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Trump to give NAFTA renegotiation a "good, strong shot"

President, America's corn farmers helped elect you", Wesley Spurlock, president of the National Corn Growers Association, said in a statement . Those were all components of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which covered a dozen countries including Mexico and Canada. Read More »

Obama White House photographer Pete Souza has book deal


Now, that is a biggie. Trump would have to convince Congress to override or amend that law if he wants to change the rules. I think that we all wanted the opportunity of a little quiet thought to examine and assimilate in a mental picture the crowding events of the hundred days which had been devoted to the starting of the wheels of the New Deal... Read More »

China launches its first locally built aircraft carrier


Construction on the Chinese-made aircraft carrier, which will carry around 32 J-15 fighter jets, began in 2013. While its main hull is completed and the main components for its power supply are installed, it isn't yet fitted out, China's military said Wednesday. Read More »

Japanese fighter jets to join USA carrier-based jets in joint exercise


He praised China for its recent steps seen more cooperative toward that goal. "Where I failed to was to communicate that adequately to the press and the media", he said. The JoongAng Ilbo daily said in an editorial that South Korea shouldn't be excluded from critical discussions surrounding North Korea, because "the destiny of our nation could be at stake". Read More »

LA Angels Lose in Marathon Game to Blue Jays

There has been a lot of punishment for the Jays and their fans in this unlikely April, the worst start in club history and the slowest opening for a team that had made the post-season the previous fall. Travis was off to a 6-for-57 start to the season. Kendrys Morales had put up 17 hits, seven runs and nine RBI in that time. The experience was a big one for Biagini, who earned his first save of the season and for the struggling Jays who were in desperate need of a win. Read More »

Le Pen's party in new turmoil over alleged Holocaust denial

The FN has always been accused of anti-Semitism, and the party's founder Jean-Marie Le Pen - Marine Le Pen's father - has multiple convictions for hate speech. "What I'm saying, and what really surprised me, in the work of a genuine negationist or the well-worked, rigorous nature of the argument put forward", Jalkh was quoted as saying. Read More »

Inquiry into Trump adviser's links to Russia

Retired army lieutenant general Mike Flynn, a former Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief, has attracted the official scrutiny for potentially failing "to obtain required approval" for a Moscow speech to RT, a state-controlled news channel that U.S. Read More »

Syria: Explosion rocks Damascus airport

The Syrian army confirmed that Israel missile fire targeted a Syrian military position near the global airport of the capital Damascus. The outskirts of Syria's capital were rocked in the early hours on Thursday by what is now reported to have been an air strike conducted by the Israeli Air Force on a compound located on the southwestern edge of Damascus International Airport. Read More »

Syria's Kurdish fighters target two Turkish tanks across the border

Syrian Democratic Council co-president Ilham Ahmad said local SDF commanders had asked the U.S. to prevent Turkish and Syrian jets flying over Rojava, the Kurdish-controlled zone of northern Syria. "We call on all forces to remain focused on the fight to defeat ISIS". Turkey reportedly believes that weapons provided to Peshmerga fighters by the USA -led coalition are finding their way to PKK operatives inside Turkey. Read More »

Chaffetz Texts Utah Radio Host 'I Might Depart Early' From Congressional Seat

Despite Chaffetz' confidence, he has been plagued by recent gaffes-such as his comment that people who can't afford health insurance should stop buying iPhones-and accusations that he runs his oversight committee in a hyper-partisan way. "That is absolutely wrong, wrong, wrong". Chaffetz told Wright political rancor didn't have anything to do with his decision. Chaffetz entered office in 2009 and his indefinite departure from politics would leave Utah's 3rd District up for grabs. Read More »

China urges S. Korea, US to pull back THAAD equipment


As well as deepening divisions in the region, Beijing believes THAAD's radar system can be repurposed by the spy deeper into its territory. Tensions have spiked in recent weeks with missile launches from the nuclear-armed North and strong rhetoric from US President Donald Trump's administration. Read More »

Muhammadu Buhari : President congratulates Turkey on successful referendum


Thousands have protested in Istanbul and Ankara since Sunday's referendum , which has set into motion the transformation of Turkey's system of government from a parliamentary into a presidential one. President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the people and government of Turkey on the successful conclusion of the country's referendum on Monday. Read More »

Trump says North Korea conflict possible; seeks other solution

Tillerson's remark indicates that President Donald Trump's efforts to rein in North Korea by way of the country's friendly neighbor China may be yielding fruit. "It's a disgusting deal, and we are going to renegotiate that deal or terminate it". Tillerson added that the Trump administration is not seeking a regime change or a collapse of the North Korean government but instead demanding Pyongyang denuclearize. Read More »

European Central Bank keeps interest rates, guidance unchanged as expected

Meanwhile, the asset purchase program would be continued at the pace of 60B euro per month from this month, through to the end of December 2017, or beyond, if necessary. Inflation data due on Friday are forecast to show core price growth accelerated to 1 percent for the first time in just over a year. Key wording now includes the bank's statement that economic risks are "tilted to the downside", meaning it's more likely the economy and inflation will grow less than expected rather than ... Read More »

MCD election results: Arvind Kejriwal warns AAP councillors BJP may offer bribe

The poll win is the latest in a series of BJP election victories credited largely to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In East Delhi, BJP leads on 46 of the total 63 seats, Congress is ahead on 05 and the AAP on just 09. Till the last day, campaign stories about AAP MLAs jumping the ship only contributed to voters perception of implosion in Kejriwal's unit. Registering a resounding victory, the BJP, scored a hat-trick in the municipal polls. Read More »

Trump says NAFTA negotiations start now - but they can't

Trump has repeatedly derided NAFTA as a "disaster" and claimed the deal resulted in millions of lost USA industrial jobs, mostly to Mexico. And I said, I will hold on the termination; let's see if we can make it a fair deal. "I like them very much", Trump said. "We remain supportive of efforts to modernize NAFTA and further expand access for USA soy in Mexico and Canada, and we look forward to working with the administration to realize these goals". Read More »

Macron-Le Pen Gap Decreases as Elections Come Closer in France


During the rally, Macron accused Le Pen of arousing "disorder and hatred" and of lying by pretending to be one of the people while in reality "she is a heir". She called on the relevant French authorities and global organisations to ensure that freedom of the press was upheld in the second round of voting. Read More »

Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

Admiral Harris told the committee that the financial sanctions imposed against the North Korean regime by the USA and other countries have done nothing to slow North Korea's quest for weapons of mass destruction. What remains unclear is what efforts will effectively arrest this nuclear collision course. Sok Chol Won, director of North Korea's Institute of Human Rights at the Academy of Social Sciences said on Wednesday that the country would not stop building bombs. Read More »

Exploring ways to protect freedom of choice on Whatsapp: Centre to SC


Sibal, however, said that the contract between a user and WhatsApp was completely in the private domain and that the policy could not be tested constitutionally by the Supreme Court. On the central Government's behalf, additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta said the government was committed to protect the freedom and fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution and informed the court that a regulatory regime for internet based messaging and voice call platforms would soon be put in ... Read More »

Karnataka is most corrupt and Himachal Pradesh least corrupt state, says survey


In 2005, 57 percent had said they had to pay bribe to get public services. Corruption in the public sector had decreased following this decision, the respondents also said. In 2005, the percentage of households experiencing corruption in public services were more in Bihar (74 percent), J&K (69 percent), Odisha (60 percent), Rajasthan (59 percent) and Tamil Nadu (59 percent). Read More »

Why Deshaun Watson already has the respect of NFL veterans


The Tigers had nine selections previous year, second most in the nation to Ohio State's 12, and it was the second most in one draft in Clemson history. He threw a handful of bad interceptions previous year. Chances are he'll immediately have one on the field. But overlooking Watson's production, track record and raw ability seem like jarring oversights, as the front offices in Chicago and Kansas City are gambling on their own perceived genius over common sense. Read More »

Tax treaty to boost investment flows between India, Cyprus: Meghwal


He said the European Union and its Member States possessed tremendous expertise and know-how, in the very areas where India wished to take huge modernisation leaps, and where Prime Minister Modi set an ambitious agenda: Make in India, Clean India, Digital India, Smart Cities, and other significant initiatives, like the International Solar Alliance. Read More »

'Major conflict' with North Korea possible


Trump also said he will "renegotiate or terminate" the USA free trade agreement with South Korea. In an interview with Reuters , Trump labelled the five-year-old trade pact "unacceptable" and said it would be targeted for renegotiation after his administration completes a revamp of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico. Read More »

Uthappa hits 87 as Knight Riders beat Supergiant in IPL


Chasing 183 to win, KKR cruised past the target with 11 balls to spare, producing a splendid display of power hitting. Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir feels that his team is capable of chasing down any total and it was a good display when his side restricted Rising Pune Supergiant for 182 in 20 overs on Wednesday in Pune. Read More »

Be wary of White House claims about tax plan

After Mnuchin explained that the proposal was not about Trump's tax returns and would benefit all Americans, an irritated Stephanopoulos declared: "Why don't the American people have a right to know how this will affect President Trump?.You say he's released more information". Read More »

Iran summons Pakistani envoy over attack on borders guards


Iran's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Pakistani ambassador to communicate Tehran's strong protest over the recent massacre of Iranian border guards by Pakistan-based terrorists. "Our investigations show that long-range arms had been used to launch the attack", he said. Sistan-Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran has always been plagued by unrest from both drug smuggling gangs and separatist militants. Read More »

YPG militants target Turkish army posts from Syria border town

Turkish officials say the United States and Russian Federation were informed in advance of a recent airstrike carried out on the positions of suspected Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq. "Continuing their aggression, the Turkish army and allied gangs shelled town of Till Rifaat and the village of Til Cibrîn in Shahba region", the YPG said in a statement . Read More »

Says it will take two years for Venezuela to leave OAS

The announcement late Wednesday will raise worldwide tension over Venezuela , where unrest has left 28 people dead this month. Venezuela has been roiled by protests since early April when the Supreme Court ruled that the National Assembly had lost its authority and that its functions would be assumed by Maduro. Read More »

In Call to Trump, Chinese Leader Urges Restraint Over North Korea

The work to set up the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, within this year has angered North Korea, China and Russian Federation, which see the system's powerful radars as a security threat. The nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan approaches the southeastern port city of Busan on Tuesday. The joint statement also explained that the US' past actions toward the rogue and reclusive nation to halt the North Korean illicit arms programs had failed, and that things would be ... Read More »

Baldwin encourages Perdue to visit Wisconsin dairy farmers


Canada should have scrapped this system (called supply management) years ago but the political obstacle is the fact that half of Canada's 11,000 dairy farms are located in Quebec and so are most of our Prime Ministers. The impacted farms in Wisconsin ranged in size from 12 cows to 3,200 cows. "We'll be doing certain things that are going to benefit both of our countries", Trump said at the time. Read More »

Antonio Conte: 'Chelsea must be confident for future'

Jose Mourinho's United bought Paul Pogba for a world record fee of £89million and Pep Guardiola's City made big outlays on players including £50m defender John Stones. Cesc Fabregas says Chelsea's dominant win over Southampton is a statement to the league on Chelsea's title credentials. Today it wasn't easy. Read More »