3, they made it into Thursday's Finals. Naysa Modi , 12, from Frisco, Texas, covers her face as her video profile is aired during the evening finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, May 31, 2018.