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by | March 19, 2017 | 13:46

Under Trump's blueprint , that money is gone. The piece , written by Alexandra Petri and entitled "Trump's budget makes ideal sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why" sarcastically praises the president for cutting key agency budgets while increasing military spending .

by | March 19, 2017 | 13:14

The annual G20 meeting of the 20 financial leaders closed without a set agreement on free trade after the U.S. rejected past commitments regarding the open flow of goods. "Our objective is getting more balanced trade agreements", he said, confirming that having border taxes is an option. It's completely clear we are not for protectionism.

by | March 19, 2017 | 12:33

He has rewarded the Leipzig hot-shot with his first call up after scoring 14 Bundesliga goals so far this season for second-placed RB. "Werner is an interesting and promising young player", Löw was quoted as saying in the DFB statement. Werner is set to make his debut when Germany host Gareth Southgate's Three Lions in Dortmund next Wednesday before flying to Baku for a World Cup 2018 qualifier against Azerbaijan.

by | March 19, 2017 | 11:57

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, like tariffs, as Trump has promised.

by | March 19, 2017 | 11:55

One of the four medium-range missiles launched by North Korea earlier this month fell around 200 km off the coast of Akita, the closest a Pyongyang missile has ever been to the Japanese territory, according to the government. "Anything can happen these days, and it's even more true when we cannot anticipate the behavior of our neighboring countries", he said. Oga resident Emiko Shinzoya, a 73-year-old drill participant said, "It's a scary thing..." Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 11:53

Islamaphobia is mounting. They are even scared of migrants who take shelter there". The first was directed at Germany, after several local authorities in that country canceled campaign events by Turkish officials citing security reasons. The better response is to continuously remind Mr. Erdogan, his surrogates and his people that the freedoms so many Turks find in Germany are being systematically and shamelessly destroyed in Turkey.

by | March 19, 2017 | 11:52

National Security Agency, which monitors overseas electronic communications. Earlier Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin pushed back on the accusations as well. Hurd replied, "I'm going to quote my father, Bob Hurd, and something that he's told all of my friends when they got married - it never hurts to say you're sorry".

by | March 19, 2017 | 11:40

That stance has grated Washington's partners, who are trying to persuade US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to renew a long-standing G20 anti-protectionism commitment and uphold an global deal on climate won only after years of painful negotiations.

by | March 19, 2017 | 11:26

Frankfurt police said the protest was peaceful. Some of the participants carried flags and banners of the outlawed PKK, as well as portraits of the group's jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is serving a life sentence in Turkey, calling for his release.

by | March 19, 2017 | 10:57

The court issued a national order blocking the administration from halting the issuance of visas to refugees and citizens of six Muslim countries. "...A reasonable, objective observer-enlightened by the specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a goal to disfavor a particular religion....in spite of its stated, religiously-neutral goal", said Watson in court ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 10:23

The contract he signed , according to a subsequent report from NFL Network, is worth $43.5 million over four years and contains $19 million in guarantees. Hightower and the Patriots couldn't figure out a long term extension after the season so Hightower took his chances in Free Agency. Numerous top free agent targets have already signed with their employers for 2017 and beyond.

by | March 19, 2017 | 09:49

North Korea said on Tuesday it has temporarily banned Malaysians from leaving the country to "ensure the safety of its diplomats and citizens in Malaysia" amid an escalating row over the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother.

by | March 19, 2017 | 09:48

The secretary of state also stressed that bilateral cooperation and trilateral cooperation including South Korea are "critical in addressing North Korea's nuclear and missile programs". missile defence system to the South. The US has accused China , North Korea's main ally, of not doing enough to rein it in. However, after his meeting with Wang in Beijing, Tillerson said the United States was focusing on a "results-oriented" relationship with China .

by | March 19, 2017 | 09:46

China, the North's biggest source of diplomatic support and economic assistance, hasn't responded directly to his remarks, although Beijing has called repeatedly for all sides to take steps to reduce tensions. But North Korean issues will dominate, even if for now it appears that there is little appetite for direct USA talks with Pyongyang. "We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security and economic measures".

by | March 19, 2017 | 09:38

On Friday in Seoul, he warned ominously that all options were on the table to counter the threat from Pyongyang. Tillerson is due to arrive in Beijing on Saturday on the last leg of his Asia trip, which has focused on the growing threat of North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.

by | March 19, 2017 | 09:38

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. believes in free trade, despite the omission of a ban on protectionism in the joint statement from an global financial summit he attended. Baden-Baden. communique on Saturday because they have been unable to find a wording that would suit the United States, officials with knowledge of the talks said, reported Reuters .

by | March 19, 2017 | 09:19

Why are Turkish-European relations in a tailspin? Some of posts featured Turkish flags and messages of "see you on 16 April" - the date of Erdogan's referendum. Erdogan says the constitutional changes will give Turkey stronger leadership. But its presidential referendum has coincided with tense times in the Netherlands and Germany, where political parties in power are under pressure to appear tough on migrants.

by | March 19, 2017 | 09:01

Trump refused to react or even look at Merkel when reporters and photographers asked him to shake hands with the German Chancellor. Trump repeated his criticism of countries in the alliance that don't meet the goal during the press conference.

by | March 19, 2017 | 08:57

Mnuchin rejected a statement from other leading economies that warned of the dangers of trade protectionism and rejected the suggestion of emphasizing the importance of free trade in a joint statement issued by the committee. The world's top economic powers also failed to agree on a joint position explicitly opposing trade protectionism amid pushback from the USA government.

by | March 19, 2017 | 08:12

Goa's BJP chief minister Manohar Parrikar also said Digvijaya was responsible for the Congress losing the trust vote. Mounting an attack on Singh, who is under fire for the "blunder" which blew the Congress' chances to form the government in Goa, former party legislator Vishwajit Rane yesterday said it's time the veteran politician called it quits.

by | March 19, 2017 | 07:46

Trump addressed the accusation himself at a news conference on Friday, saying he was not responsible for Napolitano's claim and telling reporters that they "should be talking to Fox ". "He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the Central Intelligence Agency. he used GCHQ, '" Spicer told journalists. Asked by CNN's Jim Acosta if the administration had apologized to the British government over the matter, Spicer replied, "No, we were just passing on news reports ".

by | March 19, 2017 | 07:24

He said Friday that Washington has assured Britain they will not be repeated. The flap started when Spicer , in the course of defending Trump's unsubstantiated accusation that Obama ordered the future president's phones tapped a year ago, read from the White House lectern comments by a Fox News commentator asserting that the British spy agency was involved.

by | March 19, 2017 | 07:21

According to the Daily Beast , a newsletter sent out by the Trump administration featured the story by Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri, which was headlined, "Trump's budget makes ideal sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why".

by | March 19, 2017 | 07:19

The White House request came a day after Trump accused his predecessor of ordering a wiretap of the phones at Trump Tower, his NY residence and campaign headquarters, during the presidential campaigns for the November 8 polls. Johnson, a former intelligence officer best known for spreading a hoax about Michelle Obama. GCHQ took the unusual step of releasing a statement calling the claims " nonsense ".

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:51

Earlier in the day, however, a senior administration official told CNN that Spicer and national security adviser H.R. McMaster offered what amounted to an apology to the British government for Spicer's comments on Thursday, when he cited a Fox News report that said British intelligence helped wiretap Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:50

The White House has flatly denied all reports suggesting that the United States tendered an apology to the British government over a report alleging that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump, at the behest of his predecessor Barack Obama.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:47

Britain was then told the claims will not be repeated, showing that the U.S. administration does not give them any credence, Prime Minister Theresa May's official spokesman said . There would be no advantage for Britain's government in spying on Trump , given the potential cost, he said. The president denied that the White House was propagating the Fox News theory.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:46

The BJP claims to have the support of 33 legislators with the support of the NPP, NPF, LJP, an independent legislator, the lone Trinamool Congress MLA and a defector from the Congress Shyam Kumar - who took oath as a minister in the N Biren Singh government.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:37

As a result, they said, speaking on the condition of anonymity, Tillerson is trying to keep a low profile, which is his natural instinct, and seeking a way to make his case on foreign policy without being drawn into losing battles. The new U.S. administration will seek to renew the mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria and ensure that rapporteurs for North Korea, Iran and Myanmar continue their work, he said in the letter dated March 8.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:16

Dutch police used dogs and water cannon Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters waving Turkish flags outside the consulate in Rotterdam. "We reserve the right to do that". "Mrs Merkel, why are you hiding terrorists in your country?. You can't be that stubborn when it comes to diplomacy", said one grey-haired bespectacled man, briskly dismissing the Dutch crisis before moving onto his fears regarding Turkey's economic prospects.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:10

He has drawn criticism from many State Department officials who believe he has failed to cultivate potential allies in Trump's cabinet and on Capitol Hill. Up through Tuesday, just hours before Tillerson was scheduled to leave, the State Department declined to confirm whether there would be any reporters on Tillerson's plane.

by | March 19, 2017 | 06:09

Postmedia's Rick Bell, James Wood, and Emma Graney are providing our live coverage of events below. Under Alberta rules, political parties can not merge. Starke and Nelson ran on promises to follow the wishes of party members who voted just a year ago to not merge with the Wildrose, but instead rebuild the PCs.

by | March 19, 2017 | 05:59

But Spicer also said that Trump "stands by" his initial tweets on the subject, and Trump on Friday joked about the wiretapping claim during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. When asked to shake hands by reporters and photographers, Trump remained stationary. Officials have said Trump did not necessarily mean Obama personally ordered the surveillance, that wiretapping could refer to a broad range of surveillance efforts, and that the effort may not have specifically ...

by | March 19, 2017 | 05:41

Congress, which rules on the government's purse strings and is controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans, may reject some or numerous cuts to the State and USAID budgets, which pay for everything from maintaining America's diplomatic corps to fighting poverty, promoting human rights and improving health in foreign nations.

by | March 19, 2017 | 05:38

French President Francois Hollande said investigators will determine whether the attacker "had a terrorist plot behind him". The attacker, who was born in 1978, had been known to police for nine instances of armed robbery and drug trafficking, she added.